Preview: "The orchestra does 'It's a Wonderful Life' and 8 more classical music events to hit this week"

Brett Mitchell will lead The Cleveland Orchestra in Dmitri Tiomkin's score for It's a Wonderful Life on December 8 and 9 at Severance Hall.

Brett Mitchell will lead The Cleveland Orchestra in Dmitri Tiomkin's score for It's a Wonderful Life on December 8 and 9 at Severance Hall.

Cleveland Scene has published a brief preview of Brett Mitchell's performances with The Cleveland Orchestra this weekend:

Last week, The Cleveland Orchestra gave you George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker in Playhouse Square. This week, the ensemble returns to Severance Hall to crank up more Christmas activities: two screenings of Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life on Thursday and Friday, December 8 and 9 at 7:30 pm, and ten Christmas Concerts beginning on Saturday afternoon, December 10 and running through Sunday evening, December 18 will all be led by the busy associate conductor Brett Mitchell. The Orchestra’s Youth Chorus joins in for the movies, and all the Severance Hall choruses, plus guests, will raise their voices for the holiday fare. Tickets can be ordered online.

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