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Aretha: Queen of Soul

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BLOSSOM MUSIC FESTIVAL

The Cleveland Orchestra
Lucas Waldin, conductor
Capathia Jenkins, vocalist
Ryan Shaw, vocalist
Blossom Festival Chorus

Overview

Named the greatest singer of all time by Rolling Stone magazine, Aretha Franklin was the undisputed Queen of Soul during her 61-year career. Hear R&B standards such as “Respect,” “Chain of Fools,” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” performed by Blossom favorite Capathia Jenkins.  

  
This concert is sponsored by
Hyster-Yale Materials Handling Inc.

2019 Blossom Season Sponsor: 
The J.M. Smucker Company
 
     

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Program Books

   
Information and background about the music are printed in program books distributed free-of-charge at most Cleveland Orchestra concerts. The program notes are usually available on-line ahead of time (see links below).

On-Line FlipBook
Check back here to read the program book for these concerts as an online flipbook, best viewed on a desktop or tablet computer.  (2019 Blossom Book No. 2:  July 20 thru 28, to be published July 17.)

Mobile-Friendly ExpressBook (www.ExpressProgramBook.com)
Or click or tap here to read about the concert on your phone with our mobile-friendly ExpressBook, available the week of the concert.

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Under 18s Free

"Under 18s Free" for families at Blossom

Introduced for Blossom Music Festival concerts in 2011, The Cleveland Orchestra's “Under 18s Free” program is designed to encourage families to attend Cleveland Orchestra and Blossom Music Festival concerts together.  

For more information on how it works, click here.

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Parking

Free parking is available for all Blossom Music Festival concerts.

LAWN TICKET HOLDERS park free on grass lots. 

PAVILION TICKET HOLDERS are eligible for a parking pass or hang tag for one of Blossom's paved lots.  

Pavilion ticket holders who purchase tickets 10 days in advance automatically receive complimentary dated parking hang tags for Blossom’s paid parking lots C-D-E.

Blossom Subscribers receive an undated parking pass for Subscriber Lot B.

Box Seat holders receive complimentary dated parking hang tags for Blossom’s paid parking lot, First Energy Lot A. 

View Blossom Grounds Map
More information about Blossom parking can be found here

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Wine Tastings

The Tasting Room is a new addition to this summer's Blossom Music Festival. Located near Lot A (previously the Bandwagon Gift Shop), The Tasting Room is open before and after concerts, featuring small bites and a selection of fine wines and spirits.

This event's wine tasting includes:

  • Readers Chardonnay
  • Readers Cabernet
  • Subplot Red Blend
  • Riesling

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