If you ever thought cello music was too high-brow, or even boring, you’ll be in for a shock when the Portland Cello Project comes to the Florence Events Center on Saturday, November 22 at 7:00 p.m. There will be a pre-concert talk with the group at 6:15.
The group boasts a repertoire of more than 800 pieces of music not normally heard from a cello—folk, rock, classical, jazz, and more. The group has built a reputation mixing genres and blurring musical lines and perceptions wherever they go.
Spacelab Magazine calls them “A group of cello-wielding maniacs.” MTV.com says “It doesn't get much more genre-crossing than this.” Audiences of all ages and tastes always want more.
“Quirky, edgy, fun, with no two shows ever alike; that’s the Portland Cello Project.,” says SEAcoast board president Ernie Doud. “They are unpredictable and never fail to amaze. They can bring a stage setup ranging from simple (4-6 cellos) to the all-out epic, which has included 12 cellos accompanied by full orchestras. Florence will likely see something in between.”