New chamber music series at Cleveland brewery

Posted on: April 22, 2019

“Thanks to the new Chamber Brews series, the good folks at Classical Revolution Cleveland now have another set of hands helping them tear down barriers,” writes Zachary Lewis in Friday’s (4/19) Plain Dealer (Cleveland). “Recently founded by violinist Devin Copfer, a Cleveland native based in Columbus, the new series exists solely to shatter classical stereotypes… ‘We’re both committed to bringing classical music to nontraditional venues,’ said Copfer, referring to series co-founder and fellow Ohio State University alum, cellist Elisabeth Jeremica…. What Classical Revolution Cleveland is to Happy Dog tavern, Chamber Brews Friday will be to Forest City Brewery, a bar on the edge of Tremont. Copfer and two friends will convene in the bar’s Waldorf Beer Hall…. They’ll talk, play trios by Eugene Ysaye, Kenji Bunch and Augusta Read Thomas, and take questions and comments…. ‘Our programs are specifically designed to figure out how to have that conversation,’ Copfer said.… Copfer and friends try to make people feel more comfortable simply by choosing laid-back venues and tinkering with stages and chairs…. Forest City Brewery’s … ‘stage’ is only a few inches off the ground, and the tables and chairs are free-standing, allowing patrons to come and go as they please.”

Posted April 22, 2019