Seasonal Special Happenings

Beethoven and Beyond

When: Thu., Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m. 2013

On Oct. 22, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque kicked off Fate and Freedom: Music of Beethoven and Shostakovich, a five-day festival that features concerts, films and talks, with a screening of Stanley Kubrick's classic film, A Clockwork Orange (it features Beethoven's "Ninth Symphony"). Fate and Freedom continues today as orchestra director Franz Welser-Most discusses Shostakovich and Beethoven's symphonies with Mark Williams, the orchestra's director of artistic planning. Welser-Most then leads the orchestra as it performs Beethoven's "Symphony No. 3" and Shostakovich's "Symphony No. 6." The event starts at 6:30 p.m. at Severance Hall; the orchestra concert begins at 7:30 p.m. The festival continues tomorrow night with a talk at 7 and a concert at 8 and on Saturday with an 8 p.m. concert that's preceded by a chamber music concert with Cleveland Orchestra musicians at 7 p.m. (the chamber music works are by Beethoven and Shostakovich). Tickets are $49 to $99. Student tickets are only $10 ($15 if purchased less than an hour before the concert starts). (Niesel)

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