Monday, October 8, 2012

Early Music -- Cleveland

It's astonishing, the wealth of early music performances at a high level in the Cleveland area. There's Oberlin, of course (more soon on that). There's Apollo's Fire, Jeannette Sorrell's prolific 20-year old baby. There's the relative newby, Debra Nagy's Les Délices, specializing in oboe and French music. And now, Burning River Baroque. I'm not sure I'm happy about the name (memories of the OLD Cleveland!), but the group is promising and fun.

My review of their concert this weekend is here, at Cleveland Classical.


3 comments:

CHEN said...

The name "Burning River" sounds so fun to me~it reminds me of ocean flame (a contemporary Chinese novel with a lot of intensity and darkness).....but I'm not sure what burning river suggests about these earlier pieces either.

Nick Jones said...

I think that the name comes from the infamous incident when Cleveland's Cuyahoga River caught on fire. But baroque music, too, is filled with passion and fire!

Nick Jones said...

I think that the name comes from the infamous incident when Cleveland's Cuyahoga River caught on fire. But baroque music, too, is filled with passion and fire!