Burning River Baroque

03/22/2018 7:00 PM

Join us as Burning River Baroque returns to the library to present, Suppressed Voices: Music of the Banished. Music has long offered a space for outsiders to find a voice, and classical composers have often been at the forefront of political and social change. Suppressed Voices is a compelling program that showcases characters and composers who were banished from their homelands. From the character of Agrippina, a political exile in G.F. Handel’s cantata, to composers like Johann Rosenmüller, Evaristo Felice dall’Abaco, and Peter Philips who were forced to flee their homelands for various social, political, and religious reasons, this program will challenge audiences’ expectations and highlight the accomplishments of those who overcame great adversity. This free program is sponsored by the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library.

About Burning River Baroque:
Praised by the Boston Musical Intelligencer as a group that “left an indelible imprint on my psyche,” Cleveland-based Burning River Baroque is an innovative artist-run ensemble founded in 2012 with the goal of bringing the drama, passion, and vitality of Baroque music to life for contemporary audiences. The ensemble strives to engage listeners of all ages and walks of life by offering our performances for free and by performing in a diverse range of venues—from urban churches and coffeehouses to rural libraries and everywhere in between.