'Hello, cello' -- Portland Cello concert to show instrument's diversity

October 26, 2013 11:26:11 PM



The internationally recognized Portland Cello Project brings its very special style of musical entertainment to Mississippi State for a Nov. 5 concert in the university's 2013-14 Lyceum Series. 


The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Hall's Bettersworth Auditorium. Because of continuing renovations to the historic building, Lyceum seating this year is general admission only. 


Tickets are $15 each and may be purchased at lyceum.msstate.edu/#!series-events. 


Formed in 2007, the Oregon-based group has built a reputation for mixing genres and blurring music lines and perceptions. No two shows are alike, thanks to a repertoire now numbering more than 800 musical pieces. 


Known to fans worldwide by the affectionate shorthand of "PCP," the string collective has, since its beginning, proclaimed a three-fold mission: to bring the cello to places you normally wouldn't hear it; to play music on a cello you wouldn't normally play on the instrument; and build bridges across all musical communities by having diverse collaborators join it on stage. For more, visit portlandcelloproject.com. 


For additional information on this or future Lyceum events, contact series director Amelia Treptow at 662-325-2930 or [email protected]