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Brahms's First Symphony

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The Cleveland Orchestra
Asher Fisch, conductor
Jung-Min Amy Lee, violin


LISZT - Mazeppa, Symphonic Poem No. 6
BARBER - Violin Concerto
BRAHMS - Symphony No. 1

After famously informing his friend Clara Schumann that he’d nearly finished his first symphony following six years of work — “Thus blew the shepherd’s horn today!” — Brahms took another eight years to complete the piece. Join us for a summertime presentation of the fastidious composer’s Alphorn tune in concert.

This concert is sponsored by Eaton.

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
Tap or click 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. 3:  August 3 thru August 11, published July 31.)

Mobile-Friendly ExpressBook (
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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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:

  • Chateau German JJ
  • Tesch Konnigschild Riesling
  • Spatlese Riesling
  • Hugl Zweigelt Rose

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