Downtown Concierge

Ready for Some Naked Classics Fun?


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The name sounds a little dirty, but you’ll enjoy good, clean fun with ProMusica’s Naked Classics. So, mark your calendar for this Friday, October 12 for the first of two Naked Classics concerts. And, you can make a night of it with dinner before and drinks after. Check out the Downtown Concierge for restaurant options.

What do they mean by Naked Classics? Well, ProMusica wants to make classical music more approachable and fresh. Just as chefs deconstruct dishes so foodies can examine each element, ProMusica deconstructs a classical masterwork to allow the audience to explore classical music in a new way. Naked Classics uses graphics, excerpts and interviews to reveal more about the pieces and the composer. So, whether you claim the mantle of classical music expert or are a bit of a newbie, you are sure to come away with a new appreciation.

Naked Classics First Performance Details

  • Naked Classics: Homeland-Bartok, Ives, Vaughan Williams.
  • Friday, October 12, 8 p.m.
  • Southern Theatre

This performance explores three different composers and contrasts their works. So, delve into each and learn about how they both used and were influenced by folk music. Grab your tickets now. Or, go ahead and purchase tickets for this and the second Naked Classics concert of the season and enjoy a 10 percent discount. The second performance hits April 5, featuring Shostakovich Chamber Symphony.

ProMusica’s regular performance schedule begins October 14; Opening Night kicks off their 40th Anniversary. Creative Partner Vadim Gluzman,pianist Angela Yoffe and principal cellist of The Cleveland Orchestra Mark Kosower share Ives’ Three Places in New England and Beethoven’s Concerto for Violin, Cello, Piano and Orchestra, Op. 56 and Symphony No. 2. Plus, you’ll want to plan ahead and nab your tickets for ProMusica holiday favorite, Messiah Side-By-Side Sing-Along.