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Revolution Is a Work in Progress

Having begun the Knight Project to expand our Classical Revolution Detroit series in January, we’ve again witnessed the usual results: several people thanking us for sharing classical and symphonic music where they …

Classical Revolution Detroit event playing Brahms Clarinet Quintet 2011

Classicism vs. Classism

I took part in a place-making workshop last week in Detroit. Despite the usual negative reports, my hometown is actually receiving huge private investments from billionaires, local corporations and major foundations, revitalizing central areas from …

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 …