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August 13 — Silk Road Ensemble / Yo-Yo Ma . . . page 22 August 20 — The Music of Led Zeppelin. . . . . . . . page 41 August 27 — Orpheus Plays Bach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 53 September 3-4 — Raiders of the Lost Ark . . . . . page 70


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About Blossom Welcome to Our Summer Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 2016 Festival Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 About Blossom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-14 Cuyahoga Valley National Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-16 Blossom Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Blossom Friends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Blossom by the Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

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— August 13 Silk Road Ensemble About the Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-30 Artists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-33 A Message from Silkroad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35







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— August 27 Orpheus Plays Bach About the Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57-60 Artists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54-55 — September 3-4 Indiana Jones About the Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70-73 Artists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75, 65-69

About the Orchestra Board of Trustees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 About the Orchestra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65-67 Roster of Musicians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68-69 By the Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Supporting the Orchestra Sound for the Centennial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48-49 Blossom Thanks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Annual Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76-87

89 The Cleveland Orchestra is proud of its long-term partnership with Kent State University, made possible in part through generous funding from the State of Ohio.

— August 20 Music of Led Zeppelin About the Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-43 Artists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-45

News, Events, and More Gourmet Matinees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Orchestra News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Blossom Information and Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . 89-94 Blossom Grounds Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Buying Tickets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

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Welcome to Our Summer Home! I am extraordinarily pleased to welcome you to The Cleveland Orchestra’s annual summer Festival here at Blossom Music Center in the heart of Summit County. In my first year as executive director, I am learning so much — and enjoying getting to know all of you. Part of what intrigued me about accepting this job was, in fact, the people of Northeast Ohio, who created this great Orchestra and have sustained it for the past century. Not only have you supported a remarkable group of musicians, you have also built two of America’s most beautiful and acoustically acclaimed concert halls — Severance Hall in Cleveland, and this extraordinary summer home here at Blossom. Indeed, I am amazed at the incredible treasure that The Cleveland Orchestra and the people of this region have in Blossom Music Center, with its natural beauty perfectly paired with the acoustically and aesthetically stunning Pavilion designed by local architect Peter van Dijk. While the summer homes of many American orchestras are shoehorned into urban locations, or far removed from their home cities, Cleveland’s is idyllically situated in the center of Northeast Ohio between two major metropolitan areas, Cleveland and Akron. Surrounded by Ohio’s own Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Blossom offers the best of all worlds, proximity and escape, ideal acoustics and natural splendor, with superb symphonic performances in a family-friendly setting. Having Cuyahoga Valley National Park as our next-door neighbor has also created a special opportunity and lasting relationship, helping us to safeguard the unique qualities of the Orchestra’s summer home for future generations. The combined experiences offered in this Valley allow Ohioans to enjoy summertime to the fullest — with hiking, birdwatching, and biking during the day complemented with evening picnics set to splendid music at night. Half a million people attend musical performances at Blossom each summer, underlining just how meaningful music is to young and old alike. As we approach the 50th anniversary of Blossom Music Center in 2018, it is remarkable to reflect on how Blossom has become an essential part of what the Orchestra does in and for Northeast Ohio. Our vision of having the youngest audience of any orchestra started at Blossom when we launched the “Under 18s Free” program on the Lawn five years ago. Today, over 40,000 young people each year have the chance to fall in love with The Cleveland Orchestra year-round through this program, which subsidizes the cost of tickets through the vision and generosity of the Maltz Family Foundation through the Orchestra’s endowment fund. Whether this is your first Blossom season or your fortieth, I am looking forward to experiencing with you this summer’s unique offerings — of symphonic hits, Broadway and movie classics, from Sousa and Sibelius, from Thomas Adès to Led Zeppelin — of magical summer twilights punctuated by fireworks and fireflies. With special thanks to the Festival’s presenting sponsor, The J.M. Smucker Company. Welcome and enjoy!

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MOZART UNDER THE STARS The Cleveland Orchestra Michael Francis, conductor David Fung, piano


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THIBAUDET PLAYS GRIEG The Cleveland Orchestra Jahja Ling, conductor Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano


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Blossom Music Center has provided an inviting and gracious summer home for The Cleveland Orchestra since it opened in 1968. Located just north of Akron, Ohio, and about 25 miles south of Cleveland, Blossom is situated on 200 acres of rolling hills surrounded by the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Its beautiful outdoor setting is an integral part of the Blossom experience — and unrivaled among America’s summer music festival parks for the clear sightlines from across Blossom’s expansive Lawn and the superb acoustics and architectural beauty of the famed Blossom Pavilion. Come early to savor the summer weather. Bring your own picnic, or purchase from a variety of onsite options available, including a wide selection of wines, spirits, and beers.

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MENDELSSOHN’S SCOTTISH The Cleveland Orchestra Nicholas McGegan, conductor Jeffrey Rathbun, oboe


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SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE with YO-YO MA Silk Road Ensemble Yo-Yo Ma, cello



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Windborne’s Music of Led Zeppelin Blossom Festival Orchestra Brent Havens, conductor Randy Jackson, vocalist


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AN AMERICAN IN PARIS The Cleveland Orchestra Bramwell Tovey, conductor Javier Perianes, piano


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MAGIC OF THE MOVIES The Cleveland Orchestra Michael Krajewski, conductor Capathia Jenkins, vocalist Blossom Festival Chorus







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The Cleveland Orchestra Brett Mitchell, conductor

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BLOSSOM Summer Home of The Cleveland Orchestra OPENED IN 1968 as the summer home of

The Cleveland Orchestra, Blossom Music Center is located just north of Akron, Ohio, and about 25 miles south of Cleveland. Blossom is situated on rolling hills surrounded by the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, which protects 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Akron and Cleveland. Blossom lies within the city limits of Cuyahoga Falls, an Ohio community founded two-hundred years ago. Blossom was planned and built between 1966 and 1968 by the Musical Arts Association (the non-profit parent organization of The Cleveland Orchestra) at a total cost of approximately $8 million. The Center’s name honors the Dudley S. Blossom family, major supporters of The Cleveland Orchestra throughout its history. (Mr. Blossom served as president of the Musical Arts Association 1936-38. His son, Dudley Jr., served as a trustee 1946-61.) In 2002, Blossom Music Center underwent the first major capital improvements project in the history of the facility, which serves 400,000 visitors each summer. The Blossom Redevelopment Project featured a major renovation of the facility and enhancement of patron amenities, and was completed prior to the beginning of the 2003 Blossom Festival. Additional upgrading has continued since that time, including major accessibility work within an ongoing Americans with Disabilities Act project generously funded by the State of Ohio. With initial phases completed in 2013, this has included the construction of new restrooms and walkways, and the introduction of new trams. The first Blossom season in 1968 consisted of six weeks of performances by The Cleveland Orchestra, gaining enthusiastic reviews for the Orchestra and its new summer home from critics throughout the country. The schedule expanded in subsequent seasons to feature the Blossom Music Festival of orchestral and band music from the Fourth of July to Labor Day weekend alongside a summer-long season of concerts devoted to rock, jazz, country, and other Blossom Music Festival

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At the heart of Blossom is the Blossom Pavilion, situated at the base of a natural bowl. The design architect for this award-winning structure, widely celebrated for its distinctive architecture and superb acoustical qualities, was Peter van Dijk, who also served as At the Blossom groundbreaking on July 2, 1967, from left architect for the Blossom Redevelopin foreground are Frank Joseph (then president of the ment Project in 2002-03 and continues Musical Arts Association), Elizabeth Bingham Blossom (Mrs. Dudley Sr.), Benjamin Gale (Blossom grandson), to help direct Blossom upgrades and Betsy Blossom (youngest Blossom grandchild),and changes. The seating capacity of the Charles Bingham Blossom (Blossom grandson). Pavilion is now 5,470 — and another 13,500 patrons can be accommodated on the expansive hillside lawn seating area. Surrounding the Pavilion, the Blossom grounds encompass a number of other unique facilities. Near the Main Entrance from Steels Corners Road is Porthouse Theatre. Here summer theatrical productions are presented by the Porthouse Theatre Company, a professional repertory company affiliated with Kent State University under the Kent/Blossom Theatre program. In addition to the Blossom Pavilion, the main grounds include the Bandwagon Gift Shop, the Blossom Grille (open before and after each Festival concert), the Knight Grove (a party center accommodating groups of 25 to 450), and Eells Gallery, which is used by the Kent/Blossom Art program to exhibit works by regional and national artists. Three landscaped gardens also are located on the main grounds. The Frank E. Joseph Garden was named in honor of the president of the Musical Arts Association at the time of Blossom’s construction and opening. Emily’s Garden was opened in 1992 to commemorate Emily (Mrs. Dudley S. Jr.) Blossom’s many contributions to Blossom Music Center. New in 2003 was the addition of the Herbert E. Strawbridge Garden, named in memory of Musical Arts Association trustee and civic leader Herb Strawbridge. The Blossom Redevelopment Project redesign of Emily’s Garden, as well as the design of the Herbert E. Strawbridge Garden, are by Michael Van Valkenburgh. PARTNERING WITH CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK AND THE TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND

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Cuyahoga V Valley National Park to help preserve the natural beauty of the area chosen as The Cleveland Orchestra’s permanent summer home. Created as a recreational preserve in 1974, the land was designated as a National Park in 2000. In the past decade, The Cleveland Orchestra worked with the Trust for Public Land (TPL) to conserve more than 500 acres of Blossom Music Center land into Cuyahoga Valley National Park through a sale funded by the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund. This transfer helps protect the park experience for concertgoers at Blossom, conserves the land for preservation, and provided one-time funding for the Orchestra. This sale of Blossom Music Center land now connects over 5,000 acres of forest ecosystems within the park. Read more about the Park and nearby attractions on the following pages, or visit to learn more.

Blossom Contact Numbers Orchestra Schedule & Ticket Information (216) 231-1111 or 800-686-1141 toll-free outside local calling areas or online at The Cleveland Orchestra Severance Hall Administrative Offices (216) 231-7300 Blossom Music Center is owned by the Musical Arts Association, the nonprofit parent organization of The Cleveland Orchestra. Live Nation has been contracted to operate Blossom and to book and promote the summer’s non-orchestral attractions.

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National Park Service celebrates 100 years of natural beauty, conservation, and public access . . . Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir at Yosemite National Park in 1903.

T H E D R E A M and reality of a system of outdoor parks for the people of the nation is being celebrated across the country this summer with the 100th Anniversary of the creation of the National Park Service in 1916. Although the first National Park — Yellowstone — was created by Congress in 1872, and a few more were designated over the next several decades, the founding of the National Park Service in 1916 brought management of all the National Parks together under one agency, as well as codifying the purpose and aim of the National Park System to conserve parkland for the enjoyment and benefit of the nation’s people and for future generations. Today, NPS embraces over 450 natural, historical, recreational, and cultural areas throughout the United States, with sites designated in every state.

NORTHEAST OHIO’S OWN: CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK Recreational development and restoration of the Cuyahoga Valley took on new meaning with the opening of Blossom Music Center in 1968 as The Cleveland Orchestra’s summer home. And Cuyahoga Valley National Park soon followed, established in 1974 as recreational preserve and nextdoor neighbor to Blossom. Though a short distance from the urban areas of Cleveland and Akron, these 30,000 acres seem worlds Blossom Festival 2016

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away. Designated as a National Park in 2000, the land serves as a refuge for native plants and wildlife, and provides routes of discovery, recreation, and enjoyment for all ages. Across its land, the winding Cuyahoga River gives way to deep forests, rolling hills, and open farmlands.

CONSERVANCY FOR C.V.N.P. The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park works in partnership with the National Park Service to engage the Northeast Ohio community and visitors in enjoying and supporting the park and its programs — with the Conservancy’s advocacy and passion aimed at helping C.V.N.P. rise to its full potential. For more information about volunteering or donating time or money, contact 330-657-2909 or visit

way, you may catch a glimpse of whitetailed deer, wild turkey, bald eagles, blue heron, and much more. The train operates year-round, with seasonal schedules. For more information, visit

OHIO & ERIE CANALWAY The Ohio & Erie Canalway is a National Heritage Area — designated by Congress in 1996 — to help preserve and celebrate the rails, trails, landscapes, towns, and sites that grew up along the first 110 miles of the canal that helped Ohio and our nation grow. The Towpath offers over 80 miles of hiking, biking, birding, and exquisite scenery. For more information and hours, please visit HALE FARM & VILLAGE

Along with attending concerts at Blossom Music Center, explore these attractions to experience Cuyahoga Valley National Park to the fullest:


All Aboard! for a fascinating and fun way to experience the beauty of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Enjoy the trip between the Rockside Station in Independence and the Akron Northside Station. Along the


This one-of-a-kind family experience is an outdoor living history museum set in the Cuyahoga Valley. At Hale Farm & Village, everyday life from the era of Abraham Lincoln is depicted through 32 historic structures, farm activities and animals, heritage gardens, cooking, and early American craft and trade demonstrations. Café dining and museum store shopping on location. The Farm is located at 2686 Oak Hill Road, in Bath, Ohio. For more information, visit, or call 330-666-3711.

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Blossom Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra h The Blossom Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra is an advisory group created to support the development and prioritization of initiatives to connect The Cleveland Orchestra in new and meaningful ways with the Blossom community. The Committee is comprised of business and community leaders from Cuyahoga, Portage, Stark, and Summit Counties. (Listing as of June 10, 2016.)

Paul A. Rose, Co-Chair Iris Harvie, Co-Chair Thomas Waltermire, Vice Chair Ronald H. Bell Carolyn Bialosky William P. Blair III Laurel Blossom Daniel C. Colantone Joanne Dannemiller Helen Dix* Barbara Dietrich Barbara Feld John Fickes Claire Frattare Linda Gaines Barbara Gravengaard

C. Thomas Harvie Faye A. Heston Laura Hunsicker Mary Ann Jackson Michael J. Kaplan Philip S. Kaufmann Phyllis Knauf

Janice R. Leshner Mary Ann Makee John McBride Margaret Morgan* Sandra R. Smith Paul E. Westlake Jr. *Honorary Member for Life


Dennis W. LaBarre, President, Musical Arts Association Richard J. Bogomolny, Chairman, Musical Arts Association AndrĂŠ Gremillet, Executive Director, The Cleveland Orchestra Carol Lee Iott, Director, Strategy and Special Initiatives, The Cleveland Orchestra Elisabeth Hugh, President, Blossom Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra Peter van Dijk, Westlake Reed Leskosky

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Blossom Friends of The Cleveland O Orchestra h t This state-wide volunteer organization is dedicated to promoting and financially supporting The Cleveland Orchestra’s summer home and annual summer Music Festival at Blossom. Established as a womens’ volunteer committee with the opening of Blossom Music Center in 1968, the group was recently renamed Blossom Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra and is today open to women and men of all ages. A series of fundraising, learning, and social events are presented each year to promote the Friends’ ongoing work devoted to sustaining the beauty of Blossom and the magic of great summertime music under the stars. For additional information about joining Blossom Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra or attending the group’s year-round fundraising and promotional events, please contact Lori Cohen, Community Leadership Liaison at 216-231-7557 or

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Elisabeth Hugh, President Elizabeth McCormick, Vice President Mary Walker Sprunt, Recording Secretary JoAnn Greiner, Corresponding Secretary Patricia Rice, Treasurer Claire Frattare, Ex-officio, Past President

AREA CHAIRS — Jean Mathews — Sue Kenney CANTON / STARK COUNTY — Elizabeth McCormick, Donna Paola, Faye Heston HUDSON — Robert Valente KENT — Sylvia Armstrong, Donna DiBiase NORTHEAST — Nancy Cruikshank Each year, Blossom Friends presents a range MEMBERS-AT- LARGE — Connie van Gilder AKRON


of events, including (at far left) an introduction of new Cleveland Orchestra executive director André Gremillet (interviewed by WCLV announcer Robert Conrad) hosted by the Hudson Chapter in April 2016, and a summer series of Gourmet Matinee Luncheons showcasing the artistry and stories of musicians of The Cleveland Orchestra.

