On the evening of July 15, Factory Seconds performed for the state chairs of the Republican Party at Voinovich Park, downtown Cleveland. This evening was a kick off event for the 2016 Republican National Convention and the trio represented The Cleveland Orchestra. A Lake Erie sunset and perfect weather provided a beautiful background.
Prior to the performance, we were guests at a restaurant crawl, complete with a police motorcycle escort, sampling appetizers from some of Cleveland's finest chefs including Dante Boccuzzi (Dante), Zach Bruell (Cowell and Hubbard) and Rocco Whalen (Farenheit).
The trio performed a tapas-style concert, mixing and matching works by Bach, Bardin, Flothuis, Hidas, Joplin, Poulenc and Nehleybel.