CelloBop is a whirlwind 500-year history of the cello – its past, present, and future. Gideon combines excerpts from various periods for the cello repertoire with explanations about its construction and tone. He demonstrates how the conventional acoustic instrument is played, then wows students when he plugs in his futuristic electric cello, showing how it can create an even wider range of sounds and styles. CelloBop includes classical, blues, swing, jazz, rock, bluegrass, and spontaneously improvised music.
Audience Limit: 250
Curriculum Connection: Music, Music History
Single Show: $625
Travel Fee: $50 per day
Note: pricing may vary for weekend/out-of-school time
Processing fee of $30 added to all contracts
Reserved parking space.
An extension cord.
Access to an outlet.
A piano bench or a straight-back, armless, wood chair.
Rug or rubber floor mat (3’ x 5’)
Elevated stage if possible, clear of extra materials and swept.
Elementary students should sit on floor with a row of chairs in the back. Older students can sit on the floor or on chairs.
Arrival time before first performance: 30 minutes
Strike time: 15 minutes
Time needed between performances: 5 minutes
Teacher participation is expected.
Please introduce the performer as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts artist.