March 27, 2019
Mulitz Theater
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public! 

“Not So Classical is a delightful experience for all ages and levels of interest in classical music. This project is a breakthrough innovation, attracting new audiences with a mix of personal storytelling and elegant performance.”

- Thomas Callinan, founder of Charitable Worlds, former editor at Gannett/USA Network.

Not So Classical: Inspire is a groundbreaking hybrid film-concert experience that redefines the classical concert format. Featuring a series of short musical works performed by a small ensemble and starring violinist, Tatiana Berman, the show is interlaced with narrative-driven video vignettes, graphics, and animations. The result is a fast-paced, multi-media concert experience that culminates in an uplifting, inspirational narrative.
Inspire takes the audience on a journey; from a small town in Russia to performing for the Queen of England in Buckingham Palace, to coming to America and pursuing dreams in the world of music, art and film.
It's approximate 75-minute run time and contemporary structure targets a broader audience than traditional classical concerts. The Not So Classical concept was created by award-winning filmmaker and writer David Donnelly.

Learn more by visiting the Not So Classical website.

While this event is free and open to the public we ask that you register online for planning purposes. Thank you!

Read Tatiana's Bio:

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  • Tatiana Berman

    Tatiana Berman is the original star of the groundbreaking production Not So Classical and the documentary Forte (www.fortefilm.comscheduled for release early 2019. 
    Tatiana Berman is a Russian-born American violinist, artist, and producer. She is the founder and artistic director of Constella Arts which is widely hailed as one of the most prestigious classical music and art festivals in the United States. Constella has featured numerous Grammy award-winning musicians and over 70 world premiere interdisciplinary works. Additionally, she brings music to schools where arts funding has been cut. In 2012, Tatiana was named Arts Ambassador for the City of Cincinnati, Ohio and became a Ted Talk speaker.
    She studied violin at the St. Petersburg Specialized Music School and then at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Royal College of Music in London, earning full scholarships, and international awards along the way. Throughout her international career as a concert violinist, Tatiana has collaborated with countless renowned musicians, including Joshua Bell, Jeremy Denk, Bryce Dessner, Ivry Gitlis, Steven Isserlis, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Anthony McGill, Liang Wang, Nico Muhly, Simon Trpceski and Ted Nash. As a soloist, she has worked with conductors Paavo Jarvi, Sarah Ioannides, and the late Yehudi Menuhin, appearing with both European and U.S. orchestras. London’s The Strad described Tatiana as “a violinist with a mature, compelling musical personality.” Tatiana is an ardent performer of new music, commissioning and collaborating on artistic projects with dancers and digital artists. Notable performances include world premieres of a violin concerto by Charles Coleman, and a violin concerto "Revisions of the Earth" by Michael Csányi-Wills. Recently, Tatiana performed a recital with pianist Ksenia Bashmet at the prestigious Bashmet Center in Moscow.
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