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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Everybody Loves a Cello

Posted by on Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 10:46 AM

Seriously. If you do not love a cello, there probably is something medically wrong with you.

This week, this city presents two notable cello-ccasions:

1. Christopher Frizzelle's calming and wonderful silent reading party at the Sorrento Hotel (Wednesday starting at 6). Have you done this yet? Do you know that silent reading is a modern invention?

2. Seattle Symphony Chamber Music Series's Sunday afternoon concert, featuring these familiar strains...

If you do both of these things this week, your mental health will be improved. No kidding.

 

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While it’s not a conventional cello event, On the Boards' Spanish provocateur Angélica Liddell has not one, not two, but 5 cellos on the stage and is invoking the spirit of the famed cellist Jacqueline du Pré: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH0jUQTCC….

She’s not a musician and is much more rooted in body art and theater, but she still gives playing the cello a go in her performance of Te haré invencible con mi derrota (I will make you invincible with my defeat). http://www.ontheboards.org/performances/…
Posted by Jess@OtB on October 4, 2011 at 12:27 PM · Report this
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Actually, the Bach suite will be performed on the tuba, in an arrangement by SSO tubist Christopher Olka. (No kidding.) And he's skipping the Prelude Ma plays here because it would be all but impossible on tuba.

If it's cellos you want, there'll be eight of them (again, no kidding) at Simple Measures' concerts on Fri. & Sun. (Two separate venues; see their website, simplemeasures.org.)

So, yes, two notable cello-ccasions this weekend. :-)

Posted by gkb1963 on October 4, 2011 at 1:04 PM · Report this
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Whoa, thank you for that clarification, @2. Going to listen to cello and hearing a tuba instead would be something of a situation.
Posted by Jen Graves on October 4, 2011 at 2:56 PM · Report this

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