Win Tickets ($30): Portland Cello Project @ Crystal Ballroom | All-Ages, Seated Show

Pipeline has partnered with Crystal Ballroom and we are giving away tickets to several of their shows including a pair to the Portland Cello Project this Friday. To win tickets, comment on this post why you would like to attend. Winner will be drawn & emailed Friday, December 17 @ noon.


From our sponsors at Crystal Ballroom:
portland cello projectPortland Cello Project, featuring collaborations with:
Corin Tucker Band
The Golden Bears
The PHAME Academy Choir
Please note: this is a seated show!!

Crystal Ballroom
Friday, December 17
7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show
$15 advance, $18 day of show
All ages seated event (Mezzanine is 21 and over)
Buy Tickets online here

Since the group's inception in late 2007, Portland Cello Project has performed with a veritable “Who's Who?” list of Portland musicians, and they'll add to that list on this special night at the Crystal Ballroom, where they'll be joined on stage by the Corin Tucker Band, Typhoon, Golden Bears, and the delightful PHAME Academy Choir.

About the Portland Cello Project:

The first time you see the Portland Cello Project perform you might be perplexed when you hear affectionate fans shouting “We love PCP!”

In spite of a barrage of musical and visual sensory overload, you'll figure out that you aren't in a crowd of horse-tranquilizer-snorting maniacs, and that “PCP” is the tongue-in-cheek acronym of this group of classically trained cellists.

But you'll wonder what kind of a crowd this is. In the course of one of PCP's epic 2-3 hour shows (the format of which is always a one-time affair the group writes almost entirely new arrangements for every performance cycle) you'll see such sights as: old ladies, straight out of the symphony hall nodding their head to cello hip-hop; young children playing air cello while dancing to 16 cellos accompanying The Builders and The Butchers; hipsters too-cool-for-school mesmerized by Arvo Paert; members of the Decemberists playing late 19th century Russian compositions transcribed for Hammond organ, a 40-piece choir, and of course: a symphony of cellos.

More info on the show here…


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51 Responses to Win Tickets ($30): Portland Cello Project @ Crystal Ballroom | All-Ages, Seated Show

  1. mayola December 13, 2010 at 12:50 am #

    Pick me! I have my fugliest holiday sweater ready!

  2. shannon December 13, 2010 at 12:52 am #

    Because I love the cello!

  3. Andrew December 13, 2010 at 1:42 am #

    Would love to go! Haven’t been able to make any of their performances before, and they sound awesome.

  4. Lori December 13, 2010 at 3:42 am #

    Rich and Mellow,
    I’d love to go,
    But I have no dough,
    Sure would love to see this show.
    Pipeline Santa make it so.
    I’ve been real good,
    Just like I should.
    I’d buy some tickets if I could.
    I’m dropping down onto my knees,
    Pipeline Santa,PRETTY PLEASE! o<];)}

  5. Viola rose December 13, 2010 at 7:48 am #

    I am in need of some tasteful culture please!!

  6. Lisa Marcus December 13, 2010 at 10:14 am #

    Who wouldn’t want to sit and hear the souls of these fine players? To be in their presence and hear them perform is always an inspiring adventure!

  7. Eric December 13, 2010 at 11:17 am #

    Great Scott! I have been interested in PCP since arriving in town two years ago, and haven’t been able to fufill my addiction. Please send me ;)

  8. Eric December 13, 2010 at 11:20 am #

    Great Scott! I have been interested in PCP since arriving to town two years ago, but I have yet the chance to fill this addiction. Please enable me!!

  9. Annette December 13, 2010 at 1:53 pm #

    Please pick me! ;)

  10. John December 13, 2010 at 1:57 pm #

    Friday evening is my annual work Christmas party, and it is being held downtown this year. It will be a fancy dress-up occasion. My gal and I will be hitting the town dressed to impress and I’d love to surprise her with some music at a laid-back venue afterward (which will probably be a welcome relief to her after meeting all of my co-workers for the first time). Please support a three-piece suit and smokin’ hot dress at the Portland Cello Project show! Thank you!

  11. Olivia December 13, 2010 at 3:54 pm #

    OOOH! I promised my mom (who lives out of town) tickets to see Portland Cello Project last year for her holiday gift, but she has yet to make it to town on a corresponding date, until NOW! She is coming to town for one night and one night only, and who woulda thought that PCP would be playing on that night! PLEASE pick us! Thank you!

  12. Brent December 13, 2010 at 4:39 pm #

    30 years ago I won a full ride scholarship to college for playing the cello. It was a day AFTER I enlisted in the Navy. I never got to go to college.
    Last month I picked up the cello after 30 years. I’m taking lessons again. I have an autistic some who’s startlingly talented musicly. I want to take him and show him what cellos can do. Some day, I’d like to be a part of PCP somehow.

  13. maya December 14, 2010 at 3:30 pm #

    I was on my way down Burnside with a good friend and she said “Oh, the PCP is playing at the crystal on the 17th but I am leaving that night! Darn it! I said ,”Who are they?” After hearing about them I just have to go see for myself. It is going to be my first date in a long time and I think it will be absolutely a perfect night.

  14. jim Ruddell December 15, 2010 at 8:08 am #

    Oh, it’s the cello.

  15. Eric December 15, 2010 at 11:44 am #

    Because you can never have too many cellos!

  16. Pete December 16, 2010 at 7:35 am #

    I moved to Portland recently and have yet to experience the crystal ballroom. But I’ve heard good things and can’t think of a better way to start than seeing Portland Cello Project!

