Many people seldom (or never!) get a chance to hear classical music live-- either they are too busy or can’t afford it or never get a chance to. It is the aim of Classical Revolution is to take live (recordings don’t count) classical music from the concert hall and bring it into homes, schools, cafes, bars, sidewalks... everywhere-- because classical music shouldn’t be restricted to concert halls and elevators. Audience members are asked to enjoy the music quietly but not to hesitate about a whisper to a neighbor. No phones, but feel free to unwrap your cough drop or sip your drink.
Started in San Francisco by Charith Permawardahana, the movement now has chapters in:
Los Angeles, CA
Dallas FW, TX
Louisville, KY Atlanta, GA
Ann Arbor, MI
Twin Cities, MN
Baton Rouge, LA
Washington D.C. Indianapolis, IN
South Florida, FL
New York City, NY
“a loose collective of top-notch, classically trained musicians,” --NY Times
“Musicians as Entrepreneurs” --Economist
“How about a little Chopin with that cappuccino? Some Beethoven with your beer?” --San Francisco Chronicle
"Viva La Revolution!" -SFCV
The Silicon Valley chapter of Classical Revolution launched this weekend and was a huge success with large turnouts Saturday night at Red Rock Cofee and as a part of Palo Alto's annual summer solstice World Music Day celebration, which closed down University Ave.
Check out the video and leave a comment if you want to get involved! The organization open to classical musicians who to join.