New Burning River Baroque Program to Address Toxic Masculinity and Other Social Issues


  • Matt Minde
Inspired by the social reform that took place after the 1969 Cuyahoga River Fire, the classical ensemble Burning River Baroque, whose mission is to "give voice to the voiceless," was founded in 2012.

The group’s 2018-2019 season continues next month with The Other Side of the Story: Untold Perspectives on Familiar Tales, a program that takes on issues of “toxic masculinity.” “This program ties common ideas and stories from ancient passages and mythical tales together with a broad range of musical compositions,” reads a press release about the event.

"We frequently get to experience history through the victor's eyes," says co-director Malina Rauschenfels in a press release about the event. "We're interested in hearing the other side of the story – from those populations that are often marginalized."

Performances take place from Tuesday, March 19, through Saturday, March 23, at various venues in the Cleveland area, including a house in Fairlawn, Fresh Perspectives in downtown Cleveland, St. Alban Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights, St. John’s Episcopal Church in Youngstown and Lakewood Congressional Church in Lakewood.

All venues, performance times and dates can be found on Burning River Baroque's website.

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