2024 Blossom Music Festival Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony

Event Information

  • Dates: July 27, 2024 Tickets Available
  • Who: The Cleveland Orchestra Hannu Lintu, Conductor
  • Venue: Blossom Music Center Cuyahoga Falls, OH

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

About the Music

SIBELIUS  Lemminkäinen’s Return

WALTON  Cello Concerto

SHOSTAKOVICH  Symphony No. 5

An apology or an act of defiance? Shostakovich composed his Fifth Symphony in 1937 after receiving an official reprimand from the Soviet Union, responding with one of the most powerful — and enigmatic — symphonies in the orchestral repertoire. Conductor Hannu Lintu pairs this with a sweeping tone poem by Sibelius and Walton’s virtuosic Cello Concerto, performed by Principal Cello Mark Kosower. 


Performing Artists

The Cleveland Orchestra
Hannu Lintu, conductor
Mark Kosower, cello
With the Kent Blossom Chamber Orchestra

Blossom Music Center

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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.


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