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December 19, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Clap when you want to, says pop’n'classical Portland Cello Project | Concert preview

(Tarina Westlund)

(Tarina Westlund)

The last time the Portland Cello project was on the road, the pop-dipping string ensemble had a little fun with its cross-genre-ational crowd. It had long been common for the indie-rock kids to get shushed by classical-music fans in the audience for applauding between movements — a faux pas on par with unwrapping candy in a symphony hall.

So when the band played Radiohead’s “Paranoid Android,” it over enunciated the pause toward the middle of the song to the point where the classical fans unfamiliar with the piece began to clap and the indie kids had their chance to shush.

Their point? Get over yourselves. All of you.

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