JANUARY 12, 2016
From YouTube to your town — The #KimmelCenter welcomes overnight sensations @2Cellos to Verizon Hall. Get tix @ kimmelcenter.org
KIMMEL CENTER WELCOMES DYNAMIC INSTRUMENTAL DUO 2CELLOS TO VERIZON HALL
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, January 12, 2016) — The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, in association with BRE Presents, welcomes overnight sensations 2CELLOS to Verizon Hall on Tuesday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m. Propelled into international fame in 2011 after their version of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” went viral the Croatian cellists, Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, continue to wow their fans with dynamic music videos and covers of today’s most popular songs.
“The Kimmel Center is proud to present this energetic and incredibly talented musical duo,” said Anne Ewers, President & CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “Luka and Stjepan reimagine popular songs in a way that highlights the true musicality of each, all while demonstrating the versatility of a classical instrument like the cello.”
Luka and Stjepan met as teenagers at a master class before completing their education at the prestigious Royal Academy in the United Kingdom. After struggling to find work, the duo hit YouTube, quickly gaining 3 million views in one week. Following a viral post of their rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal,” they received a gig supporting Elton John on his tour. Since then, they have gained more than 10 million YouTube views, signed to Sony Masterworks and are embarking on a national tour across the United States. 2CELLOS returned to their rock roots on their recently released, critically acclaimed, third album “Celloverse.”
Other upcoming Kimmel Center Presents shows include The Chieftains (March 13), PostSecret: The Show (March 18-19), and José González with yMusic (March 23).
2CELLOS Verizon Hall
February 23, 2016 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are available now and start at $45. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at kimmelcenter.org, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling (215) 790-5883. The Kimmel Center will offer two premium packages including a Meet & Greet Package and a VIP Tour Package. More information at kimmelcenter.org.
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, The Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the University of the Arts Merriam Theater. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of The Kimmel Center’s 2015-2016 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit kimmelcenter.org.
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