The Portland Cello Project
Friday, September 13, 2013 - 7:30pm
Mount Olive Music and Fine Arts presents cellists doing innovative things with music!! The Portland Cello Project has wowed audiences all over the United States with extravagant performances. The group has built a reputation mixing genres and blurring musical lines and perceptions wherever they go. No two shows are alike, with everything from Beethoven to Arvo Paert to instrumental covers of Adele, Kanye West and Pantera. Check them out at https://portlandcelloproject.com/.
The event takes place at 7:30 p.m., on Friday, September 13, 2013, at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 3045 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis. A reception follows in the church’s Chapel Lounge. This event is free and open to the public; a free-will offering will be taken to support the Music and Fine Arts program.
This is the first event in the 2013-2014 Mount Olive Music and Fine Arts season. For further information on this event, and on the Music and Fine Arts program, please contact Dr. Cherwien at the church office at 612-827-5919 or on-line at http://mountolivechurch.org/musicarts_musicfinearts.html .
"It doesn't get much more genre-crossing than this," says MTV
"This indie orchestra gives classical music a jolt of energy," says Spin Magazine
"If you could see how crazy everyone around here gets whenever the PCP cello-izes a new hip-hop or pop hit (which is a lot), you’d understand why their Thing is the best Thing going in Portland," says IFC's Portlandia.
“The PCP has come to epitomize Portland's offbeat music scene, one where boundaries are blurred and cellos are in abundance.” —The Strad
"An ace group of rotating cellists who take on everything from Britney's "Toxic" to the Dandy Warhols and postmodern Estonian composer Arvo Paert in their one-off performances" says Entertainment Weekly
"[PCP] concerts are purposely suitable for all demographics: boogie-ing grannies, head nodding hipsters, budding middle-school musicians and everyone in between because bringing everyone together in a spirit of collaboration only adds to the philosophy of diversity that PCP proudly upholds." --CMJ
“To say that this is not your father’s cello ensemble is a vast understatement.” says Barbara Mitchell at the Portland Tribune.
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