Weekend planner: Music
“She is one of those musicians that we will say one day, ‘I heard her when ... ,’ ” remarks Kevin Rhodes, director of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, of Caroline Goulding, the violin phenomenon who will appear with the ensemble Saturday in Springfield’s Symphony Hall. Compared by critics to the young Yo-Yo Ma, the 20-year-old has already performed as soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony, the National Symphony, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the Dallas, Houston and Detroit symphonies; won numerous grants, fellowships and awards; and received a Grammy nomination for her debut recording. At Saturday’s concert she’ll be the soloist for a rendition of Felix Mendelssohn’s much-loved Violin Concerto in E minor in a program that will also include Bach’s Air from Suite No. 3 and Mozart’s great Symphony No. 41 (“Jupiter”).
8 p.m. $22-$65; youth ages 4-17 half-price. 733-2291 or SpringfieldSymphony.org.