You JUST gotta see this guy! He’ll be at our local libraries!!! Parents! Don’t let your kids miss this!!
Cello Bop performs at Lincoln County Libraries
Lincoln County’s public libraries’ Every Hero Has a Story summer reading programs continue on Wednesday and Thursday, July 22 & 23, with Cello Bop(Gideon Freudman). All children and families are invited to attend one of these free programs.
Wednesday, July 22, Cello Bop will be at Waldport Public Library (10 a.m.), Newport Public Library (1 p.m.), and Driftwood Public Library in Lincoln City (6:30 p.m.). On Thursday, July 23, he will be at Toledo Public Library (11 a.m.) and Siletz Public Library (1 p.m.).
CelloBop is what Gideon Freudman calls his own style of cello music, a fusion of blues, jazz, folk and much more. He has performed at The Montreal International Jazz Festival, The Prague Swing Jazz Festival and throughout the US, including the Lincoln County libraries in 2011. His music is also frequently heard on NPR’s All Things Considered and on the TV show, Weeds. His creative workshops at schools, colleges and music camps, as well as his tunebook, “New Music for Cello,” have inspired cello choirs and string ensembles to perform his music from coast to coast. Gideon’s original compositions have been commissioned for film, theatre and dance. His recent project has been performing live soundtracks for classic silent films. Gideon has 12 original CDs to his credit and has performed on dozens of albums by other musicians.
Samples of Freudman’s music are available online at www.cellobop.com
Cello Bop’s Lincoln County shows feature music selected especially for children, providing them an introduction to the cello and the sounds it makes. His programs are funded by Ready to Read grants from the Oregon State Library and the Lincoln County Library District. His lodging is provided by La Quinta Inn and Suites in Newport and the D Sands Condominium Hotel in Lincoln City.