WE LOVE CLASSICAL MUSIC
We love playing classical music.
We love listening to classical music.
We are tired of the elitist and inaccessible nature of the classical world.
We believe that there are many that would enjoy classical music if they could access it in a setting that is comfortable for them.
We believe classical musicians should be allowed to perform in a setting that is more casual - where the audience is allowed to have a drink, eat a scone, laugh a little, and clap a lot.
We believe everyone can enjoy the music that we love.
“Traditionally, classical music changes at the pace of continental drift. It still grapples with Victorian-age costumes, outdated technology and old-world rules. But groups such as Classical Revolution PDX, Flöte and Opera Theater Oregon are taking cues from pop music, sharing personnel and collaborating on projects. Their goal: prodding classical music to be more hip and, dare they say, fun.”
"Those irrepressible Classical Revolutionaries were at it again... playing for an audience that, judging by admittedly superficial cues such as dress, race, age, and the presence of young children, looked mostly unfamiliar with the stodgy standard classical music set up. Apparently no one told them that they were supposed to flee in fear and confusion from modern and local music...Congrats to Classical Revolution for bringing today’s sounds and classical music to places where everyone can hear it.''
This is a special message for local composers!
Every October as the shadows lengthen we get our instruments slightly out-of-tune and summon our scariest sounds for Decomposer’s Night.
This October, Portland-area composers have a special opportunity to bring their craft to the macabre world of H. P. Lovecraft in this special horror-music call for scores.
Lovecraft’s short story “The Hound” is a work of grave-robbing and “eldrich” decadence. We will present new music accompanying a reading of the first twelve paragraphs of this story – approximately a ten-minute performance.