by Jacob Strauss
On July 30, guest conductor Ruth Reinhardt made her Cleveland Orchestra debut with Grażyna Bacewicz’s Overture, Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, and Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 5 at Blossom Music Center. Violinist Alexi Kenney replaced Sergey Khachatryan, who had to withdraw from the performance due to visa complications.
In an interview with ClevelandClassical.com, Reinhardt described Bacewicz as a fantastic, yet underrated composer. “As you listen to her works more, you do hear that she has her own voice.”