My Town Event: Winter Solstice Conerts in Cleveland

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Music and science come together at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s Winter Solstice Concerts, featuring the Almeda Trio.  The group will perform in the Nathan and Fannye Shafran Planetarium on Saturday, December 17th and Sunday, December 18th at 4 p.m. and on Wednesday, December 21st at 7 p.m.  Astronomer Jason Davis will give a short talk about the science of the solstice before these special concerts under the stars of the planetarium.  Musical selections and styles will be varied and will include Vivaldi’s “Winter” from Four Seasons, Dave Brubeck’s Quiet as the Moon, Jennifer Higdon’s “Fiery Red and Pale Yellow,” “Overture 2112”by Canadian rockers Rush, and the premiere of Pulsar by Berklee School of Music student composer Eden Rayz. 

The Almeda Trio is the ensemble-in-residence at The Music Settlement.  Tickets to the concerts are $20.  To reserve tickets, call 216-231-1177 or visit www.cmnh.org.