Events in April 2016
Friday, April 29, 2016
8:00 pm – Mississippi Studios present Portland Cello Project – Innovation: Featuring Gideon Freudman
Mississippi Studios present Portland Cello Project – Innovation: Featuring Gideon Freudman
GA $20 ADV – $25 DOS – $40 VIP Reserve Section at Ticketfly.com
Door 7:00pm – All Ages Show – Bar with I.D.
Portland Cello Project brings you their most intimate Portland shows in years over two nights, with two very different shows.
Innovation: Featuring Gideon Freudmann
The composer of “Denmark” pushes the cello envelope with this program leading an ensemble of cellists playing original and improvised music.
Octagon recording artist Gideon Freudmann’s unorthodox approach to cello playing has allowed him to play with Richard Thompson, Loudon Wainwright III and They Might Be Giants, all while releasing solo and collaborative albums in a wide variety of styles. Raised in New England, he began studying cello at an early age and has been on the forefront of that instrument’s modern creative expansion for more than 30 years.
Gideon’s solo and collaborative work provide live accompaniment to dance and theatre companies, and as accompaniment to silent films, imaginatively riffing on conventions and traditions. His music has appeared in TV and film and he has been a TEDtalk speaker. He has performed in Europe, Australia and Taiwan, published a catalog of music for cello ensembles and he recently released his 19th CD. Gideon has been a part of Portland Cello Project since day one.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
8:00 pm – Mississippi Studios presents Portland Cello Project – Virtuosi: Diane Chaplin
Mississippi Studios presents Portland Cello Project – Virtuosi: Diane Chaplin
$20 ADV – $25 DOS – $40 VIP Reserved Section at Ticketfly.com
Portland Cello Project brings you their most intimate Portland shows in years over two nights, with tow very different shows.
Virtuosi: Featuring Diane Chaplin
As cellist in the renowned Colorado Quartet for many years, Diane Chaplin is without a doubt the strongest classically-trained cellist who tours regularly with Portland Cello Project. For the Virtuosi program, she works with an all-star cast of Portland Cellists (including Nancy Ives, principal of the Oregon Symphony, Justin Kagan, and Skip vonKuske,) to take pieces of music traditionally associated with the western classical tradition, and re-imagine what would they be like if they were solely interpreted through the cello’s edge.
Diane Chaplin is a solo cellist and chamber music artist, and has played with PCP for three years. As cellist of the Colorado Quartet, Diane toured and recorded around the globe. She has taught at Yale University, Bard College, Oberlin College, and now teaches at Linfield College. She tours frequently with Portland Cello Project, plays any lead line that has to do with Taylor Swift , and can be also seen as a soloist playing cello concerti with local orchestras.