Cello Fury returns to Foxburg Friday June 7th at 7:00 PM to open Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts (ARCA’s) Summer Lawn Concert Series on the Foxburg Green. 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 Valley their creative music energy will fill the Foxburg evening air, delighting all who hear.
Quoting their Electronic Press Kit (EPK) Cello Fury is a cello rock powerhouse featuring three cellists and a drummer. Cello Fury’s original music combines the emotive and symphonic sounds of the cello with driving rock beats to create a cinematic, progressive rock sound. A rarity in the music world, 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. ARCA hopes visitors will also stop by the Red Brick Gallery and Shop to view art work and photos of over 15 area artists. In the Upstairs Gallery Clarion based Landscape Artist Jason Lewis exhibit of beautiful river and wooded views runs to June 16th. Next up at Lincoln Hall ARCA presents a Young Peoples Performance Concert, Sunday June 23rd at 3:00 PM. featuring regional award winning young pianists and musicians and Dennis Geib. Tickets are Adults $10.00 and Students $ 5.00. Call 412-867-1816 to reserve tickets. Visit our web site at www.alleghenyriverstone.org.