A Beatboxing String Trio Comes to Lebanon
Infinitus is a critically acclaimed beatboxing string trio known for their unique sound and upbeat performance style. With a repertoire featuring classical standards and original jazz/hip-hop arrangements and compositions, Infinitus is quickly becoming one of North America’s premiere chamber groups.
Infinitus was formed in 2008 by violist Anthony Cheung, cellist Alex Cheung, and violinist John “Adidam” Littlejohn. Collectively, the members hold degrees from the University of Michigan and the Peabody Conservatory and have won awards at the local, national, and international level. They have concertized extensively throughout North America, performing in some of the world’s best venues, including a 6-performance Lincoln Center Residency in New York City. Infinitus is dedicated to quality outreach and often conductsmasterclasses, workshops, and seminars. To date they have performed over 1000 outreach performances in schools, nursing homes, juvenile detention centres, and hospitals.
UVMC will host Infinitus for an educational residency and co-present a school matinee and evening performance in partnership with the Lebanon Opera House (LOH). Working with UVMC’s Advanced Performance String Ensemble (APSE), Infinitus will teach their unique performance style and repertoire to Upper Valley students, who will have the chance to perform onstage alongside the visiting artists. The residency will also feature school performances at Windsor School and Mascoma Valley Regional High School, a teacher workshop, and a Hip Hop workshop open to the public.
The events will take place November 4-7, with the culminating performance at LOH Thursday, November 7.
This educational residency is supported in part by a grant from the NH State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, and a grant from the Seaton Trust.