Kirkland Performance Center Presents Portland Cello Project

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"Winter Sweater Spectacular"

Featuring: Nancy Ives, Laura Gibson, and surprise special guests

 

Kirkland Performance Center joyously announces two holiday concerts with Portland Cello Project, the indie orchestra Spin Magazine says "gives classical music a jolt of energy," December 21 and 22. These performances will feature compositions and arrangements of winter-themed music from numerous cultures and historical periods told through the versatile lens of the cello, as well as an energetic variety of re-imagined pieces by composers as diverse as Benjamin Britten and The Fleet Foxes.

 

With the majority of the show driven by instrumental cello music, special guest artists will make these two evening performances wholly unique, and draw from both the classical and rock music worlds. Principal cellist of the Oregon Symphony Nancy Ives will lend her bow to pieces both fiery and sublime, and Portland indie-folk songstress Laura Gibson will sing on a few song selections written specially for these two concerts. The group has also promised other "special guests," which is a mainstay of the exciting and unpredictable format of Portland Cello Project shows. As the group has played with everyone from the Dandy Warhols to Peter Yarrow, you never know who might appear with them.

Portland Cello Project - "Winter Sweater Spectacle"

Featuring compositions and arrangements of winter-themed music from numerous cultures and historical periods told through the versatile lens of the cello, as well as an energetic variety of re-imagined pieces by composers as diverse as Benjamin Britten and The Fleet Foxes.

Kirkland Performance Center

350 Kirkland Avenue, Kirkland

Saturday, December 21

8:00pm

Sunday, December 22

7:30pm

 

TICKETS:

$30 all seats

 

For tickets and information, please visit KPCenter.org or call the Box Office at (425) 893-9900

 

About Portland Cello Project

Since the group's inception in late 2007, the Portland Cello Project (or, PCP, as their fans affectionately call them), has wowed audiences all over the country with extravaganzas of musical variety. The Cello Project's mission is three-fold:

  1. To bring the cello to places you wouldn't normally hear it. They've performed everywhere from a Millennium Park in Chicago and Prairie Home Companion, to loading dock parties in NYC, sports bars in Texas, and punk rock clubs in Boston.
  2. To play music on the cello you wouldn't normally hear played on the instrument. Everything from Beethoven to Arvo Pärt to Rihanna to Pantera.
  3. To build bridges across all musical communities by bringing a diverse assortment of musical collaborators on stage with them.

The PCP has collaborated with musicians such as Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul and Mary), The Dandy Warhols, Mirah, Laura Gibson, Thao, Eric Bachmann (Crooked Fingers), Matt Haimovitz, Dan Bern, and others.