Classical music leaps off the pedestal

CutTime Productions LLC

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09/07/13 to 09/07/14
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Knight Arts Challenge

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To share a love of the classics by having traditional performers play at neighborhood bars, cafes and eateries

To share a love of the classics, CutTime Productions will expand its ongoing Classical Revolution Detroit series, which takes musicians from the concert halls and into neighborhood bars, cafes and eateries. The performances provide a deeply felt reminder of the way the classics enrich everyone's lives. Using the open jam format, the performers also invite players from the audience to participate. Even non-musicians can join on percussion and in other exercises. With challenge funding, CutTime will increase the number of inclusive events in an expanded list of venues.

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Rick Robinson

A one-time regular with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and a 22-year veteran of the DSO (now resigned), Robinson is a relative latecomer to composing. Yet with considerable experiences as an orchestra musician, solo recitalist, transcriber, publisher, ensemble leader and conductor, he is stubbornly dedicated to creating emotionally rich experiences for both players and audiences. Judging from his Essay and other works so far, there is no doubt he could produce expansive symphonic works given the opportunities.

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