Portland Cello Project
No two shows are alike, with a repertoire now numbering over 800 pieces of music you wouldn’t normally hear coming out of a cello. The Cello Project’s stage setup ranges from the very simple (4 cellos), to the all out epic (which has included 12 cellos playing with full choirs, winds, horns, and numerous percussion players). This time around there will be 6 cellos and a percussion player.
Opening the show will be Alialujah Choir featuring Adam Shearer and Alia Farah of Weinland, and Adam Selzer of Norfolk & Western and M. Ward. These three began writing and recording songs at Portland’s Type Foundry with no commercial ambitions. They simply wanted to take shelter from the chaos of touring and make music together. Ensconced by friendship and solitude, the trio’s shared sensibility to embrace their love for roots folk music, has created a beautiful and compelling album.
There will only be 200 tickets available at Cactus Records for this very special night of amazing music. They are $17 in the store and $19.50 online at www.cactusrecords.net. The show is open to students and the public alike. Mature children 10 and above only. Doors open at 6 pm with the performances starting at 7 pm sharp. Please be a bit early to not disrupt the musicians or crowd. Check out www.portlandcelloproject.com, www.alialujah.com, and www.compoundpresents.com for more info.