"As soon as we heard each other's music, we looked at each other and said, 'Let's DO this!" Alber enthused. In a matter of weeks, the two were filming a DVD together on the concert hall stage at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. "Now we get to see how it flies with a live, beardy audience in the Castro."
Alber first met the young virtuosos during one of their impromptu sidewalk busks in front of Cliff's Variety. Their joint DVD is cleverly titled, "Matt Alber with Strings Attached."
"Finally there's a concert for fans of Bach AND Sia," says Matt Linaman of the Cello Street Quartet. "We're all going to be on the edge of our seats."
The concert will feature both solo and joint performances by the artists including covers of iconic pop songs, Alber's heart-breaking originals, and classical instrumentals spanning nearly three centuries of music. Alber and the Cello Street Quartet will be joined by contemporary classical pianist, Feona Lee Jones who will open the concert with her instrumental original compositions.
General Admission tickets are still available online at: www.cafedunord.com. Additional tickets may be available at the door the night of the performance.
Preview the new "Strings Attached" DVD at: www.mattalber.com/
About Matt Alber: Matt Alber is a San Francisco-based singer/songwriter whose break out song and video, “End of the World” won a 2010 Out Music Award. He has also recorded two Grammy Award winning albums with the classical ensemble Chanticleer. Matt is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of LGBTQ youth and teams with organizations across the country, which benefit from a portion of the proceeds of his concerts. You can learn more about Matt at www.mattalber.com.
About Cello Street Quartet: Cello Street Quartet blends a classical music tradition with modern pop tunes giving today’s most well known ditties a historic and elegant tinge. Comprised of four classically trained musicians who had an immediate magnetic friendship, they decided to bring their knowledge of classical music and their dynamic energy to the streets of San Francisco. You can learn more about Cello Street Quartet at www.cellostreetquartet.com.
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