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ProMusica Sessions: “Declassifying the Classical” Featuring Cellist Nat Chaitkin

Presented by PNC Arts Alive

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What do the Beastie Boys, James Brown, Sousa and Mozart have in common? Find out as we dig down to the roots with “Bach and Boombox,” featuring Nat Chaitkins on cello!

ProMusica Chamber Orchestra takes chamber music outside of the concert hall and into laid-back, intimate venues. Each session offers a mix of the traditional blended with an array of varied genres — from rock to hip-hop, tango and more! Sip a cocktail or two while our musicians guide you through an experience of connecting the classical and modern.

Nat Chaitkin enjoys a wide-ranging career as a cellist, teacher and advocate for concert music. He has made several appearances as soloist with orchestra, including a performance of the Schumann Concerto which the Washington Post praised for its “engaging flair and commitment.” His program, Bach and Boombox, place classical cello pieces alongside pop recordings to show how composers like Bach and Hindemith use the same tools as musicians like Thelonious Monk and the Beastie Boys.

A teacher at the Preparatory Division of the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, he has also taught at Michigan State University and Georgetown University. He is a member of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and was previously a member of the Grand Rapids Symphony and the “President’s Own” U.S. Marine Chamber Orchestra.

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Date: Tuesday, August 20

Time: 8:00 pm

Cost: $10