DAYTON, OH (June 4, 2018) – Last September, the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance (DPAA) announced a new concert series for 2017-2018 called EDGE. EDGE is a performing arts series filled with Unconventional Performances in Unconventional Places, with all concerts being free and open to the public. The goal of EDGE is to bring the performing arts into the Dayton community, introducing the art forms of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance to new audiences in more intimate and approachable settings. EDGE is made possible by generous funding from the Miriam Rosenthal Foundation for the Arts.
On Sunday, June 17, 2018 from 2:00 pm–3:00 pm at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center in downtown Troy, OH, the Dayton Philharmonic String and Percussion Quartet—comprising Aurelian Oprea on violin, William Manley on violin, Colleen Braid on viola, and Michael LaMattina on percussion—will perform a special concert with guest artist Mr. Rick “Mr. CutTime” Robinson. Robinson, performing on double bass, is a former member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and founder of CutTime Productions: Making Symphonies Work for Everyone.
Robinson and the DPO will perform a program to connect audiences old and new to classical music, featuring standard symphonic works plus one of Robinson’s original popular compositions. Expect lively and informative hosting, a wide variety of music, humor, personal stories, and up-close-and-personal interactions and conversations with the performers, who will answer all audience questions to demystify and debunk tired stereotypes of classical music.
Prior to this performance, on Saturday June 16, 2018 from 10:30 am–12:00 noon in the Mathile Theatre of the Schuster Center in downtown Dayton, Robinson will be offering a seminar aimed at area musicians, music educators and other interested guests. The seminar will provide an opportunity to learn about Robinson’s work, publications, and attitude as he strives to build new audiences for classical music in casual settings. The seminar offers techniques to use with newcomers to introduce them to the world of classical music, with methods including metaphors, answering burning-but-unspoken questions, and, naturally, some fun audience participation. To register for this seminar, please visit the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rick-robinson-seminar-tickets-46775561965
More EDGE performances are scheduled through June 2018. For more information on this upcoming EDGE concert or other EDGE concerts scheduled in June, visit www.daytonperformingarts.org/edge.
For more information or to order subscriptions for the 2018-2019 Vistas Season of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, including flexible subscription types that include performances by Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton Opera and Dayton Ballet, visit www.daytonperformingarts.org.