Oct 30

INFINITUS String Trio on November 8 at 7 PM

Infinitus, a dynamic string trio, will be at the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage Friday, November 8, 2013 at 7 PM. This performance is sponsored by NYSEG.

“…IT’S AMAZING THE MUSICAL CONCOCTIONS THESE THREE AWARD-WINNING MUSICIANS CAN COOK UP WITH JUST A VIOLIN, VIOLA, CELLO AND SOME VOCALIZATIONS.” – THE VANCOUVER SUN

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.

This not-so-ordinary show is appropriate for all ages. Their interactive show is fun for both the young and the young at heart. This is NOT your average chamber trio! Infinitus often has the audience listen for hidden songs in jazz or classical music, so you might hear an unexpected “SpongeBob SquarePants” theme nestled in a more sophisticated musical piece.

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 performed extensively throughout North America presenting community performances, soloing with orchestras, and conducting master classes, workshops, and seminars.

Infinitus is dedicated to quality outreach. To date they have performed over 700 outreach performances in schools, nursing homes, juvenile detention centers, and hospitals.

Infinitus has been featured on CBC, National Public Radio, OMNI Television, and in numerous publications. In 2011 they released their self-titled debut album featuring refreshingly original compositions and arrangements. They are currently based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and perform regularly as part of the Vancouver Chamber Players Concert Series. The group is currently on the faculty of the Thrive City String Academy and Boot Camp, the Saint James Music Academy, and the Vancouver Academy of Music.

John “Adidam” Littlejohn is a violinist and hip-hop artist. He is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory where he completed a Master of Music degree and a Graduate Performance Diploma in violin performance with Herbert Greenberg, after completing a Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Michigan. He has served as the concertmaster of the Newark Symphony and has been a member of numerous orchestras and ensembles including the Baltimore Opera Orchestra. As a soloist he has performed with orchestras and given recitals throughout North America and Europe.

A.d.i.d.a.m., which is an acronym for “All Day I Dream About Music,” has produced two full-length solo albums, “Violinistik” and “All Day I Dream About Music.” Tim Smith, music critic of the Baltimore Sun, called his music “distinctive” with “tightly rhymed lyrics,” and a VH1 entertainment journalist called his compositions “extremely original and magnificently arranged and played.”

As an active proponent of music outreach, John is the Executive Director and founder of the Thrive City String Academy, a summer music camp for low-income music students. He is also the director of the Thrive City String Boot Camp, an intensive retreat for intermediate to advanced string players. He is on the faculty of the Delta Community Music School and the Vancouver Academy of Music. John resides in the greater Vancouver (BC) area with his wife and children.

Anthony Cheung, viola, graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.M. in Viola Performance and a B.S. in Movement Science, and is an American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified-Personal Trainer. Previous teachers include Kurt Sassmanshaus, Yizhak Schotten, and Dave Harding. He is currently on faculty at the Saint James Music Academy, the Thrive City String Academy/Thrive City String Boot Camp, and the Vancouver Academy of Music.

Alexander Cheung, cello, graduated from the University of Michigan with a double major in Cello Performance and Movement Science, and is a certified personal trainer under the American Council on Exercise. Previous teachers include Wayne Smith, Anthony Elliott, and Eric Wilson.

Alex is on faculty at the Saint James Music Academy, Thrive City String Academy, and is co-director of the Vancouver Chamber Players.

Tickets for Infinitus are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors and students and $8 for children through age 12. Tickets can be purchased on the Goodwill Theatre website: www.goodwilltheatre.net or by calling the Box Office at (607) 772-2404, ext. 301. Tickets, if still available, will also be sold at the door, one hour before show time.

The Schorr Family Firehouse Stage, located at 46-48 Willow Street in Johnson City, accepts cash, checks and all major credit cards. Doors open approximately one hour before show time. General Seating is based on a first-come; first-served policy. Beverages and snacks are available for sale.

The Schorr Family Firehouse Stage is the first performance venue of the Goodwill Theatre Performing Arts Complex & Professional Training Facility. It is located on the corner of Corliss Avenue and Willow Street in Johnson City. Patrons should enter the facility through the parking lot on Corliss Avenue. Parking is available in a small lot on Corliss Avenue, a lot along the side of the building, on-street, and in various Village municipal lots within two blocks of the Firehouse Stage. For more information, interested persons can contact the Goodwill Theatre Box Office at (607) 772-2404, ext. 301, like us on Facebook.com/Firehouse.stage or visit: www.goodwilltheatre.net.