The Cello Madness Congress creates spontaneous, improvised, magical musical moments between cellists. Each artist will have a feature set in addition to improvised songs amongst the cellists.
Featured artists for the Harvest the Groove edition of the Cello Madness Congress:
Rushad Eggleston, Cello Joe, Lewis Patzner, Mia Pixley, Fermat's Quandary, Susanna Porte and more!
Doors open at 7:30 pm, show runs 8-11 pm. Arrive early for best seating as it's first come, first serve.
Expect mystical moments of musical mayhem. Cellists will be improvising in ways you've never heard cello before.
A bit of background: The Cello Madness Congress is a loose-knit group of cellists from around the Bay Area (90 members strong and growing!), who get together to write a new constitution of what is possible with the violoncello, or 'cello for short.
We play the instrument said to be most like the human voice and we create spontaneous, improvised, magical musical moments of pure ecstasy (the aural/auditory kind) that astound and amaze the listener's ear.
We can go from a stately, majestic promenade of elf gods to a wild, erratic, frantic frenzy of whirling space gnomes dancing in eternity whilst seducing seahorses and sea cucumbers. Our jams can depict the ephemeral wisps of smoke rising from a funeral pyre to the prismatic rainbow colored fanfare of a three ring circus complete with elephants and clowns.
We also read music arranged for cello. We invite all cellists to come and explore with us.
Tickets are $18 in advance and $25 at the door. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby).
The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage with no additional corkage fee. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-654-3808. Thank you for your support!