The Michigan Cello Festival 2019 will bring together all things cello. We invite cellists of all ages (including college students and adult amateurs) to participate. Festival activities include master classes by Bruce Uchimura and Anthony Elliott, an orchestral excerpts class with Igor Cetkovic, a Cello Orchestra conducted by Anthony Elliot, and a performance by Jordan Hamilton, Hip Hop Cello Artist. Suzuki classes will be taught by distinguished master teachers: Alice Ann O’Neil, Marilyn Kesler, Alicia Gregorian-Sawyers, and Luke Cook.
Jordan Hamilton Hip Hop Cello Artist
Jordan Hamilton, cellist of Last Gasp Collective and the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra, merges songwriting, loop pedals, sample machines, and vocals to create a sonic landscape of experimental hip-hop, folk, soul, and classical music. The Western Michigan University graduate aims to find new ways for the cello, a traditional instrument, to relate to a modern audience where it can be found playing the music of Bach, the Beatles, or Chance the Rapper. Filled with an eclectic range of songs, Jordan’s set is sure to capture the heart and mind while reflecting on new horizons.