Wed 3/21 @7:30PM
Thu 3/22 @ 7PM
Fri 3/23 @ 7:30PM
Sat 3/24 @ 2PM & 7PM
Burning River Baroque, an upstart early-music group here in Cleveland, presents five performances of a new program called Suppressed Voices: Music of the Banished.
BRB has carved out a specialty in telling stories about human struggles through their selection of pieces.
“Music has long offered a space for outsiders to find a voice, and classical composers have often been at the forefront of political and social change,” they say. “From the character of Agrippina, a political exile in G.F. Handel’s cantata, to composers Johann Rosenmüller, Evaristo Felice dall’Abaco, and Peter Philips who were forced to flee their homelands for various social, political, and religious reasons, this program will challenge audiences’ expectations and highlight the accomplishments of those who overcame great adversity.”
The group’s co-directors, soprano Malina Rauschenfels and harpsichordist Paula Maust, will be joined by baroque violinists Sarah Elizabeth Cranor and Reynaldo Patiño and baroque cellist Jessica Korotkin.
They’ll perform at the Wine Spot in Cleveland Heights on Wednesday, the Stow/Monroe Falls Public Library on Thursday, Lakewood Congregational Church of Friday and St. Alban Episcopal Church on Saturday afternoon, all free performances (the Stow/Monroe Falls performance requires reservations). On Saturday evening the group will perform a house concert/fundraiser in Cleveland Heights. Tickets are $50; you will get the exact address upon RSVP.