• December 7
  • Barrister Winery, Spokane, WA
  • December 7, 2017
  • Category: Live Music

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Having sold out concerts in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, Break of Reality is regarded as one of the world’s premier alt-classical chamber ensembles. The band’s signature cello rock sound has bridged the gap between classical, rock and world music listeners, and in 2015 the members of Break of Reality were appointed music ambassadors by the U.S. State Department. Formed in 2003 at the prestigious Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, Break of Reality has gone on to reach millions of listeners via platforms like Spotify and Pandora Radio, and their rendition of the Game of Thrones theme has over 16 million views on YouTube. The band has released four full length albums, including The Sound Between (2006), Spectrum of the Sky (2009), Covers (2012), and Ten (2014). Their music has been featured on a variety of radio, television and internet outlets, including NPR, PBS, Dateline NBC, Yahoo Music and Huffington Post. In addition to performing and recording, Break of Reality is dedicated to educational initiatives through music. The group has visited hundreds of public schools around the world, performing alongside music students and encouraging them to think outside of the box with their classical instruments. The band has also developed a DIY Lecture Series, designed to empower budding classical musicians with practical, real world music business knowledge. Break of Reality performers for the Spokane/Coeur d’Alene concerts are Patrick Laird, Laura Metcalf and Cecily Parnas on cello with Ivan Trevino, percussion. Included in the program’s arrangements will be Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, a movement from a Bach cello suite, original pieces from their three albums , and music from Radiohead, Weezer, Tool and from the group’s Game of Thrones theme

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