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Cello Fury: A Cello Rock Powerhouse


Cello Fury is a rarity in the music world: three classically trained cellists and a rock drummer performing high-energy original music that fuses together classical and rock genres. Cellists Simon Cummings, Cecilia Caughmanc, and Nicole Myers, along with drummer Dave Throckmorton, engage students of all ages with their interactive program, exploring the connection between the worlds of classical and rock music. Combining original compositions with classical pieces and cover songs, Cello Fury challenges students to examine the similarities and differences between musical styles and encourages them to pursue their own musical experiences.

Cello Fury performs in venues ranging from rock clubs to concert halls, appealing to a wide audience across age groups and musical interests. Continually developing their own unique style of cello rock music, these musicians unleash vitality and rhythmic drive in their music and dare to venture past classical expectations. The band’s collective experiences have allowed them to perform on radio and television, in intimate club settings, and for audiences as large as 67,000 throughout the US and abroad. Cello Fury has released albums of original music, as well as several music videos, and continues to focus on outreach work with children and youth.

Cello Fury is a unique, high-energy quartet composed of three classically-trained cellists and a rock drummer who go beyond defined musical genres. The members of Cello Fury have created a fusion of classical and rock music by combining original compositions and classical pieces. Cello Fury focuses on engaging students in their interactive program that allows them to contemplate the combination of these two very different genres of music. Students will be challenged to evaluate and analyze the contrasts and similarities between classical and rock music while drawing on their own musical experiences.

Cello Fury is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where they perform in large venues such as Heinz Stadium to very small and intimate club settings. Cello Fury has been featured in two full-length ballets with Bodiography Contemporary Ballet and premiered a third work in February 2012. They have also collaborated with a multitude of Pittsburgh composers and production agencies.

When the artists are not recording in the studio, they focus on inspiring young artists and giving back to the community. Every summer, they hold a rock strings camp through Pittsburgh’s public schools. Cello Fury is a highly innovative and creative musical group that goes beyond a performance repertoire and gives back to its community and young musicians.

Artist’s website: Cello Fury

Virtual program options available – contact us for more information.

Cello Fury – Melodies, Moods, and Movies
Students take a journey from the silent film era to today’s movie blockbusters in this interactive program! Using foley sound effects, live performance, and collaborative storytelling, Cello Fury helps students discover how and why movie music tells a story and creates an emotional response.

Cello Fury’s Musical Odyssey
Three classically trained cellists and a rock drummer perform high-energy, original music along with classical pieces and cover songs, allowing audiences to connect the dots between musical genres and relate to their own musical experiences. Audiences identify tone colors produced by cello and drums and explore the idea of genre by comparing and contrasting classical and rock music, the relationship between percussion and strings, the interplay of rhythms, and the technology involved in producing a live show.

$975 Single/$1,400 Back-to-Back

Fees above are for daytime school programs in Maryland, Washington, DC, and northern Virginia only.

Evening, weekend, workshop, and non-school fees differ – please contact us.

Additional travel fees apply.

Cello Fury was amazing. They were professional and completely engaged the children. Their performance was fantastic – the kids LOVED listening to them and were completely captivated. I would highly recommend Cello Fury and may want them to come back in the near future!
– PTA Cultural Arts, Stoneleigh Elementary School (BCPS)

The Cello Fury assembly was very well done. The quality of the music and the skill of the musicians was excellent–not something you always get in school assemblies. The structure of the program kept the children’s attention and was educational in addition to entertaining. And it was motivational to the kids to want to pursue music. The musicians were easy to work with, punctual, and professional. I would highly recommend this program.
– Parent, Wyngate Elementary School (MCPS)

The alchemy of an ensemble, which effortlessly fuses two contrary genres of music together…
– Pittsburgh Post Gazette

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