2022 Blossom Music Festival to include two film scores: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™
Tickets on sale November 2, pre-sale begins October 26
Originally scheduled for 2020, concerts feature film scores performed live-to-picture by The Cleveland Orchestra
The complete Blossom Music Festival Season, sponsored by The J.M. Smucker Co., will be announced in early 2022
Next summer at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, experience The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring in Concert and Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsTM in Concert with The Cleveland Orchestra! Originally scheduled for 2020 and cancelled due to the pandemic, these 2022 Blossom Music Festival movie concerts will be presented in high definition on large screens, with the unforgettable scores performed live-to-picture by The Cleveland Orchestra. Just in time for this year’s holiday gift giving, concert tickets go on sale to the public Tuesday, November 2, at the Severance Ticket Office, online at clevelandorchestra.com, or by calling Cleveland Orchestra Ticket Services at 216-231-1111 or 1-800-686-1141.
A special pre-sale for these concerts, begins today, Tuesday, October 26, available for those who purchased tickets to the originally-scheduled concerts in 2020, as well as current and recent subscribers to the 2021 Blossom Music Festival season and 2021-22 Cleveland Orchestra season.
On July 22, 23, and 24, 2022, relive the first installment of Peter Jackson’s fantasy adventure trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring in Concert, based on the novels of J.R.R. Tolkien. A long-lost ring has been found and, through twists of fate, is in the possession of a small hobbit named Frodo Baggins. When Gandalf the grey wizard discovers this ring is in fact the all-powerful One Ring, Frodo must lead an epic quest to Mount Doom in order to destroy it. He is joined by Gandalf, Legolas the elf, Gimli the dwarf, Aragorn, Boromir, and his three hobbit friends Merry, Pippin, and Samwise — the Fellowship of the Ring. Howard Shore’s Academy Award-winning score captures Fellowship’s sweeping emotion, thrilling vistas, and grand journeys.
“My first score for The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Fellowship of the Ring, was the beginning of my journey into the world of Tolkien and I will always hold a special fondness for the music and the experience,” said composer Howard Shore.
On August 20 & 21, 2022, rediscover one of the tales that sparked a cultural phenomenon: Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsTM, the second film in the Harry Potter series. Cars fly, trees fight back and a mysterious house-elf comes to warn Harry Potter at the start of his second year at Hogwarts. Adventure and danger await when bloody writing on a wall announces: The Chamber of Secrets has been opened. To save Hogwarts will require all of Harry, Ron, and Hermione’s magical abilities and courage.
Earning a Grammy nomination for the score, the incredible music composed by John Williams became an instant classic, conjuring beautiful and soaring motifs continuing the adventures of Harry Potter on his magical journey.
In 2016, CineConcerts and Warner Bros. Consumer Products announced the Harry Potter Film Concert Series, a global concert tour celebrating the Harry Potter films. Since the world premiere of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert in June 2016, more than 2 million fans have enjoyed this magical experience from the Wizarding World, which is scheduled to include over 1,295 performances across more than 48 countries worldwide through 2021.
The complete 2022 Blossom Music Festival season, including the classical and additional pops offerings, will be announced early in 2022.
Blossom Music Festival is supported by season sponsors The J.M. Smucker Co and The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.
Pavilion ticket prices start at $36 for adults and $15 for children (excluding box seats). Individual lawn tickets start at $26. Two Under 18s Free lawn tickets are available for every one adult lawn ticket purchased. For this concert, there will be limited General Admission areas in the Pavilion available to lawn ticket holders. Individual pavilion and lawn tickets can be purchased through the Severance Hall Ticket Office, online at clevelandorchestra.com, or by calling Cleveland Orchestra Ticket Services at 216-231-1111 or 1-800-686-1141. The July 24 and August 21 concerts will be included on the Blossom Music Festival pops subscription package, details to be announced in 2022.
The Blossom Box Office will be open throughout the summer on festival performance days from 1:00 p.m. through intermission.
Family-Friendly Under 18s Free Ticket Program Continues
Under 18s Free is a signature program of The Cleveland Orchestra’s Center for Future Audiences. The Center, created with a lead endowment gift from the Maltz Family Foundation, was established in 2010 to fund programs to develop new generations of audiences for Cleveland Orchestra concerts in Northeast Ohio.
At Blossom Music Festival, Under 18s Free lawn vouchers (two per regular-priced adult paid admission) are offered to any Blossom Music Festival subscription concert. Under 18s Free is also included on Premier Subscriptions, with one free pavilion youth ticket offered for each adult subscription ticket purchased.
