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PMC Lecture and Arts NOW series present the duo "Low and Lower"
Start Date: 11/9/2012Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Date: 11/9/2012End Time: 9:00 PM

Event Description:

Music @ NC State in conjunction with the Arts NOW Series and the PMC Lecture series presents Low and Lower. Cellist Brooks Whitehouse and Bassist Paul Sharpe are" Low and Lower," America's #1 selling Cello Bass duo. This ensemble's performances are a mash-up of artistry, virtuosity, and comic relief. Low and Lower has developed a whole new genre in answer to the question, "Cello and bass...seriously?" With MacGyver-like determination they create, inspire and commission works using only the limited materials at hand - a cello, a bass, two voices, a sense of humor, a touch of theater, and a willingness to do almost anything. 

Since their inception in 2010, they have traveled the country entertaining audiences with cello/bass chestnuts, brave new works, daring arrangements, vocalizing and storytelling.  A live video of Lawrence Dillon’s “Poke” filmed during their 2012 Alaskan tour has gone viral, spreading across the world from the US to Europe, Africa, South America and the Philippines.  The comments on the work and its performance range from “brilliant satire” and “I never laughed so hard in my life” to “Genial Muchachos” and “Facebook has a piece of classical music written about it….this world is “#@$#%!”  Following close behind poke on YouTube is their Sir Mix-Alot parody," Baby Got Bouts.”

This summer conductor Robert Moody announced that the Winston-Salem Symphony will lead a national consortium of orchestras to commission a concerto for Low and Lower from Lawrence Dillon. Low and Lower will premiere the work and tour the country with it in 2014/15. 

The Arts NOW Series at North Carolina State University presents concerts, lectures, and other performing arts events for the University community and the general public. The Arts NOW Series programs feature contemporary work in the arts: new works, new techniques, new interpretations and contexts, and new connections to older work.

The Price Music Center Lecture Series has become the way diverse cultures and their musics are brought to our department, our campus, and our students. Second only to CenterStage, the PMC Lecture Series is The Way The Arts are able to show Diversity Initiatives to the greater community. More and more, the value of the PMC Lecture Series is proving to be an extraordinary gift to this university and its students.


Location Information:
Thompson Hall

Thompson Hall - Thompson Hall

Thompson Hall - Thompson Hall
Room: Studio Theatre
Contact Information:
Name: Music Department
Phone: 919-515-2981
Email: musicinfo@ncsu.edu
Low and Lower
Attachments For This Event:
    > Low and Lower Playbill
Admission Information:
$10 general public | $5 for NC State students | $8 for senior citizens; faculty/staff; Friends of ARTS NC State; members of Encore, Alumni Association and Parents & Families Association; non-NC State students and groups of 10 or more. | Children 12 and under are free with ticketed adult.
Tickets can be purchased online or by phone at 919.515.1100.
Event URL:
ncsu.edu/music

http://getlowandlower.com/
http://issuu.com/arts_ncstate/docs/fall2012_issue3

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