(© Roger Mastroianni.) Highlights include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Jurassic Park, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Disney: The Sound of Magic
Featured soloists, pianists Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Michael Feinstein; Featured vocalists Audra McDonald and Capathia Jenkins
Under 18s Free ticketing program continues
Lawn Ticket Books on sale now, make great holiday gifts
|CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Orchestra announced a lineup of movies and special presentations as part of its 2023 Blossom Music Festival on Sunday. The full list of programming for the 54th Blossom Music Festival, including classical concerts by The Cleveland Orchestra, will be announced in early 2023. The concerts will take place at Blossom Music Center, The Orchestra’s summer home in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, from July 3 to September 3, 2023. The just-announced performances include Beethoven’s triumphant Symphony No. 9 (“Choral”), Broadway classics sung by six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald, and celebrated pianists Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Michael Feinstein joining forces for the first time in a program celebrating the Great American Songbook. The Orchestra’s popular series of films with live accompaniment continues with a 30th anniversary performance of Jurassic Park, featuring the iconic score by legendary composer John Williams, and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, the second in the trilogy of movies based on the novels of J.R.R. Tolkien with the epic score by Howard Shore. During Labor Day weekend, the Orchestra performs Disney: The Sound of Magic, which looks back on 100 years of Disney’s most beloved films. Another gem of the season is The Cleveland Orchestra’s Blossom Summer Soirée, a special event to benefit the Blossom Music Festival. This magical evening on Sunday, July 23 includes an elegant dinner under the stars, followed by the concert.|
2023 Tickets and Subscriptions
Lawn Ticket Books are available now for $160. That is $20 off the regular book price and more than $100 off individually priced tickets. This special offer ends December 31, 2022.Individual tickets for all Blossom Pops subscription concerts and special events, including Jurassic Park, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and Disney: The Sound of Magic, go on sale for Cleveland Orchestra donors and subscribers on Monday, November 7. General public ticket sales start Thursday, November 10. Single tickets range from $25 to $121.
Under 18s Free
Under 18s Free helps make attending Blossom Music Festival concerts more affordable for families. With each regular-priced adult ticket purchased, a family can get two free lawn vouchers for children 17 and under.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.
2023 Blossom Music Festival Sponsors
The Cleveland Orchestra is proud to partner with The J.M. Smucker Co. as the Presenting Sponsor of the 2023 Blossom Music Festival. We thank Festival Partners Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. and Ohio CAT.
The J.M. Smucker Co. and The Cleveland Orchestra
The J.M. Smucker Co. has supported The Cleveland Orchestra for decades with annual contributions as well as capital gifts for improvements at Blossom Music Center. The company’s ongoing, remarkable support has been recognized through concert sponsorship at Blossom for over a decade and has earned membership in the Orchestra’s John L. Severance Society — a group of the Orchestra’s most dedicated and generous corporate, foundation, and individual supporters. Additionally, The J.M. Smucker Co. was a co-presenting sponsor of The Cleveland Orchestra’s Second Century Celebration, bringing the Orchestra’s 100th season to life while animating a bold vision for an extraordinary Second Century. Cleveland Orchestra Board Chair Richard K. Smucker is the Retired Executive Chairman of The J.M. Smucker Co., which was founded 125 years ago by Mr. Smucker’s great-grandfather, Jerome Monroe Smucker. Today, The J.M. Smucker Co. is a leading marketer and manufacturer of leading brands across the consumer food, coffee and pet food and pet snacks categories in North America. While the company’s portfolio has dramatically evolved, Smucker remains committed to its values, shaped by its Basic Beliefs, Our Commitment to Each Other, and its Purpose, Feeding Connections That Help Us Thrive – Life Tastes Better Together.
A Special Thank You
We share our deepest thanks to the following funders, whose support makes magical summer evenings at the Blossom Music Festival possible:The J. M. Smucker Co., Festival Presenting Sponsor
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Festival Partner
Ohio CAT, Festival Partner
CIBC, Summer Soiree Presenting Sponsor