This week's Every Hero Has a Story summer reading program features Cello Bop, on Wednesday July 22 at 1:00. All children and families are invited to join us in Literacy Park for great music and a fun time as Gideon Freudmann makes cool music with a hot beat.
Cello Bop is what Gideon Freudmann 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 Freudmann’s music are available online at www.cellobop.com
Cello Bop’s Newport show features 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.
Look here for more information about Cello Bop’s performance or other summer reading presentations.