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Interview with Charith Premawardhana, Founder of Classical Revolution

Posted by Alberta Barnes on Apr 13, 2012 7:00:00 AM

This week I had the privilege of speaking with Charith Premawardhana about Classical Revolution, a national movement which brings live classical music into accessible venues.

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Topics: Classical Music, Chamber music, Classical Revolution

Does Classical Music Belong in a Bar?

Posted by Joseph Chapman on Mar 21, 2012 11:31:00 AM



One of my favorite bars in Ann Arbor is Old Town Tavern: it's laid-back, unpretentious, and while the food isn't anything to write home about, it's decent bar fare. The drinks are reasonably priced, but not so cheap that you get college students passed out in the corner booths. As one Charles Dickens character from Little Dorrit likes to say, "There's no nonsense about it." In short, it's comfortable

But now that I've heard about Classical Revolution, a collective of musicians who bring Mendelssohn and Bach and so on to bars in cities like San Francisco and Detroit and Atlanta, and who have a chapter in Ann Arbor, I'm wondering: would a string ensemble belong at Old Town? Is my favorite bar the right place for this music?

I'm not sure if I'd be more worried about the bar losing its atmosphere or the music losing its impact.

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Topics: Bach, Classical Music, Classical Revolution, String Community, Mendelssohn

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