CLASSICAL REVOLUTION PHOESTIVAL
4 STAGES, 3 HOURS, 15 ENSEMBLES
Free chamber music festival features the Phoenix Chorale,
Clarinets for Conservation, Paradise Winds, and more
(Phoenix, AZ) – Classical music advocacy group Classical Revolution PHX is proud to present the fourth annual “Classical Revolution Phoestival.” This free chamber music festival takes place on April 4, 2014 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (located at 100 W. Roosevelt Street) in downtown Phoenix during the First Friday Artwalk. The event is hosted by the Grammy Award-winning Phoenix Chorale, begins at 6:30 p.m, and features a variety of music on four stages.
The Classical Revolution Phoestival includes the Phoenix Chorale’s Free Open Rehearsal with the Phoenix Chorale preparing for their upcoming performances of “Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil” with the Kansas City Chorale (held April 26-27, 2014). The Phoestival will also feature a variety of chamber ensembles including Clarinets for Conservation, French horn quartet Cornua Irae, Paradise Winds, the Arizona Chamber Music Experience, Phoenix Early Music Society, among many others.
“The goal of the Phoestival is to provide Phoenix with a fun and free alternative to traditional classical music, serving up a buffet of back-to-back chamber music on four stages with a nice variety of ensembles,” said Joseph Kluesener, co-founder of Classical Revolution PHX. “It’s a unique way for listeners to choose their own mix from a sampling of classical flavors and take in the opening night of the exhibition at Trinity Cathedral’s Olney Gallery – all during the First Friday Artwalk.”
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 K-BACH 89.5 FM. For event information, visit the Phoenix Chorale’s website at PhoenixChorale.org or call 602-253-2224, or go to ClassicalRevolutionPHX.org.
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About Classical Revolution PHX (CRPHX): Classical Revolution PHX received the 2013 «Mayor’s Arts Award” for Music and 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.
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.