Sunday, January 29, 2017

Cello rock group Break of Reality visits the Philippines

Break of Reality

The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines brings to the country the signature cello rock sound of Break of Reality in a series of performances and workshops happening this January 30-February 3, 2017.

Composed of cellists Patrick Laird, Laura Metcalf, and Andrew Janss, and percussionist Ivan Trevino, Break of Reality is one of the world’s leading alt-classical chamber ensembles. In 2015, members of group were appointed music ambassadors by the U.S. Department of State.
The group heads over all the way to Zambales for a concert at Casa San Miguel in San Antonio, Zambales on February 1, 2017, 6:00 PM. Metro Manila folks need not to worry for they are also set to perform on February 3, 2017, 6:00 PM at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati. Admission is free for both concerts.

Prior to the concerts, the quartet will conduct workshops on January 30, 2017, 9:00 AM at the Abelardo Hall Auditorium, UP College of Music at the University of the Philippines and later at 2:00 PM at the Conservatory of Music of the University of Sto. Tomas.

Break of Reality was formed in 2003 at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. They’ve released for full length albums namely The Sound Between (2006), Spectrum of the Sky (2009), Covers (2012), and Ten (2014). To date, the group’s rendition of the Game of Thrones theme has garnered over 14 million views on YouTube.

Break of Reality’s tour in the Philippines is part of the American Music Abroad program, a people-to-people cultural exchange program designed to communicate America’s rich musical contributions and diverse culture to the global music scene.

Break of Reality Philippine Tour

January 30, 2017, 9:00 AM | Abelardo Hall Auditorium, UP College of Music, UP Diliman
January 30, 2017, 2:00 PM | UST Conservatory of Music

February 1, 2017, 6:00 PM | Casa San Miguel, San Antonio, Zambales
February 3, 2017, 6:00 PM | Glorietta Activity Center, Makati

Break of Reality
     Patrick Laird, cello
     Laura Metcalf, cello
     Andrew Janss, cello
     Ivan Trevino, percussion

Ticket price:
Free admission
To book for February 1, 2017 concert, click here.

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