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Summer Concert Series

Low & Lower present "the Sacred to the Profane" | Comedic Cello & Bass Virtuosos

Low & Lower present "the Sacred to the Profane" | Comedic Cello & Bass Virtuosos

September 20, 2020 | 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Cellist Brooks Whitehouse and Bassist Paul Sharpe are Low & Lower, America’s #1-selling cello bass duo. This ensemble’s performances are a mash-up of artistry, virtuosity, and satire, developing a completely new genre in answer to the question, “Cello and bass...seriously?” With MacGyver-like determination they create, inspire and commission works using only the limited materials at hand - a cello, a bass, two voices, a sense of humor, a touch of theater, and a willingness to do almost anything.

Since their inception in 2010, they have traveled the country entertaining audiences with cello/bass chestnuts, brave new works, daring arrangements, vocalizing and storytelling. A live video of Lawrence Dillon’s Poke filmed during their domestic tour has gone viral, spreading across the world to Europe, Africa, South America and the Philippines.

In addition to Dillon’s Poke, Low & Lower has inspired new works by Joshua Davis, John Allemeier, Bruce Tippette, and Ching-chu Hu. Allemeier’s Undercurrents premiered on UNCSU’s Arts NOW Series to enthusiastic reviews. They performed on WGBH Boston’s Drive Time Live, appeared at the Arizona MusicFest and the International Society of Bassists Convention at Eastman, and gave master classes and recitals at the Cleveland Institute of Music and the University of Michigan.  Low & Lower hosted a two-man Halloween Spectacular show with the Winston-Salem Symphony, performing an exorcism on the concertmaster’s violin, stealing her solos in Saint-Saens’ Danse Macabre, and ultimately firing her.

Having had great success with YouTube videos, including Poke, Get Me to the Hall on Time, and Modern Music Genius, and having performed everywhere from coffee houses to correctional facilities, Low & Lower is currently pitching a reality TV series called, “Extreme Venues.” They have already shot significant Alaskan performance footage above 6,000 ft. and below -30° Fahrenheit. 

Low & Lower is currently seeking funding for a television documentary on their string recruiting efforts in Western Australia entitled, Low & Lower Goes Down Under.

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