The Portland Cello Project is back in Alaska for the third time to perform songs from their new album, “Spring Breakup: Song for Alaska.” The album is a play on the inevitable breakup album a band makes and draws inspiration from Alaska’s messy spring season.

“The last time we came to play in Alaska, we learned about spring breakup,” said Gideon Freudmann, a cellist with the group. “We made an offhand comment about doing our breakup album, so that became a reality.”

The music group consists of rotating cellists who play modern songs with a classic twist. Some of their big hits online include new versions of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” and Kanye West’s “All Of The Lights.

Portland Cello Project will perform with a bigger group of musicians and local artists this weekend, something the group tries to do in every city they tour.

“We just learn more about the local arts culture, and it really inspires us,” Freudmann said. “Pushes us that much further.”

Portland Cello Project

  • Spring Breakup: Songs for Alaska

  •  7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 11

  • Atwood Concert Hall

  • Featuring Gideon Freudmann, Kat Moore and Momentum Dance Collective

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