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operating The Cleveland Orchestra, Severance Hall, and Blossom Music Festival O F F I C E R S A ND E XEC UT I VE C O MMIT T E E Dennis W. LaBarre, President Richard J. Bogomolny, Chairman The Honorable John D. Ong, Vice President Jeanette Grasselli Brown Matthew V. Crawford Alexander M. Cutler David J. Hooker Michael J. Horvitz

Norma Lerner, Honorary Chair Hewitt B. Shaw, Secretary Beth E. Mooney, Treasurer

Douglas A. Kern Virginia M. Lindseth Alex Machaskee Nancy W. McCann John C. Morley

Larry Pollock Alfred M. Rankin, Jr. Audrey Gilbert Ratner Barbara S. Robinson

R E S I D E NT TR U S TE ES George N. Aronoff Dr. Ronald H. Bell Richard J. Bogomolny Charles P. Bolton Yuval Brisker Jeanette Grasselli Brown Helen Rankin Butler Irad Carmi Paul G. Clark Robert D. Conrad Matthew V. Crawford Alexander M. Cutler Hiroyuki Fujita Paul G. Greig Robert K. Gudbranson Iris Harvie Jeffrey A. Healy Stephen H. Hoffman David J. Hooker Michael J. Horvitz Marguerite B. Humphrey David P. Hunt Betsy Juliano Jean C. Kalberer

Nancy F. Keithley Christopher M. Kelly Douglas A. Kern John D. Koch S. Lee Kohrman Charlotte R. Kramer TE Dennis W. LaBarre Norma Lerner Virginia M. Lindseth Alex Machaskee Milton S. Maltz Nancy W. McCann Thomas F. McKee Loretta J. Mester Beth E. Mooney John C. Morley Donald W. Morrison Meg Fulton Mueller Gary A. Oatey TE Katherine T. O’Neill The Honorable John D. Ong Rich Paul Larry Pollock Alfred M. Rankin, Jr.

Clara T. Rankin Audrey Gilbert Ratner Charles A. Ratner Zoya Reyzis Barbara S. Robinson Paul Rose Steven M. Ross Raymond T. Sawyer Luci Schey Hewitt B. Shaw Richard K. Smucker James C. Spira R. Thomas Stanton Joseph F. Toot, Jr. Daniel P. Walsh Thomas A. Waltermire Geraldine B. Warner Jeffery J. Weaver Meredith Smith Weil Jeffrey M. Weiss Norman E. Wells Paul E. Westlake Jr. David A. Wolfort

N O N- R E S I D E NT TR US T E E S Virginia Nord Barbato (NY) Wolfgang C. Berndt (Austria)

Richard C. Gridley (SC) Loren W. Hershey (DC)

Herbert Kloiber (Germany)

T R U S TE E S E X- O F F IC I O Faye A. Heston, President, Volunteer Council of The Cleveland Orchestra Dr. Patricia Moore Smith, President, Women’s Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra Elisabeth Hugh, President, Blossom Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra

Carolyn Dessin, Chair, Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Operating Committee Beverly J. Warren, President, Kent State University Barbara R. Snyder, President, Case Western Reserve University

HO NO R A RY TR U S TE E S FO R L I FE Dorothy Humel Hovorka Gay Cull Addicott Robert P. Madison Allen H. Ford Robert F. Meyerson Robert W. Gillespie PA S T PR E S I D E NT S D. Z. Norton 1915-21 John L. Severance 1921-36 Dudley S. Blossom 1936-38 Thomas L. Sidlo 1939-53

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Percy W. Brown 1953-55 Frank E. Taplin, Jr. 1955-57 Frank E. Joseph 1957-68 Alfred M. Rankin 1968-83

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Ward Smith 1983-95 Richard J. Bogomolny 1995-2002, 2008-09 James D. Ireland III 2002-08

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Saturday evening, August 13, 2016, at 8:00 p.m.



THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE with YO-YO MA Fanfare for Gaita and Suona by Cristina Pato and Wu Tong Ichichila traditional Malian arranged by Shane Shanahan

O’Neill’s Cavalry March traditional Irish arranged by Colin Jacobsen

Green (Vincent’s Tune) by Wu Man arranged by Ljova

Syrian Improvisation by Kinan Azmeh and Jeffrey Beecher Miero vuotti uutta kuuta from Five Finnish Folksongs by Michio Mamiya

Duo by Wu Man and Wu Tong Atashgah by Colin Jacobsen If You Shall Return . . . by Sandeep Das and Kojiro Umezaki Going Home music by Antonín Dvorák arranged by Jeremy Kittel

Take the “A” Train by Billy Strayhorn arranged by Shane Shanahan INT ER MISSION


Concert Program: August 13

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Cut the Rug by David Bruce 1. Drag the Goat 2. Bury the Hatchet 3. Move the Earth 4. Wake the Dead

Zyryab by Paco de Lucía arranged by Colin Jacobsen

Wedding by Kinan Azmeh

This concert is sponsored by BakerHostetler, a Cleveland Orchestra Partner in Excellence, and co-sponsored by North Coast Container Corp. This evening’s performance is dedicated to Mr. William P. Blair III in recognition of his extraordinary generosity in support of The Cleveland Orchestra’s Annual Fund. With this concert, The Cleveland Orchestra gratefully honors the GAR Foundation for its generous support.

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The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma

Introducing the Concert

Welcome to . . . Home T H E R E A R E M A N Y different kinds of home — physical, childhood, those

that we build in our memories, and many others. Silkroad is a creative home for me and for members of the Ensemble, a place where we return to explore new artistic languages, to encounter friends and strangers, and to find joy in unexpected connections. One of the ways we have deepened our relationships over the years is by bringing each other home. Over the course of this evening, we invite you to join us as we share what home sounds like for many of us. As you listen, I think you’ll hear how different our homes are. For us, this is one of the great pleasures of Silkroad — we celebrate difference, we cultivate curiosity in our exploration and generosity in our sharing. In our home, something completely unfamiliar presents a precious opportunity to build something new. Many of the selections for tonight’s concert represent music that Ensemble members have written or arranged for the group over the years. I am particularly excited to share this aspect of what we do. I believe that by writing or arranging music, a musician goes beyond knowing and expressing a tradition and becomes an agent of its evolution, creating something new. Welcome to our home.

Yo-Yo Ma Founder and Artistic Director Silk Road Ensemble

Many of the selections on this evening’s program are available on “Sing Me Home,” the Silk Road Ensemble and Yo-Yo Ma’s most recent recording (Sony Masterworks, 2016). Please visit for more information about the album and the Ensemble. Additionally, Atashgah and Cut the Rug are available on “A Playlist Without Borders” (Sony Masterworks, 2013) and Miero vuotti uutta kuuta is available on “Silk Road Journeys: When Strangers Meet” (Sony Classical, 2001).

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About the Music Fanfare for Gaita and Suona was developed by Cristina Pato and Wu Tong to explore the idea of connecting two sides of the world — Europe and Asia — through a musical dialog between two instruments that share a powerful sonority and a profound relationship with their respective traditions. This open call between the Galician bagpipes (gaita) and Chinese horn (suona) launches this evening’s program with a conversation between traditional wind instruments as they attempt to understand, connect, and respect each other’s cultural roots. —Isabelle Hunter In 2007, Yo-Yo suggested that we use the art and tradition of indigo to connect disciplines and cultures in our work with elementary school students. During the course of that exploration, Harvard musicologist Ingrid Monson shared this song with me. Ichichila is a tune traditionally sung by the Tuareg people of West Africa while dyeing textiles in indigo pits. The music’s groove comes from the rhythm of textiles being plunged in and out of the dye with long sticks. I was drawn to this rhythmic foundation, to the song’s relaxed vibe, and to the way the music was used to ease the burden of difficult work. —Shane Shanahan The great Irish fiddler Martin Hayes introduced us to O’Neill’s Cavalry March — a tune I understand to be so iconic in the Irish tradition that it is almost a cliché. The bones of this old tune, which dates back to the early 1800s, are so strong that it’s weathered various treatments over the years. When I first heard Martin play it, I was captured by its solitary, stoic character, and yet immediately felt that there was a way to add layers of instruments and subtle hints of harmony. Featured in the instrumentation are the sounds of Kayhan Kalhor’s kamancheh, as well as Kojiro Umezaki’s shakuhachi, Wu Man’s pipa, and a complement of traditional European strings. —Colin Jacobsen I wrote Green (Vincent’s Tune) as part of the suite “Blue-Red-Green” for the Silk Road Ensemble. When my son Vincent was four years old, he would often run around singing this tune. One day I asked him where he had heard it, and he said, ‘’I don’t know, Mommy. I made it up.” I was so struck by his melody that I turned it into a composition as a way to capture his youth and the wonderful times we spent together. The piece is named after my favorite color. Green represents spring, when everything grows and has renewed energy and enthusiasm — much like a four-year-old child. —Wu Man


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Michio Mamiya’s compositional output has been greatly influenced by his insatiable curiosity about the traditional music of his native Japan, along with that of Scandinavia and Africa. His long and distinguished career as one of Japan’s leading musical figures serves as an inspiration to the Silk Road Ensemble. Early in his life as a composer, Mamiya became fascinated with the Sami, the indigenous people of sub-Arctic Scandinavia who represent a somewhat surprising musical and linguistic connection to the East. After completing his studies in symphonic classical composition at the Tokyo Academy, Mamiya traveled to Finland to explore this connection more deeply. Tonight’s selection, Miero vuotti uutta kuuta [A song of the new moon] is a brief but loving snapshot of these encounters and is excerpted from Mamiya’s larger 1977 collection, Five Finnish Folksongs, for cello and piano. —Nicholas Cords When Nicholas Cords and Colin Jacobsen visited Kayhan Kalhor in Iran in the summer of 2004 on a Silkroad-sponsored cultural exchange, one of many sights that impressed them was an ancient fire temple, or atashgah, outside the city of Esfahan. Originally built as a holy site for the Zoroastrian religion in the Sassanid period of Iran’s history (third to sixth centuries CE), it felt to these travelers like a place of significant power — a place that makes one aware of the layers of history. For Colin, the experience of listening to Kayhan play music can be “like watching a fire in a fireplace; it is mesmerizing, hypnotic, and yet constantly changing. His music comes from a deep inner creative fire.” Colin caught a spark of that creative fire, and on returning from Iran that summer was inspired to do something with what he had heard and experienced. He has been writing and arranging music ever since, and Atashgah, composed for kamancheh and traditional European strings, is one result of that inspiration. —Isabelle Hunter The story of If You Shall Return… started when tabla player Sandeep Das whispered a repeating musical theme characteristic of Bhatiali boat songs from the Bengali-speaking regions of the Brahmaputra River. As in a game of musical telephone, the whispered theme quickly transformed Atashgah was com-

If You Shall Return...

Take the “A” Train

Cut the Rug

missioned by the Laguna Beach Music Festival for Kayhan Kalhor and Brooklyn Rider, and premiered in 2011.

was commissioned by Silkroad and dedicated to Anna and Peter Davol with deep affection and thanks.

— arrangement commissioned by Reservoir Media for the Silk Road Ensemble in 2015.

was commissioned by Silkroad in 2012.

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in the ears and instruments of other Ensemble members, changing in musical mode and rhythmic emphasis, and evolving with the addition of a new melody inspired by “Jiangnan Sizhu” [Silk and Bamboo Music], a song from the lower reaches of the Yangtze River. Emerging from those core elements is a form that is steps away from an archetype common to jazz charts, a foundation that welcomes many different musical voices. Once out of sight of the shores of the river, once beyond the threshold, once transformed, what will have changed if you — the boatman, the lover — shall return? —Kojiro Umezaki Silkroad is a connector and a bridge builder; the Ensemble’s music is vitally reflective of our shared humanity and our global trajectories, and plays a natural role in the need for greater cross-cultural exchange. It seems that the Czech composer Antonín Dvořák would have been a kindred spirit in these matters. The Largo movement from his “New World” symphony was a cross-cultural masterwork from its premiere in 1893, so shaped was his compositional voice by the range of American cultures and music that he loved. The lyrics of Going Home, set to Dvořák’s music by William Arms Fisher in the early 1920s, are here beautifully translated into Chinese and sung by the multi-faceted Wu Tong. It was such a pleasure to work with the Silkroad family, and to write music for YoYo, one of my heroes, was a particular joy. There’s much talk of music’s bridge-building capabilities, but it’s only through a great deal of intention that these possibilities are made real. —Jeremy Kittel Before I moved to New York City, I had no idea that Take The “A” Train — the classic 1939 Billy Strayhorn tune made famous by Duke Ellington and his orchestra — referred to an actual train! Now, after having lived here for 15 and some years, and having ridden the “A” train many times, it has taken on a whole new meaning. The subway system may not be the most beloved institution in New York. It is consistently plagued by malfunctioning PA systems, clattering breakdowns, and stallings, some of which I have tried to portray in this arrangement. I was very excited by the opportunity to create a Silkroad version of this very familiar tune, to take advantage of our unusual instrumentation and make a unique addition to the already plentiful catalog of “A” Train arrangements. —Shane Shanahan When composer David Bruce developed Cut the Rug for the Silk Road Ensemble in 2012, he was inspired not only by the concept of the Silk

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Road but by filmmaker Tony Gatlif’s documentary Latcho Drom, which explores the broad, multicultural embrace of Roma, or gypsy, music. “The idea of all these diverse but equally vibrant musics being part of one large family has always appealed to me,” David says, “as has the ease and naturalness with which new styles have been integrated into a developing musical language as the Roma have moved from one area to another. In my piece, I think there is a similarly wide spread of cultural influences, which I hope integrate to create something new — there are a few drops of Kyrgyzstan; definite hints of Turkey; a pinch of flamenco; perhaps even a dash of American Cajun music; and many influences besides.” The title is a play on the rugs the Central Asian region so famously produces, but it also teases the Jazz Age lingo “cut the rug” — the deft skill of a dancer who can wow a crowd. —Isabelle Hunter When celebrated virtuoso flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucía released his famous 1990 album Zyryab, he reconvened the Paco de Lucía Sextet (including his brothers Ramón and Pepe) along with jazz pianist Chick Corea and fellow guitarist Manolo Sanlúcar. The album’s title track was inspired by a different branch of Spanish musical heritage — Arabic instrumental music. It is named after the 9th-century Kurdish musician, poet, and cultural trendsetter Ziryab, who worked at the court of the Umayyad Caliphate in Córdoba and is believed to have introduced the Persian lute to Spain — thus becoming the godfather of the Spanish guitar and flamenco. —adapted from a note by Zoe Kemmerling Wedding, the third and final movement of my “Suite for Improviser and Orchestra,” was originally written in 2007 for my trio, Hewar (clarinet, oud, and voice). The suite tries to blur the lines between the composed and the improvised, based on my belief that the best written music sounds spontaneous and improvised, and that the best improvisation sounds structured and composed. This movement is based on that same principle — giving room for the soloists to play freely within the larger structure of the work. Wedding captures the general mood of a wedding party in a Syrian village, usually held in the public square for everyone to attend. These parties are always exciting and never predictable. I dedicate this piece to all the Syrians who have managed to fall in love in the past five years. —Kinan Azmeh


