Portland Cello Project

Via the Portland Cello Project website is a description of the show I just saw:

Show featuring Norfolk and Western, Skip Von Kuske, Loch Lomond, Hurtbird, The Online Romance, Eric Stern (Vagabond Opera), Ali Ippolito, as well as the music by J.S. Bach, Astor Piazzolla, Giacomo Puccini, Heitor Villa-Lobos (in the rarely performed Bachianas Brasileiras Number 1) and much, much more!

This show will include 15 cellists: Skip Von Kuske (Vagabond Opera, Cellotronik), Justin Kagan, Douglas Jenkins (Bright Red Paper, Loch Lomond, John Weinland), Sonja Myklebust, Megan Mathew (Magic Daggers), Galen Cohen (Barons in Trees), Kevin Jackson, Anna Fritz, Gideon Freudmann, Brian Bruner, Rob Brooks, Ivy Lin, Amanda Lawrence (Loch Lomond, Norfolk and Western), Samantha Florence, and Erin Winemiller.


I kind of forgot how much I absolutely love live music like this. Loch Lomond was great, and there was also an opera aria sung as well as Argentinean Tango dancers, and so much more. Ah, hell, the whole damned thing was fantastic!

Apparently, there’s going to be a really spectacular special show on Nov 16th, so I’m looking forward to trying to make it to that one.