Genre-bending classical string group Portland Cello Project will return to The Wilma in Missoula on April 12, 2022.
The group has wowed fans across the world with their refreshing take on classical music. Since 2006, Portland Cello Project has become a nationally-recognized revolving cast of cellists. They’ve appeared anywhere and everywhere in North America, from punk rock clubs to symphony halls, from street parties to exclusive private events. They play everything from Prince to Radiohead, appealing to audiences across the spectrum of genres.
Portland Cello Project has developed a three-part philosophy that has mostly remained unchanged over the years: To bring the cello places you wouldn’t normally see it, perform music on the cello you wouldn’t normally associate with it, and build bridges between different musical communities. When you see Portland Cello Project live, you’ll understand that philosophy fairly well and you’ll have a great time doing it.
PRESALE: Limited Logjam presale tickets will be available online only (while supplies last) from 10am to 10pm, Thursday, October 21. A password will be provided via email after completing the Logjam Presale sign up form where it says GET TICKETS below. PLEASE NOTE: Logjam Gift Cards cannot be used for presale purchases. Learn how to purchase tickets with your Logjam gift card here.
PUBLIC ON SALE: Tickets will be available Friday, October 22, 2021 at 10:00AM at the Top Hat, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. Reserved premium balcony seating, standard balcony seating, and general admission floor seating tickets are available. All ages are welcome. All ages are welcome.
With high ceilings, ample space, and some of the best ventilation systems in the state, the Wilma in Missoula, MT as well as The ELM in Bozeman, MT provide unique opportunities for the Montana community to support the arts in a spacious and more comfortable environment as we move into the colder months.
About Portland Cello Project
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…). To build bridges between different musical communities through educational, community outreach, and through collaboration with myriad artists, from The Dandy Warhols to Garrison Keillor to Ural Thomas to Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney) to Jolie Holland to Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul and Mary), among many others, and cellists such as Ben Sollee, Maya Beiser and Zoe Keating.