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Silk Road Ensemble Kinan Azmeh, clarinet Jeffrey Beecher, contrabass Nicholas Cords, viola Sandeep Das, tabla Haruka Fujii, percussion Johnny Gandelsman, violin Joseph Gramley, percussion Colin Jacobsen, violin Eric Jacobsen, cello Kayhan Kalhor, kamancheh Yo-Yo Ma, cello Cristina Pato, Galician bagpipes, piano Shane Shanahan, percussion Mark Suter, percussion Kojiro Umezaki, shakuhachi Wu Man, pipa Wu Tong, sheng, suona

Silkroad Staff Yo-Yo Ma, artistic director and founder Laura Freid, chief executive officer and executive director Cristin Canterbury Bagnall, director of artistic and learning programs Joseph Gramley, associate artistic director Liz Keller-Tripp, artistic administrator Ben Mandelkern, communications manager Christopher Marrion, deputy director Jessica Shuttleworth, digital media and events specialist Ed Sweeney, comptroller/business manager Lori Taylor, education specialist

Production Staff Aaron Copp, production manager Jody Elff, sound engineer Tim Grassel, company manager Emily Mills, production assistant Lisa Porter, stage manager Nicholas Rifken, production assistant Elijah Walker, monitor engineer

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Yo-Yo Ma The many-faceted career of cellist Yo-Yo Ma is testament to his continual search for new ways to communicate with audiences and to his personal desire for artistic growth and renewal. Mr. Ma maintains a balance between his engagements as soloist with orchestras worldwide and his recital and chamber music activities. His discography includes over 100 albums, featuring 18 Grammy Awards. Mr. Ma serves as the artistic director of Silkroad, an organization he founded to promote cross-cultural performance and collaborations at the edge where education, business, and the arts come together to transform the world. More than 80 works have been commissioned specifically for the Silk Road Ensemble, which tours annually. Mr. Ma also serves as the Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Negaunee Music Institute. His work focuses on the transformative power music can have in individuals’ lives, and on increasing the number and variety of opportunities audiences have to experience music in their communities. Yo-Yo Ma was born in Paris to Chinese parents who later moved the family to New York. He began to study cello at the age of four, attended the Juilliard School and, in 1976, graduated from Harvard University. Drawing honors and accolades around the world, Mr. Ma has been given many awards, including the Avery Fisher Prize (1978), the National Medal of Arts (2001), and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2010). In 2011, Mr. Ma was recognized as a Kennedy Center Honoree. Most recently, Mr. Ma has joined the Aspen Institute Board of Trustees. He has performed for eight American presidents, most recently at the invitation of President Obama on the occasion of the 56th Inaugural Ceremony. For more information, visit


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About Silkroad and the Silk Road Ensemble Inspired by the exchange of ideas and traditions along the historical Silk Road, cellist Yo-Yo Ma established Silkroad in 1998 to explore how the arts can advance global understanding. Silkroad works to connect the world through the arts, focusing its efforts in three areas: musical performance, learning programs, and cultural entrepreneurship. Since 2000, the Silk Road Ensemble has been at the core of Silkroad’s work in the arts, learning, and cultural entrepreneurship. Under the artistic direction of Yo-Yo Ma and representing a global array of cultures, the Ensemble models new forms of cultural exchange through performances, workshops, and residencies. The artists of the Ensemble draw on the rich tapestry of traditions from around the world that make up many-layered contemporary identities, weaving together the foreign and familiar to create a new musical language. The Ensemble performs throughout the world, and has recorded six albums. Its new album, Sing Me Home, was developed and recorded alongside the new documentary feature The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble from Oscar-winning director Morgan Neville — in U.S. theaters now. Like what you hear? Follow @silkroadproject on Facebook and Twitter or visit, where you can sign up to be the first to hear about all Silkroad activities and future performances.

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CURIOSIT Y. CREATIVIT Y. GENEROSIT Y. PASSION. The same qualities that make a performance great can change our world for the better. Inspired by the exchange of ideas and traditions along the Silk Road, cellist Yo-Yo Ma established Silkroad to advance global understanding, deepen learning, and promote innovation through the arts. Learn more about Silkroad’s work in classrooms and communities around the world at

“Arts are about opening up to possibility. Possibility links to hope. We all need hope.” – Kojiro Umezaki, Silk Road Ensemble

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A message from Silkroad 2016 Wherever we perform — from a public square in Istanbul to storied stages in cities across the United States — our goal is the same: to weave the foreign and familiar together into a new musical language, one that embraces our differences and celebrates the joy we find in one another. The generosity and virtuosity that you see from the Ensemble on stage reflects our inspiration, the open exchange of ideas and traditions that took place along the historical Silk Road, the trade network that enabled the migration of people and their cultures for centuries. Although we begin with music, our work in communities and classrooms around the world is inspired by the belief that art is a vehicle for exchange. Art in all its forms opens windows on the world and offers new ways to connect in the face of fragmentation and friction. We have seen how art can express ideas that have enormous importance for society, but at the scale of individuals. This summer marks the completion of a new Silkroad album and a documentary film, both of which explore a few of these universal themes through personal stories. On Sing Me Home, our newest recording, Silkroad musicians reflect on the meaning of home, interpreting original and traditional folk songs with a range of guest artists. Sing Me Home is the companion album to The Music of Strangers, a documentary from Oscar-winner Morgan Neville that captures five of the many individual journeys behind Silkroad — and it’s in theaters now. As we mark eighteen years of Silkroad, we feel tremendous gratitude to our partners across the globe — friends who share the conviction that, today more than ever, culture matters. Join us at to learn more about our programs for educators, artists, and cultural entrepreneurs. We believe that if you want to change the world, you have to make a little noise.

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Blossom Music Center opened on July 19, 1968, with a concert that featured Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony under the direction of George Szell.







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The portion of young people at Cleveland Orchestra concerts at Blossom has increased to 20% over the past five years, via an array of programs funded through the Orchestra’s Center for Future Audiences for students and families.

Blossom’s Pavilion, designed by Cleveland architect Peter van Dijk, can seat 5,470 people, including positions for wheelchair seating. (Another 13,500 can sit on the Lawn.) The Pavilion is famed for the clarity of its acoustics and for its distinctive design.


19.5 million ADMISSIONS

Blossom Music Center has welcomed more than 19,600,000 people to concerts and events since 1968 — including the Orchestra’s annual Festival concerts, plus special attractions featuring rock, country, jazz, and other popular acts.


The Cleveland Orchestra has performed just over 1,000 concerts at Blossom since 1968. The 1000th performance took place during the summer of 2014.

1250 tons of steel 12,000 cubic yards concrete 4 acres of sodded lawn The creation of Blossom in 1966-68 was a major construction project involving many hands and much material, made possible by many generous donors.

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Blossom’s 50th Anniversary Season in 2018 will bring to a close the Orchestra’s 100th Season celebrations during 2017-18, and mark the beginning of The Cleveland Orchestra’s second century serving Northeast Ohio.




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Gourmet Matinees are a series of summertime meetthe-artist luncheons showcasing the individual stories and artistry of musicians of The Cleveland Orchestra. Each event features a lively discussion session with a small group of musicians, including a musical performance. Lunch is included, reservations are required. Presented at Knight Grove at Blossom Music Center by Blossom Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra.


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July 12 — Tuesday at 12 noon Cleveland Bluegrass Orchestra The Cleveland Bluegrass Orchestra — starring Trina Struble (fiddle), Mark Dumm (banjo), Jeffrey Zehngut (mandolin), Henry Peyrebrune (guitar), and Derek Zadinsky (bass) — opens the 2016 Gourmet Matinee series with music that is guaranteed to make your toes tap and put a smile on your face.

August 3 — Wednesday at 12 noon Trombone and Cello Duo Enjoy the melodious tones of two favorite instruments, with musical selections performed by Shachar Israel (trombone) and David Alan Harrell (cello). This will be a duo performance that stirs your soul and sparks your imagination.

September 1 — Thursday at 12 noon Cleveland Trumpeter The 2016 Gourmet Matinee series ends on a delightful note with Cleveland native Michael Miller. Revel in the brilliant and bold sound of the trumpet as Michael presents a lively program to close the season. For more information or to make reservations, please call Nancy Cruikshank at 440-354-8603 or visit presented by

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Saturday evening, August 20, 2016, at 8:00 p.m.



WINDBORNE’S MUSIC OF LED ZEPPELIN performed by the BLOSSOM FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA conducted by BRENT HAVENS with RANDY JACKSON, vocals and Dan Clemens, bass Powell Randolph, drums George Cintron, guitar Renee Izzi, electric violin Selections to be announced from the stage. The concert will run approximately two hours, with one intermission.

This concert is sponsored by PNC Bank, a Cleveland Orchestra Partner in Excellence. This evening’s performance is dedicated to Richard and Nancy Sneed in recognition of their extraordinary generosity in support of The Cleveland Orchestra’s Annual Fund. With this concert, The Cleveland Orchestra gratefully honors the FirstEnergy Foundation for its generous support.

Th e 201 6 B lossom M usic Festival is prese nte d by The J . M . S m u cke r Com pa ny

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B R I D G I N G T H E G U L F between rock

‘n’ roll and classical music, conductor/arranger Brent Havens leads this evening’s program, titled The Music of Led Zeppelin, which he scored to extend and expand the listening experience of Led Zeppelin’s timeless tunes. Performed by an orchestra and amplified with a full rock band and screaming vocals, Havens and his ensemble have worked to capture Led Zeppelin’s “sheer blast and power” riff for riff while at the same time cranking out new musical colors. “Our concept for ‘The Music of Led Zeppelin’ from the beginning was to keep the music as close to the originals as we could and then add some colors to enhance what Zep had done,” says Havens. “The wonderful thing with an orchestra is that you have an entire palette of sounds to call upon. The band is reproducing what Led Zeppelin did on the albums, verbatim, and then having an orchestra behind the band gives the music richness, a whole different feel, a whole different sense of power.” Delivering a note-for-note interpretation, vocalist Randy Jackson (lead singer of the rock band Zebra) adds his brilliant shrieking and acting as a window between the audience and reworked material. “The music itself is one thing, but Jackson more than captures


the spirit of legendary Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant,” says Havens. In its first performances, the symphonic rock hybrid has met with riotous approval at both sides of the footlights, explains Havens. “When we first came on stage the first time we did this presentation, the audience gave us polite, almost classical applause. Then we hit the first note and they realized it was a rock show.” Classical musicians also enjoy the change of pace. “In one concert, during ‘Stairway to Heaven,’ the entire string section pulled out Bic lighters!” laughs Havens. With the support of show producer Rob Cross, artistic director of the Virginia Arts Festival, Havens first conceived the show for the Virginia Symphony (where Cross was orchestra manager at the time). Since then, they’ve taken the show on the road. The program has played in Atlanta, Denver, Jacksonville, Buffalo, Toronto, Hartford, Albany, Sioux City, and many other cities throughout the United States. The creators believe that the project’s appeal is in large part due to the music’s authenticity. When the musical idea was first discussed twenty years ago, Havens understood that Led Zeppelin fans would want to hear the original, familiar elements of the music. He therefore decided to follow exact line arrangements and use the orchestra for

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Randy Jackson and the band performing in “The Music of Led Zeppelin.”

enhancement. With a fifty-and-some-piece orchestra hanging on his cues, Havens had a large landscape to work with. Just among the double-reed instruments —the oboe, english horn, bassoon — so many colors are available. Add in the violins, violas, cellos, basses, and other woodwinds. Or more pure sounds from instruments like a flute or clarinet, and the selection continues to grow. Then consider the entire brass section, trumpets, trombones, horns, coupled with the lower sounds of the bass trombone and tuba and the variety of choices multiply — all available to accompany a distorted electric guitar, bass, and drums. Those worlds are bridged again by the addition of the electric violin — and the palette is even larger. Led Zeppelin’s intricate rhythm patterns and unusual progressions contained within straight-forward rock ‘n’ roll made their music an ideal choice for this kind of scoring. “I was quite impressed with the complexity of the rhythms,” says Havens. “I’ve asked myself if they actually sat down and said, ‘alright we need a three-eight bar here, or we Blossom Festival 2016

need to go from four-four to seven-eight and back…’ I don’t think so. I think they just banged it out and it worked and it felt right. I believe we all know that creativity is sometimes hard work; sometimes it’s done with thought and effort — and other times it just feels right.” The resulting two-plus hour concert features a dozen-and-a-half Zeppelin tunes, including Stairway to Heaven, Heartbreaker, Black Dog, and Immigrant Song. “On ‘Immigrant Song,’ I have the violins matching the vocal line up an octave from Jackson, and the horns are doing it with him in the same register,” says Havens. “Then we have the brass kickin’ in the back, doing the accents. It rips.” The show has proven a great way to introduce rock fans to a symphonic experience. “This allows many to experience something new in the form of a symphony orchestra, along with the music that they already love,” says Havens. For others, this evening effortlessly bridges the divergent worlds of fans whose youthful rock need not yield to mere symphonic sophistication. “You can have it all!”

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Blossom Festival Orchestra FIRST VIOLIN Charles Morey * Aika Ito Jeanelle Mossburg Kimia Ghaderi Diana Pepelea Susan Britton Solomon Liang Kallen Bierly SECOND VIOLIN Hanna Landrum * Linda Nagy Johnston Renee Matthews Victor Beyens Karin Harrell Dillon Welch Leslie Braidech Leah Goor Burtnett VIOLA Laura Shuster * Aaron Mossburg Lara Dudack Alexandra Vago Jordyn Woodhams CELLO Kent Collier * Julie Myers King Linda Atherton Heidi Albert Gayle Klaber

FLUTE Kyra Kester * Heidi Kushious OBOE Michele Tosser Smith * Thomas Moore CLARINET Amitai Vardi * Drew Sullivan BASSOON Mark DeMio * Todd Jelen HORN Stacie Mickens * Kent Larmee Benjamin Reidhead Lisa Fink TRUMPET Robert White * John Brndiar TROMBONE James Albrecht * Christopher Graham Sean McGhee TUBA Kenneth Heinlein *

BASS Tracy Rowell * Ann Gilbert Nicole Castleberry Clouser

TIMPANI Dylan Moffitt *

* Section Principal

LIBRARIAN Gabrielle Petek

PERCUSSION Richard Weiner * Chester Englander

PERSONNEL Nishi Badhwar, Director


Brent Havens Berklee-trained arranger-conductor Brent Havens has written music for orchestras, feature films, and television — including movies for ABC, CBS, and ABC Family Channel Network, commercials, cartoons, and events for ESPN. He also worked with the Doobie Brothers and the Milwaukee Symphony, arranging and conducting the combined group for Harley Davidson’s 100th Anniversary Birthday Party finale attended by over 150,000 fans. He has led orchestras throughout North America and Europe. In 2013, Mr. Havens conducted the Malaysian Philharmonic for The Music of Michael Jackson show and returned to Kuala Lumpur in 2014 with The Music of Led Zeppelin and 2015 with The Music of Queen. He recently completed the score for the film Quo Vadis, a Premier Pictures remake of the 1956 gladiator film. In 2013, he worked with the Baltimore Symphony and the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens to arrange and produce the music for the Thanksgiving Day halftime show between the Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers, showcasing both classical music and rock songs. Havens is arranger and guest conductor for fourteen symphonic rock programs, including shows of Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Queen, The Who, and The Rolling Stones.

