Franz Welser-Möst leads The Cleveland Orchestra in a special Blossom Festival performance of Bruckner’s last completed symphony, in an edition edited by Leopold Nowak representing the composer's original concerption of the work — before well-meaning assistants and conductors asked him to revise it to better ensure it a “popular” reception. The symphony remains one of Bruckner’s most magnificent creations, filled with beauty, grace, and an overarching sense of grandeur.
At a Glance
BRUCKNER - Symphony No. 8 (1876 edition)
This concert is co-sponsored
by Dix & Eaton and The Sherwin-Williams Company.
THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Symphony No. 8 in C minor
by Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
(1887 version edited by Leopold Nowak)
1. Allegro moderato
2. Scherzo and Trio: Allegro moderato — Slow — Tempo 1
3. Adagio: Solemnly slow, but not dragging
4. Finale: Solemn, not fast
The concert is presented without intermission
and will end at approximately 9:35 p.m.
Parking at Blossom
Free parking is available for all Blossom Festival concerts.
LAWN TICKET HOLDERS park free on grass lots. For each Blossom Festival concert, Blossom staff make every effort to allow patrons to park in paved lots. On busy concert nights, however, Lawn ticket buyers and patrons without a parking pass may be directed to grass lots.
PAVILION TICKET HOLDERS are eligible for a parking pass or hang tag for one of Blossom's paved lots. However, tickets must be purchased in advance to receive one of these tags.
Pavilion ticket holders who purchase tickets in advance
automatically receive complimentary dated parking hang tags for Blossom’s paid parking lots C-D-E. To receive these hang tags, your tickets must be purchased at least ten days prior to concert.
Blossom Festival season subscribers receive an undated parking pass for Subcriber Lot B, the lot closest to the pedestrian bridge.
Box Seat holders receive complimentary dated parking hang tags for Blossom’s paid parking lot, First Energy Lot A. To receive these hang tags, your tickets must be purchased at least ten days prior to concert.
ONLINE PURCHASES — Parking passes are not currently available as a print-at-home ticket. If you purchase on-line and use the print-at-home feature, you will not receive a parking hang tag in the email with your order. However, if you purchase at least ten days prior to the concert, a hang tag will be mailed to you.
UPGRADED PARKING — A limited number of dated Lot A parking passes may be available for sale at $15 per car per night. Please call the Severance Hall Ticket Office for availability and purchase. Allow ample time for US first-class postal delivery. These parking passes cannot be purchased on-line or on the night of the concert.)
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Parking spaces for patrons with disabilities and special needs are in Lots B and E. A valid disability parking permit is required and must be displayed. For further information, please contact Guest Services at 330-926-6068.
For more information about parking, please call the Severance Hall Ticket Office at 216-231-1111 or toll free at 800-686-1141 on Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra and music director Franz Welser-Möst’s latest live DVD recording of Bruckner, featuringt the Eighth Symphony, was released in the United States in May 2011 and telecast in the United States and Europe.
The Eighth Symphony is the fourth DVD in a series featuring the Orchestra and Franz Welser-Möst performing Bruckner symphonies in three historic venues. The Fifth Symphony was recorded at St. Florian Cathedral in Linz, Austria, and the Ninth Symphony at Vienna’s Musikverein. Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7 and 8 were recorded at Severance Hall.
Bruckner's Fourth Symphony will be recorded at St. Florian Cathedral in Linz during The Cleveland Orchestra's 2012 European Festival Tour in August.
This series of Bruckner DVD recordings featuring
The Cleveland Orchestra under Franz Welser-Möst’s direction
was created in partnership and with generous support
from Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich and Clasart.