The Cleveland Orchestra's Blossom Music Festival Announces 2019 Summer Movies

The Cleveland Orchestra's Blossom Music Festival Announces 2019 Summer Movies

Next summer at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, experience two beloved movies like never before - in concert with The Cleveland Orchestra. The Blossom Music Festival movie concerts will delight music lovers and film fans alike with Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back - presented in high-definition on large screens, with Academy Award-winning composer John Williams's unforgettable scores performed live by The Cleveland Orchestra. Just in time for this year's holiday gift giving, concert tickets go on sale Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 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.

From the book by J.K Rowling that captured the imagination of readers worldwide, came the movie that stole the hearts of millions. On June 29 & 30, 2019, rediscover the story that sparked a cultural phenomenon: Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone. Under the bewitching night sky at Blossom Music Center, experience this extraordinary story of friendship, magic, and adventure with the cherished score played by your Cleveland Orchestra.

Travel to a galaxy far, far away on August 30 & 31, 2019 with Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. The second installment in George Lucas's Star Wars saga introduced fans to John Williams's iconic "Imperial March" and captivating characters like Yoda, Lando Calrissian, and Boba Fett. With the added thrill of live music by The Cleveland Orchestra, one couldn't ask for a better setting to relive the remarkable musical score and groundbreaking special effects.

All 2019 Blossom Music Festival movie concerts will be capped off by a spectacular fireworks display.

The complete 2019 Blossom Music Festival season, including details of the classical and pops concerts, will be announced early in 2019. Blossom Music Festival is sponsored by season sponsor The J.M. Smucker Co. and presenting sponsor The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

Pavilion ticket prices start at $36 for adults and $15 for students and children. Individual lawn tickets start at $26. Two "Under 18s Free" lawn tickets are available for every one adult lawn ticket purchased. Individual tickets and lawn tickets can be purchase 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.

For a limited time, Lawn Ticket Books, which include 10 vouchers and a free upgrade pass, can be purchased now for $155 - a savings of $20 over the regular price. This special price is valid until December 31.

Guests who subscribed to the 2018 Blossom season may receive a 20% ticket discount; offered on phone orders only.

Paid parking in paved lots is available by advance purchase. Limited Lot A parking passes are available for purchase for $25. Undated Lot B parking passes are also available for $155 until December 31. Lot C/D/E passes can be added on at no additional charge for these concerts. Parking in grass lots is free.

The Blossom Box Office opens for the season beginning on Saturday, June 1, and will be open throughout the summer on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. through intermission on festival performance days.

"Under 18s Free" is a 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 to fund programs to develop new generations of audiences for Cleveland Orchestra concerts in Northeast Ohio. "Under 18s Free" continues to develop young audiences by making attending Orchestra concerts affordable for families, offering free Lawn tickets to young people, 17 and under, for every Blossom Music Festival concert again this season. Over 130,000 young people have attended Blossom Music Festival concerts since the Center for Future Audiences was inaugurated.

At Blossom, this program offers free "Under 18s Free" Lawn Passes (two per regular-priced adult paid admission) to young people to any Blossom Music Festival subscription concert each summer. These tickets can be ordered online (once individual tickets for each Blossom season go on sale) or through the Ticket Office.

Lawn Ticket Books of ten vouchers are now available. Lawn vouchers qualify for youth admission as part of the "Under 18s Free" program. Each lawn book also includes 20 "Under 18s Free" tickets. Youth admission tickets can be requested after individual tickets go on sale. Lawn Ticket Books can be used for these special movie events. Contact the Box Office or visit clevelandorchestra.com for information about this program. For a limited time, Lawn Ticket Books, which include 10 vouchers and a free upgrade pass can be purchased now for $155 - a savings of $20 over the regular price. This special price is valid until December 31.

Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Call the Cleveland Orchestra Group Sales Office at Severance Hall at 216-231-7493 for more information.

Blossom Music Center was created as the summer home of The Cleveland Orchestra over 50 years ago 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 over 5,000 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 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 20 million visitors. Each 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 and a series of presentations from across a wide range of rock, country, and other live-concert genres.

Located 25 miles south of Cleveland just north of Akron, Ohio, 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.

CineConcerts is one of the leading producers of live music experiences performed with visual media. Founded by Producer/Conductor Justin Freer and Producer/Writer Brady Beaubien, CineConcerts has engaged millions of people worldwide in concert presentations that redefine the evolution of live experience. Recent and current live concert experiences include 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. Justin Freer has quickly become one of the most sought-after conductors of film music with a long list of full symphonic live to projection projects. He has appeared with some of the world's leading orchestras including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony and Sydney Symphony Orchestra. From full-length movie screenings with live orchestra to music-interactive sporting event experiences to original 3D-environment holiday programming, CineConcerts is at the forefront of live entertainment.

Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment 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 and Hanna-Barbera. 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.

Disney Concerts is the concert production and licensing division of Disney Music Group, the music arm of The Walt Disney Company. Disney Concerts produces concerts and tours, and licenses Disney music and visual content to symphony orchestras and presenters on a worldwide basis. Disney Concerts' concert packages include a variety of formats, such as "live to picture" film concerts and themed instrumental and vocal compilation concerts, and range from instrumental-only symphonic performances to multimedia productions featuring live vocalists and choir. Current titles include the Star Wars Film Concert Series (Episodes IV-VII), Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Fantasia, Pixar In Concert, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Alice In Wonderland, Frozen, Ratatouille, The Pirates of the Caribbean series (Episodes I-IV), and Silly Symphonies, which last year collectively accounted for over 400 performances in many of the world's top concert venues, including Lincoln Center, Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Tokyo Forum and the Hollywood Bowl. Numerous new concert packages and touring productions from Disney's portfolio of studios, including Disney's feature animation and live action studios, Pixar, Lucasfilm and Marvel, are currently in development.

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