2017-2018 Season of Public Performances



Sunday, April 8, 2018 7:30pm-9:30

CutTime Players – Symphony Swings Into Action
@Birmingham Temple Vivace Series (link)
28611 W. 12 Mile Rd. Birmingham, MI 48334
The mixed octet CutTime Players features hit symphonic arrangements performed with the intimacy of chamber music to turn on new audiences and take veteran audiences deep into the performers’ perspective. Director Rick Robinson will apply his clever analogies to instrumental music and explain why he quit the DSO in 2012 to pursue a broader public for classical. They will then swing into jazz hybrids by Duke Ellington, Claude Bolling and one of Rick’s own spicy compositions!
Tickets are $28 for general admissions ($10 group rate for students).

Thursday, April 19, 2018 7:30p-9

CutTime Simfonica – No Time Like the Present
@Rocky River Senior Center
21014 Hilliard Blvd Rocky River, OH 44116
Don’t miss Mr. CutTime’s return to Rocky River with the rich string sounds of his other classical band, CutTime Simfonica®. Featuring yet another lively variety program of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Ellington and Joplin, Director Rick Robinson adds his own funky-romantic compositions like Pork ‘n Beans, the Mighty Love Serenade and his big hit City of Trees! This time, Rick brings his experienced musicians from Detroit, who bring intoxicating improvisation to the intersection of Jazz and Classical Streets. Light drums and audience with toy percussion keep the beat. Every CutTime® concert features Robinson’s humor and surprising insights on the utility of classical and symphonic music.
Tickets are $20 general admission; $10 for students with ID.


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