$17 – $35

Portland Cello Project presents Purple Reign

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Portland Cello Project

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SPACE

1245 Chicago Avenue

Evanston, IL 60202

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Portland Cello Project presents Purple Reign at SPACE in Evanston, IL // Doors: 7pm | Show: 8pm // Tickets: $17 - $35

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COVID-19 Policy

All attendees, staff, and artists are required to provide proof of full vaccination (2 weeks from the final dose) in order to enter the venue. This policy is in effect until further notice for all shows and events at SPACE. Please consult evanstonspace.com for the most up-to-date information and policies on masks and COVID safety inside the venue.

Regardless of vaccination status, all guests, artists, and staff will be required to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while inside the venue. Masks will be available at the box office for those who arrive without one.

GENRE: Strings // Pop

ABOUT THE ARTIST

In the fall of 2006 a group of 9 cellists got on stage at Portland’s Doug Fir Lounge to perform western classical music in an informal setting.

Many of the cellists that night thought it would only happen once.

But slowly that one-off event became a second, and a third, cellists joined and left and rejoined the group again, to perform in Portland's most popular clubs. By 2009 the group had evolved into a nationally-recognized performing, recording and educational group with a revolving cast of cellists. Cello Project (or PCP as their fans affectionately call them) were quickly appearing anywhere and everywhere in North America, from punk rock clubs to symphony halls, from street parties to exclusive private events. By 2010 self-described horde of cellos were spending more than a quarter of the year touring, featuring a diverse repertoire that quickly ballooned to over 1,000 pieces of music.

Under the artistic direction of Douglas Jenkins, the group grew and evolved, working with an all-star group of cellists in the Pacific Northwest (Skip vonKuske, Diane Chaplin, Nancy Ives, Gideon Freudmann, Kevin Jackson, to name just a few...). The group developed a three-part philosophy that has mostly remained unchanged over the years:

To bring the cello places you wouldn't normally see it (from wild dance parties, to formal symphony halls, to street parties, to Millennium Park in Chicago...).

To perform music on the cello you wouldn't normally associate with the instrument alongside music from the Western Classical Tradition (from Pantera to Taylor Swift to Kanye West to Elliott Smith, alongside Bach, Rossini, and Saint-Saens, to name just a few...).

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SPACE

1245 Chicago Avenue

Evanston, IL 60202

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SPACE is a live music hall in Evanston, Ill., established in 2008.

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