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Randy Jackson Randy Jackson is the lead singer/guitarist for the rock band Zebra. Randy’s first foray into recording success began with the self-titled Zebra debut album, released on Atlantic Records in 1983. Criticallyacclaimed for its lush rock sounds, due in large part to Jackson’s searing lead vocals and soaring guitar leads, the album sold 75,000 copies the first week. The songs “Who’s Behind The Door” and “Tell Me What You Want,” written by Jackson, received serious notice in the press and helped to form legions of Zebra fans almost instantly. The latest Zebra release, Zebra IV, was also produced and engineered by Jackson. In 1989, Randy Jackson toured as keyboardist, guitarist, and backing vocalist with the original, reunited Jefferson Airplane, their last tour together. He has also worked extensively in the area of musical software and hardware development.

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Sound for the Centennial TH E C A M PAI G N FO R TH E C LE V EL AN D O RC H ESTR A Dennis W. LaBarre, President, Musical Arts Association Richard J. Bogomolny, MAA Chairman and Fundraising Chair Nancy W. McCann, Fundraising Vice Chair Alexander M. Cutler, Special Fundraising Beth E. Mooney, Pension Fundraising John C. Morley, Legacy Giving Hewitt B. Shaw, Annual Fund

In anticipation of The Cleveland Orchestra’s 100th anniversary in 2018, we have embarked on an ambitious fundraising campaign. The Sound for the Centennial Campaign seeks to build the Orchestra’s Endowment through cash gifts and legacy commitments, THE while also securing broad-based and increasing annual support from across Northeast CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Ohio. The generous individuals and organizations listed on these pages have made longterm commitments of annual support, endowment funds, and legacy declarations to the Campaign. We gratefully recognize their extraordinary commitment toward the Orchestra’s future success. Your participation can make a crucial difference in helping to ensure that future generations of concertgoers experience, embrace, and enjoy performances, collaborative presentations, and education programs by The Cleveland Orchestra. To join this growing list of visionary contributors, please contact the Orchestra’s Philanthropy & Advancement Office at 216-231-7558. Listing as of June 15, 2016. GIFTS OF $5 MILLION AND MORE

The Cleveland Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Alexander M. Cutler Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Nancy Fisher and Randy Lerner in loving recognition of their mother, Norma Lerner

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Gay Cull Addicott American Greetings Corporation Jeanette Grasselli Brown and Glenn R. Brown Robert and Jean* Conrad Dr. and Mrs. Hiroyuki Fujita GAR Foundation Richard and Ann Gridley The Louise H. and David S. Ingalls Foundation Martha Holden Jennings Foundation Myra Tuteur Kahn Memorial Fund of The Cleveland Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Douglas A. Kern James and Gay* Kitson

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Randall and Virginia Barbato John P. Bergren* and Sarah S. Evans The William Bingham Foundation Blossom Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Buchanan* Cliffs Natural Resources The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation The Helen C. Cole Charitable Trust The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Matthew V. Crawford William and Anna Jean Cushwa Nancy and Richard Dotson George* and Becky Dunn Patricia Esposito

Sidney E. Frank Foundation Albert I. and Norma C. Geller The Gerhard Foundation Mary Jane Hartwell David and Nancy Hooker Mrs. Marguerite B. Humphrey James D. Ireland III* Trevor and Jennie Jones Elizabeth B. Juliano Mr. Clarence E. Klaus, Jr. Giuliana C. and John D. Koch Dr. Vilma L. Kohn* Mrs. Emma S. Lincoln Mr. and Mrs. Alex Machaskee Robert M. Maloney and Laura Goyanes

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The Abington Foundation Akron Community Foundation Mr. and Mrs. George N. Aronoff Jack L. Barnhart Fred G. and Mary W. Behm Madeline & Dennis Block Trust Fund Ben and Ingrid Bowman Dr. Christopher P. Brandt and Dr. Beth Sersig Buyers Products Company Mr. and Mrs. David J. Carpenter Mary Kay DeGrandis and Edward J. Donnelly Judith and George W. Diehl Ernst & Young LLP Mr. Allen H. Ford Frantz Ward LLP Dr. Saul Genuth The Giant Eagle Foundation JoAnn and Robert Glick Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP Iris and Tom Harvie Jeff and Julia Healy The Hershey Foundation Mr. Daniel R. High Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Jack, Jr. Bernie and Nancy Karr

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“Hearing an extraordinary performance by The Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom is unforgettable — and even more special when you share it with others.” For half a century, The Cleveland Orchestra has given Dr. Arthur Lavin many of his most treasured memories. His parents became subscribers in the 1940s, driving up from Canton to attend Orchestra concerts as part of their social routine — and included their son from an early age — instilling in him a lifelong love of symphonic music and The Cleveland Orchestra. Today, Arthur fondly recalls going to Blossom as a youth with his best friends, lying on the lawn and watching the stars, mesmerized by the extraordinary music. In turn, Arthur and his wife, Diane, introduced their three children to the singular beauty of being entranced by The Cleveland Orchestra on summer evenings at Blossom — where the music sounds almost supernatural, the dark forest flashes with fireflies, and the night air feels like velvet. Arthur vividly remembers one night when a thunderstorm burst over the Lawn during the tempestuous Presto section of the fourth movement of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. The Lavins scrambled for cover amid musical dissonance and natural fury. “And then, when the Ode to Joy itself began, I will never forget our kids dancing with all the other children in the sort of joy I think Beethoven hoped would animate all who hear this music.” THE


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  Judith and Thomas Gruber, long me music lovers, have supported The Cleveland Orchestra for decades. When Thomas passed away in 2010, Judith wanted to memorialize their shared love for the Orchestra through a planned gi . Her commitment is recognized through the Thomas J. and Judith Fay Gruber Endowed Cello Chair, currently held by Tanya Ell.   “I’m so happy to see the Orchestra reaching out to young people,” says Judith. “Tom and I always loved this Orchestra. We brought our children and grandchildren to concerts to make sure they were exposed to this beau ful music. Young people are the future.” By naming the Orchestra in her estate plans, Judith is helping The Cleveland Orchestra con nue its tradi on of musical excellence into its second century.

  The Cleveland Orchestra is in the midst of the THE Sound for the Centennial CLEVELAND Campaign, a ten-year iniORCHESTRA a ve that seeks to sustain the high-quality programming and community engagement that sets this ensemble apart from every other orchestra in the world. The goals for this campaign include establishing 1,000 new Legacy commitments by the Orchestra’s 100th anniversary in 2018. By remembering The Cleveland Orchestra in your estate plans, you will help provide the longterm support the Orchestra requires to serve the Northeast Ohio community through the art of music for future genera ons. To learn more, contact the Orchestra’s Office of Legacy Giving by calling 216-231-8006 or emailing

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Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV1048 1. [Allegro] 2. Adagio (Cadenza) 3. Allegro

Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV1050 1. Allegro 2. Affettuoso 3. Allegro RENÉE JOLLES, violin




Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat major, BWV1051 1. [Allegro] 2. Adagio ma non tanto 3. Allegro

Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV1047 1. [no tempo indicated] 2. Andante 3. Allegro assai KYU-YOUNG KIM, violin RONI GAL-ED, oboe


This evening’s performance is dedicated to R. Thomas and Meg Harris Stanton in recognition of their extraordinary generosity in support of The Cleveland Orchestra’s Annual Fund. With this concert, The Cleveland Orchestra gratefully honors The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation for its generous support. The 201 6 Blossom Music Festival is presented by The J. M . Smucker Company

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Bryan Hernandez-Luch Renée Jolles Kyu-Young Kim Francesca dePasquale Eric Wyrick VIOLA

July 22-23 Firestone Park

July 29-30 Hardesty Park

Christof Huebner Nardo Poy Dov Scheindlin CELLO

August 5-6 Glendale Cemetery

August 12-13 Goodyear Metro Park

Eric Bartlett Mihai Marica Melissa Meell DOUBLE BASS

Tony Flynt FLUTE

Elizabeth Mann OBOE



Bradley Brookshire

Performances at 8:45 P.M. Interactive t ti children’s hild ’ programs by b The University of Akron Dance Institute at 7:45 P.M. FREE ADMISSION

Artistic Directors Laura Frautschi, personnel coordinator Dov Scheindlin, programming coordinator Eric Wyrick, artistic coordinator Executive Director Alexander Scheirle

Enjoy The Akron Symphony on Sunday July 24 at Firestone Park, Sunday July 31 at Hardesty Park, Sunday August 7 at Glendale Cemetery and Sunday August 14 at Goodyear Metro Park. Concerts start at 7:30 P.M. FREE ADMISSION


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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

A S T A N D A R D - B E A R E R of innovation

and artistic excellence, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra is one of the world’s foremost chamber orchestras. Orpheus was founded in 1972 by a group of like-minded young musicians determined to combine the intimacy and warmth of a chamber ensemble with the richness of an orchestra. With 71 albums — including the Grammy Award-winning Shadow Dances: Stravinsky Miniatures — and 42 commissioned and premiered original works to their collective credit, Orpheus rotates musical leadership roles for each musical work and strives to perform diverse repertoire through collaboration and open dialogue. Performing without a conductor, Orpheus presents an annual series at New York’s Carnegie Hall and tours extensively to major national and international venues. The 2016-17 season welcomes back several distinguished soloists and also features cutting-edge new works by American composers Jessie Montgomery and Michael Hersch, as well as extraordinary symphonies by Haydn, Mendelssohn, Blossom Music Festival

Schubert, and Bizet. Orpheus has trademarked its signature mode of operation, the Orpheus Process™ — an original method that places democracy at the center of artistic execution. It has been the focus of studies at Harvard and of leadership seminars at Morgan Stanley and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital, among others. Two unique education and engagement programs, Access Orpheus and Orpheus Institute, aim to bring this approach to students of all ages. Access Orpheus, Orpheus’s educational initiative, shares the orchestra’s collaborative music-making process with public school students from all five boroughs in New York City. Because of declining resources for arts education, many public schools do not have access to fulltime arts teachers to provide music instruction and exposure to art and culture. Access Orpheus helps to bridge this gap with in-class visits, attendance at working rehearsals, and free tickets for performances at Carnegie Hall. Orpheus Institute brings the Orpheus Process™ and the orchestra’s musicians to select colleges, universities, conservatories, and businesses to work directly with leaders of tomorrow. Corporate employees and students in all fields of study learn from Orpheus’s creative process and in areas of collaboration, communication, creative problem solving, and shared leadership. In the coming seasons, Orpheus will continue to share its leadership methods and performance practices as the ensemble provides audiences with the highest level of musicianship and programming.

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Your Royal Highness, Sire, Christian Louis, Margrave of Brandenburg Sire: As I had a couple of years ago the pleasure of appearing before Your Royal Highness, by virtue of Your Highness’s commands, and as I noticed then that Your Highness took some pleasure in the small talents that Heaven has given me for Music, and as in taking leave of Your Royal Highness, Your Highness deigned to honor me with the command to send Your Highness some pieces of my Composition: I have then in accordance with Your Highness’s most gracious orders taken the liberty of rendering my most humble duty to Your Royal Highness with the present Concertos, which I had adapted to several instruments; begging Your Highness most humbly not to judge their imperfection with the rigor of the fine and delicate taste which the whole world knows Your Highness has for musical pieces; but rather to infer from them in benign Consideration the profound respect and the most humble obedience which I try to show Your Highness therewith. For the rest, Sire, I beg Your Royal Highness very humbly to have the goodness to continue Your Highness’s gracious favor toward me, and to be assured that nothing is so close to my heart as the wish that I may be employed on occasions more worthy of Your Royal Highness and Your Highness’s service — I, who without an equal in zeal am, Sire, Your Royal Highness’s most humble and obedient servant, Cöthen, March 24th, 1721 Johann Sebastian Bach


Bach handwrote a dedication to the Margrave of Brandenburg, attached to the manuscript score of six concertos and hoping for a job offer.

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of his compositions to be presented to royalty. The set of six Brandenburg Concertos (1721) was the first such instance, followed by the Kyrie and Gloria movements from the Mass in B minor (1733) and the Musical Offering (1747). Each time, Bach selected works that were exceptionally significant in his output. The Mass represented one of the high points of Bach’s church music; the Musical Offering was a tour de force in abstract counterpoint; and the Brandenburgs showcased the many options available within the Baroque concerto form. The concertos received their name from their dedicatee, Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg, who was the uncle of King Friedrich Wilhelm I of Prussia. After completing the manuscript, Bach sent it to Brandenburg along with a “cover letter” (see opposite page). The letter — from one German to another — was written in French, a language many German aristocrats, impressed by the splendor of Versailles and other of France’s royal acomplishments, had adopted for formal occasions. A careful reader will surely notice that its effusive humility, so much in accordance with Baroque conventions, culminates in the last few lines where Bach is actually asking the Margrave for employment. In fact, the 36-year-old composer was looking for a new job. Since the sudden death of his wife in 1720, Bach had been restless at the tiny court of Cöthen. His position there (1717-23) was unlike any other he held before or after, in that he was not employed as an organist or church music director. The court was Calvinist, not Lutheran, and required very little music for its religious services. Instead, Bach devoted himself to instrumental composition during those years, writing most of his known chamber music, the unaccompanied violin and cello works, and his concertos (except those for one or more harpsichords) during his time in Cöthen. But after a while, Bach evidently longed for a wider range of activities in a less isolated location. T H E M A R G R A V E O F B R A N D E N B U R G duly received Bach’s

manuscript. But, as it turned out, he had only a small band of musicians at his disposal, who were not equal to the intricacies of Bach’s music. Therefore, the concertos were unperformed, The Cleveland Orchestra

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and we don’t know whether the Margrave ever replied to Bach or even opened the score. We do know that he did not offer Bach employment, and that Bach’s great escape from Cöthen would instead ultimately land him in Leipzig. Fortunately, the Margrave’s staff kept Bach’s score in the family archives, which were eventually inherited by members of the royal family. Bach himself did not have a copy made, since he intended the works as the Margrave’s exclusive property. Thus, it was not until much later that the “Brandenburg Concertos” finally began to circulate in manuscript copies and to be performed. They were not printed until the 19th century. T H E S E S I X C O N C E R T O S display great variety in scoring and structure. The con-

certo form, developed in Italy in the preceding decades, was enriched by Bach to a new degree of artistry and options. The six concertos exude a spirit of cheerfulness and joy, suggesting that the composer was having supreme fun writing them; at the same time, they represent a most serious effort on Bach’s part to increase the level of musical sophistication to a degree never witnessed before. They feature solos and instrumental groups along with continuo, a kind of sound continuity provided by harpsichord and a lower-voiced instrument. Put plainly, the fast movements of Baroque concertos consist of an alternation of a recurrent theme for the full orchestra, called the “ritornello,” with a number of solo episodes. The ritornello may return in different keys in the course of the movement, but its first and last appearances are always in the home key. This simple scheme allows for a great number of variations. The ritornellos can be relatively short and straightforward, or longer and of considerable complexity. They may, for example, be subject to fragmentation into smaller melodic units with lives of their own. More keys (and more distant ones) can be visited in the course of the movement. And the instrumental forces can be utilized in many imaginative ways. These possibilities (and many others) are explored in the six Brandenburg concertos. Nos. 1, 3, and 6 represent an older type of concerto, with no prominent solo instruments. In these three, the various sections of the orchestra are contrasted and joined in ever-changing combinations. Some instruments (or groups) temporarily emerge as soloists, then make way for others. (According to leading Bach scholar Christian Wolff, these concertos may actually date from Bach’s Weimar period, prior to his move to Cöthen.) Nos. 2, 4, and 5, by contrast, belong to what we might think of as a more modern type of concerto, each having a permanent group of solo instruments prominent throughout the piece, performing in front of a string ensemble. Each movement has a basic rhythmic pulse, established in the first measure, which remains the same (with a single exception, Concerto No. 4, not on tonight’s program). Within this steady beat, the articulation points are often irregular and unpredictable. Bach’s combination of continuity and diversity contributes more than a little to our listening pleasure. —Peter Laki © 2016 Copyright © Musical Arts Association


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No. 3 in G major, BWV1048

No. 5 in D major, BWV1050

The ritornello, or recurring main section, of the third concerto, for strings only, is characterized by a strong rhythmic unity in all voices. This uniformity translates into a feeling of high energy and dynamism. It contrasts with moments of the relative instability between. Here, the tonality temporarily shifts to the minor, daring dissonances appear, and the instruments go their separate ways for a while — until they are reunited by the periodic returns of the ritornello. This concerto lacks a written-out second movement. In its place, Bach merely notated two chords, evidently expecting the performers to improvise over them. In modern performances, performers take different approaches to this, with the violinist or harpsichordist (or both) playing individual cadenzas over the chords, or sometimes a movement is borrowed from another concerto. The last movement is a perpetuum mobile in which two rhythmic figures (eighth-notes and sixteenths) are passed back and forth between the musicians like balls in a game of constant energy and movement.

