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Media Contact:
Jen Rogers, Director of Marketing & Communications
480-204-0101 / jen@phoenixchorale.org

For Immediate Release 

3rd Annual
Classical Revolution Phoestival
4 Stages, 3 Hours, 10 Ensembles
Presented by Classical Revolution PHX
and hosted by the Phoenix Chorale on Friday, April 5, 2013
at Trinity Cathedral on Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix

(Phoenix, AZ) – Classical Revolution PHX, an advocacy group for classical and chamber music in the Phoenix Metro area, is pleased to announce the third annual “Classical Revolution Phoestival.” This free chamber music festival takes place on April 5, 2013 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (100 W. Roosevelt Street along Roosevelt Row) in downtown Phoenix during the First Friday Artwalk. Hosted by the Grammy Award-winning Phoenix Chorale, the Phoestival is a free event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. and features music on four stages by ten ensembles.

The Classical Revolution Phoestival coincides with the Phoenix Chorale’s Free Open Rehearsal which features the Phoenix Chorale in preparation for their upcoming April 27-28 concerts, “Music from the Silver Screen.” Other Phoestival performers include: Mana Saxophone Orchestra AZ, ASU Pan Devils, Opera Revolution, Herberger String Quartet, Phoenix Chamber Brass, piano and flute duo Drew Quiring and Jenna Daum, pianist Ashley Oakley, bassoonist Joseph Kluesener, and a demonstration of the Great Cathedral Organ by Erik Goldstrom.

 “The goal is to change the way people perceive classical music by removing the long-associated stigmas of large concert halls and high society,” says Joseph Kluesener, co-founder of Classical Revolution PHX.  “The Phoestival offers something for everyone with the multi-stage set-up at Trinity Cathedral.  Any audience – regardless of tastes – can relate to and enjoy classical music!”

Schedule of performances:

Back Schedule Final

The Classical Revolution Phoestival is made possible with the support of the Phoenix Chorale, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, and KBAQ 89.5 FM. The Phoenix Chorale, ensemble-in-residence at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in downtown Phoenix, is sponsored in part through grants and funding from Cathedral Arts, Arizona Commission on the Arts, the City of Phoenix’s Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Quail Distributing. For more information, please visit the Phoenix Chorale’s website at PhoenixChorale.org or call 602-253-2224.

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About the Phoenix Chorale: The Phoenix Chorale is regarded as one of the finest professional choral ensembles in North America. What began in 1958 as a small study group of singers became a fully professional choir in 1992 made up of Arizona residents: highly educated and trained singers, teachers and professionals. In 2004, the Phoenix Chorale became the first North American choir to record for the U.K.’s prestigious Chandos Records and since then, the Chorale’s recordings have earned a total of eight GRAMMY® nominations and two GRAMMY® wins. The Phoenix Chorale aims to be the preeminent model for American choral music by redefining standards of excellence and its mission is to enrich life through excellence and distinction in choral artistry. All Phoenix Chorale recordings can be found at PhoenixChorale.org.

About Classical Revolution PHX (CRPHX): Classical Revolution PHX aims to bring chamber music to the masses, stripping away the classical music ‘pedestal’ by performing in unusual spaces and making the music accessible to the public. CRPHX is here to invigorate audience interest, break traditional expectations of ‘classical’ music, demonstrate the connection between humanity and classical music and present concerts involving traditional and non-traditional approaches. CRPHX performances will take place in cafes, pubs, clubs, homes, on public transportation, in open spaces and beyond – and can feature collaborations with local musicians and artists from various styles and backgrounds. More information is available at ClassicalRevolutionPHX.org.