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South Pacific in Concert

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The Cleveland Orchestra
Andy Einhorn, conductor
performed as
an in-concert stage presentation
directed by
Victoria Bussert
created in collaboration with the
Baldwin Wallace Music Theatre Program
Kailey Boyle as Nellie Forbush
Elliot Madore as Emile de Becque
Loretta Ables Sayre as Bloody Mary
Hanako Walrath as Liat
Gordia Hayes as Luther Billis
Ryan Silverman as Lieutenant Joseph Cable
and with
choreography by
Nicholas Drake


Rodgers & Hammerstein’s

adapted from the Pulitzer Prizewinning novel
    "Tales of the South Pacific" by James A. Michener
concert adaptation by David Ives

Set in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war.

The Cleveland Orchestra and members of the Baldwin Wallace University Music Theater program perform this beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein classic, featuring treasured tunes such as “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair,” “Some Enchanted Evening,” “I’m in Love with a Wonderful Guy,” and “You’ve Got to be Carefully Taught.”

This concert adaptation was created by David Ives for the Carnegie Hall benefit presentation of South Pacific in 2005.

This concert is sponsored by PNC.

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
Click or tap 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. 4:  August 17 thru September 1, published August 13.)

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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:

  • Taureaux Red Blend
  • Y3 Chardonnay
  • Y3 Sauvignon Blanc
  • Pinot Noir Rose
  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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