Rick Robinson, a double-bass player with the Detroit Symphony, likes a good party. So he organises his own in different cafes around town, calling it Classical Revolution Detroit. It seems to work. Watch here. Read more here.
He has lately quit the orch to pursue his passions full time:
As a Detroit Symphony bassist, I loved playing this glorious music for houses full of devoted fans. As a chamber musician I’ve brought many symphonic favs to new audiences. Eventually I began composing music that blends classical well with urban pop styles. I learned to articulate to the curious why I dig classical as well as other music. I’ve resigned from DSO to make a real difference. Check out CutTime at www.cuttime.com. It’s real music for real people.