I saw Mike Block perform with the Silk Road Ensemble in La Jolla last summer, and was intrigued by his unique brand of stand-up cello playing, his ease with improvisation, and his proficiency at many musical styles/genres. Further research led to Mike’s website and his string camps, which I highly recommend checking out! Yo-Yo Ma […]
Come hear an abridged version of The Magic Flute by W.A. Mozart in Balboa Park! (sung in English, suitable for ages ~7 and up) Where: Balboa Park International Cottages Lawn (2191 Pan American Rd. SD, 92101) When: Saturday, August 16 2014, 2-4pm Admission: FREE!! Sneak preview video of the Queen of the Night’s famous aria (see link […]
Break of Reality is a rock band comprised of four cellists and a percussionist. I particularly enjoy their cover of the theme song to the television show “Game of Thrones” because I feel it should have been done with real cello sounds in the first place (the original contains a synthesized cello–outrage!!). Check out their […]
There are now several artists who beatbox whilst cello playing, but I lean toward Kevin Olusola’s approach. Here he combines Mark Summer’s popular piece titled “Julie-O” with his signature vocal percussion.
Who: Cello/violin students from the SD Suzuki School and their families (that’s you!) What: outdoor summer pops concert featuring the SD Symphony When: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 7.30pm Where: Embarcadero Marina Park South 206 Marina Park Way San Diego, CA 92101 More info: SD Symphony site Hope to see you there!!!
I had the privilege of playing in the La Jolla Symphony when Maya Beiser was our featured soloist on the Elgar Cello Concerto. She is not only an accomplished classical cellist, but also a pioneer in the areas of new music and experimental music. Her most recent creation is a multi-track cello rock album called Uncovered. The video […]