From Handel to Hip-Hop
This original performance by Infinitus focuses on listening skills to illustrate various elements of classical music, such as the identical but distinct parts of a canon or the imagery and mood of a Scottish lament. The trio of musicians seamlessly combines violin, viola, and cello (with a hint of vocal beatbox) through a repertoire that ranges from the frenetic energy of Flight of the Bumblebee to the rhythmic complexities of hip-hop.
Infinitus is a Vancouver-based beatboxing string trio. Violist Anthony Cheung, cellist Alex Cheung and violinist John “Adidam” Littlejohn are known for their unique sound and upbeat performance style. With a repertoire featuring classical standards and original jazz/hip-hop arrangements, the critically-acclaimed company has quickly become one of North America’s premier chamber groups.
“I was really surprised what you [Infinitus] can do on the violin, cello, and the viola. I never knew violins, cellos and violas can do pop. I thought it was just classic music. I really, really, really wanted to see more because it made my day and it looked like it made yours, too.”