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A 'classical revolution' is spreading in Baltimore

A 'classical revolution' is spreading in Baltimore

It was a quiet night for a revolution.

People at the bar in Joe Squared Station North sat huddled over drinks and conversations. Folks occasionally strolled in to pick up pizza orders or headed to dining tables in the back. Few even glanced at the small group of musicians nestled by the storefront window playing Bach.

But those players, members of a national movement called Classical Revolution, soldiered on for several hours, dedicated to the cause of bringing a venerable old art form into unexpected places. Eventually, some patrons did take notice and moved closer to the performers to listen; one man danced, free-style, to the Baroque beat, beaming broadly as he moved across...