The Fair Lane Music Guild shines a light on contemporary classics when CutTime Simfonica presents ‘Model-T Magic.’ The concert performance is Wednesday, Nov. 13 at Fair Lane, the home of Clara and Henry Ford, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Details from the artists and producers:
A Music Guild favorite, DSO-bassist turned Kresge-winning composer Rick Robinson brings back his lively and innovative string sextet with drums to shake up classical and symphonic music. Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra musicians join Mr. CutTime for this surprising evening of new romantic-style music that often interacts with urban pop influences to tell modern stories and make classical music truly accessible. Expect lively and famous dances, dramatic and personal stories, and key tips to love written music.
The full CutTime Simfonica (string sextet+light drums) will feature many of founder Rick Robinson’s most dramatic and cathartic compositions and arrangements for the 50th anniversary of the Fair Lane Music Guild series. Robinson is a former DSO bassist-turned-composer on a mission to broaden audiences for classical and symphonic music with casual, lively, eclectic, soulful, demonstrative and informative performances; a style he calls “new classical.” What’s more, the very expressive MOT Concertmaster Eliot Heaton will join, improvising at times with Musique Noire violist Leslie DeShazor. Program also includes Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture to Bach, Ellington, Beethoven, Still, Leroy Anderson and Chabrier.
The Clara and Henry Ford Estate at Fair Lane is located at 4901 Evergreen Rd., Dearborn, Mich.