by Mike Telin
If you’re not quite ready to immerse yourself in concerts totally dedicated to music of the holiday season, you’re in luck. Beginning on Wednesday, December 9 at 7:30 pm at St. Noel Church in Willoughby Hills, guest conductor Stefan Willich will lead CityMusic Cleveland in the first of five concerts that will feature Cleveland Orchestra first violinist Miho Hashizume as soloist in both Piazzolla’s “Spring” from The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires and Vivaldi’s “Winter” from The Four Seasons. Mozart’s Symphony No. 41, K. 551 (“Jupiter”) will round out the performances. Check our concert listings page for additional days and times.
The concerts will also include Haydn’s joyful Sinfonia Concertante, Op. 84 for violin, cello, oboe, and bassoon. “I’m looking forward to playing the Haydn,” CityMusic’s principal cello Sophie Benn said during a telephone conversation. “I’ve played both of his cello concertos, but this piece is very different from either one.” [Read more…]