Modern cellist quartet to perform at Tech Oct. 9

COOKEVILLE – Atlanta Celli will play its unusual, genre-fusing blend of sounds on Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bryan Fine Arts Building’s Wattenbarger Auditorium as part of the Center Stage series.

The group is comprised of four members, all of whom are classically trained cellists: Nan Kemberling, Erin Cassel Idnani, Mary Beth Bryant and Jessica Messere. Though each of the four enjoys traditional cello compositions, each member is also interested in modernizing the cello; this two-sided approach to the instrument led to the creation of Atlanta Celli, which plays all types of music using just four cellos.

The group’s performances have ranged from rock shows to pop songs, to original compositions to classical concerts and to everything in between. Aiming to bridge the gaps among genres and instruments, Atlanta Celli has played in a wide variety of locations and to vastly different audiences, bringing a finely tuned ear and an eye for originality everywhere it goes.

Center Stage, a series of events, guest artists, lectures and performances which aims to promote better understanding of the fine arts and diverse cultural perspectives, is made possible by Tennessee Tech’s general education fund.

This event is free and open to the public.

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