In the other concertos, the harpsichord was relegated to the background as the “gray eminence” of the group, essential for harmonic support in the continuo, but rarely noticed in its own right. In No. 5, the harpsichord takes center stage in what is probably the first concerto for a keyboard instrument. The harpsichord joins a violin and a flute (Bach explicitly called for a transverse flute, not the still common recorder) as the other solo instruments. In the first movement, as in No. 3, there is an energetic ritornello in a square rhythm; this contrasts with the more fluid figures in the solo sections. The harpsichord is certainly the most important solo instrument here; this is clear from the spectacular (and fully writtenout) cadenza at the end of the first movement, the first such solo in the concerto literature. The second movement (“Affettuoso”) is a soulful conversation among the three solo instruments, with the orchestra silent throughout. The last movement is impossible to label: it begins as a fugue with the solo instruments, the orchestra joining in later. A non-contrapuntal section follows, but the fugue theme keeps intruding. The fragmentation of the fugue theme results in something akin to the development sections in “sonata form,” anticipating Classical era techniques by some 60 years. Then, the music suddenly stops in B minor to “jump-start,” after a short rest, in the home key of D major. The Baroque ritornello seems to be transformed into the later Classical “recapitulation” before our very eyes.

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No. 6 in B-flat major, BWV1051

No. 2 in F major, BWV1047

Written for two violas, two violas da gamba (or cellos, in terms of modern instrument), and continuo, this concerto is unique in its omission of the violins. It has a wonderful dark-hued quality; the sound spectrum is narrower than usual and the music lines are closer together. In the absence of the violins, the violas become the leaders. With their interlocking voices imitating one another, they create a dense structure in the first movement. (Musicologist Michael Marissen has pointed out the peculiar reversal of the instruments’ traditional roles — the viola da gamba, which was a highly respected if slightly old-fashioned solo instrument, was given a secondary role, while the violas, usually accompanying instruments, got the most important parts.) The second movement is an accompanied duo for violas; its heart-rending melody, which wanders through many keys, is treated contrapuntally like a fugue, and ends on a dominant chord, the musical equivalent of a question mark, followed by a jovial Allegro finale movement in the rhythm of the gigue dance.

The second concerto has four solo instruments: trumpet, flute (originally recorder), oboe, and violin. Of these, the trumpet, which appears in none of the other concertos, is of special importance. In Bach’s time, both the trumpet and the horn were “natural” instruments, which means that they could only play the natural overtones of their fundamental pitch. The higher we go in the series of overtones, the closer the tones will be to one another. For this reason, Baroque trumpet parts make frequent use of the instrument’s highest register, where a full octave is available. So the sustained notes or fast passage-work of the trumpet soar high above the other instruments, determining the character of the first and last movements. The slow movement, however, dispenses with the trumpet (as it does with the orchestra as well); it is scored for flute, oboe, and violin solos with continuo, with the three voices engaging in a lyrical dialog, repeating and continuing one another’s phrases. The last movement opens with a spirited trumpet call, imitated in turn by the other solo instruments in a quasi-fugal manner.


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The Cleveland Orchestra gratefully acknowledges the generous organizations listed here whose support is recognized in connection with this summer’s Blossom Music Festival:

The J.M. Smucker Company — 2016 Blossom Festival Presenting Sponsor Akron Community Foundation BakerHostetler The William Bingham Foundation Blossom Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation Mary and Dr. George L. Demetros Charitable Trust Eaton FirstEnergy Foundation Forest City GAR Foundation Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. NACCO Industries, Inc.

KeyBank Victor C. Laughlin M.D. Memorial Foundation Trust The Lehner Family Foundation Littler Mendelson, P.C. The Lubrizol Corporation Medical Mutual of Ohio The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation The M.G. O’Neil Foundation PNC Bank The Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Memorial Foundation The Sisler McFawn Foundation Lloyd L. and Louise K. Smith Memorial Foundation Timken Foundation of Canton The Welty Family Foundation

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Cleveland Orchestra joins together with Cleveland Museum of Art for this summer’s neighborhood residency “At Home” in Hough Collaborations with community partners provide music and arts opportunities all summer long The Cleveland Orchestra is joining with the Cleveland Museum of Art to celebrate music and art in Hough, an historic neighborhood located between downtown Cleveland and University Circle. This collaborative work between two of Ohio’s premier cultural organizations is designed to create and strengthen partnerships with local communities to develop new and meaningful ways to enliven Northeast Ohio with arts and music. Both arts institutions are joining with Hough residents to celebrate music and art in the neighborhood throughout the summer. One highlight of the activities in Hough is a free public concert by The Cleveland Orchestra, led by Cleveland Orchestra associate conductor Brett Mitchell, on Thursday evening, August 11. The concert is being shared across Northeast Ohio via live broadcast on radio and online by ideatream® (via WCLV Classical 104.9 and ideastream’s website), and with a television rebroadcast later in August on WVIZ PBS. Neighborhood tickets for the free community concert are being distributed throughout Hough beginning on Monday, July 11, 2016. The concert takes place at East Professional Center (formerly East High School). In collaboration with the Hough community, the August 11 performance is also showcasing visual and musical talents of neighborhood citizens, with a display of photography from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s year-long centennial self-portrait project. The portraits on August 11 feature Hough residents, displayed with banners created by Hough community groups and Cleveland Museum of Art staff. An additional banner will be produced by community members during “A New Day in Hough,” an annual tradition started by the late councilwoman Fannie Lewis, taking place this year at League Park on August 6. “The Cleveland Orchestra is making music all summer long with our Hough community partners,” says Joan Katz Napoli, the Orchestra’s direcBlossom Festival 2016

This summer, both music and visual arts programs are taking place at Hough community centers to help demonstrate the power of the arts to enrich lives.

tor of education and community programs. “We have programs in four different centers to help teach the playing of musical instruments, for real hands-on experience and understanding. Its exciting and fun to watch the thrill of kids learning by doing.” To learn more, visit

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of its founding in 2018, The Cleveland Orchestra is undergoing a new transformation and renaissance. Under the leadership of Franz Welser-Möst, entering his fifteenth year as the ensemble’s music director with the upcoming 2016-17 season, The Cleveland Orchestra is acknowledged among the world’s very best orchestras. With Welser-Möst, the ensemble’s musicians, board of directors, staff, volunteers, and hometown are working together on a set of enhanced goals for the 21st century — to continue the Orchestra’s legendary command of musical excellence, to renew its focus on fully serving the communities where it performs through concerts, engagement, and music education, to develop the youngest audience of any orchestra, to build on its tradition of community support and financial strength, and to move forward into the Orchestra’s next century with an unshakeable commitment to innovation and a fearless pursuit of success. The Cleveland Orchestra divides its time each year across concert seasons at home in Cleveland’s Severance Hall and each summer at Blossom Music Center. Additional portions of the year are devoted to touring and to a series of innovative and intensive performance residencies. These include an annual set of concerts and education programs and partnerships in Miami, Florida, a recurring residency at Vienna’s Musikverein, and regular appearances at Switzerland’s Lucerne Festival, at New York’s Lincoln Center Festival, and at Indiana University. Each year since 1989, The Cleveland Orchestra Musical Excellence. The Cleveland Orchestra has presented a free concert in downtown Cleveland. The 27th free performance downhas long been committed to the pursuit of musical town took place this summer on Friday evening, excellence in everything that it does. The OrchesJuly 29, in partnership with Cuyahoga tra’s ongoing collaboration with Welser-Möst is Arts & Culture, and celebrated the reopening of a redesigned and renovated Public Square. widely-acknowledged among the best orchestraconductor partnerships of today. Performances of standard repertoire and new works are unrivalled at home, in residencies around the globe, on tour across North America and Europe, and through recordings, telecasts, and radio and internet broadcasts. Its longstanding championship of new composers and commissioning of new works helps audiences experience music as a living language that grows and evolves with each new generation. Performances with Baroque specialists, recording projects of varying repertoire and in different locations, fruitful re-examinations and juxtapositions of the standard repertoire, PHOTO BY ROGER MASTROIANNI


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and acclaimed collaborations in 20thand 21st-century masterworks together help finetune and enable The Cleveland Orchestra’s ability to give musical performances second to none in the world. Serving the Community. Programs for students and community engagement activities have long been part of the Orchestra’s commitment to serving Cleveland and surrounding communities, and have more recently been extended to its touring and residencies. All are being created to connect people Franz Welser-Möst to music in the concert hall, in classrooms, and in everyday lives. Recent seasons have seen the launch of a unique “At Home” neighborhood residency program, designed to bring the Orchestra and Northeast Ohio together in new ways. Additionally, a new Make Music! initiative is underway, championed by Franz Welser-Möst in advocacy for the benefits of direct participation in making music for people of all ages. Future Audiences. Standing on the shoulders of more than nine decades of presenting quality music education programs, the Orchestra made national and international headlines through the creation of its Center for Future Audiences in 2010. Established with a significant endowment gift from the Maltz Family Foundation, the Center is designed to provide ongoing funding for the Orchestra’s continuing


work to develop interest in classical music among young people. The flagship “Under 18s Free” program has seen unparalleled success in increasing attendance and interest — with 20% of attendees now comprised of concertgoers age 25 and under. Innovative Programming. The Cleveland Orchestra was among the first American orchestras heard on a regular series of radio broadcasts, and its Severance Hall home was one of the first concert halls in the world built with recording and broadcasting capabilities. Today, Cleveland Orchestra concerts are presented in a variety of formats for a variety of audiences — including popular Friday night concerts (mixing onstage symphonic works with post-concert entertainment), film scores performed live by the Orchestra, collaborations with pop and jazz singers, ballet and opera presentations, and standard repertoire juxtaposed in meaningful contexts with new and older works. Franz Welser-Möst’s creative vision has given the Orchestra an unequaled opportunity to explore music as a universal language of communication and understanding. An Enduring Tradition of Community Support. The Cleveland Orchestra was born in Cleveland, created by a group of visionary citizens who believed in the power of music and aspired to having the best performances of great orchestral music possible anywhere. Generations of Clevelanders have supported this vision and enjoyed the Orchestra’s concerts. Hundreds of thousands have learned to love music through its education programs and celebrated important events with its music. While strong ticket sales cover just under half of each season’s costs, it is the

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generosity of thousands each year that drives the Orchestra forward and sustains its extraordinary tradition of excellence onstage, in the classroom, and for the community. Evolving Greatness. The Cleveland Orchestra was founded in 1918. Over the ensuing decades, the Orchestra quickly grew from a fine regional organization to being one of the most admired symphony orchestras in the world. Seven music directors have guided and shaped the ensemble’s growth and sound: Nikolai Sokoloff, 1918-33; Artur Rodzinski, 1933-43; Erich Leinsdorf, 1943-46; George Szell, 1946-70; Lorin Maazel, 1972-82; Christoph von Dohnányi, 1984-2002; and Franz Welser-Möst, since 2002. The opening in 1931 of Severance Hall as the Orchestra’s permanent home, with later acoustic refinements and remodeling of the hall under Szell’s guidance, brought a special pride to the ensemble and its hometown, as well as providing an enviable and intimate acoustic environment in which to develop and refine the Orchestra’s artistry. Touring performances throughout the United States and, beginning in 1957, to Europe and across the globe have confirmed Cleveland’s place among the world’s top orchestras. Year-round performances became a reality in 1968 with the opening of Blossom Music Center, one of the most beautiful and acoustically admired outdoor concert facilities in the United States. Today, concert performances, community presentations, touring residencies, broadcasts, and recordings provide access to the Orchestra’s acclaimed artistry to an enthusiastic, generous, and broad constituency around the world. Blossom Festival 2016

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FRANZ WELSER-MÖST M U S I C D I R E C TO R Kelvin Smith Family Chair


Blossom-Lee Chair


Gretchen D. and Ward Smith Chair


Takako Masame Paul and Lucille Jones Chair

Wei-Fang Gu Drs. Paul M. and Renate H. Duchesneau Chair

Kim Gomez Elizabeth and Leslie Kondorossy Chair

Chul-In Park Harriet T. and David L. Simon Chair

Miho Hashizume Theodore Rautenberg Chair

Jeanne Preucil Rose Dr. Larry J.B. and Barbara S. Robinson Chair

Alicia Koelz Oswald and Phyllis Lerner Gilroy Chair

Yu Yuan Patty and John Collinson Chair

Isabel Trautwein Trevor and Jennie Jones Chair

Mark Dumm Gladys B. Goetz Chair

Alexandra Preucil Katherine Bormann Analisé Denise Kukelhan


SECOND VIOLINS Stephen Rose * Alfred M. and Clara T. Rankin Chair

Emilio Llinás 2 James and Donna Reid Chair

Eli Matthews 1 Patricia M. Kozerefski and Richard J. Bogomolny Chair

Sonja Braaten Molloy Carolyn Gadiel Warner Elayna Duitman Ioana Missits Jeffrey Zehngut Vladimir Deninzon Sae Shiragami Scott Weber Kathleen Collins Beth Woodside Emma Shook Yun-Ting Lee VIOLAS Robert Vernon * Chaillé H. and Richard B. Tullis Chair

Lynne Ramsey 1 Charles M. and Janet G. Kimball Chair

Stanley Konopka 2 Mark Jackobs Jean Wall Bennett Chair

Arthur Klima Richard Waugh Lisa Boyko Lembi Veskimets Eliesha Nelson Joanna Patterson Zakany Patrick Connolly

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CELLOS Mark Kosower* Louis D. Beaumont Chair

Richard Weiss 1 The GAR Foundation Chair

Charles Bernard 2 Helen Weil Ross Chair

Bryan Dumm Muriel and Noah Butkin Chair

Tanya Ell Thomas J. and Judith Fay Gruber Chair

Ralph Curry Brian Thornton William P. Blair III Chair

David Alan Harrell Martha Baldwin Dane Johansen Paul Kushious BASSES Maximilian Dimoff * Clarence T. Reinberger Chair

Kevin Switalski 2 Scott Haigh 1 Mary E. and F. Joseph Callahan Chair

Mark Atherton Thomas Sperl Henry Peyrebrune Charles Barr Memorial Chair

Charles Carleton Scott Dixon Derek Zadinsky HARP Trina Struble * Alice Chalifoux Chair This roster lists the fulltime members of The Cleveland Orchestra. The number and seating of musicians onstage varies depending on the piece being performed.

