Monday, December 1, 2014

CutTime Productions Performs Classical Concert in Birmingham

Broadsword Extends Its Support for Introducing Classical Music to New Audiences

Detroit, MI – November 25, 2014 - CutTime Productions, LLC, an artistic venture committed to presenting classical music to audiences in diverse musical environments, is performing a concert at Studio D in Birmingham’s railway district.  Admission to the concert is free, but donations are encouraged.

Led by former Detroit Symphony Orchestra bassist Rick Robinson, CutTime Productions uses three signature ensembles and a publishing house to make classical music more accessible to a wide audience. Robinson has arranged over a hundred famous symphonic and classical works for these ensembles and composed several that blend classical with urban pop to refresh the genre and touch new audiences with these styles.

“It’s not your grandfather’s classical music,” Robinson said.  “Classical music is losing its audience.  One way to solve this is to present classical music more like popular music.”

In its “Classical Revolution” series, CutTime is performing new compositions and showing how popular music can be integrated into classical styles.  CutTime Simfonica, which consists of strings and percussion, will perform Friday, December 5 at Studio D, 661 S. Eton St. at 7:00 p.m.

CutTime is a recipient of the Knight Foundation Arts Challenge Detroit grant, which promotes innovation in the arts and the community.  The intent of the December 5 concert is to generate additional support for CutTime to reach its matching grant funding goals and donations are encouraged.

“We are excited that Broadsword has extended its support of CutTime.” said Robinson. "Broadsword’s support helps CutTime Productions reach more audiences nationally with our music and methods, encouraging a wider variety of listeners to open up to classical music."

“For CutTime Productions, music is about engineering the craft, using science and discipline along with creativity to synthesize something new,” Jeff Dalton, President of Broadsword Solutions, said.  “In that sense, CutTime Productions does for classical music what Broadsword does for software engineering.  We are proud to continue to be a partner in their success.”

Headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, CutTime Productions is on a mission to shift the paradigm of the orchestra establishment while articulating the surprising value of classical music to everyday Americans. More information and samples can be found at

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