Tickets For Blossom Music Festival And Summers@Severance On Sale April 15
Individual concert tickets for The Cleveland Orchestra's 2019 Blossom Music Festival season presented by The J.M. Smucker Company and Summers@Severance season sponsored by Thompson Hine LLP go on sale Monday, April 15 at 9:00 a.m., online at clevelandorchestra.com, by telephone (216-231-1111), and in person at the Severance Hall Ticket Office.
Individual concert tickets for the feature film Batman (1989) at Severance Hall are on sale now. The film will be played on the big screen with The Cleveland Orchestra performing the soundtrack live on August 23 and 25.
BLOSSOM MUSIC FESTIVAL
Twenty concerts will be part of the Blossom Music Festival, taking place from the weekend prior to the Fourth of July through Labor Day weekend (June 29 - September 1). This summer, discover rising stars, experience living legends, and welcome back returning friends. Seventeen soloists, conductors, and special guest performers will be making debuts this summer, continuing the Orchestra's commitment to bring emerging young artists to Northeast Ohio during its annual summer festival. In addition to these sensational newcomers, Blossom audience favorites join music legends in thrilling performances on the festival stage.
This exciting and varied slate of artists and conductors includes:
- Rising jazz superstar pianist Aaron Diehl returns to the Blossom stage for an original take on Gershwin's ever-popular "Rhapsody in Blue." Praised by The New York Times for "melodic precision, harmonic erudition, and elegant restraint," Diehl has performed with jazz greats Wynton Marsalis and Cécile McLorin Salvant. (July 5 & 6).
- Young Finnish conductor and newly-appointed Chief Conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic Klaus Mäkelä makes his Cleveland Orchestra debut leading a program that includes Bruch's melodic Violin Concerto No. 1, featuring another debut - 17-year-old Swedish violin prodigy Daniel Lozakovich (July 20).
- Legendary classical guitarist Pepe Romero will perform with The Cleveland Orchestra for the first time in over 50 years with Rodrigo's colorful Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra (July 21).
- Brian Wilson, songwriter and co-founder of The Beach Boys, along with long-time bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin join the Blossom Festival Orchestra to perform the classic album Pet Sounds in its entirety, along with other chart-topping hits (August 11).
- Peter Yarrow and Noel "Paul" Stookey - singer-songwriters from the influential American folk group Peter, Paul and Mary - join The Cleveland Orchestra to perform some of the group's most beloved songs (July 7).
In addition to the artists onstage, the programming this summer offers audiences a wide range of music to explore. Concert selections range from treasured classical works - such as Elgar's Enigma Variations, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 ("Emperor"), and Brahms's Symphony No. 1 - to rarely-heard music for Blossom audiences to discover-including Zemlinksy's Die Seejungfrau [The Mermaid], based on the Hans Christian Andersen classic The Little Mermaid.
These highlights join the previously announced films included on the 2019 season, Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's StoneTM (June 29 & 30) and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes BackTM (August 30-31, September 1). Individual tickets for select dates of these film presentations are on sale now.
For more information about the 2019 Blossom Music Festival season and to see the complete concert calendar, visit this link: https://www.clevelandorchestra.com/News-and-Updates/News-Releases/2019-releases/2019-02-17-2019-blossommusicfestival-announced/. Please note that the August 24 program has been updated. Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific will now be performed in place of the previously announced program of The Sound of Music. All announced artists remain the same.
Image Magnification (IMAG)
Image Magnification (IMAG) will return for the 2019 Blossom Music Festival season for all concerts (excluding film screenings). In 2018, new, state-of-the-art, LED screens were installed in the Pavilion of Blossom Music Center. These screens are used for concerts of film scores (with the film shown on screen) and for Image Magnification (IMAG), displaying live footage from the concert onto the screens, giving audience members the opportunity to clearly see the musicians onstage. The Orchestra will partner with ideastream - a non-profit multiple media public service organization that operates WVIZ/PBS, 90.3 WCPN, and WCLV 104.9 - to produce the IMAG feed for several of these concerts. For more information about ideastream, visit ideastream.org.