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FLUTES Joshua Smith * Elizabeth M. and William C. Treuhaft Chair

Saeran St. Christopher Marisela Sager 2 Austin B. and Ellen W. Chinn Chair

Mary Kay Fink PICCOLO Mary Kay Fink Anne M. and M. Roger Clapp Chair

OBOES Frank Rosenwein * Edith S. Taplin Chair

Corbin Stair Jeffrey Rathbun 2 Everett D. and Eugenia S. McCurdy Chair

HORNS Michael Mayhew § Knight Foundation Chair

Jesse McCormick Robert B. Benyo Chair

Hans Clebsch Richard King Alan DeMattia TRUMPETS Michael Sachs * Robert and Eunice Podis Weiskopf Chair

Jack Sutte Lyle Steelman2 James P. and Dolores D. Storer Chair

Michael Miller

Robert Walters

CORNETS Michael Sachs *

ENGLISH HORN Robert Walters

Michael Miller

Samuel C. and Bernette K. Jaffe Chair

CLARINETS Robert Woolfrey Daniel McKelway 2 Robert R. and Vilma L. Kohn Chair

Mary Elizabeth and G. Robert Klein Chair

TROMBONES Massimo La Rosa* Gilbert W. and Louise I. Humphrey Chair

Richard Stout Alexander and Marianna C. McAfee Chair

Linnea Nereim

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Stanley L. and Eloise M. Morgan Chair

BASS CLARINET Linnea Nereim BASSOONS John Clouser * Louise Harkness Ingalls Chair

Gareth Thomas Barrick Stees 2 Sandra L. Haslinger Chair

Jonathan Sherwin CONTRABASSOON Jonathan Sherwin

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EUPHONIUM AND BASS TRUMPET Richard Stout TUBA Yasuhito Sugiyama* Nathalie C. Spence and Nathalie S. Boswell Chair

TIMPANI Paul Yancich * Otto G. and Corinne T. Voss Chair

Tom Freer


Mr. and Mrs. Richard K. Smucker Chair

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PERCUSSION Marc Damoulakis* Margaret Allen Ireland Chair

Donald Miller Tom Freer Thomas Sherwood KEYBOARD INSTRUMENTS Joela Jones * Rudolf Serkin Chair

Carolyn Gadiel Warner Marjory and Marc L. Swartzbaugh Chair

LIBRARIANS Robert O’Brien Joe and Marlene Toot Chair

Donald Miller ENDOWED CHAIRS CURRENTLY UNOCCUPIED Sidney and Doris Dworkin Chair Clara G. and George P. Bickford Chair Dr. Jeanette Grasselli Brown and Dr. Glenn R. Brown Chair Sunshine Chair Robert Marcellus Chair George Szell Memorial Chair

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Associate Principal First Assistant Principal Assistant Principal on sabbatical leave



Elizabeth Ring and William Gwinn Mather Chair


Frances P. and Chester C. Bolton Chair



Saturday evening, September 3, 2016, at 8:30 p.m. Sunday evening, September 4, 2016, at 8:30 p.m. PARAMOUNT PICTURES presents A LUCASFILM LTD Production A STEVEN SPIELBERG Film

starring HARRISON FORD KAREN ALLEN PAUL FREEMAN RONALD LACEY JOHN RHYS-DAVIES and DENHOLM ELLIOTT Music by JOHN WILLIAMS Executive Producers GEORGE LUCAS and HOWARD KAZANJIAM Screenplay by LAWRENCE KASDAN Story by GEORGE LUCAS and PHILIP KAUFMAN Produced by FRANK MARSHALL Directed by STEVEN SPIELBERG with the score performed live by THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA conducted by BRETT MITCHELL Tonight’s concert features a presentation of the complete film Raiders of the Lost Ark with a live performance of the film’s entire score, including music played during the end credits. Out of respect for the musicians and your fellow audience members, please remain seated until the conclusion of the credits.


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This weekend’s concerts are sponsored by The J.M. Smucker Company, a Cleveland Orchestra Partner in Excellence. Saturday’s performance is dedicated to William J. and Katherine T. O’Neill in recognition of their extraordinary generosity in support of The Cleveland Orchestra’s Annual Fund.

R A I D E R S O F T H E LO S T A R K F I L M W I T H L I V E O R C H E S T R A PRODUCTION CREDITS Raiders of the Lost Ark — Film with Orchestra produced by Film Concerts Live!, a joint venture of IMG Artists, LLC and the Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency, Inc. Producers: Steven A. Linder and Jamie Richardson Production Manager: Rob Stogsdill Production Coordinator: Rebekah Wood Worldwide Representation: IMG Artists, LLC Supervising Technical Director: Mike Runice Technical Director: Chris Szuberla Music Composed by John Williams Music Preparation: Jo Ann Kane Music Service Film Preparation for Concert Performance: Ramiro Belgardt Technical Consultant: Laura Gibson Sound Remixing for Concert Performance: Chace Audio by Deluxe The score for Raiders of the Lost Ark has been adapted for live concert performance. With special thanks to: Paramount Pictures, Lucasfilm Ltd, Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, John Williams, Alan Bergman, Howard Roffman, Chris Holm, Chip McLean, Darryl J. Franklin, Dan Butler, Pat Woods, Mark Graham, and to the musicians and staff of The Cleveland Orchestra.

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK licensed by LUCASFILM LTD and PARAMOUNT PICTURES. This concert program licensed by LUCASFILMS LTD and PARAMOUNT PICTURES. Motion Picture, Artwork, Photography © 1981 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Music written by John Williams Bantha Music (BMI) All rights administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) All rights reserved. Used by permission. The 201 6 Blossom Music Festival is presented by The J. M . Smucker Company

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SYNOPSIS Spring, 1936. In the thick jungle of the South American continent, a renowned archeologist and expert on the occult is studying fragments of a map. One of his exploration party pulls a gun, but the archeologist dispenses him with a bullwhip, demonstrating how Dr. Henry “Indiana” Jones lives — smart and observant, aware and able. He and a guide enter a dank and oppressively vast cave that features several traps created by the ancient civilization to guard a small statue. Trap by trap, Indy works his way through (barely), but is cornered by native tribesmen sent in by Belloq, an old enemy who arrogantly makes off with the statue. Indy must flee for his life and escapes on a friend’s seaplane. Back in the United States, Army Intelligence officers are waiting for Indiana Jones at his university. They tell him about a flurry of Nazi archaeological activity near Cairo, which Indy determines to be the possible resting place of the Ark of the Covenant — the chest that carried the Ten Commandments. The Ark is believed to carry a powerful energy that must not fall into Nazi hands. Dr. Jones is immediately sent over-


seas, stopping in Nepal to pick up former girlfriend Marion (his old professor’s daughter) and then meeting up in Cairo with his friend Sallah. But danger lurks everywhere in the form of Nazi thugs and poisonous snakes in the Ark’s resting place. After Belloq, hired by the Nazis, makes off with the Ark, Indy and Marion are determined to get it back, and they overpower the pilot of a German plane. After frightening hand-tohand combat with a Nazi agent, Indy and Marion blow up the plane. The Germans attempt to move the Ark to Cairo by truck, but Indy regains control of it after running the convoy off the road, one vehicle at a time. The Nazis recapture the Ark, this time taking Marion captive and heading for a Nazi-controlled island. There, Belloq will open the Ark demonstrate the horrific power it can unleash upon the world. Indiana Jones tries to rescue Marion and the Ark, but its energy is released, wreaking mayhem and devastation on the assembled Nazis. Indiana and Marion survive through an ancient trick — and the Ark is transported to the United States and sealed in a secret warehouse . . . never to be seen again.

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Movie Night at Blossom W H I L E T H E M E A N S A N D M E T H O D S of moviemaking continue to evolve, the emotional bond between audience and characters remains a steady source of love (or hate) — often enhanced and enlarged through musical scores ripe with a catchy tune, a perfectly-phrased love melody, or punch-emup fight music. The latest special effects may dazzle us into disbelief with their realism, but it’s the acting and the storyline that create a classic. And, yes, great music helps buoy things along, too. With the strength of that musical underpinning in mind, the idea of hearing classic scores played live by symphony orchestras has gained a groundswell of support and interest in recent years. And a growing list of well-pitched, ageless film classics has been brought to new life for audiences around the world through this tantalizing experience. This evening’s presentation of Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark offers up a family favorite adventure film, first released in 1981 — and starring, in addition to a quite young Harrison Ford, the on-screen abilities of Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, John Rhys-Davies, and Denholm Elliott. The brilliant score was created by John Williams, performed tonight by one of the world’s greatest symphonic ensembles, our very own Cleveland Orchestra. Perfect for a holiday weekend marking the transition from summer to fall, the film is filled with jokes and gags, adventure and intrigue for families of all ages to share. Whether you are seeing this film for the first time or the twentieth, the on-edge excitement of hearing the orchestral score live . . . adds immeasurably to the fun! —Eric Sellen

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Brett Mitchell Associate Conductor Elizabeth Ring and William Gwinn Mather Endowed Chair The Cleveland Orchestra

The 2016-17 season marks Brett Mitchell’s fourth year as a member of The Cleveland Orchestra’s conducting staff and as music director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra. Mr. Mitchell serves as cover conductor for Severance Hall and Blossom Music Festival concerts, and provides assistance to music director Franz WelserMöst — in his first season, he stepped in on several occasions to lead concerts of The Cleveland Orchestra for ailing colleagues, at Severance Hall and Blossom. In June 2015, he led the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra in the ensemble’s second international tour, to China. As a guest conductor, Mr. Mitchell leads performances throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Recent and upcoming engagements include performances with the orchestras of Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Oregon, Rochester, Saint Paul, and Washington D.C., and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, among others. He has also acted as musical assistant and cover conductor with the Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, London Philharmonic Orchestra, and Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. Recent return engagements include appearances with the orchestras of Detroit, Houston, Rochester, Saint Paul, and Washington D.C. Mr. Mitchell served as assistant con-

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ductor of the Houston Symphony (200711), where he concurrently held a League of American Orchestras American Conducting Fellowship. Since that time, he has returned to lead the Houston Symphony regularly as a guest conductor. He was also an assistant conductor to Kurt Masur at the Orchestre National de France (2006-09) and served as director of orchestras at Northern Illinois University (2005-07). He was associate conductor of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble (2002-06), where he led many subscription programs, six world premieres, and several recording projects. Mr. Mitchell has also served as music director of nearly a dozen opera productions, principally as music director at the Moores Opera Center in Houston (2010-13), where he led eight productions. A native of Seattle, Brett Mitchell holds a doctor of musical arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was also music director of the University Orchestra. He earned a bachelor of music degree in composition from Western Washington University. Mr. Mitchell also participated in the National Conducting Institute in Washington D.C., and studied extensively with Lorin Maazel at the Castleton Festival and with Kurt Masur as a recipient of the inaugural American Friends of the Mendelssohn Foundation Scholarship. For more information, please visit

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Individual Annual Support The Cleveland Orchestra gratefully recognizes the individuals listed here, who have provided generous gifts of cash or pledges of $2,500 or more to the Annual Fund, benefit events, tours and residencies, and special annual donations.

Lifetime Giving

Giving Societies


gifts during the past year, as of June 10, 2016


In celebration of the critical role individuals play in supporting The Cleveland Orchestra each year, donors of $2,500 and more are recognized as members of special Leadership Giving Societies. These societies are named to honor important and inspirational leaders in the Orchestra’s history. The Adella Prentiss Hughes Society honors the Orchestra’s founder and first manager, who from 1918 envisioned an ensemble dedicated to community service, music education, and performing excellence. The George Szell Society is named after the Orchestra’s fourth music director, who served for twenty-four seasons (1946-70) while refining the ensemble’s international reputation for clarity of sound and unsurpassed musical excellence. The Elisabeth DeWitt Severance Society honors not only the woman in whose memory Severance Hall was built, but her selfless sharing, including her insistence on nurturing an orchestra not just for the wealthy but for everyone. The Dudley S. Blossom Society honors one of the Orchestra’s early and most generous benefactors, whose dedication and charm rallied thousands to support and nurture a hometown orchestra toward greatness. The Frank H. Ginn Society honors the man whose judicious management of Severance Hall’s finances and construction created a beautiful and welcoming home for Cleveland’s Orchestra. The 1929 Society honors the vibrant community spirit that propelled 3,000 volunteers and donors to raise over $2 million in a nine-day campaign in April 1929 to meet and match John and Elisabeth Severance’s challenge gift toward the building of the Orchestra’s new concert hall.

Daniel R. Lewis (Miami, Cleveland) Jan R. Lewis (Miami, Cleveland) Mrs. Alfred M. Rankin, Sr. $5 MILLION TO $10 MILLION

Mr. Richard J. Bogomolny and Ms. Patricia M. Kozerefski Mr. and Mrs. Alexander M. Cutler Mrs. Norma Lerner and The Lerner Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Albert B. Ratner $1 MILLION TO $5 MILLION

Irma and Norman Braman (Miami) Mr. Francis J. Callahan* Mrs. M. Roger Clapp* Mr. George Gund III * Francie and David Horvitz (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Horvitz Mr. James D. Ireland III * The Walter and Jean Kalberer Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Keithley Mr. and Mrs. Dennis W. LaBarre Sue Miller (Miami) Sally S.* and John C. Morley The Family of D. Z. Norton The Honorable and Mrs. John Doyle Ong Mr. and Mrs. Alfred M. Rankin, Jr. Charles and Ilana Horowitz Ratner James and Donna Reid Barbara S. Robinson Peter B. Lewis* and Janet Rosel Lewis (Miami) The Ralph and Luci Schey Foundation Mr.* and Mrs. Ward Smith Mr. and Mrs. Richard K. Smucker Anonymous (2) The John L. Severance Society is named to honor the philanthropist and business leader who dedicated his life and fortune to creating The Cleveland Orchestra’s home concert hall, which stands today as an emblem of unrivalled quality and community pride. Lifetime giving listing as of June 2016.


