Cellos converge on Bauman Auditorium

Cellists from all over the state will visit George Fox, a Christian universityMore than 50 cellists will converge on George Fox University's Bauman Auditorium for a rare all-cello concert beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday,  Oct. 11.

Hosted by the Oregon Cello Society, the event will feature student and professional cellists of all levels from throughout the state. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students, with a $15 family cap. More information is available at oregoncello.org.

Doug Jenkins of the Portland Cello Project told the Newberg Graphic that the Newberg concert is "going to be bigger than anything we've done before." The concert will feature more than 50 cellists performing an eclectic mix of music, such as cello standards, pieces from Oregon composers, and some of Jenkins’ own arrangements for PCP, which include Britney Spears and Beethoven music.

Jenkins said cellos, which have a larger range than the human voice, are “kind of perfect for a concert.”

“There’s stuff that’s going to totally wow the audience ... it’s definitely not going to be boring,” he said. “I’ve put on big cello concerts before, but nothing this big. I just picture this big, beautiful wave of cello sound, coming out over the audience.”