Cleveland Orchestra Announces Conductor Update For July 6 And July 7 Concerts

Today, The Cleveland Orchestra announced conductor updates to the Friday, July 6 Star-Spangled Spectacular on Mall B in Downtown Cleveland and the Saturday, July 7 Blossom Music Festival concert.

With great regret, Cleveland Orchestra Music Director Franz Welser-Möst must withdraw from his July 6 and 7 concerts with The Cleveland Orchestra as he is suffering from a bacterial infection in his right hand.

Cleveland Orchestra Assistant Conductor Vinay Parameswaran will step in to conduct the July 6, Star-Spangled Spectacular. Former Blossom Music Festival Director Jahja Ling will conduct the July 7, Blossom Music Festival Opening Concert.

The July 6 Star-Spangled Spectacular program remains unchanged. The July 7, Blossom program has been amended. Please see below for the most up-to-date program listings for July 6 and July 7.

Program Information

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 9:00 p.m.

Star-Spangled Spectacular
Brought to You by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and KeyBank
with The Cleveland Orchestra

Mall B Downtown Cleveland

Vinay Parameswaran, conductor

Russ Mitchell, host

SMITH - Star Spangled Banner

WAGNER - Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin

ROSSINI - Overture to William Tell

STRAUSS - Voices of Spring Waltzes

STRAUSS - Czardas from Ritter Pasman

SOUSA - March, Semper Fidelis

COPLAND - Suite from Billy the Kid

TCHAIKOVSKY - 1812 Overture

SOUSA - The Stars and Stripes Forever

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 8:00 p.m.

The Cleveland Orchestra

Blossom Music Center

Jahja Ling, conductor

Stephen Rose, violin

Mark Kosower, cello

Joela Jones, piano

BEETHOVEN Concerto in C Major for Violin, Cello, and Piano, Opus 56 (Triple Concerto)

MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition

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