Break of Reality performs this weekend

There are still a few tickets left for the performance by the eclectic, New York-based contemporary music ensemble Break of Reality tomorrow night in the Barkley Theatre at the Art Center.

The innovative group uses three cellos and various forms of percussion to take on a variety of musical styles from major works in the classical canon (Bach and Villa-Lobos) to covers of songs by Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead and others.

They studied classical music during the day and went to rock clubs at night and created a whole new definition for the term “Classic Rock.”

In 2013, the band covered the “Game of Thrones” TV show’s theme song on Huffington Post which was hailed as “the best rendition of the theme song you will ever hear.” You can check it out on YouTube and they will probably perform it tomorrow night.

On view in the galleries at the Art Center are two new shows. “States of Being,” is a survey of fabric, wire and mixed-media works by Montana artist, Cathryn Mallory.

The Classroom Gallery features, “Wood and Meadow,” recent large scale paintings and works on paper by Sacramento artist, Mary Warner.

You can pick up your tickets for the performance at Jeff’s Copy Express on Maine Street, from ITT @ NAS Fallon or by calling Churchill Arts at 775-423-1440. They are $17 for CAC members, $20 for non-members.

Coming up next month, on June 18, is the first of the City’s free in-the-park summer concerts. It will feature the high-energy ensemble, Slavic Soul Party!

The eight-member ensemble has created an acoustic mash-up of Balkan and Gypsy sounds with North American musical traditions.

They weave strands of Gospel, Funk, Dub, Jazz and Latin musics into the madcap rhythms and hyperactive horns of their fiery Balkan Brass and Gypsy accordion wizardry.

One of the hardest working bands in New York, they perform more than 100 shows a year in North America, Africa, Europe and beyond.

We’ll have more info on the band and the concert in the coming weeks.

Kirk Robertson covers the arts and may be reached at


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