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Free Beethoven 

When: Tue., Sept. 28 2010

The violin that Korean-born violinist Chee-Yun will play while she's in town this week is about 100 years older than the piece of music she'll be playing. Her Stradivarius — actually on loan from the Samsung Corporation — was made in 1708. The tunes she will make with it — Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D — dates only to 1808. Chee-Yun also plans to play the first-movement cadenza by the late Russian violinist David Milstein. "I saw one of his last concerts at the New York Philharmonic in the '80s," she says. "When I found music — to only the first movement though — I jumped at the opportunity." She'll play a more familiar third-movement cadenza by Fritz Kreisler. It's an all-Beethoven program, filled out by the Coriolan Overture and his Symphony No. 3, the "Eroica." James Gaffigan conducts. Chances are, there's a performance near your neighborhood: It happens at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 28, at Fairmount Presbyterian Church (2757 Fairmount Blvd. in Cleveland Heights; 216-321-5800); 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 29, at Stambaugh Auditorium (1000 Fifth Ave. in Youngstown; 330-747-5175); 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 30, at St. Noel Church (35200 Chardon Rd. in Willoughby Hills; 440-946-0887), 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 1, at St. Colman Church (2027 West 65th St. in Cleveland; 216-651-0550), 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 2, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church (3395 East 53rd and Broadway in Cleveland, 216-641-2829), and 4 p.m. Sunday, October 3, at St. Mary's Church (320 Middle Ave. in Elyria; 440-323-5539). They're all free. — Gill

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