Despite its sometimes harsh weather and a professional football team that continually disappoints its fans, Cleveland, Ohio, is home to one of the world’s best orchestras.
And that’s not just my amateurish opinion. Gramophone magazine, for example, compiled a list of the 20 best orchestras in the world, based upon ratings from top music critics—whom, I would readily assume, know more about classical music than I.
The Cleveland Orchestra, on this list, is number seven.
It’s rated higher than the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic and a number of other great orchestras in the United States and around the world.
So the Cleveland Orchestra is, quite naturally, a point of pride for northeast Ohio.
And during the holiday season, the Cleveland Orchestra turns its attention to performing a variety of holiday tunes in its annual Christmas Concert series.
As I have in the past, I found this year’s performance to be splendid. But during the performance, I noticed something that got me thinking.
It wasRead More