CLEVELAND, February 16

TCO@BlossomThe Cleveland Orchestra has announced the 2014 Blossom Music Festival season, a total of 18 concerts between July 3 and August 31, including 15 by The Cleveland Orchestra, two Blossom Festival Band concerts, and one concert by the Blossom Festival Orchestra. The complete schedule follows.


* Denotes fireworks following the concert, weather permitting
** Blossom Debut *** Cleveland Orchestra Debut

Thursday, July 3, 2014, at 8:00 p.m.*
Friday, July 4, 2014, at 8:00 p.m.*
Blossom Festival Band
Loras John Schissel, conductor

A Salute to America
Music by Bernstein, Gershwin, and John Philip Sousa, with Tchaikovky’s “1812” Overture and fireworks, weather permitting.

Saturday, July 5, 2014, at 8:00 p.m.*
The Cleveland Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden, conductor**
Renaud Capuçon, violin***

Festival Opening:
TCHAIKOVSKY Capriccio Italien
SIBELIUS Violin Concerto
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”)

Saturday, July 12, 2014, at 8:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Asher Fisch, conductor***
Isabelle Faust, violin***

WAGNER Overture to The Flying Dutchman
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7

Sunday, July 13, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Jack Everly, conductor
Kristen Plumley, soprano
Members of the Blossom Festival Chorus

Sci-Fi Spectacular
Selections from Star Trek, Star Wars, E.T., and 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Saturday, July 19, 2014, at 8:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Karen Gomyo, violin
Emily Fons, mezzo-soprano

BIZET Suite from Carmen
SAINT-SAËNS Violin Concerto No. 3
FALLA The Three-Cornered Hat

Sunday, July 20, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, conductor
Francesco Piemontesi, piano***

WEBER Overture to Der Freischütz
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 27
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No.5

Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 8:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
John Storgårds, conductor***
Stephen Hough, piano
with the Kent/Blossom Chamber Orchestra
Brett Mitchell, conductor**

BEETHOVEN Overture to Fidelio
LISZT Piano Concerto No. 1
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2

Kent/Blossom Chamber Orchestra performs selections by Ravel and Wagner at 7:00 p.m. The Cleveland Orchestra’s concert (program listed above) begins at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 27, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Jack Everly, conductor
Christina Bianco, vocalist***
Ted Keegan, vocalist
Ben Crawford, vocalist

Broadway Standing Ovations
Highlights from The Phantom of the Opera (featuring Broadway’s “Phantom,” Ted Keegan), Wicked, Rent & Les Misérables, and Christina Bianco’s excerpts from her Diva Moments solo show.

Saturday, August 2, 2014, at 8:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Johannes Debus, conductor
Benjamin Grosvenor, piano**

RAMEAU Selections from Les Indes Galantes
RAVEL Piano Concerto in G major
RAVEL Pavane for a Dead Princess
RACHMANINOFF Symphonic Dances

Sunday, August 3, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Richard Kaufman, conductor
Michael Sachs, trumpet

Hollywood under the Stars
Selections from films including Forrest Gump, The Godfather, Gone with the Wind, The Magnificent Seven, Lincoln, Lawrence of Arabia, The Right Stuff, and more.

Saturday, August 9, 2014, at 8:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Matthew Halls, conductor***

MOZART Overture to Idomeneo
TCHAIKOVSKY Suite No. 4 (“Mozartiana”)
MOZART Eine kleine Nachtmusik
MOZART Symphony No. 36 (“Linz”)

Sunday, August 10, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Jeffrey Kahane, conductor – Cleveland Orchestra conducting debut
Peter Otto, violin

STRAVINSKY Suite from Pulcinella
HAYDN Violin Concerto No. 1 in C major
MENDELSSOHN Music from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4 (“Italian”)

Saturday, August 16, 2014, at 8:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Jahja Ling, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Program includes:
ELGAR Cello Concerto
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 6

Saturday, August 23, 2014, at 8:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Andrew Grams, conductor
Nadine Sierra, soprano***
Christopher Pfund, tenor**
Brian Mulligan, baritone***
Blossom Festival Chorus
Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus

BACH Toccata and Fugue in D minor
LISZT Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
ORFF Carmina Burana

Sunday, August 24, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Michael Krajewski, conductor
Classical Mystery Tour***

A Beatles Tribute:
Original orchestrations to “Penny Lane,” “Yesterday,” “Eleanor Rigby,” “With a Little Help From My Friends,” and more.

Saturday, August 30, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.*
Blossom Festival Orchestra
Richard Kaufman, conductor
Whitney Claire Kaufman, vocalist
Pat Sajak, narrator**

Family Funfest at Blossom
Tunes from The Little Mermaid, The Wizard of Oz, Spiderman, 2013’s hit movie Frozen, and more, featuring family-friendly activities and fireworks.

Sunday, August 31, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

Cleveland Orchestra European Festivals Tour Send-off
WIDMANN Con brio: Concert Overture for Orchestra
BRAHMS Symphony No. 3
BRAHMS Symphony No. 4

Published on ClevelandClassical.com February 16, 2014

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