Cut time symbol

cut time is this musical symbol calling for a lively, fast or swinging beat. CutTime Productions LLC adopted this as a guiding principle to make classical and esp. symphonic music lively, fast or swinging for newcomers; to dramatically cut the time it takes curious new listeners to love it. During 22 years in a major orchestra, CutTime® founder Rick Robinson committed to a charitable artistic mission of serving the broadest public with intimate, info-taining events that give personal meaning and immediate benefits. Originally developed for churches and schools, CutTime expanded into restaurants, clubs, homes, offices and streets.

Robinson has been an innovative force in bringing chamber ensembles into nontraditional venues and classrooms, mixing it up with a variety of creative repertoire and generally proving that classical music belongs not on the fringes of contemporary culture but at the heart of everyday life.
– Detroit Free Press Music Critic Mark Stryker

Music critic Jeffrey Rossman of Classical Voice of North Carolina called CutTime founder Rick Robinson, “a modern-day Dvorak… [whose] personality, aggressive advocacy of [practical outreach], and his remarkable playing, composing and arranging skills put him in the forefront of this movement.”