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Introducing "cello rock"
Break of Reality at UWPlatteville tonight
Break of Reality (from left) Martin Torch-Ishii, Patrick Laird, Ivan Trevino and Laura Metcalf will perform at UWPlatteville Thursday.

The UW–Platteville Center for the Arts will present Break of Reality in the Richard and Helen Brodbeck Concert Hall Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Break of Reality is an American cello quartet based in New York. Formed at the Eastman School of Music in 2003, the band is filling concert venues around the country with fans eager to hear “cello rock.” Break of Reality has given hundreds of performances across the country, from New York City clubs such as Joe’s Pub to classical music halls such as the Eastman Theatre.

Along with performing, the group has written music for dance, film and television, including an Emmy award-winning episode of “AIR: America’s Investigative Reports” on PBS. Through their affiliation with Pandora Radio, Break of Reality’s music has been streamed more than 6 million times. The band has released three albums, which have sold more than 40,000 copies worldwide.

They’ve been applauded for their genuine technique, and their ability to rock out like they mean it. Time Out New York Newspaper claims, “Break of Reality will win a Grammy someday, bank on it.”

Tickets for this event are $26 for general admission, $20 for faculty and senior citizens, $16 for children to 18, and $13 for UW–Platteville students (with current ID).

Tickets are available through the University Box Office, located in the lower level of Ullsvik Hall. Phone orders can be made by calling 342-1298 or 1-877-727-1CFA. Tickets are also available online at

The next event in the series is organist David Danielson Eaton, Sunday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. For more information on the Performing Arts Series and other performances visit