51XO Orchestra Performs Sleepytime Concert at the Original Mattress Factory

Sat 11/18 @ 8PM

Classical music ensembles, especially ones on the experimental/contemporary end, are performing in all sorts of off-the-wall places these days. But the concert by Cleveland’s 51X0 Experimental Orchestra at the Original Mattress Factory on State Road is probably a first.

Audience members can listen to the concert, dubbed “Gentle Darkness,” while reclining on mattresses. The program includes a half dozen works on the theme of sleep including Ananda Sukarian’s “Gentle Darkness,” George Shearing’s “Lullaby of Birdland,” and Steve Kuhn’s “Trance.” But don’t fall asleep please. You’ll miss the milk and cookies (no, really!)

“It will be the most laidback concert you’ve ever attended,” they promise.

It’s free but donations will be gratefully accepted.



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