2024 Blossom Music Festival Rhapsody in Blue

Event Information

  • Dates: January 1, 0001 Tickets Available
  • Who: The Cleveland Orchestra Béla Fleck, banjo
  • Venue: Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Event Dates and Tickets

Monday, January 1, 0001 12:00AM

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Event Sponsors

Blossom Music Festival Presenting Sponsor: The J.M. Smucker Co.

About the Music

BERNSTEIN  Three Dance Episodes from On the Town

GERSHWIN  Rhapsody in Blue (trans. Fleck)

BARBER  Overture to The School for Scandal

STILL  Symphony No. 1, “Afro-American”

Experience a fresh take on an American classic. Béla Fleck, “arguably the greatest living banjo player in the world” (NPR), marks the centennial of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with a dazzling new banjo transcription of this beloved showpiece. Conductor Brett Mitchell rounds out this all-American evening with orchestral gems by Leonard Bernstein, Samuel Barber, and William Grant Still.


Performing Artists

The Cleveland Orchestra
Brett Mitchell, conductor
Béla Fleck, banjo


Béla Fleck's performance is sponsored by Budd and Judy Dworkin

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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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.


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

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