The Portland Cello Project
SUN 9/25 • on StageOne
Imagine the songs of pop-princess Taylor Swift, indie-rocker Elliot Smith, rapper Kanye West, metal band Pantera, and classical composer Bach performed on stage by a symphony of cellists. Formed in 2007, the Portland Cello Project has perfected an appealing and winning formula. Compositions that include percussion on the body of the cello, hip-hop beats, and metal riffs mimicked by bass strings, and the occasional harmony of voice accentuating it all is what you can expect during this performance.
The rotating cast of cellists applies its classically trained chops to a wide-ranging repertoire that includes instrumental versions of jazz standards, dance pop hits, hip-hop and heavy metal.