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String Trio Simply Three to Perform in Malibu

Simply ThreeElectrifying string trio Simply Three will brings its infectious energy and heartfelt musicality to Pepperdine University’s Smothers Theatre in Malibu on Wednesday, October 2, at 7:30 PM.

Classically trained. Pop influenced. String driven. The trio of violinist Glen McDaniel, cellist Zack Clark, and bassist Nicholas Villalobos, together known as Simply Three, has been captivating audiences worldwide with high-octane performances and innovative interpretations of contemporary hits since 2010. Simply Three continues to receive praise for its ability to impress listeners with a multitude of genres that span from artists and composers such as Adele, Gershwin, Coldplay, twenty one pilots, Ed Sheeran, 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 creative arrangements that showcase the group’s 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. Additionally, their works have gained great critical recognition by publications such as the Huffington PostRolling Stone, and RyanSeacrest.com, as well as mainstream artists themselves. Chart-topping rockers OneRepublic praised Simply Three’s version of their hit single “Counting Stars,” and 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.

Simply Three is dedicated to enhancing the classical music experience and educating the next generation of musicians. Their commitment to education and fresh approach to fusing pop and classical music have inspired thousands of young audiences across the nation.

Ticket prices range between $10 and $40. For additional information about this performance, and to purchase tickets, visit the Center for the Arts website.