The Portland Cello Project is playing for free at Two Union Square at noon today! Jen Graves says:
If you do not already love the cello, it is only because you do not know it, because the cello is easily the most love-inspiring instrument ever built. Its sound is so warm, you'll swear it came from inside your body. The Portland Cello Project is an all-cello orchestra—joined by full brass and woodwind sections—that plays everything, and not in stuffy concert-hall settings, but in places like punk clubs and ballparks and, here, the Crocodile. They collaborate with metal bands and cover Kanye songs (see YouTube for "All of the Lights"). They also spread the love to jazz and classical, of course. But their gospel is the cello. The cello is the word and the light, and it is good.