Stewart Copeland’s Police Deranged for Orchestra coming to Blossom Music Center on September 11

Legendary rock star and prolific composer Copeland will perform greatest hits of The Police on drums with The Cleveland Orchestra and guests

Available now: Special pre-sale to Cleveland Orchestra subscribers and donors, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and WNCX members

All tickets to this special Blossom Music Festival event on sale Thursday, June 17 at 10:00 a.m.

CLEVELANDThe Cleveland Orchestra has announced the addition of a special event at the conclusion of the 2021 Blossom Music Festival: Stewart Copeland’s Police Deranged for Orchestra. The concert will take place on September 11, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. at Blossom Music Center.

Stewart Copeland’s Police Deranged for Orchestra is a high-energy orchestral celebration of legendary rock star and composer Stewart Copeland and his career as the founder of one rock’s most beloved bands, The Police. With more than 60 million records sold worldwide, six GRAMMY awards, and induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Police – founded when Copeland recruited Andy Summers and Sting in 1977 – have been a defining force in rock music for over forty years.

Stewart Copeland’s Police Deranged for Orchestra is bursting with The Police’s biggest hits, including “Roxanne,” “Don’t Stand So Close To Me,” and “Message in a Bottle.” With Copeland on drums, three singers, guitarist, and The Cleveland Orchestra, these unique compositions – arranged (or “deranged”) by Copeland – give new life to classic songs and select hits from the career of one of the generation’s greatest and most influential artists.

“Cleveland has been good to me, so I’m coming back!” said Copeland. “I’m looking forward to performing with the mighty Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom Music Center, a beautiful outdoor venue and magnificent place for a concert. We’re going to have singers and rock musicians as part of the show, but the main event is The Cleveland Orchestra, that venue, and all the hits by my old band, The Police.”

This special event is not included in subscriptions for the 2021 Blossom Music Festival. More details about the festival can be found on our 2021 Blossom Music Festival page.


Tickets & Parking Information

Tickets to this special event will be available during a pre-sale period to current Cleveland Orchestra subscribers and donors, as well as members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and WNCX, starting on June 14. Tickets will be available to the general public on Thursday, June 17 at 10:00 a.m. Guests can purchase tickets through the Severance Hall Ticket Office or online. Pavilion tickets start at $46 and lawn tickets are $39. For more information about purchasing tickets, call Cleveland Orchestra Ticket Services at 216-231-1111 or 1-800-686-1141, email boxoffice@clevelandorchestra.com or visit clevelandorchestra.com.

This special one-night-only event is not included as part of subscriptions, Lawn Ticket Book packages, or the Under 18s Free program for the 2021 Blossom Music Festival Season. Lawn Ticket Book Holders may use the cash value of a lawn voucher toward the purchase of a ticket for this concert.

Paid parking in paved lots is available by advance purchase: $40 for premium parking in Lot A and $20 for Lots C/D/E. There will be a $5 surcharge for any parking sold on the day of the concert. Parking in grass lots is free. Trams will operate to transport guests to the Blossom Music Center gate, but will not operate within the venue.

After purchasing tickets, guests can open the new Ticket Wallet app to gain instant, secure, and paperless access to their reserved concert tickets. For more information, visit our Ticket Wallet page.


COVID-19 Health & Safety, Blossom Guest Experience

For the safety of all guests, musicians, staff, and volunteers at Blossom Music Festival, Covid-19 health and safety protocols will be in place. All protocols are in accordance with guidelines from the CDC, State of Ohio, and Summit County health department. As advice from health experts and governments evolve, we will update our policies and procedures and inform guests of any changes.

The most up-to-date details about Covid-19 health and safety protocols (including mask guidelines and physical distancing) and guest amenities (including concessions, digital program books, and the Blossom Grille) can be found here.


2021 Blossom Music Festival Sponsors

The Cleveland Orchestra is proud to partner with The J.M. Smucker Co. as the Presenting Sponsor of the 2021 Blossom Music Festival, with support by festival partner The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. More details of festival sponsors can be found here.


About Blossom Music Center, Summer Home of The Cleveland Orchestra

Blossom Music Center was created as the summer home of The Cleveland Orchestra and opened in July 1968 with performances of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony conducted by George Szell. The 200-acre music park features the award-winning and acoustically-acclaimed Blossom Pavilion, designed by renowned Cleveland architect Peter van Dijk and seating more than 5,000 people under cover. The adjoining Blossom Lawn accommodates as many as 15,000 more outside on an expansive natural-bowl amphitheater of grass surrounded by bucolic woods.

In the more than half-century since Blossom’s opening, headline makers and yet-to-be-discovered young artists across all genres have created unforgettable musical experiences for over 21 million visitors. In a typical summer, Blossom serves more than 400,000 visitors, who attend concerts ranging from rock, country, and pop to classical. Live Nation operates Blossom under a long-term contract with The Cleveland Orchestra, dividing each year between the Orchestra’s Blossom Music Festival of orchestral performances (July Fourth to Labor Day weekends) and a series of presentations from across a wide range of rock, country, and other live-concert genres.

Located 25 miles south of Cleveland and just north of Akron, Blossom is situated in the rolling hills of Cuyahoga Valley National Park, which preserves 33,000 acres of natural parkland along the Cuyahoga River. Blossom Music Center was named to honor the Dudley S. Blossom family, who have been major supporters of The Cleveland Orchestra throughout its history. Blossom lies within the city limits of Cuyahoga Falls, an Ohio community first settled in the early 1800s, at 1145 West Steels Corners Road in Summit County.

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Stewart Copeland’s Police Deranged For Orchestra

Saturday, September 11 at 7:30 pm.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Stewart Copeland, drums
Edwin Outwater, conductor
Rusty Anderson, guitar
Laurhan Beato, vocalist
Carmel Helene, vocalist
Ashley Támar, vocalist

Stewart Copeland’s Police Deranged for Orchestra is a high-energy orchestral celebration of legendary rock star and composer Stewart Copeland and his career as the founder of one rock’s most beloved bands, The Police. With more than 60 million records sold worldwide, six GRAMMY awards, and induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Police – founded when Copeland recruited Andy Summers and Sting in 1977 – have been a defining force in rock music for over forty years.

Police Deranged for Orchestra is bursting with The Police’s biggest hits, including ‘Roxanne’, ‘Don’t Stand So Close To Me’ and ‘Message in a Bottle’. With Copeland on drums, three singers, guitarist and the full symphony orchestra, these unique compositions – also arranged or “deranged” by Copeland – give new life to classic songs and select hits from the career of one of the generation’s greatest and most influential artists.


All programs and artists are subject to change.