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The Other Side of the Story:

Untold Perspectives on Familiar Tales

Share Your Side of the Story

@burningriverbq and @freshperspectivescle invites submissions for a poetry call as part of our program The Other Side of the Story on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 in downtown Cleveland. Our program includes issues of gender roles, female identity, issues of consent, a re-telling of stories usually told by the victor, and #MeToo campaign issues of healing from any sort of sexual trauma. We are seeking poetry of any length or style to be displayed for audience members before, during, and after the show. Composers will attend and if you would consider having your poetry be used in a future piece, please include that in your submission as some composers may be searching for text to set in pieces. Please send submissions to as a pdf attachment ready to be printed and displayed on 8.5 x 11 paper. If you are open to text setting, please include "Open to a conversation about text setting" at the end of your work along with the best way for those interested to contact you.


Society’s collective understanding of history is biased toward the perspectives of those with the privilege and power to preserve their stories. The Other Side of the Story looks beyond this power imbalance to shed light on characters whose viewpoints are underrepresented. Drawing from ancient mythology, literature, and Biblical passages, this program of dramatic music highlights issues and themes raised by the #metoo campaign. From the Book of Judith (which is excluded from some canonical versions of the Bible) to the story of a Siren from her own perspective, we will show the ways in which ancient tales resonate in our communities today. In our continued commitment to promoting new works for baroque instruments, this program for soprano, flute, cello, and harpsichord melds baroque repertoire with a medieval work and the premiere of Honey sweet we sing for you, a cantata by Aaron Grad and Jennifer Bullis.

Malina Rauschenfels, soprano

Paula Maust, harpsichord 


Sarah Lynn, baroque flute

Glenna Curren, baroque cello

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Featured Artist Residency with Fresh Perspectives:

Doors open 6:30, music 7:30

2460 Lakeside Ave

Cleveland, OH 44114

sliding scale tickets at door

fully wheelchair accessible

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