Burning River Baroque Performs At Lakewood Congregational Church
Burning River Baroque continues their 7th season with a series of thought-provoking performances, beginning Tuesday, March 19. "The Other Side of the Story: Untold Perspectives on Familiar Tales" has been crafted to connect baroque music to contemporary social issues.
The March series includes a Sunday, March 23, performance at Lakewood Congregational Church (1375 West Clifton Boulevard). The performance is at 7pm with a $10 to $20 suggested donation.
The March performances engage audiences around the timeless issues of toxic masculinity and consent. Historic passages and tales have been interwoven with a broad range of musical compositions and related commentary. “We frequently get to experience history through the victor’s eyes,” said co-director Malina Rauschenfels, “We’re interested in hearing the other side of the story — from those populations that are often marginalized.” The program for soprano, flute, cello and harpsichord includes baroque repertoire, a medieval work, and the premiere of "Honey sweet we sing for you," a cantata by Aaron Grad and Jennifer Bullis.
Founded in 2012, Burning River Baroque has been praised by the Boston Music Intelligencer as “a group that left an indelible print on my psyche.”"The Other Side of the Story" runs from March 19 through 23, with public venues that include downtown Cleveland, Lakewood, Youngstown, Fairlawn, and Cleveland Heights. Visit www.burning-river-baroque.org to learn more.