collectif9 at the Cheyenne Civic Center

Apr 6 2019 - 7:30pm

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About this event
Rock-style classical music—effervescent and uncompromising, Montreal’s cutting- edge classical string band has been gathering steam since its 2011 debut. Known for energized, innovative arrangements of classical repertoire, they employ lights, staging, and amplification more commonly seen at rock acts for a unique genre-bending classical performance. Collectif9 (pronounced co-lec-teef neuf) is a nine piece string ensemble – 4 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, and a bass. After meeting to play a piece for two string quartets and a bass, the idea of forming a chamber ensemble developed. Collectif9 was officially founded in 2011. Infusing a rock-style attitude into their work, the ensemble brings classical music to a younger pop audience. They generally perform single movements of classical pieces with arrangements often done by Thibault Bertin-Maghit, the bass player. But as their website says: “Don’t take it wrong; Collectif9 is not just a bunch of good friends wanting to have some fun with their fiddles. And the music they are performing is not some easy listening rearrangements of best-sellers classic but real Piazzolla, Schnittke and Shostakovich.” Their members have formal music training and many of them have a Masters or a Doctorate in a music field. What you have are very talented classical musicians coming together to present classical music in a slightly new way. To discover more about collectif9, visit their website at
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Cheyenne Civic Center
510 West 20th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82001
United States
Phone: 3076376363