2023 Blossom Music Festival Beethoven's Ode to Joy
Dates: July 1, 2023 Tickets Available
Who: The Cleveland Orchestra Susanna Mälkki, Conductor
Venue: Blossom Music Center Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Event Dates and Tickets
Saturday, July 1, 2023 8:00PM
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Blossom Music Festival Presenting Sponsor: The J.M. Smucker Co.
About the Music
WILLIAM GRANT STILL Mother and Child
SAMUEL BARBER Knoxville: Summer of 1915
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 “Choral”
An Ode to Joy. An anthem for humanity. Experience one of history’s most powerful and inspiring artistic works. A masterpiece whose staggering influence is felt across cultures everywhere, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony culminates with the famous Ode to Joy, a rallying cry for hope, humanity, and universal fellowship.
Special performance-not on subscription series.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Susanna Mälkki, conductor
Felicia Moore, soprano
Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo-soprano
Issachah Savage, tenor
Soloman Howard, bass
Blossom Festival Chorus
Discover informative commentary and background information about the music, composers, and performing artists featured in this program.
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.
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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.
ADA accessible restrooms are located throughout the Blossom Music Center grounds.
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.