2021 Blossom Music Festival Enigma Variations

Event Information

  • Dates: August 28, 2021 Tickets Available

  • Who: The Cleveland Orchestra Elim Chan, conductor

  • Venue: Blossom Music Center Cuyahoga Falls, OH

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Event Sponsors

Blossom Music Festival Sponsored by: The J.M. Smucker Co.

 Families can enjoy music together at Blossom! Learn how to acquire Under 18s Free tickets here.

 

About the Music

Beethoven Coriolan: Concert Overture

Shaw Watermark

Elgar Enigma Variations

A lovely tribute — and a musical riddle. Elgar’s Enigma Variations was, in effect, his version of a mixtape: each movement was given as a tender portrait of a personal friend. These powerful and emotional tokens of friendship have become extraordinarily popular — the “Nimrod” variation is often used as a song of national mourning, and was played at Princess Diana’s funeral. Not content with writing a beautiful piece, Elgar claimed that there was a musical mystery hidden deep in this work. Many claimed to have solved it, but no one knows for certain.

Performing Artists

The Cleveland Orchestra
Elim Chan, conductor
Jonathan Biss, piano

 

Digital Program Book

Simply text "TCO" to 216-238-0883* and follow the link to begin reading about the music from your mobile device.

(*By texting to this number, you may receive messages about The Cleveland Orchestra and its performances; message and data rates may apply. Reply "HELP" for help, "STOP" to cancel.)

"Spotlight" Magazine (Summer 2021)

In addition, the latest issue of our new quarterly Spotlight Magazine is now available online, featuring Blossom stories and memories, summer recipes, what's new and upcoming for The Cleveland Orchestra in the seasons ahead.

 

Blossom Music Center

Blossom Music Center has provided an inviting and gracious summer home for The Cleveland Orchestra since it opened in 1968. Its beautiful outdoor setting is an integral part of the Blossom experience.

Blossom Venue Guide

 

Parking

For subscribers and guests who purchased tickets at least 10 days in advance of a Blossom Music Festival concert, you will receive dated hangtags in the mail. Please have yours on display in your vehicle when you arrive — an assistant will direct you to your designated lot. Learn more.

Don't have a hangtag? Upon your arrival, we’ll help direct you to one of our non-paved lots at no additional charge.

Map of Grounds

 

Dining & Concessions

Whether you're planning your own picnic on the Lawn, looking to explore food & beverage stands around the Blossom grounds, or order ahead, Blossom Music Center offers you a variety of dining options this summer.

Dining Options

 

Under 18s on the Lawn

Young patrons ages 17 and under* receive free admission to the Lawn for all Cleveland Orchestra concerts at Blossom! Receive two youth admissions free with each regular-priced ticket purchase. Stop and pick up an Under 18s Free Lawn Pass at the Blossom Box Office, or obtain one when purchasing tickets online through this website.

*Under 18s Free is a program of The Cleveland Orchestra’s Center for Future Audiences. The Center, created with a lead endowment gift from the Maltz Family Foundation, was established to fund programs to develop new generations of audiences for Cleveland Orchestra concerts in Northeast Ohio.

How it Works

 

Health & Safety

The easing of Covid-19 health and safety restrictions by Governor DeWine is indeed good news. We continue to keep the health and safety of everyone — guests, musicians, staff, and volunteers — as our first priority and intend to continue to implement protocols and procedures to ensure that our concert experience is safe and enjoyable. All protocols are in accordance with the guidelines from the State of Ohio and Summit County health department, and in consultation with the Cleveland Clinic.

Clean Spaces

Comprehensive, continuing, and consistent cleaning procedures are in place throughout Blossom Music Center.

Masks & Face Coverings are Recommended

Guests who have not been vaccinated are required to wear a mask.

Socially distanced seating

  • To ensure the comfort and safety of our guests, capacities in the Pavilion will be limited.
  • On the Lawn, our guests will be encouraged to maintain 6’ distance between parties.
  • Pavilion ticket holders may picnic on the grounds prior to performances but will be asked to be seated in their Pavilion seats for the performance. Lawn ticket holders will not be admitted to the Pavilion, as general admission seating for Lawn patrons is not available.

Accessibility Services

Below are a list of the features and services that The Cleveland Orchestra has made available at Blossom Music Center for this concert. Uniformed staff are available to assist.

Wheelchair Access & Seating

The venue's seating has reserved special areas for those attending with the use of a wheelchair. These options are available during your seat selection. Ramps afford additional access to the venue and wheelchair seat locations, and accessible sidewalk routes are noted on the venue map.

Companion Wheelchair Seating

Additional seating is reserved for those attending with a companion.

Restrooms

ADA accessible restrooms are located throughout the Blossom Music Center grounds.

Service Animals

Trained guide dogs and service animals are welcome at Blossom Music Center. If you have any questions, please contact the Ticket Office or the House Manager.