As part of an ongoing effort to bring more great music to University Circle in the summer, this year's Summers@Severance series will, for the first time, include four concerts plus a special add-on presentation. These summer concert experiences boast the best that Severance Hall has to offer, inside and out. Not only will guests enjoy the perfect evening of music in one of the world's most beautiful concert halls, they'll also be invited onto the picturesque Front Terrace of Severance Hall to relax under the summer sky with great drinks and great company, pre- and post-concert.
The summer series of orchestra concerts will take place July 12, July 19, August 2, and August 16, featuring a range of music from Mahler to Mozart to Mendelssohn. And as a special add-on, the feature film Batman (1989) will be presented with The Cleveland Orchestra performing the soundtrack live on August 23 and 25.
The Front Terrace of Severance Hall will be open before and after each concert, with beverage/food service and seating areas. Plus, special "happy hour" drink prices will be offered in the hour prior to each concert, with guests encouraged to arrive early and enjoy the outdoors.
For details about the programs offered for the Summers@Severance series, visit this link: https://www.clevelandorchestra.com/News-and-Updates/News-Releases/2019-releases/2019-02-17-2019-summersatseverance-announcement/. Please note that the July 12 program has been updated. In place of the previously announced Prokofiev Symphony No. 6, Beethoven's String Quartet No. 15 for string orchestra will be performed.
2019 TICKET INFORMATION
Individual tickets for Summers@Severance concerts start at $27. Batman (1989) concert tickets start at $47. For more information about purchasing tickets, call Cleveland Orchestra Ticket Services at 216-231-1111 or 800-686-1141, or visit clevelandorchestra.com. Prices above include a $2.00 Severance Hall Second Century Fund charge on individual tickets that supports the conservation and enhancement of Severance Hall.
The Severance Hall Ticket Office is located on street level in the Smith Lobby. The Ticket
Office entrance and 15-minute Ticket Service parking are on the west side of the building, along East Boulevard. Severance Hall Ticket Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and, from September through May, on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Blossom Music Festival
Pavilion ticket prices start at $25 for adults and $15 for students and children. Individual lawn tickets start at $25. Two Under 18s Free lawn tickets are available for every one adult lawn ticket purchased. Individual concert tickets for Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's StoneTM and select dates of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes BackTM are on sale now by telephone, in person at the Severance Hall Ticket Office, and online at clevelandorchestra.com. Individual concert tickets for the full Blossom Music Festival season go on sale on April 15. 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.
Lawn Ticket Books Include Two Pavilion Upgrades And Qualify For The Under 18s Free Program
Lawn Ticket Books of ten vouchers are now available for $175 (a savings of up to $100). Lawn book tickets qualify for youth admission as part of the Under 18s Free program; each lawn book includes 20 Under 18s Free tickets. Two Under 18s Free tickets can be used with each adult lawn ticket. Contact the Box Office or visit clevelandorchestra.com for information about this program.
Premier Subscription Series
The 2019 Blossom Music Festival features two four-concert "Classics" subscription series and a five-concert "Pops" subscription series. Ticket packages, on sale now, offer approximately 20% savings off individual-ticket prices. Ticket package prices start at $80, which includes free Lot B parking and access to Kulas Plaza. Box-seat ticket packages include complimentary parking in First Energy Lot A behind the main Box Office in addition to access to Kulas Plaza's dedicated restrooms and beverage services.
Create Your Own Series
A Create-Your-Own Series package is being offered again this season. When purchasing 4 or more concerts, there is a savings of approximately 10% off the individual ticket prices. There is no limit to the number of Create-Your-Own Series purchases. All subscribers receive free parking in Lot B.
Group Ticket Sales
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.
Family-Friendly Under 18s Free Tickets Continue At Every Blossom Music Festival Concert
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, once again offering free Lawn tickets to young people (17 and under) for every Blossom Music Festival concert this season. Over 150,000 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 youth tickets per regular-priced adult paid admission) to young people to any Blossom Music Festival subscription concert each summer. These tickets can be ordered online or through the Ticket Office. Under 18s Free tickets are also available as part of Lawn Book purchases