2017-2018 Season of Public Performances


Monday-Tuesday, July 31 – August 1, 2017 2pm-2pm

CutTime Simfonica – Central UP Invasion
@ Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts (link)
101 Maple St. Manistee, MI 49660

Everyone deserves LIVE symphonic music, and the string quartet with drums, CutTime Simfonica, brings lively outdoor, pop-up concerts to the communities in Manistee and Ludington, MI during the high tourist season, to draw attention to the arts center where they’ll play indoors Tuesday 10am.

Saturday, August 5, 2017 7:15p-8:10

CutTime Simfonica – Gimmie Classical
@ Sidewalk Detroit Festival (link)
Artists’ Village at Old Redford Theater

For our fourth year at this surprising street festival, CutTime® evangelizes classical and symphonic hits as JOY for Detroit’s real people, who can join the music-making with percussion and dancing. Dancers will float thru on occasion to dances from Bach, to Brahms, to Tchaikovsky, to Ellington, to Michael Jackson. It’s time to cut loose to classical! Look for us in the alley at Lasher.

Thursday, August 17, 2017 7:30pm-9

CutTime Players – A Symphony in Your Pocket
@ Rocky River Senior Center (map)
21014 Hilliard Blvd, Rocky River, OH 44116

The auditorium at the Rocky River Civic Center is glad to see Mr. CutTime return with many CIM grads. We brought down the house at Christmas time. So the expectations are high for a summertime grand slam. The variety program features famous, lively symphonic standards such as Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture, The Carmen Suite, slow mvmt. of Beethoven’s 7th Symphony and his famous Fur Elise. They will also premiere Rick Robinson’s newest version of Pork ‘n Beans. Facebook link Tickets are $20 only at the door.

Friday, July 28, 2017 7p-10 rescheduling to…

CutTime Simfonica – Gimme Classical
@ Canton Brew Works (lFB event ink)
8521 N Lilley Rd, Canton Twp, MI 48187

Our rebel Classical Revolution Detroit series breaks out of the city to breweries across the state with Simfonica, lively symphonic music and audience participation to refresh the fine arts so everyone feels warm, tickled and inspired. Dance is a feature of “sonatas” and our host Mr. CutTime makes that very clear, alternating Beethoven’s folk dances with more recent dances.
Admission is FREE and KIDS love it as much as adults!
This event is sponsored by Anonymous.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 8p-11

Classical Revolution Detroit – CR Founder’s Day!

Classical Revolution Founder Charith Premawardhana returns to Detroit for music, rhythm and humor and we’ll invite local volunteer musicians to sit in, play and drink with this charismatic violinist.

Friday, September 8, 2017  7p & 8:30

CutTime Simfonica – Detroit ’67: Lift Every Voice
@ Detroit Institute of Arts – Rivera Court (link)
8521 N Lilley Rd, Canton Twp, MI 48187

CutTime® SLOWS IT DOWN for once to bring a heavy classical program centered around the yearlong  commemoration of the Detroit 1967 uprising. The full CutTime Simfonica string sextet + drums will feature stirring instrumentals alternating with stories of Detroiters. Dramatic and grieving compositions by CutTime founder-bassist-composer Rick Robinson (Mr. CutTime) will jive with spicy Ellington, Still and Pork ‘n Beans, and likely with audience volunteers.  Rick’s hit Highland Park, MI: City of Trees animate his experience growing up in the long shadow of that rebellion. MOT Concertmaster Eliot Heaton joins Mr. CutTime to fulfill the promise of CutTime with improvisation.  And Rick may premiere a new work written for the occasion. This is FREE and OPEN to the public.


CutTime Director leads the string quartet Simfonica
CutTime Simfonica performs at N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art in 2016.