Tue 12/18 @ 8-10PM
It’s Classical Revolution Cleveland’s 9th anniversary, and they’ve got a lot to celebrate. For one thing, they were recently named the first-ever musician in residence at Gordon Square, playing pop-up gigs around the neighborhood. That’s in addition to the nine years’ worth of free monthly gigs they’ve performed at the Happy Dog, gigs which have drawn on a wide, revolving roster of local and visiting professional classical musicians of all types. There they get to play music they couldn’t perform in a traditional concert, often blending genres, using unusual instrumental formats or adding improvisation.
This month is also it’s holiday show, so it will include sing-alongs, some offbeat takes on traditional seasonal carols, “fabulous” (their description) string ensembles, featuring violinists Hanna Landrum, Victor Beyens, Maria Park, Dianna Joiner and Ariel Clayton Karas and violist Patrick Miller, solo harp by Katie Slusher, toy organ by Nick Landrum and, wrapping up the night, the bassoon quartet of Arleigh Savage, MacKenzie Brauns, Marisa Esposito and Ian Morin.
Other musicians could show up. They often do.