Next show: May 21 2022

Ladies and Gentleman! Cellists and String musicians of all ages! It is our greatest pleasure to present to you the DEBUT of- CELLO MADNESS CONGRESS SOCAL! 
What is the Cello Madness Congress? 
Since its opening in 2012, the Cello Madness has been attended in person and viewed online by thousands of fans in the Bay Area and all over the world. This event is where music lovers gather to be immersed into an unforgettable experience of Cello Madness. From rock to pop to classical, the event showcases soloists from all backgrounds. The evening is tied together by a conversation-like exchange of wits and humor between the cellists and the audience, as performers spontaneously step on stage between featured acts. 
For those of you who live in Socal and are local here is the ticket link for the tickets in person. 
https://mobile.soundsurf.com/merch/aAdjKcEpXz6Eq5spz 
Those audience who can not attend in person and want to watch live streamed. Details will be on ticket site and click on category called Virtual Attendance. Once purchased a link will be available on the site the week of the show. See less

What is the Cello Madness Congress?

The Cello Madness Congress used to be a live show where many cellists had featured slots.
In between all the featured acts, there was improvisation sessions amongst the cellists.

Now the Cello Madness Congress is an online livestream series and will resume live shows when it's safe.

Here is an example of the live show vibe. This is an epic 18 minute round of Cello Ping Pong Volleyball. Basically, the  
concept is that you split the cellists into two teams and each team plays a short snippet of a piece or an improv and lobs the musical ball over to the other team.  

In this match, one team Mushaikalummers is comprised of Rushad Eggleston, Misha Khalikulov, and Mark Summers. Team 2 Team B is Cello Joe, Martin Watkinson, and Ilene Mcholland.  

Watch as the madness ensues. 
Catch an upcoming livestream Cello Madness Congress! Click on the "Shows" tab.

Shows

Upcoming shows! 

Previous events

Date Event Location
Cello Madness at OCMD OCMD - Orange County Music and Dance , Irvine, CA OCMD - Orange County Music and Dance , Irvine, CA
Cello Madness Online Event, Oakland, CA Online Event, Oakland, CA
STRING IN THE NEW YEAR Online Event, Oakland, CA Online Event, Oakland, CA
Latecomers ticket- STRING IN THE NEW YEAR 11 AM PST - 12:30 PM PST (only for people trying to buy a ticket during the show.) Online Event, Oakland, CA Online Event, Oakland, CA
THE CELLO MADNESS CONGRESS: YULESTICE Online Event, Oakland, CA Online Event, Oakland, CA
The Cello Madness Congress: Colorado to Cambodia Online Event, Oakland, CA Online Event, Oakland, CA
Cello Madness Congress: Across the Pond Online Event, Oakland, CA Online Event, Oakland, CA
 —  — Cello Madness Congress: OctoBOOer Online Event, Oakland, CA Online Event, Oakland, CA
 —  — Cello Madness Congress: Polarized | Sep 19 2020 | 11 AM - 12:30 PM PST | 8 PM - 9:30 PM Berlin Online Event, Oakland, CA / Berlin Online Event, Oakland, CA / Berlin