Conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste to replace Herbert Blomstedt in February 9-11 concerts featuring Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony with The Cleveland Orchestra
CLEVELAND — Today, The Cleveland Orchestra announced a guest artist update for the February 9, 10, and 11 concerts at Severance Music Center. 
Conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste has graciously agreed to step in for Herbert Blomstedt to lead The Cleveland Orchestra in Schubert’s Symphony No. 6 and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. Unfortunately, Maestro Blomstedt is currently being treated after a fall and has been advised by his doctors to cancel his concert engagements until further notice. 
The concert program remains as previously announced. An updated calendar listing is included below. More information on Jukka-Pekka Saraste can be found here
BEETHOVEN’S FATEFUL FIFTH February 9, 10, and 11, 2024 The Cleveland Orchestra Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 6 BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 5 
“Fate knocking at the door.” Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony opens with the four most famous notes in all music. Revolutionary in its time, it is arguably the best-known piece of music in history. Conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste leads The Cleveland Orchestra in Beethoven’s indomitable symphony alongside Schubert’s sunny Sixth Symphony, nicknamed the “Little C major.”
Saturday’s performance of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is given in memory of Thomas Brugger, MD. 
For ticket information, visit the event webpage. For further assistance, email boxoffice@clevelandorchestra.com, or call Cleveland Orchestra Ticket Services at 216-231-1111. 
All programs and guest artists are subject to change.