Treelawn Music Hall
15335 Waterloo Rd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44110
The Baldassarre Rock Orchestra is a magical world where the power of rock and classical music unites in a spectacle of sound, lights, scents in symphonic grandeur!
Our 9-piece rock orchestra is led by the seasoned guitarist, composer, and 2024 Grammy-contending artist, Carl Baldassarre. The show is a spectacle where classical music and rock music unite, beckoning music enthusiasts for an unparalleled live experience with its fusion of 1970s and 1870s aesthetics both musically and visually.
Baldassarre’s repertoire spans their diverse discography of original rock and classical music and interpretations of classic rock songs by Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Deep Purple, Stevie Wonder and more. Apart from the powerful music, Carl Baldassarre is an exquisite storyteller and music historian who engages audiences with unique insights throughout each show.
The Baldassarre Rock Orchestra includes Cleveland’s leading string quartet (OPUS 216) and features top-tier, international players who have pedigrees from music conservatories including Julliard, The Cleveland Institute of Music, the Manhattan School of Music, and others.
Most recently the rock orchestra has been performing original music from Baldassarre’s 2024 Grammy contending album, Grand Boulevard which has received Album of the Year and Rock Song of the Year consideration. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, Guitar World magazine described Grand Boulevard as “…a sprawling album full of ingenuity.”
Check out Baldassarre’s music on his website www.carlbaldassarremusic.com and while you’re at it, check out his popular YouTube channel where he is dubbed “The Professor of Classic Rock” where he breaks great rock music from the 1970s with warm pedagogy.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Carl Baldassarre experienced early success as a guitarist for the rock band Abraxas. He has amassed a significant and diverse recording catalogue in many genres having worked with many celebrated rock and classical musicians including the London Symphonic Chamber Orchestra and members of Tower of Power, Tears for Fears, Genesis, Kiss and many more. Carl studied composition under Dr. Marshall Griffith PhD (Cleveland Institute of Music) and is also a product of both the Cleveland Music School Settlement and John Carroll University.