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“The Music of Led Zeppelin: A Rock Symphony” to be performed at the Blossom Music Festival on August 20

Concert replaces “The Who’s Classic Quadrophenia”

Release Date:  May 3, 2016

CLEVELAND – The Blossom Music Festival announces that The Music of Led Zeppelin: A Rock Symphony will be presented at Blossom Music Center on August 20, 2016.  Brent Havens will conduct the Blossom Festival Orchestra in the performance, which features vocalist Randy Jackson.  Both artists will be making their Blossom Music Festival debut.  The touring production of The Who’s Classic Quadrophenia, previously scheduled for August 20, has been cancelled.

Individual tickets for the 2016 Blossom Music Festival go on sale by telephone, in person at the Severance Hall Ticket Office, and online at clevelandorchestra.com on Monday, May 9. Subscriptions and Create-Your-Own series, and Lawn Books are currently available for purchase.

The Music of Led Zeppelin: A Rock Symphony features Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones’s brilliant and innovative music, now heard with the vivid colors and sheer power of a symphony orchestra. The program includes 16 classic Zeppelin tunes, from “Good Times Bad Times,” to “All My Love,” “Stairway to Heaven,” and “Kashmir.”

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, conductor and arranger Brent Havens has written music for orchestras, feature films, and virtually every kind of television program.  Mr. Havens founded Windborne Music in 1990.  Their first live production of classic rock music with orchestra, The Music of Led Zeppelin, was in 1995.  Windborne has produced 12 different shows that have been performed across the world, touring The Music of Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Eagles, The Doors, Queen, Michael Jackson, The Who, U2, Whitney Houston, the Rolling Stones, and Journey.  Mr. Havens has worked with many leading orchestras, including those of Atlanta, Baltimore, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Minnesota, Nashville, and London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Vocalist Randy Jackson is the lead singer/guitarist for the rock band Zebra, and recently produced and engineered their latest album, Zebra IV.  He toured as keyboardist, guitarist, and backing vocalist in 1989 with the original, reunited Jefferson Airplane, during their last tour together.  For more information visit windbornemusic.com/bios_randyjackson.php.

Additional musicians appearing in this production are Daniel Clemens, bass; Powell Randolph, drums; George Cintron, guitar; and Allegra, electric violin. More information about The Music of Led Zeppelin and the above-named artists is available at windbornemusic.com/show_lz.php.

The 2016 Blossom Music Festival is presented by The J.M. Smucker Company.

For information about the 2016 Blossom Music Festival and Blossom Music Center, visit this link: http://www.clevelandorchestra.com/News-and-Updates/News-Releases/2016-releases/2016-02-07-Blossom-Music-Festival-Schedule/.



Saturday, August 20, 2016, at 8:00 p.m.
Windborne’s Music of Led Zeppelin
Blossom Festival Orchestra
Brent Havens, conductor
Randy Jackson, vocalist

The Music of Led Zeppelin: A Rock Symphony
performed live by the Blossom Festival Orchestra

The mega hits of one of rock’s most legendary supergroups—like you’ve never heard them before! Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones’s brilliant and innovative music now heard with the vivid colors and sheer power of a full symphony orchestra. Featuring 16 classic Zeppelin tunes, including “Good Times Bad Times,” “All My Love,” “Stairway to Heaven,” and “Kashmir.”