2021 Blossom Music Festival Enigma Variations
Dates: August 28, 2021 Tickets Available
Who: The Cleveland Orchestra Elim Chan, conductor
Venue: Blossom Music Center Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Event Dates and Tickets
Saturday, August 28, 2021 7:00PM
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Blossom Music Festival Sponsored by: The J.M. Smucker Co.
About the Music
Beethoven Coriolan: Concert Overture
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.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Elim Chan, conductor
Jonathan Biss, piano
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.
Under 18s Free on the Lawn
The Cleveland Orchestra offers free Lawn tickets to young people ages 17 and under for all Blossom Festival concerts. Two “under 18s” will be admitted with each paid adult admission.
When you purchase pavilion tickets to regular festival concerts in advance, you receive a parking pass that guarantees you space in one of blossom’s paved parking lots via the “Parking Pass” lane. To receive a parking pass, purchase tickets 10 days in advance.
For more infomation about getting to Blossom Music Center and where to park, please visit our Directions & Parking page.
Dining & Concessions
Information regarding dining and concession options will be available soon.
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.
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 and limited capacities
- To ensure the comfort and safety of our guests, capacities in the Pavilion and on the Lawn will be limited.
- “Aisles” will be marked on the lawn and 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.
Below are a list of the features and services that The Cleveland Orchestra has made available at Blossom Music Center for this concert.
Wheelchair Access & Seating
The venue's seating has reserved special areas for those attending with the use of a wheelchair. These seating options are available during your seat selection. Ramps afford additional access to the venue and wheelchair seat locations.
Companion Wheelchair Seating
Additional seating is reserved for those attending with a companion.
Closed captioning assistance can be provided for concerts featuring a film.
ADA accessible restrooms are located throughout the Blossom Music Center grounds.