Cleveland Orchestra Blossom Music Festival 2021 Calendar: A Return to Live Music



CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cleveland Orchestra’s 2021 Blossom Music Festival kicks off July 3-4 with a pair of holiday weekend concerts, both fireworks capped. This is the first time that the orchestra will perform in front of a live audience since March 2020.

The ensemble will be under the direction of conductor Brett Mitchell, with Michelle Cann as guest on the piano. The concerts will be festive, holiday business, with works by Bernstein, Copland, Tchaikovsky, Sousa and more.

Seasonal memberships, $ 80 to $ 426, and individual lawn and pavilion tickets, $ 25 to $ 121, are available now. Lawn ticket books from 2020 will be valid in 2021, and the “Free for under 18” policy remains in place.

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To purchase tickets or get more information, visit, email [email protected] or leave a voicemail at 216-231-1111.

Spectators looking for paperless entry should download the Cleveland Orchestra Ticket Wallet app. Tickets purchased on will automatically appear in the app. These can then be presented to Blossom Doors for digital, paperless entry.

The app, now available for download, also provides updates on existing bookings and keeps track of past performances you’ve witnessed. For more information, visit

The Blossom Music Center is located at 1145 W. Steels Corners Rd. At Cuyahoga Falls.


Saturday and Sunday July 3 and 4 (fireworks)

8 p.m.

Brett Mitchell, conductor

Michelle Cann, piano

Bernstein: Overture of “Candide”

Watkins: the soul of remembrance

Price: Concerto in one movement

Hail: an American brass band

Copland: Appalachian Spring Suite

Tchaikovsky: Overture of 1812

Sousa: Stars and Stripes Forever

Sunday July 11

7:00 p.m.

Dame Jane Glover, conductor

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 (with Conrad Tao on piano)

Mozart: Divertimento for strings in D major

Mozart: Symphony No.40

Sunday July 18

7:00 p.m.

Lucas Waldin, conductor

Capathia Jenkins, singer

“The Great American Songbook”, songs by Gershwin, Ellington and Hammerstein

Sunday July 25

7:00 p.m.

Rafael Payare, conductor

Stefan Jackiw, violin

Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No.2

Dvorak: Symphony No.9

Sunday August 1

7:00 p.m.

Herbert Blomstedt, conductor

Garrick Ohlsson, piano

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4

Beethoven: Symphony No.7

Sunday August 8

7:00 p.m.

Martin Herman, conductor

Classic Mystery Tour

“A tribute to the Beatles”

Sunday August 15th

7:00 p.m.

Karina Canellakis, conductor

Behzod Abduraimov, piano

Michael Sachs, trumpet

Dvorak: the dove of the woods

Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4

Sunday August 22

7:00 p.m.

Jahja Ling, conductor

Sayaka Shoji, violin

Brahms: Violin Concerto

Brahms: Symphony No.3

Saturday August 28

7:00 p.m.

Elim Chan, conductor

Jonathan Biss, piano

Beethoven: Coriolan: Overture of the Concerto

Shaw: Watermark

Elgar: Enigma Variations

Saturday and Sunday Sept. 4 and 5

7:00 p.m.

Richard Kaufman, conductor

“Hollywood under the stars”

Saturday September 11

7:30 p.m.

“Police Deranged for Orchestra” with Police drummer Stewart Copeland. An orchestral glimpse into Copeland’s career and especially his many years with The Police, one of the most beloved rock bands of all time. Copeland will play the drums and three vocalists – Laurhan Beato, Carmel Helene and Ashley Tamar – will join the orchestra for an energetic celebration featuring hits such as “Roxanne”, “Message in a Bottle” and ” Don’t Stand So Close to Me. ” Rusty Anderson will play guitar and Edwin Outwater will conduct. Prices are $ 39 for the lawn and $ 46 to $ 121 for the pavilion seats. Tickets are available online at, by phone at 216-231-111 or in person at the Severance Hall box office.



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