The Skagway Arts Council is pleased to bring the exceptional talents of solo cellist Gideon Freudmann to the Skagway Traditional Council’s Tribal Community Center at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22.
Freudmann will play a solo concert as well as perform a live soundtrack for the 1924 silent film “Sherlock Jr.” staring comedy great, Buster Keaton. This combination of classic comedy paired with a live performance from a world-class musician should not be missed.
Using an electric cello, Freudmann has created his own unique musical style that he has coined “CelloBop.” He uses improvisation to combine more classical style with blues, jazz, electronic, funk and folk music.
Though he is a solo artist, Freudmann uses a looper, pedals and amplifiers to layer his sounds into his own one-man orchestra.
His exceptional skills and singular style have earned him wide recognition in the entertainment world. He has been a regular on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and “This American Life.” His music was featured in the Sundance documentary film winner, “Buck,” as well as on “Good Morning America,” and in multiple episodes of the hit television show “Weeds.”
While he is based in Portland, where he enjoys the active and diverse music scene, Freudmann performs at venues across the country and around the world.
This is a great opportunity for a night out. All ages are welcome. Refreshments will be available (for a donation) to complete the movie-night feel.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for Skagway Arts Council members, $6 for students or seniors, and $20 for families.
The Skagway Arts Council offers scholarships for a variety of artistic endeavors. If you are a year-round Skagway resident and would like financial assistance in buying or repairing an instrument, purchasing art supplies, or would like to pursue classes, don’t hesitate to apply for funding. Forms are simple to fill out and can be found at: skagwayartscouncil.blogspot.com.