Getting Real with Classical Music, Part 3

OK, so I’ve written before about classical music checking reality and just giving the general public some of what they want, in order to rebuild trust in our arts institutions and their …

Getting Real with Classical Music, Part 2

So I left off here writing about the need for our major institutions to go beyond dumbing down to reach the casual community. In support of that statement, I was at a …

Knight Project Blogpost II – Let Me Count the Ways

I am in New York City for annual booking conferences with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) and Chamber Music America (CMA). APAP is the largest such conference in North …

Classical Revolution Detroit event playing Brahms Clarinet Quintet 2011

What Did You Learn Playing Classical in Bars, Rick?

I was recently asked in a meeting what I had been learning by sight-reading (unrehearsed) and performing (rehearsed) classical in bars, clubs and restaurants. Where do I start? I learned …

Knight Foundation Project Blog

Sept. 8, 2013 Today the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced CutTime Productions is one of 56 recipients of an Arts Challenge Detroit grant. By spending $2.1 million …