String Theory, Not of the Brian Greene Variety
Written by Bwog Staff
If you’ve always felt Maroon 5 could use a little less Adam Levine and a little more cello, check out this video of Nathan Chan, Steven Bennett, Maddie Tucker, and Justin Zhao, all CC ’15, performing their take on the pop group’s “Moves Like Jagger.” As if that wasn’t impressive enough, the group arranged the performance on their own by ear.
The quartet, known as String Theory (rejected names include the Cellovators and Cellato), formed at the beginning of the school year and style themselves as “Columbia’s most elite cello ensemble.” They’ve performed in St. Paul’s Chapel and at Night Market, and will take to the stage tonight and the Barnard-Columbia-Juilliard exchange concert at 7 pm in Miller Theater. Oh, and did we mention it’s free?
Also be on the lookout for String Theory’s next project—Coldplay’s “Viva la Vida” for five cellos.