2019 Blossom Season

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    Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone - Live

    June 29 & 30
    Join us for an evening of music and magic as the acclaimed Cleveland Orchestra performs a live version of composer John Williams’s notable score during a (giant!) screening of the first Harry Potter film.

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    Salute to America

    July 3 & 4
    Great music, fireworks, and fun for the whole family for the 50th anniversary of the Blossom Festival Band!

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    Rhapsody in Blue

    July 5 & 6
    Celebrate summer with four extraordinary scores by four extraordinary composers — performed by one of the world’s finest orchestras.

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    Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary

    July 7
    The iconic folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary made music together for nearly 50 years.

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    Tchaikovsky's Fourth

    July 13
    MUSSORGSKY “Dawn on the Moskva River” from Khovanshchina
    PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3
    TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4

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    Special Presentation: Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

    July 18
    National Public Radio’s Peabody Award-winning comedy news quiz show is coming to Blossom! Host Peter Sagal leads a rotating panel through a rollicking review of the week’s news.

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    Bruch's Violin Concerto

    July 20
    KODÁLY Dances of Galánta
    BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1
    SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5

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    Romero plays Rodrigo

    July 21
    BIZET - Suite from Carmen
    RODRIGO - Concierto de Aranjuez
    RIMSKY-KORSAKOV - Capriccio espagnol
    DEBUSSY – La Mer

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    Elgar's Enigma

    July 27
    BRITTEN Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
    SAINT-SAËNS Cello Concerto No.1
    ELGAR Enigma Variations*

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    Aretha: Queen of Soul

    July 28
    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.

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    Beethoven's Emperor

    August 3
    BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Emperor”)
    ZEMLINSKY Die Seejungfrau [The Mermaid]

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    Brahms's First Symphony

    August 10
    LISZT Mazeppa, Symphonic Poem No. 6
    BARBER Violin Concerto
    BRAHMS Symphony No. 1

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    Brian Wilson Celebrates Pet Sounds

    August 11
    Co-founder of iconic California rockers The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson — accompanied by bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin — will play summertime favorites from the group’s influential 1966 album Pet Sounds, including “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Sloop John B,” and “God Only Knows,” along with other greatest hits.

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    Symphonic Dances

    August 17
    IVES “Decoration Day” from A Symphony: Holidays
    BERNSTEIN Symphony No. 1 (“Jeremiah”)
    RACHMANINOFF Symphonic Dances

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    South Pacific in Concert

    August 24
    Spend a night with The Cleveland Orchestra and members of the Baldwin Wallace University Music Theatre program in this beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein classic.

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    Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back - LIVE

    August 30, 31 & September 1
    WILLIAMS Star Wars: The Empire Strikes BackTM (film with live orchestral score)

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