Individual Annual Support

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Leadership Council Adella Prentiss Hughes Society gifts of $100,000 and more INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $500,000 AND MORE

Mr. and Mrs. Albert B. Ratner Mr. and Mrs. Richard K. Smucker INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $200,000 TO $499,999

Irma and Norman Braman (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. James A. Haslam III The Walter and Jean Kalberer Foundation Mrs. Norma Lerner and The Lerner Foundation Daniel R. Lewis (Miami) Jan R. Lewis (Miami) Peter B. Lewis* and Janet Rosel Lewis (Miami) Sue Miller (Miami) James and Donna Reid INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $100,000 TO $199,999

George* and Becky Dunn Dr. and Mrs. Hiroyuki Fujita David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation (Miami) James D. Ireland III* Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Keithley Dr. and Mrs. Herbert Kloiber (Europe) Mr. and Mrs. Dennis W. LaBarre Mrs. Emma S. Lincoln Milton and Tamar Maltz Elizabeth F. McBride Mary M. Spencer (Miami) Ms. Ginger Warner (Cleveland, Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Franz Welser-MĂśst Janet* and Richard Yulman (Miami)

The Leadership Council salutes those extraordinary donors who have pledged to sustain their annual giving at the highest level for three years or more. Leadership Council donors are recognized in these Annual Support listings with the Leadership Council symbol next to their name:

INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $50,000 TO $74,999

Sheldon and Florence Anderson (Miami) Blossom Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra Jeanette Grasselli Brown and Glenn R. Brown Mr. and Mrs. Alexander M. Cutler Hector D. Fortun (Miami) T. K. and Faye A. Heston Giuliana C. and John D. Koch Dr.* and Mrs. Jerome Kowal Toby Devan Lewis Robert M. Maloney and Laura Goyanes Ms. Nancy W. McCann Sally S.* and John C. Morley Margaret Fulton-Mueller Roseanne and Gary Oatey (Cleveland, Miami) The Claudia and Steven Perles Family Foundation (Miami) Mrs. Alfred M. Rankin, Sr. Charles and Ilana Horowitz Ratner Sally and Larry Sears Hewitt and Paula Shaw Barbara and David Wolfort (Cleveland, Miami) Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra Anonymous (4)

Elisabeth DeWitt Severance Society gifts of $25,000 and more

George Szell Society

INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $30,000 TO $49,999

gifts of $50,000 and more INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $75,000 TO $99,999

Mr. William P. Blair III Mr. Richard J. Bogomolny and Ms. Patricia M. Kozerefski Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Horvitz Elizabeth B. Juliano Mr. and Mrs. Douglas A. Kern Ms. Beth E. Mooney The Honorable and Mrs. John Doyle Ong Mr. Patrick Park (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Alfred M. Rankin, Jr. Barbara S. Robinson (Cleveland, Miami)

Daniel and Trish Bell (Miami) Dr. and Mrs. Wolfgang Berndt (Europe) Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Bolton The Brown and Kunze Foundation Mr. and Mrs. David J. Carpenter Robert and Jean* Conrad Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Gund Mrs. John A. Hadden, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Healy Milton A. and Charlotte R. Kramer Charitable Foundation Virginia M. and Jon A. Lindseth Julia and Larry Pollock The Ralph and Luci Schey Foundation Rachel R. Schneider Richard and Nancy Sneed (Cleveland, Miami) R. Thomas and Meg Harris Stanton The Denise G. and Norman E. Wells, Jr. Family Foundation listings continue

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LEADERSHIP PATRON PROGRAM Barbara Robinson, chair Robert Gudbranson, vice chair

listings continued INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $25,000 TO $29,999

Ronald H. Bell Henry C. Doll Judy Ernest Nicki Gudbranson Jack Harley Iris Harvie

Mr. and Mrs. William W. Baker Marsha and Brian Bilzin (Miami) In dedication to Donald Carlin (Miami) Martha and Bruce Clinton (Miami) Mr.* and Mrs. Gerald A. Conway Judith and George W. Diehl JoAnn and Robert Glick Mr. Loren W. Hershey Mrs. Marguerite B. Humphrey Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Jack, Jr. Junior Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra Thomas E Lauria (Miami) Susan Morgan Martin, Patricia Morgan Kulp, and Ann Jones Morgan Mrs. Jane B. Nord William J. and Katherine T. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill Mr. and Mrs. James A. Ratner Mr. and Mrs. David A. Ruckman Mr. and Mrs. James A. Saks Marc and Rennie Saltzberg Mr. Larry J. Santon Jim and Myrna Spira Paul and Suzanne Westlake Anonymous (2)

The Leadership Patron Program recognizes generous donors of $2,500 or more to the Orchestraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Annual Campaign. For more information on the benefits of playing a supporting role each year, please contact Elizabeth Arnett, Manager, Leadership Giving, by calling 216-231-7522.

Dudley S. Blossom Society gifts of $15,000 and more INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $20,000 TO $24,999

Gay Cull Addicott Randall and Virginia Barbato Mr. Yuval Brisker Mr. and Mrs. Matthew V. Crawford Mr. Mike S. Eidson, Esq. and Dr. Margaret Eidson (Miami) Jeffrey and Susan Feldman (Miami) Dr. Edward S. Godleski Mary and Jon Heider (Cleveland, Miami) Allan V. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Kelly Jonathan and Tina Kislak (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Moshe Meidar (Miami) The Miller Family Sydell Miller Lauren and Steve Spilman Stacie and Jeff Halpern Kim Sherwin Mr. and Mrs. Donald Stelling (Europe) Rick, Margarita, and Steven Tonkinson (Miami) Gary L. Wasserman and Charles A. Kashner (Miami) The Denise G. and Norman E. Wells, Jr. Family Foundation Anonymous gift from Switzerland (Europe) INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $15,000 TO $19,999

William Appert and Christopher Wallace (Miami) Art of Beauty Company, Inc. Dr. Christopher P. Brandt and Dr. Beth Sersig Dr. Ben H. and Julia Brouhard Irad and Rebecca Carmi

Faye A. Heston Brinton L. Hyde David C. Lamb Larry J. Santon Raymond T. Sawyer

Jill and Paul Clark Mr. and Mrs. William E. Conway Mrs. Barbara Cook Peter D. and Julie F. Cummings (Miami) Do Unto Others Trust (Miami) Dr. and Mrs. Robert Ehrlich (Europe) Mr. Allen H. Ford Ms. Dawn M. Full Richard and Ann Gridley Kathleen E. Hancock Gary Hanson and Barbara Klante Sondra and Steve Hardis Jack Harley and Judy Ernest David and Nancy Hooker Richard and Erica Horvitz (Cleveland, Miami) Trevor and Jennie Jones Tati and Ezra Katz (Miami) Mr. Jeff Litwiller Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. McGowan Mr. Thomas F. McKee Mr. and Mrs. Stanley A. Meisel Edith and Ted* Miller Lucia S. Nash Mrs. David Seidenfeld Mr. and Mrs. Oliver E. Seikel Howard Stark M.D. and Rene Rodriguez (Miami) Joe and Marlene Toot Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P. Walsh Tom and Shirley Waltermire Mr. and Mrs. Fred A. Watkins Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey J. Weaver Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey M. Weiss Florence and Robert Werner (Miami)

Frank H. Ginn Society gifts of $10,000 and more INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $12,500 TO $14,999

Mrs. Barbara Ann Davis Robert K. Gudbranson and Joon-Li Kim Eeva and Harri Kulovaara (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Manuel* James and Virginia Meil Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Myers Paul A. and Anastacia L. Rose Joseph and Gail Serota (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Umdasch (Europe) Margaret and Eric* Wayne Sandy and Ted Wiese listings continue


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Mr. and Mrs. George N. Aronoff Mr. and Mrs. Dean Barry Drs. Nathan A. and Sosamma J. Berger Jayusia and Alan Bernstein (Miami) Laurel Blossom Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Bowen Mr. D. McGregor Brandt, Jr. Paul and Marilyn Brentlinger* Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Brown J. C. and Helen Rankin Butler Scott Chaikin and Mary Beth Cooper Drs. Wuu-Shung and Amy Chuang Richard J. and Joanne Clark Jim and Karen Dakin Henry and Mary* Doll Mr. and Mrs. Paul Doman Nancy and Richard Dotson Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Duvin Mary Jo Eaton (Miami) Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd H. Ellis Jr. Mr. Brian L. Ewart and Mr. William McHenry Nelly and Mike Farra (Miami) Mr. Isaac Fisher (Miami) Kira and Neil Flanzraich (Miami) Sheree and Monte Friedkin (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Richard T. Garrett

Albert I. and Norma C. Geller Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Gillespie Mr. David J. Golden Patti Gordon (Miami) Mary Jane Hartwell Mr. and Mrs. James A. Haslam II Thomas H. and Virginia J. Horner Fund Joan and Leonard Horvitz Ruth and Pedro Jimenez (Miami) Cherie and Michael Joblove (Miami) Andrew and Katherine Kartalis Alan Kluger and Amy Dean (Miami) Mrs. Elizabeth R. Koch Tim and Linda Koelz Stewart and Donna Kohl Shirley and William Lehman (Miami) Dr. David and Janice Leshner Elsie and Byron Lutman Mr.* and Mrs. Arch J. McCartney Mr. Donald W. Morrison Joy P. and Thomas G. Murdough, Jr. (Miami) Brian and Cindy Murphy Mr. Raymond M. Murphy Dr. Anne and Mr. Peter Neff Mrs. Milly Nyman (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. William M. Osborne, Jr.

Douglas and Noreen Powers AndrĂŠs Rivero (Miami) Audra* and George Rose Dr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Ross Steven and Ellen Ross Michael and Chandra Rudd (Miami) Dr. Isobel Rutherford Dr. and Mrs.* Martin I. Saltzman Drs. Michael and Judith Samuels (Miami) Raymond T. and Katherine S. Sawyer Carol* and Albert Schupp Seven Five Fund David* and Harriet Simon Dr. Marvin* and Mimi Sobel Richard and Penny Stair Lois and Tom Stauffer Bruce and Virginia Taylor Mr. Joseph F. Tetlak Dr. Russell A. Trusso Anonymous (5)

The 1929 Society gifts of $2,500 to $9,999 INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $7,500 TO $9,999

Robert and Alyssa Lenhoff-Briggs Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Cohen (Miami) Ellen E. & Victor J. Cohn Supporting Foundation Marjorie Dickard Comella Mrs. Lois Joan Davis Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Davis Bob and Linnet Fritz Linda and Lawrence D. Goodman (Miami) Harry and Joyce Graham Mr. Paul Greig AndrĂŠ and Ginette Gremillet Iris and Tom Harvie Mrs. Sandra L. Haslinger Henry R. Hatch Robin Hitchcock Hatch Amy and Stephen Hoffman

Elisabeth Hugh Mr. David and Mrs. Dianne Hunt Mr. and Mrs. Brinton L. Hyde Pamela and Scott Isquick Richard and Michelle Jeschelnig Joela Jones and Richard Weiss James and Gay* Kitson Kenneth M. Lapine and Rose E. Mills Judith and Morton Q. Levin Mr. and Mrs. Alex Machaskee Claudia Metz and Thomas Woodworth Georgia and Carlos Noble (Miami) Mr. J. William and Dr. Suzanne Palmer Pannonius Foundation Nan and Bob Pfeifer Dr. and Mrs. Michael Rosenberg (Miami) Rosskamm Family Trust

Mrs. Florence Brewster Rutter Patricia J. Sawvel Dr. and Mrs. James L. Sechler Dr. Gerard and Phyllis Seltzer and the Dr. Gerard and Phyllis Estelle Seltzer Foundation Drs. Daniel and Ximena Sessler Bill* and Marjorie B. Shorrock Mrs. Gretchen D. Smith Dr. Gregory Videtic Robert C. Weppler Dr. and Mr. Ann Williams Anonymous (2)

Frank and Leslie Buck Mr. and Mrs. William C. Butler Augustine* and Grace Caliguire Ms. Maria Cashy Dr. William and Dottie Clark Kathleen A. Coleman Diane Lynn Collier and Robert J. Gura Maureen and George Collins (Miami) Corinne L. Dodero Foundation for the Arts and Sciences Mr. Kamal-Neil Dass and Mrs. Teresa Larsen Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Daugstrup Pete and Margaret Dobbins Mr. and Mrs. Bernard H. Eckstein Dr. and Mrs. Robert Elston

Mary and Oliver* Emerson William R. and Karen W. Feth Joseph Z. and Betty Fleming (Miami) Scott A. Foerster Joan Alice Ford Barbara and Peter Galvin Joy E. Garapic Dr. and Mrs. Adi Gazdar Joyce and Ab* Glickman Brenda and David Goldberg Mr. Albert C. Goldsmith Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Goodman Mr. and Mrs. Randall J. Gordon Robert N. and Nicki N. Gudbranson David and Robin Gunning


Dr. and Mrs. D. P. Agamanolis Susan S. Angell Mr. William App Agnes Armstrong Mrs. Elizabeth H. Augustus Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Baker Montserrat Balseiro (Miami) Jennifer Barlament and Ken Potsic Fred G. and Mary W. Behm Mr. and Mrs. Jules Belkin Mr. William Berger Dr. and Mrs. Eugene H. Blackstone Suzanne and Jim Blaser Dr.* and Mrs. Jerald S. Brodkey Dr. Thomas Brugger and Dr. Sandra Russ

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Alfredo and Luz Gutierrez (Miami) Douglas M. and Amy Halsey (Miami) Clark Harvey and Holly Selvaggi Dr. Robert T. Heath and Dr. Elizabeth L. Buchanan Janet D. Heil* Anita and William Heller Thomas and Mary Holmes Ms. Carole Hughes Ms. Charlotte L. Hughes Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Hyland Donna L. and Robert H. Jackson Carol S. and William G. E. Jacobs Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Janus David and Gloria Kahan Rudolf D. and Joan T. Kamper Milton and Donna* Katz Dr. Richard and Roberta Katzman Mr. John and Mrs. Linda Kelly Mr. and Mrs. Michael T. Kestner Dr. and Mrs. William S. Kiser Jacqueline and Irwin* Kott (Miami) Mr. and Mrs.* S. Lee Kohrman Mr. Clayton R. Koppes Mr. James Krohngold Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Kuhn Dr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Kushnick Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Lafave, Jr. David C. Lamb Mrs. Sandra S. Laurenson Anthony T. and Patricia A. Lauria Ivonete Leite (Miami) Irvin and Elin Leonard Mr. Lawrence B. and Christine H. Levey Dr. Alan and Mrs. Joni Lichtin Mr. and Mrs.* Thomas A. Liederbach Ms. Grace Lim Mr. Jon E. Limbacher and Patricia J. Limbacher Mr. Rudolf and Mrs. Eva Linnebach

Anne R. and Kenneth E. Love Robert and LaVerne* Lugibihl Mr. and Mrs.* Robert P. Madison Ms. Jennifer R. Malkin Mr. and Mrs. Morton L. Mandel Alan Markowitz M.D. and Cathy Pollard Mr. and Mrs. E. Timothy McDonel Dr. and Mrs. Eberhard Meinecke Ms. Betteann Meyerson Mr. Robert Miller Mr. and Mrs. William A. Mitchell Curt and Sara Moll Dr. R. Morgan and Dr. S. Weirich (Miami) David and Gayle Noble Richard and Kathleen Nord Mr. Thury O’Connor Mr. Henry Ott-Hansen Jay Pelham (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. John S. Piety Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Pogue In memory of Henry Pollak Martin R. Pollock and Susan A. Gifford Dr. and Mrs. John N. Posch Ms. Rosella Puskas Mr.* and Mrs. Thomas A. Quintrell Drs. Raymond R. Rackley and Carmen M. Fonseca Dr. James and Lynne Rambasek Mr. and Mrs. Roger F. Rankin Brian and Patricia Ratner Ms. Deborah Read Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Reid Mrs. Charles Ritchie Amy and Ken Rogat Robert and Margo Roth Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Ruhl David M. and Betty Schneider Linda B. Schneider Ms. Adrian L. Scott Lee and Jane Seidman Mr. Eric Sellen and Mr. Ron Seidman

Ms. Marlene Sharak Mrs. Frances G. Shoolroy* Naomi G. and Edwin Z. Singer Family Fund Bruce Smith Drs. Charles Kent Smith and Patricia Moore Smith David Kane Smith Mr. and Mrs. William E. Spatz George and Mary Stark Dr. and Mrs. Frank J. Staub Mr. and Mrs. Donald W. Strang, Jr. Stroud Family Trust Dr. Elizabeth Swenson Ms. Lorraine S. Szabo Mrs. Jean H. Taber Robert and Carol Taller Kathy* and Sidney Taurel (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Bill Thornton Mr.* and Mrs. Robert N. Trombly Miss Kathleen Turner Robert and Marti Vagi Don and Mary Louise VanDyke Teresa Galang-Viñas and Joaquin Viñas (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Mark Allen Weigand Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Weil, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Ronald E. Weinberg Charles and Lucy Weller Dr. Edward L. and Mrs. Suzanne Westbrook Tom and Betsy Wheeler Nancy V. and Robert L. Wilcox Sandy Wile and Susan Namen Bob and Kat Wollyung Katie and Donald Woodcock Tony and Diane Wynshaw-Boris Anonymous (4)

