Portland Cello Project May 5 at The Taft Theatre with Emily Wells

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Homage blurs musical genres and styles, from twhispered melodies by contemporary composers, to thundering cellos and drums transforming hip-hop themes into baroque-style puzzles. Covers include “She Will” (L’il Wayne), “That’s My Bitch” and “H.A. M.” (Kanye West and Jay-Z) and a classical canon inspired by L’il Wayne’s “Lollipop” that was arranged by PCP’s founder/arranger Douglas Jenkins (originally for the Oregon Bach Festival).The “Lollipop Canon” and “Fugue on a Monstrous Theme” (inspired by Kanye’s “Monster”) were both recorded at the oldest church in Portland.

PCP’s collaborations include their 2009 album with Thao and Justin Power (Kill Rock Stars), along with Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul and Mary), Dandy Warhols, to cellist Matt Haimovitz, Laura Gibson, Mirah, Eric Bachmann and others. They’ve toured with artists asvaried as Buckethead and Alexi Murdoch, staying true to theirthree -fold mission: Bridging Communities – to play places you wouldn’t ordinarily see cellos performing; Bridging Genres – to play music you wouldn’t ordinarily hear played on cellos; Collaboration – to highlight the many ways in which collaboration is the cornerstone of independence and creativity.

Portland Cello Project Tour Dates *with Emily Wells
FR 5/4 CHICAGO,IL SCHUBAS *
SA 5/5 CINCINNATI, OH TAFT THEATER *
MO 5/7 DANVILLE, KY NORTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS
TU 5/8 ST LOUIS, MO OLD ROCK HOUSE *
WE 5/9 COLUMBIA, MO MOJOS *
FR 5/11 BOULDER, CO FOX THEATER *
SU 5/13 PHOENIX, AZ CRESCENT HALL *
TU 5/15 LOS ANGELES, CA LARGO *
TH 5/17 SAN FRANCISCO, CA SWEDISH AMERICAN HALL *
FR 5/18 SANTA ROSA, CA WELLS FARGO CTR FOR THE ARTS
SA 5/19 DAVIS, CA SOPHIA’S KITCHEN *
FR 5/25 PORT ANGELES, WA JUAN DE FUCA Festival of the Arts
SA 5/26 PORT ANGELES, WA JUAN DE FUCA Festival of the Arts
TU, 6/26 NEW YORK, NY HUDSONSQUARE MUSIC & WINE
WE 6/27 PHILADELPHIA, PA WORLD CAFÉ LIVE

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