2698 Folsom St. @ 23rd
San Francisco, California 94110


Saturday, August 18th

Classical Revolution, the illegitimate brainchild of Joe Lewis and Charith Premawardhana, is currently in its eighth month of existence. Their goal is to bring classical music to an ever-widening audience. They seek out a fan base of their own peers: thinkers, artists, fellow musicians, construction workers, bartenders, cabinetmakers, and anyone else interested in broadening their musical tastes. Their weekly Sunday night performances at Revolution Café continues to thrive in popularity and musicality.

Since its inception, Classical Revolution has collaborated with a variety of guest performers and groups including Del Sol Quartet, Presidio Ensemble, and concert violinist Anne Akiko-Meyers. Their rotating lineup of musicians includes graduate students and alumni of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, as well as members of regional orchestras such as the Monterey Symphony, Sacramento Philharmonic, Fresno Philharmonic, Santa Cruz Symphony, and San Francisco Opera. Classical Revolution’s musicians have attended the nation’s top music schools and have performed and studied with classical music's preeminent practitioners. Their music ranges from solo piano to string quartet and larger. (They once squeezed fifteen musicians into the Revolution Cafe to perform a Mozart Piano Concerto!) Classical Revolution has played music written more than 250 years ago and they have played music less than a week old. They have improvised, used electronics, and incorporated live painting into performances.

$10-$15 suggested donation. Doors open at 8:30 pm. Show at 9:00 pm.

Added by BayTaper.com on July 30, 2007