Ready to Rumba! featuring Tiempo Libre Oct. 24, Severance Hall, cim.edu Like tearing Bach from the pipe organ and tossing him into a Latin jam session
Akron Symphony Orchestra: The Passion of John Brown/Eroica Oct. 17, E.J. Thomas Hall, akronsymphony.org Leon Bibb’s reassuring voice delivers the words of John Brown as musical movements clash thunderously.
Apollo’s FireBaroque Orchestra: Mediterranean Nights Oct. 29-Nov. 5, various locations, apollosfire.org Passionate Spanish music and dancing so wild it’s like a bullfight with an invisible bull
Nathan & Julie Gunn, Cavani String Quartet Nov. 10, Fairmount Temple, clevelandchambermusic.org One of opera’s biggest stars soars through the score with the world-famous string quartet.
The Cleveland Orchestra: Handel’s Messiah Dec. 10 & 12, Severance Hall, clevelandorchestra.com The orchestra and all-star soloists plan to make the holiday masterpiece a religious experience.