SVMoA Performing Arts Residency and Concert Series: Portland Cello Project’s “Purple Reign”

Sat, Apr 9th, 7:30pm


April 2022

Argyros Performing Arts Center

120 Main St S, Ketchum, ID 83340, USA

Sun Valley Museum of Art

What started in 2006 as a one-off with a group of nine cellists onstage at Portland’s Doug Fir Lounge has evolved into a nationally recognized performing, recording and educational group with a revolving cast of cellists. Portland Cello Project (PCP) has developed a three-part philosophy that has mostly remained unchanged over the years: Bring the cello places you wouldn’t normally see it; perform music on the cello you wouldn’t normally associate with the instrument alongside music from the Western Classical Tradition; and build bridges between different musical communities through education, community outreach and collaboration with myriad artists.

And now PCP turns the evening purple, blending their deep textures with the unique harmonic landscape of the artistic power of Prince. Joined by musicians who have worked with Prince, such as Saeeda Wright and Tyrone Hendrix, PCP will perform a lively evening of diversely curated music that influenced – or was influenced by – The Purple One.

PCP’s outreach activities in Wood River Valley schools are supported, in part, with funds provided by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), the Idaho Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

All attendees at SVMoA performances and residency activities must wear a mask. Concert guests over age 5 (starting on January 1, 2022) must also show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the performance.

For more information, renew or become an SVMoA member or to purchase tickets for SVMoA’s 2021-2022 Performing Arts Residency and Concert Series, please visit or call 208.726.9491.

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