Burning River Baroque to perform at Blank Canvas CLE
Thoughtfully crafted programs inspired by the current social climate are at the heart of Burning River Baroque’s eighth season, which focuses on unconventional 17th-century women and perceptions of mental health. Known for its their socially motivated programming and dynamic interpretations of early modern music, the group will bring “A Mad, Burning Desire” to Blank Canvas CLE on Oct. 19.
The performers will also engage the audience with dialogues about the myriad ways the perception of mental illness in the early modern period is directly related to the stigma surrounding mental health in contemporary times. The program will further challenge audience members to consider the ways in which we might address the mental health crises many are facing today.
Praised as a group that “left an indelible imprint on my psyche” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), Burning River Baroque offers vibrant musical performances that inspire engaging dialogues and meaningful social change.
See “A Mad, Burning Desire” on Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m., at Blank Canvas CLE (2174 Lee Road). The ensemble will continue its eighth season in March with performances of “Witches: Revered and Reviled.” More information is available at www.burning-river-baroque.org.
Paula Maust (harpsichord) is co-director, with Malina Rauschenfels (soprano), of Burning River Baroque.