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Simply Three is on a quest to look beyond the scope of possiblity in hopes of creating new and fresh ways for string playing.

Simply Three brings classical music with old school training and new school sound to The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley on Thursday.

The electrifying trio of Glen McDaniel, Nick Villalobos, and Zack Clark, together known as Simply Three, has been captivating audiences worldwide with high-octane performances since 2010.

Acclaimed as "having what it takes" (Boston Philharmonic) and "highly imaginative and well played" (Maine Today), Simply Three continues to receive praise for their ability to impress listeners with a multitude of genres that span from Puccini and Gershwin to artists such as Adele, Coldplay, and Michael Jackson.

By reshaping convention through this style of genre hopping, the trio continues to seek the true essence of classical crossover with original works as well as innovative arrangements that showcase their technical virtuosity and heartfelt musicality.

With an ever-growing online popularity, Simply Three is creating a renewed excitement for instrumental music through inventive music videos that have captured the hearts of millions of YouTube viewers across the globe.

Furthermore, their works have gained great critical recognition by publications such as The Huffington Post, Rolling Stone, and RyanSeacrest.com, as well as mainstream artists themselves.

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Chart-topping rockers OneRepublic praised Simply Three's version of their hit single "Counting Stars," exclaiming they "LOVE this 'Counting Stars' cover!"

Additionally, Grammy-nominated R&B sensation Janelle Monáe proclaimed the trio's project of her hit singles "Cold War" and "Tightrope" to be "an honor" while making it a highlighted feature of her personal website.

Their quest to look beyond the scope of possibility has led them to collaborate with some of the world's most creative musicians, including Kellindo Parker (Janelle Monáe), Alyson Stoner, and Jeff Smith (M-Pact), in hopes of creating a new, fresh genesis for string playing.

With this, the trio is able to merge shows into a unique synergy of thrilling performances and tone-rich sounds not soon to be forgotten.

KNOW & GO

WHO: The Center for the Arts presents

WHAT: Simply Three

WHEN: 8 p.m. Thursday

WHERE: The Center for the Arts

314 W Main Street, Grass Valley.

TICKETS: $27 member, $30 general public, $12 student (limited)

The Center Box Office — 530-274-8384 ext 14

BriarPatch Co-op Community Market — 530-272-5333

Tickets online at http://www.thecenterforthearts.org

WEBPAGE: http://thecenterforthearts.org/

http://thecenterforthearts.org/event/simply-three/

http://www.simplythreemusic.com