Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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Three classical music concerts to see this week

ITZHAK PERLMAN

Violinist Itzhak Perlman and his recital partner, pianist Rohan de Silva, return to Ruth Eckerd Hall at 7 p.m. Sunday. Their program includes Schubert (Rondo Brilliant), Brahms (Sonata No. 2) and Prokofiev (Sonata No. 2), but you never know. At a concert at Ruth Eckerd some years ago, the pair had a pile of sheet music with them onstage, and simply played whatever struck their fancy. $50-$125. (727) 791-7400; rutheckerdhall.com.

SCOTT KLUKSDAHL

Cellist Scott Kluksdahl, a USF music faculty member, is one teacher who has kept his performance standards high. A marathon of the six Bach suites for solo cello is on his agenda Sunday afternoon at 2 at the school's concert hall on the Tampa campus. He'll play three — Suites I, IV and V (in that order) — take a pause, then resume the cycle with Suites II, III and VI, followed by an informal talkback. $8-$15. (813) 974-2311; arts.usf.edu.

MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA

With all the transplants from the North Country settled up and down Florida's Gulf Coast, the Minnesota Orchestra is a frequent winter visitor. Midori is the soloist in the Sibelius Violin Concert with the orchestra at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Van Wezel Hall in Sarasota. With music director Osmo Vanska on the podium, the program also includes Brahms' Variation on a Theme by Haydn and Beethoven's Seventh Symphony. $35-$60. (941) 955-0040; sarasotaconcertassociation.org.

John Fleming, Times performing arts critic

 
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