by Daniel Hathaway
Blissfully unaware of what was to come, on September 10, 2019, I wrote:
The Cleveland Chamber Music Society will take a bit of a different tack for its 70th Anniversary Season in 2019-2020. Violinist James Ehnes and pianist Andrew Armstrong will appear in three of the nine concerts, performing Beethoven’s complete Sonatas for violin and piano, a series that will be presented at the Maltz Performing Arts Center in University Circle on September 17, January 14 (pictured), and April 21.
As we now know, Ehnes and Armstrong had only completed two of their three programs before the novel coronavirus roared into town in March of 2020, causing widespread cancellations and postponements.
The final concert in their Beethoven series will now serve as the finale for CCMS’ 71st season on Tuesday, May 18 at 7:30 pm. The program includes Beethoven’s Sonata No. 8 in G, Op. 30, No. 3, Sonata No. 7 in c, Op. 30, No. 2, and Sonata No. 10 in G, Op. 96.