Lawn Ticket Books Include Two Pavilion Upgrades and Under 18s Free Vouchers
Lawn Ticket Books, a great way to save on tickets for the entire Blossom Music Festival season, include vouchers for children 17 and under. Each book includes 10 adult vouchers and two free pavilion upgrade passes — plus 20 Under 18s Free vouchers. Lawn Ticket Books can be used for these special movie events. Contact the Box Office or visit clevelandorchestra.com for information
For a limited time, Lawn Ticket Books, which include 10 adult vouchers, 20 Under 18s Free vouchers, and two free upgrade passes, can be purchased for $160 — normally $180, with a savings of over 35% off individual ticket prices. This special deal is valid until December 31.
Group Ticket Sales
Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Call the Cleveland Orchestra Group Sales Office at Severance at 216-231-7493 for more information.
Health and Safety
The Cleveland Orchestra is committed to creating a safe and comfortable environment for musicians, guests, audiences, staff, and volunteers. To ensure our audiences’ experience with The Cleveland Orchestra is as safe as possible, we continue to consult with the Cleveland Clinic and local public health authorities for health and safety guidelines. Up to date information will be available in spring 2022.
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.
About Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring in Concert
Composer Howard Shore brings J.R.R. Tolkien’s literary imagination to vivid life with his Academy®- and Grammy® Award-winning score to The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Shore’s music expresses Peter Jackson’s film as an immense symphonic work—a uniquely developed vision drawn from centuries of stylistic tendencies.
The music of The Lord of the Rings is counted among film music’s most complex and comprehensive works. This unique performance sets the score to the film, but allows the music to bear the narrative weight, creating a wholly new and dramatic live concert experience.
Shore’s score not only captures Fellowship’s sweeping emotion, thrilling vistas and grand journeys, but also echoes the very construction of Tolkien’s Middle-earth. Styles, instruments and performers collected from around the world provide each of Tolkien’s cultures with a unique musical imprint. In operatic fashion, these musical worlds commingle, sometimes combining forces for a culminated power, other times violently clashing…and always bending to the will of the One Ring and its own ominous family of themes.
CineConcerts is one of the leading producers of live and digital music experiences performed with visual media, and continues to redefine entertainment. Founded by Producer/Conductor Justin Freer and Producer/Writer Brady Beaubien, CineConcerts has engaged over 3 million people worldwide in concert presentations in over 1,593 performances in 48 countries, and recently launched CineConcerts +PLUS - a global digital network and app suite with hundreds of exclusive podcast episodes and produced content. CineConcerts continues to work with some of the most prestigious orchestras and venues in the world including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, and more. Recent and current live and digital concert experiences include The Pinball Concert (Digital), The Polar Express in Concert, Rudy in Concert, The Passion of the Christ in Concert, The Da Vinci Code in Concert, The Harry Potter Film Concert Series, Gladiator Live, The Godfather Live, It’s a Wonderful Life in Concert, DreamWorks Animation In Concert, Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage 50th Anniversary Concert Tour, Breakfast at Tiffany’s in Concert, and A Christmas Dream Live.
About CAMI Music
Merging the worlds of live event production and artist management, Columbia Artists Music LLC (CAMI Music) has swiftly become an international leader in the performing arts. CAMI Music specializes in the general management and touring of prominent musicians and performing artists, as well as providing production and consultation services for large-scale events and festivals worldwide. Recognizing the global stature of the performing arts, CAMI Music has allied many of its Artists and Events with distinguished global brands through endorsement and sponsorship opportunities.
Established in 2004 by Ronald A. Wilford, Founder, and CEO of Columbia Artists Management, and Jean-Jacques Cesbron, then EVP of Columbia Artists Management, CAMI Music is an independently owned and operated management company. CAMI Music’s dedicated booking department specializes in the fulfillment of the roster’s touring specifications while satisfying the demand for performances around the world.
About Warner Bros. / WarnerMedia Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a WarnerMedia Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, Wizarding World, Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera, HBO, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim. The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring in Concert
Friday, July 22, 2022, at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 23, 2022, at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 24, 2022, at 7:00 p.m.
Blossom Music Center
The Cleveland Orchestra
Ludwig Wicki, conductor
Blossom Festival Chorus
Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus
SHORE The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring™ (film with orchestral score performed live)
Relive the first installment of Peter Jackson’s fantasy adventure trilogy (based on the novels of J.R.R. Tolkien), with the music performed live by The Cleveland Orchestra! Howard Shore’s Academy Award-winning score captures Fellowship’s sweeping emotion, thrilling vistas, and grand journeys.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert
Saturday, August 20, 2022, at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 2022, at 7:00 p.m.
Blossom Music Center
The Cleveland Orchestra
Justin Freer, conductor
Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus
WILLIAMS Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ (film with orchestral score performed live to picture)
In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, cars fly, trees fight back and a mysterious house-elf comes to warn Harry Potter at the start of his second year at Hogwarts. Adventure and danger await when bloody writing on a wall announces: The Chamber of Secrets has been opened. To save Hogwarts will require all of Harry, Ron and Hermione’s magical abilities and courage.
WIZARDING WORLD and all related trademarks, characters, names, and indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s21)
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