Elements Worth Fighting For

Elementos por los que vale la pena luchar

(English/Español livestream/recording)

Saturday, June 26th, 7pm EST, 2021 - 6pm Mérida/México

Free Streaming Concert! gratis

Donations gratefully accepted

Streamed at these three links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6vuieHa328

https://www.facebook.com/events/5316034031804358

https://stjohnohio.org/burning-river-baroque-streaming-concert-june-26-2021/

To submit poems for our poetry call click here for English

Sabado, el 26 de Junio - 7EST, 6pm México

Concierto en streaming - gratis

Si gusta hacer una donación las aceptaremos con agradecimiento.

Streamed aquí:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6vuieHa328

https://www.facebook.com/events/5316034031804358

https://stjohnohio.org/burning-river-baroque-streaming-concert-june-26-2021/

Enviar un poema click aquí en español

During the early modern era, gratitude for the earth was regularly expressed through religious and secular celebrations focused on giving thanks for earth’s life-giving provisions. People deemed it important to be good stewards of the earth so that it would continue to be prosperous for future generations. The discipline of alchemy was widely practiced at the time, encouraging balance and stasis internally as well as with our relationship to the earth. Since the dawn of the industrial revolution, humanity’s technological advances have both propelled society forward and also often taken a dangerous toll on the planet. Although climate change is widely considered by scientists to be the most pressing threat to the life of our planet, environmental issues are often divisive and polarizing. Encouraged by the recent global climate strikes, our program will use music as a vehicle for inspiring productive dialogue about climate change.

Malina Rauschenfels, baroque violin, cello & voice

Paula Maust, harpsichord

 

Al comienzo de la época moderna, la gratitud por la tierra se expresaba a través de celebraciones religiosas y seculares centradas en el agradecimiento a la tierra como fuente de la vida. La gente lo consideraba importante el cuidado de la tierra para que ésta continuara siendo próspera para las generaciones futuras. La disciplina de la alquimia se practicaba ampliamente en ese momento, fomentando el equilibrio y la estabilidad interiores, así como en nuestra relación con la tierra. Desde el inicio de la revolución industrial, los avances tecnológicos de la humanidad han impulsado a la sociedada toda velocidad hacia futuro incierto. A menudo, estos avances han tenido consecuencias peligrosas para el planeta. Aunque los científicos consideran que el cambio climático es la peor amenaza para la vida de nuestro planeta, los problemas ambientales a menudo son divisivos y polarizadores. Inspirado por las recientes huelgas climáticas mundiales, nuestro programa utilizará la música como vehículo para fomentar un diálogo dinámico sobre el cambio climático.

Malina Rauschenfels, violín barroco, violonchelo y voz

 

Paula Maust, clavecín



 

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These concerts are made possible in part by the generous support of the following organizations:

CAC, EMA, OAC and the Cleveland Foundation

Postponed - potentially May 2022

Witches: Revered and Reviled

Bullying and stigmatizing those perceived as being different is a theme that has regrettably been almost constant across human history. Early modern society’s fascination with an ordered society frequently led to the persecution of individuals who were accused of straying outside the established conventional boundaries of “acceptable” behavior. While both men and women were accused of social deviance, the vast majority of those who were criminalized for thwarting societal expectations were women. Deemed witches and scolds, these disorderly women were corporally punished and executed at alarming rates across the early modern period. Despite this overwhelming and gruesome compulsion to seek out those who were supposedly out of order, there were numerous recorded occasions where women ascribed with supernatural abilities were highly respected. Frequently, individuals who suffered from mental and spiritual maladies were encouraged to seek out a witch for healing before seeing a medical doctor, and sorceresses were believed to have fantastical capabilities that could be used for good. This paradox of reverence and repulsion for unconventional women was mirrored in musical portrayals on the stage as well — women who stepped outside of the ordered realm of society were depicted as being forces of either extreme good or evil. “Witches: Revered and Reviled” explores repertoire that tells the stories of Circe, the Witch of Endor, and the Furies in a broad range of national styles and traditions of the seventeenth century. Additionally, we will feature the premier of a newly-commissioned work by Alexis Bacon.

 

Saturday, March 14, 2020 

Workshop at Renee Jones Empowerment Center

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 (scheduling pending)

Workshop and Performance at Bard High School Early College

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Arrive 7pm, Music@7:30pm – location confirmation pending

Blank Canvas CLE

2174 Lee Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

Suggested Donation $10-$20

Accessible concert space *Restroom not accessible

 

Thursday, March 18, 2021 ~ 7pm

Episcopal Church of the Redeemer​ – location confirmed

647 Reid Ave

Lorain, OH 44052

Suggested Donation $10-$20

Accessible Concert Space

Friday, March 19, 2021 ~ 7pm

St. John's Episcopal Church – location confirmed
323 Wick Ave
Youngstown, OH 44503

Donations Gratefully Accepted

Accessible Concert Space

Saturday, July 11, 2020 - postponed.

Workshop at Renee Jones Empowerment Center

Saturday, March 20, 2021 ~ 8pm

Buckland Museum of Magick and Witchcraft – location confirmed

2155 Broadview Rd, Cleveland, OH 44109

Suggested Donation $10-$20

Accessible Concert Space *Restroom not accessible

 

Sunday, March 21, 2021 ~1pm

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Cleveland – location confirmation pending

21600 Shaker Blvd.

Shaker Heights, OH 44122

Suggested Donation $10-$20

Accessible Concert Space

Contact directors@burning-river-baroque.org to book this concert!