Well-Strung Holiday Show: December 11th
Special Holiday Performance$70 - $85 per person
“It’s difficult not to fall for Well-Strung’s undeniable charms.” – Huffington Post
“They’re the hottest things with a bow since Jennifer Lawrence in “The Hunger Games.” The fetching fiddlers of Well-Strung aren’t out to draw blood though, just melt hearts.” – New York Daily News
“A genius mash-up of boyband and classical string quartet putting their own spin on Mozart, Vivaldi, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and more!” – Boston Spirit Magazine
Well-Strung’s hit holiday show was devised by Well-Strung, Mark Cortale and director Richard Jay-Alexander, and features the group’s own unique pop-classical spin on some of the most beautiful and traditional holiday favorites, such as “Silent Night”, “Sleigh Ride,” all the way to Dolly Parton’s “Hard Candy Christmas” and everything in between.
Well-Strung, featuring Edmund Bagnell (violin), Christopher Marchant (violin), Daniel Shevlin (cello) and Trevor Wadleigh (violin), is a string quartet with a modern twist. The group plays universally recognized classical pieces while singing pop music hits from the likes of Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, and other pop stars for a uniquely engaging experience.
Conceived by Mark Cortale and Christopher Marchant, the foursome has gained international attention. Their most recent, third album entitled “Under The Covers” debuted in 2018 on Billboard’s Classical Chart at #3 and the Classical Crossover Chart at #4. In 2016 they were invited to perform at the Vatican in Rome and at a gala for President Obama. Their hit ‘viral’ music video “Chelsea’s Mom” led to a command performance for and meeting with Hillary Clinton herself. The group has received critical acclaim at New York’s prestigious Feinstein’s/54 Below and well beyond, from the House of Blues in New Orleans to the Leicester Square Theatre in London.
Well-Strung has performed three times on The Today Show and also appeared with Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live. The group’s second album entitled “POPssical” debuted at Number 8 on the Billboard Classical Crossover Chart. Well-Strung has also performed with artists such as Kristin Chenoweth, Neil Patrick Harris, Audra McDonald and Deborah Voigt, as well as performing twice with the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, co-starring in two Christmas concerts at Town Hall in Manhattan with the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus, and opening for Joe Jonas and his band DNCE at Pride Toronto.