Cello Fury, Friday, June 7, 2013

CELLO FURY        Friday, June 7th, 7:00 PM        Foxburg Green 

CELLO FURY, the cello rock powerhouse featuring three cellists and a drummer, returned to open the Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts Summer Lawn Concert Series on the Foxburg Green on Friday, June 7, at 7:00 PM.     The Electrifying contemporary string group two years ago filled Lincoln Hall to standing room only.   This time, with their first outdoor concert in the upper Allegheny River Vally, their original music filled the Foxburg evening air, combining the emotive and symphonic sounds of the cello with driving rock beats in a cinematic, progressive rock sound.

The event was a “Pass the Hat” event with a $5 suggested donation.  Fortunately,  there was no rain, necessitating that the concert be moved inside into Lincoln Hall in Foxburg.  More than 100 people enjoyed the concert, sitting in lawn chairs on the beautiful Foxburg Green, as Cello Fury rocked the valley with their joyous and contagious beat and uplifting musical strains.

Cellists Simon Cummings, Ben Muñoz and Nicole Myers have performed on radio and
television, in rock clubs, concert halls and music festivals throughout the United States and abroad. Their album of original music Symphony of Shadows was released in April 2013.
Listen to their unique and innovative style on their website.
Cello Fury appeals to a diverse audience throughout the US and abroad, performing in venues ranging from concert halls to rock clubs. Past notable shows and awards include entertaining a crowd of 60,000 during the half time show at Heinz Field for the Pittsburgh Steelers/Baltimore Ravens football game in December of 2009, to rave reviews, and performing three sold-out shows at Pittsburgh’s Byham Theater on New Year’s Eve 2011.  Continually developing their own unique style of cello rock music, cellists Simon Cummings, Ben Muñoz and Nicole Myers,  met while they were music students refining their classical abilities under the tutelage of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra players at Carnegie Mellon University and Duquesne University.

It was after a random school gig during which they were asked to play cover tunes that the idea to experiment with popular styles materialized, though no one had training in this type of music. They soon added Drummer David Throckmorton, aka Throck, who layers jazz, hip hop and vicious rhythms to the cello sound.

In addition to an active performance and touring schedule, the band focuses on inspiring young musicians and giving back to the community. Cello Fury is on the roster for the “Gateway to the Arts” educational outreach program, performing for thousands of young people in western Pennsylvania each year. Each summer, Cello Fury leads a rock strings camp for aspiring musicians. Cello Fury worked with hundreds of students through the Pittsburgh Public School’s “Summer Dreamers” camp in the summer of 2011. For many school will be done, time for some summer fun.

The Cello Fury concert on the Green is great opportunity to visit Foxburg, enjoy wonderful music outdoors, and share with friends.  Bring your favorite lawn chair, and if it should rain concert will be moved inside to Lincoln Hall.

This is a “pass the hat” event with a suggested donation of $ 5.00.

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