  17. jessie December 16, 2010 at 8:38 am #

    we would love the oppurtunity to finally check this band out. our place is up for sale so our go out and fun money is being used to find a new place to live . it would be nice to be able to go out

  18. Jessica December 16, 2010 at 1:40 pm #

    Playing cello has been a big part of my life for six years now. I haven’t had any opportunities to see live performances since last year and I would love to experience this!

  19. Kristen December 16, 2010 at 2:52 pm #

    Because they’re terrific! I saw them a few years ago at the Doug Fir and it was awesome.

  20. jenn December 16, 2010 at 2:55 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to see them but either me, the date, time or the money were never in the right place at the right time.

  21. Leslie December 16, 2010 at 3:00 pm #

    Cello is one of my favorite instruments…plaintive like a human voice. I’ve never had a chance to see the Portland Cello project live either, but I LOVE all of their stuff i have heard recorded.

  22. Karin December 16, 2010 at 3:10 pm #

    My daughter Abbi is singing with the Phame Academy Choir, and I would love to attend the performance to not only see her, but to experience the Portland Cello Project for the first time.

  23. Rob W December 16, 2010 at 3:12 pm #

    Because I love these players!

  24. Alicks Kundart December 16, 2010 at 3:12 pm #

    I’d love to see them tomorrow night! Never been to the Crystal Ballroom before.

  25. Hope December 16, 2010 at 4:03 pm #

    Wow! I have never seen the Portland Cello Project but have wanted to for a while now. This show sounds amazing!

  26. Sarah December 16, 2010 at 4:16 pm #

    I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to see them, and be able to treat my awesomely giving friend to the show, who has never had the chance to see the PCP!! Free tickets would be an absolute joy, and make both of our entire week! Thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!

  27. Patty Winter December 16, 2010 at 4:23 pm #

    It would be awesome to see the cello project and all!

  28. Christine December 16, 2010 at 4:36 pm #

    I want tickets!

  29. wynne December 16, 2010 at 4:52 pm #

    PCP is grand; and the awesome collaborations are going to make this night.

  30. Eric December 16, 2010 at 5:00 pm #

    I have heard only the most amazing things about PCP, and must experience it somehow… Perhaps by the grace of Pdxpipeline!

  31. Emilia Sibley December 16, 2010 at 5:06 pm #

    The love of my life is coming into town this Friday, and I want to give him something truly special for Christmas. Tickets to PCP would be the most amazing night for us.

  32. Laura December 16, 2010 at 5:21 pm #

    We are so lucky to live in a town with such talent and I’d LOVE to see Portland Cello Project, and I’ve never been to the Crystal Ballroom, hard to believe but true!!!

  33. Lena December 16, 2010 at 5:40 pm #

    I would love to see this show. The portland cello project is amazing, and even more so when they collaborate with such great bands.

  34. Julie December 16, 2010 at 5:46 pm #

    this is fantastic – please pick me! <3 the cello project so so much!

  35. Sara December 16, 2010 at 6:09 pm #

    Pretty please, with sugar on top, I would love love love to go. I’ve never seen them play live, but I am in absolutely in lust with their fascinating sound. To see them at the Crystal would put a smile on my face for days and days. And days. I can’t afford to buy tickets right now due to some unforeseen circumstances, and this would be such a lovely, magical way to spend a pretty Portland Friday night with my Boy.

  36. Linda December 16, 2010 at 6:20 pm #

    I beg you I could win these tickets.

  37. carissa December 16, 2010 at 6:25 pm #

    I have been wanting to see PCP since I moved here a year ago!! Winning tickets would be wonderful!

  38. Rabia December 16, 2010 at 7:12 pm #

    Portland Cello Project, just the best, so lucky to have them in Portland. This unemployed KBOO DJ would LOVE to win tix to see PCP!

  39. michelle December 16, 2010 at 10:29 pm #

    sounds amazing!

  40. Christopher Bleasdell December 17, 2010 at 2:33 am #

    Because PCP is my jam!

  41. Stacey December 17, 2010 at 7:57 am #

    I would love to experience whatever craziness they have in store for their audience tonight!

  42. ayarcy December 17, 2010 at 8:36 am #

    my ankle monitoring bracelet is off and i’m ready to mix it up again!

  43. Susan December 17, 2010 at 9:59 am #

    I’m craving cello. I want to be blown away by PCP in all its glory.

  44. Alec December 17, 2010 at 10:33 am #

    Typhoon is my favorite PDX act out there right now

  45. Shely December 17, 2010 at 11:11 am #

    I would love to see this show! I’ve been a fan since the beginning, but now they’ve become so fancy and popular that I rarely get to see them perform.

  46. Alyssa December 17, 2010 at 11:13 am #

    the portland cello project makes me happy

  47. Derek December 17, 2010 at 11:36 am #

    My sister the cellist, Oregonian ex-patriot is in town for just two days and her girlfriend just broke up with her. She could REALLY use a great night out. I’d like to give her the ticket!

  48. amanda December 17, 2010 at 12:29 pm #

    My boyfriend and I just moved here with his band and we are still broke from the process of moving and have only just found jobs. We love music and want to do something fun together this weekend but don’t have the money to do it. Please pick us so we can go enjoy some culture(:

  49. Hayden December 17, 2010 at 12:39 pm #

    a 1 in 48 chance isn’t too bad. 2% chance of winning. I love PCP.

  50. Ross December 17, 2010 at 1:50 pm #

    Oh, no! I just got the PDXPipeline tweet, it’s already after noon, and I desperately need to hear Rachel Blumberg play drums along with cellos on a rendition of Kanye West!

  51. Angela Chou December 17, 2010 at 1:52 pm #

    Cellos are sexy. =)

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