Seasonal Special Happenings

Dohnányi Does Tchaikovsky

When: Thu., Jan. 6 2011

Christoph von Dohnányi's relationship with Cleveland began nearly 30 years ago, when he took the reins of the Cleveland Orchestra. The 1984 move catapulted Dohnányi from a relatively obscure German conductor to director of one of the world's finest orchestras. He maintained that lofty legacy until 2002, when he assumed the title of music director laureate. History aside, here's the point: The legendary Dohnányi returns to Severance Hall tonight to conduct Peter Tchaikovsky's passionate Symphony No. 6 in B minor. Popularly known as the Pathétique, it was the composer's final completed symphony before his 1893 demise. The visiting maestro's engagement lasts through Saturday, with tonight's concert slated for 8 p.m. Also on the bill tonight and Saturday: Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 2, with the orchestra's principal horn, Richard King, as soloist. Tickets range from $31 to $126. Severance Hall is at 11001 Euclid Ave. For more information, call 216-231-1111 or visit — Bill Delaney

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