In Focus (Adella Premium) Ep. 4, Inventions: Bach to Mendelssohn

Event Information

  • Dates: December 10, 2020 Available On-Demand
  • Who: The Cleveland Orchestra Nicholas McGegan, conductor and harpsichord
  • Venue: Adella Online (

Event Dates and Tickets

Thursday, December 10, 2020 7:00PM

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About the Music

Handel  Overture and Pifa Pastorale from Messiah

Corelli  Concerto Grosso Opus 6, No. 8 (“Christmas Concerto”)

Bach  Brandenburg Concerto No. 3

Mendelssohn  String Symphony No. 7

Guest conductor Nicholas McGegan returns to Cleveland to lead a program filled with musical invention and seasonal abundance — surveying a range of works from the late 17th to early 19th centuries. Two works offer reflections on the Christmas season, while Bach’s inventive Third Brandenburg Concerto showcases this master’s ingenuity with string orchestra. The program concludes with a youthful and spirited symphony written by Mendelssohn as a teenager.

In addition to the concert performances, each episode of In Focus includes behind-the-scenes interviews and features about the music and musicmaking.


Performing Artists

The Cleveland Orchestra
Nicholas McGegan, conductor and harpsichord


Program Notes

Discover informative commentary and background information about the music, composers, and performing artists featured in this program.

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