Classical Revolution at Random Tea Room

This Thursday at the Random Tea Room Philadelphia, the crowd was hanging from the rafters for the chamber music flash mob “Classical Revolution,” and, of course, tea.

In their own words: “The mission of Classical Revolution is to present concerts involving both traditional and modern approaches while engaging the community by offering chamber music performances in highly accessible venues, such as bars and cafes, and collaborating with local musicians and artists from various styles and backgrounds”

As the 8 o’clock start time drew nearer, the Tea Room began to fill up with musicians carrying instruments of all sorts, as well as spectators. The Philadelphia group was rounded out by many talented graduates of Temple’s music program - some past collaborators, and some meeting for the first time.

Music by Mozart and Bartok blended with classical guitar and solo flute.

Naturally, tea was enjoyed throughout the evening. To the hardcore fans at the bar, Becky served 2003 raw puerh from Jing Mai, and I served a favorite Rock Tea. Proprietess Becky was also quite busy serving iced tea beverages like Moroccan Mint, as well as her new Virgin Tea Cocktails to those looking to cool off.

At the start of the evening, most of us had no idea what to expect. By the end, music, friends, and tea left everyone feeling quite euphoric and looking forward to the next event at Random Tea Room.

A few additional photos from the set will appear here.