5 in 15 Words: Classical Music

  1. Ready to Rumba! featuring Tiempo Libre
    Oct. 24, Severance Hall, cim.edu
    Like tearing Bach from the pipe organ and tossing him into a Latin jam session
  2. Akron Symphony Orchestra: The Passion of John Brown/Eroica
    Oct. 17, E.J. Thomas Hall, akronsymphony.org
    Leon Bibb’s reassuring voice delivers the words of John Brown as musical movements clash thunderously.
  3. Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra: Mediterranean Nights
    Oct. 29-Nov. 5, various locations, apollosfire.org
    Passionate Spanish music and dancing so wild it’s like a bullfight with an invisible bull
  4. Nathan & Julie Gunn, Cavani String Quartet
    Nov. 10, Fairmount Temple, clevelandchambermusic.org
    One of opera’s biggest stars soars through the score with the world-famous string quartet.
  5. The Cleveland Orchestra: Handel’s Messiah
    Dec. 10 & 12, Severance Hall, clevelandorchestra.com
    The orchestra and all-star soloists plan to make the holiday masterpiece a religious experience.
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