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 âFree for under 18â policy remains in place.
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To purchase tickets or get more information, visit clevelandorchestra.com, 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 clevelandorchestra.com 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 clevelandorchestra.com/ticketwallet.
The Blossom Music Center is located at 1145 W. Steels Corners Rd. At Cuyahoga Falls.
FLOWER MUSIC FESTIVAL 2021
Saturday and Sunday July 3 and 4 (fireworks)
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
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
Lucas Waldin, conductor
Capathia Jenkins, singer
“The Great American Songbook”, songs by Gershwin, Ellington and Hammerstein
Sunday July 25
Rafael Payare, conductor
Stefan Jackiw, violin
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No.2
Dvorak: Symphony No.9
Sunday August 1
Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4
Beethoven: Symphony No.7
Sunday August 8
Martin Herman, conductor
Classic Mystery Tour
“A tribute to the Beatles”
Sunday August 15th
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
Jahja Ling, conductor
Sayaka Shoji, violin
Brahms: Violin Concerto
Brahms: Symphony No.3
Saturday August 28
Elim Chan, conductor
Jonathan Biss, piano
Beethoven: Coriolan: Overture of the Concerto
Elgar: Enigma Variations
Saturday and Sunday Sept. 4 and 5
Richard Kaufman, conductor
“Hollywood under the stars”
Saturday September 11
“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 clevelandorchestra.com, by phone at 216-231-111 or in person at the Severance Hall box office.