Lilli and Seth Harris Mr. Robert D. Hart Mary S. Hastings In Memory of Hazel Helgesen Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Herschman Dr. Fred A. Heupler Mr. Robert T. Hexter Vernon and Gwen Higaki David Hollander (Miami) Dr. Keith A. and Mrs. Kathleen M. Hoover Dr. and Mrs. Scott R. Inkley Robert and Linda Jenkins Barbara and Michael J. Kaplan Dr. and Mrs. Richard S. Kaufman Mrs. Natalie D. Kittredge Dr. Gilles* and Mrs. Malvina Klopman Mr. Donald N. Krosin Charles and Josephine Robson Leamy Ronald and Barbara Leirvik Dr. Edith Lerner Mary Lohman Mrs. Idarose S. Luntz Herbert L. and Rhonda Marcus Martin and Lois Marcus Ms. Nancy L. Meacham Dr. Susan M. Merzweiler Bert and Marjorie Moyar Susan B. Murphy Richard B. and Jane E. Nash

David and Judith Newell Mr. and Mrs. Peter R. Osenar Dr. Lewis and Janice B. Patterson Dr. and Mrs. Gosta Pettersson Maribel A. Piza (Miami) Mr. Carl Podwoski Dr. Marc A. and Mrs. Carol Pohl Alfonso Rey and Sheryl Latchu (Miami) Dr. Robert W. Reynolds Carol Rolf and Steven Adler Fred Rzepka and Anne Rzepka Family Foundation Mr. Paul H. Scarbrough Ginger and Larry Shane Harry and Ilene Shapiro Mr. Richard Shirey Mr. Robert Sieck Howard and Beth Simon Ms. Ellen J. Skinner Mr. Taras G. Szmagala, Jr. Mr. Karl and Mrs. Carol Theil Erik Trimble Drs. Anna* and Gilbert True Mr. and Mrs. Les C. Vinney Richard Wiedemer, Jr. Mrs. Henietta Zabner (Miami) Marcia and Fred* Zakrajsek Max and Beverly Zupon

INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $3,500 TO $4,999 Ms. Nancy A. Adams Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Amsdell Dr. Ronald and Diane Bell Margo and Tom Bertin Howard R. and Barbara Kaye Besser Mr. and Mrs. David Bialosky Carmen Bishopric (Miami) Lisa and Ronald Boyko Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Broadbent Ms. Mary R. Bynum and Mr. J. Philip Calabrese Dr. and Mrs. William E. Cappaert John Carleton (Cleveland, Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Carpenter Drs. Mark Cohen and Miriam Vishny Mr. Owen Colligan Mr. and Mrs. David G. de Roulet Mrs. April C. Deming Erich Eichhorn and Ursel Dougherty Peter and Kathryn Eloff Mr. William and Dr. Elizabeth Fesler Richard J. Frey Peggy and David* Fullmer Loren and Michael Garruto Dr. and Mrs. Edward C. Gelber (Miami) Dr. and Mrs. Ronald L. Gould The Thomas J. and Judith Fay Gruber Charitable Foundation Nancy and James Grunzweig

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THE CLEVELAN D ORCHESTRA listings continued INDIVIDUAL GIFTS OF $2,500 TO $3,499 Mr. and Mrs. Charles Abookire, Jr. Dr. Jacqueline Acho and Mr. John LeMay Stanley I. and Hope S. Adelstein* Mr. and Mrs.* Norman Adler Mr. and Mrs. Monte Ahuja Mr. and Mrs. James B. Aronoff Joseph Babin Mr. Mark O. Bagnall (Miami) Ms. Delphine Barrett Mr. and Mrs. Belkin Mr. Roger G. Berk Kerrin and Peter Bermont (Miami) Barbara and Sheldon Berns John and Laura Bertsch Jaime A. Bianchi and Paige A. Harper (Miami) Ms. Deborah A. Blades Bill* and Zeda Blau Doug and Barbara Bletcher Dr. Charles Tannenbaum and Ms. Sharon Bodine Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Bole Mrs. Loretta Borstein Ms. Andrea L. Boyd Mr. and Mrs. David Briggs Mr. and Mrs. Henry G. Brownell Laurie Burman Rev. Joan Campbell Mrs. Millie L. Carlson Leigh Carter Mr. and Mrs. James B. Chaney Dr. Ronald* and Mrs. Ronald Chapnick Mr. Gregory R. Chemnitz Mr. and Mrs. Homer D. W. Chisholm Michael and Lorena Clark (Miami) Mrs. Robert A. Clark Drs. John and Mary Clough Kenneth S. and Deborah G. Cohen Mr. and Mrs. Mark Corrado Dr. Dale and Susan Cowan Mr. and Mrs. Manohar Daga Mrs. Frederick F. Dannemiller The Dascal Family (Miami) Dr. Eleanor Davidson Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Davis Jeffrey and Eileen Davis Carol Denninson and Jacques Girouard Dr. and Mrs. Howard Dickey-White Dr. and Mrs. Richard C. Distad William Dorsky and Cornelia Hodgson Mr. George and Mrs. Beth Downes Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dreshfield Ms. Mary Lynn Durham Mr. and Mrs. Ronald E. Dziedzicki Esther L. and Alfred M. Eich, Jr. Drs. Heidi Elliot and Yuri Novitsky David* and Margaret Ewart Harry and Ann Farmer Mr. Paul C. Forsgren Michael Frank & Patricia A. Snyder Mr. William Gaskill and Ms. Kathleen Burke Mr. Wilbert C. Geiss, Sr. Anne and Walter Ginn Dr. and Mrs. Victor M. Goldberg Mr. and Mrs. David A. Goldfinger Mr. Davin and Mrs. Jo Ann Gustafson Dr. Phillip M. and Mrs. Mary Hall Mr. and Mrs. David P. Handke, Jr. Elaine Harris Green Mr. and Mrs. Donald F. Hastings Matthew D. Healy and Richard S. Agnes Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Hertzberg (Miami) Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. Hinnes Mr. Larry Holstein Bob* and Edith Hudson (Miami) Dr. Randal N. Huff and Ms. Paulette Beech Ms. Luan K. Hutchinson Ruth F. Ihde


Pamela Jacobson Mrs. Carol Lee and Mr. James Iott Mr. Norman E. Jackson (Miami) Ms. LaVerne Jacobson Dr. Michael and Mrs. Deborah Joyce Mr. Peter and Mrs. Mary Joyce Mr. Stephen Judson Rev. William C. Keene Angela Kelsey and Michael Zealy (Miami) The Kendis Family Trust: Hilary and Robert Kendis and Susan and James Kendis Bruce and Eleanor Kendrick Mr. James Kish Fred* and Judith Klotzman Marion Konstantynovich Ellen Brad and Bart Kovac Dr. Ronald H. Krasney and Vicki Kennedy Dr. Michael E. Lamm Mr. and Mrs. John J. Lane, Jr. Michael Lederman Judy and Donald Lefton (Miami) Mr. Gary Leidich Michael and Lois A. Lemr Dr. Stephen B. and Mrs. Lillian S. Levine Robert G. Levy Ms. Mary Beth Loud Janet A. Mann Mr. and Mrs. Raul Marmol (Miami) Dr. and Mrs. Sanford E. Marovitz Ms. Dorene Marsh Dr. Ernest and Mrs. Marian Marsolais Mr. Fredrick Martin Ms. Amanda Martinsek Mr. Julien L. McCall William C. McCoy Mr. and Mrs. James E. Menger Stephen and Barbara Messner Loretta J. Mester and George J. Mailath Mr. Michael and Mrs. Lynn Miller Drs. Terry E. and Sara S. Miller Jim and Laura Moll Steven and Kimberly Myers Deborah L. Neale Marshall I. Nurenberg and Joanne Klein Richard and Jolene Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Callaghan Dr. Guilherme Oliveira James P. Ostryniec (Miami) Mr. Robert D. Paddock Dr. Dean and Mrs. Kathy Pahr George Parras Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Tommie Patton Henry Peyrebrune and Tracy Rowell Dr. Roland S. Philip and Dr. Linda M. Sandhaus Dale and Susan Phillip Mr. Robert Pinkert* (Miami) Mrs. Elinor G. Polster Mr. Robert and Mrs. Susan Price Kathleen Pudelski Ms. C. A. Reagan David and Gloria Richards Michael Forde Ripich Mr. and Mrs. James N. Robinson II (Miami) Mr. Timothy D. Robson Ms. Linda M. Rocchi Dr. Robert and Mrs. Lauryn Ronis Miss Marjorie A. Rott* Mr. Kevin Russell (Miami) Mrs. Elisa J. Russo Dr. Harry S. and Rita K. Rzepka Peter and Aliki Rzepka Dr. Vernon E. Sackman and Ms. Marguerite Patton Fr. Robert J. Sanson Ms. Patricia E. Say Mr. James Schutte

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Mr. and Mrs. Alexander C. Scovil Dr. John Sedor and Ms. Geralyn Presti Don Schmitt and Jim Harmon Ms. Kathryn Seider Charles Seitz (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Seitz Ms. Frances L. Sharp Larry Oscar and Jeanne Shatten Dr. Donald S. Sheldon Dr. and Mrs. William C. Sheldon Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Shiverick Mr. Grover Short Laura and Alvin A. Siegal Lois H. Siegel (Miami) Dr. and Mrs. Conrad Simpfendorfer The Shari Bierman Singer Family Grace Katherine Sipusic Robert and Barbara Slanina Roy Smith Sandra and Richey Smith Ms. Barbara Snyder Mr. Jorge Solano (Miami) Lucy and Dan Sondles Mr. Louis Stellato Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Sullivan Ken and Martha Taylor Dr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Timko Steve and Christa Turnbull Mrs. H. Lansing Vail, Jr. Robert A. Valente Brenton Ver Ploeg (Miami) Dr. Michael Vogelbaum and Mrs. Judith Rosman Barbara and George von Mehren Alice & Leslie T. Webster, Jr. Mr. and Mrs.* Jerome A. Weinberger Mr. Peter and Mrs. Laurie Weinberger Richard and Mary Lynn Wills Mr. Martin Wiseman Michael H. Wolf and Antonia Rivas-Wolf Elizabeth B. Wright Rad and Patty Yates Dr. William Zelei Mr. Kal Zucker and Dr. Mary Frances Haerr Anonymous (5)

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Corporate Support The Cleveland Orchestra gratefully acknowledges and salutes these corporations for their generous support toward the Orchestra’s Annual Fund, benefit events, tours and residencies, and special projects.

Cumulative Giving

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The Partners in Excellence program salutes companies with annual contributions of $100,000 and more, exemplifying leadership and commitment to musical excellence at the highest level.



BakerHostetler Bank of America Eaton FirstEnergy Foundation Forest City The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Hyster-Yale Materials Handling NACCO Industries, Inc. Jones Day The Lubrizol Corporation / The Lubrizol Foundation Medical Mutual of Ohio Parker Hannifin Foundation The Plain Dealer PolyOne Corporation Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich (Europe) The J. M. Smucker Company UBS The John L. Severance Society recognizes the generosity of those giving $1 million or more in cumulative support. Listing as of June 2016.

gifts of $2,500 or more during the past year, as of June 10, 2016


Hyster-Yale Materials Handling NACCO Industries, Inc. KeyBank Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich (Europe) The J. M. Smucker Company PARTNERS IN EXCELLENCE $200,000 TO $299,999

BakerHostetler Eaton FirstEnergy Foundation Jones Day PNC Bank PARTNERS IN EXCELLENCE $100,000 TO $199,999

American Greetings Corporation Forest City The Lincoln Electric Foundation Medical Mutual of Ohio Nordson Corporation Foundation Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP Thompson Hine LLP White & Case (Miami) $50,000 TO $99,999

Dollar Bank Foundation Parker Hannifin Foundation Quality Electrodynamics (QED) voestalpine AG (Europe) Anonymous $25,000 TO $49,999 Buyers Products Company FirstMerit Bank Adam Foslid / Greenberg Traurig (Miami) Litigation Management, Inc. The Lubrizol Corporation Olympic Steel, Inc. RPM International Inc.

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$2,500 TO $24,999 Akron Tool & Die Company American Fireworks, Inc. ArtsMarketing Services Inc. Bank of America BDI Brothers Printing Co., Inc. Brouse McDowell Eileen M. Burkhart & Co. LLC Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP Carlton Fields (Miami) The Cedarwood Companies Cleveland Clinic Cleveland Steel Container Corporation The Cleveland Wire Cloth & Mfg. Co. Cohen & Company, CPAs Consolidated Solutions Dominion Foundation Ernst & Young LLP Evarts Tremaine The Ewart-Ohlson Machine Company Feldman Gale, P.A. (Miami) Ferro Corporation Frantz Ward LLP Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. The Giant Eagle Foundation Great Lakes Brewing Company Gross Builders Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP Huntington National Bank KPMG LLP Lakewood Supply Co. Littler Mendelson, P.C. Live Publishing Company Macy’s Materion Corporation Miba AG (Europe) MTD Products, Inc. North Coast Container Corp. Northern Haserot Oatey Ohio CAT Ohio Savings Bank, A Division of New York Community Bank OMNOVA Solutions Oswald Companies Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. The Plain Dealer PolyOne Corporation The Prince & Izant Company The Sherwin-Williams Company Southern Wine and Spirits (Miami) Stern Advertising Agency Struktol Company of America Swagelok Company Tucker Ellis UBS United Automobile Insurance (Miami) University Hospitals Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin, P.A. (Miami) WCLV Foundation Westlake Reed Leskosky Margaret W. Wong & Assoc. Co., LLC Anonymous (2)



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The Cleveland Foundation Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Kulas Foundation Maltz Family Foundation State of Ohio Ohio Arts Council The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation

gifts of $2,500 or more during the past year, as of June 10, 2016

The Cleveland Foundation Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts & Culture The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation $500,000 TO $999,999

The George Gund Foundation Ohio Arts Council Timken Foundation of Canton $250,000 TO $499,999

Knight Foundation (Miami) Kulas Foundation John P. Murphy Foundation The Eric & Jane Nord Family Fund


$100,000 TO $249,999

The George Gund Foundation Knight Foundation (Cleveland, Miami) The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation John P. Murphy Foundation

GAR Foundation Elizabeth Ring Mather and William Gwinn Mather Fund David and Inez Myers Foundation The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation


$50,000 TO $99,999

The William Bingham Foundation The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation GAR Foundation Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation The Louise H. and David S. Ingalls Foundation Martha Holden Jennings Foundation Elizabeth Ring Mather and William Gwinn Mather Fund David and Inez Myers Foundation National Endowment for the Arts The Eric & Jane Nord Family Fund The Payne Fund The Reinberger Foundation The Sage Cleveland Foundation The John L. Severance Society recognizes the generosity of those giving $1 million or more in cumulative support. Listing as of June 2016.

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Paul M. Angell Family Foundation The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation Florida Division of Cultural Affairs (Miami) The Gerhard Foundation, Inc. Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Martha Holden Jennings Foundation Myra Tuteur Kahn Memorial Fund of The Cleveland Foundation Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs (Miami) The Nord Family Foundation The Payne Fund The Sage Cleveland Foundation

$20,000 TO $49,999 Akron Community Foundation The Batchelor Foundation, Inc. (Miami) Eva L. and Joseph M. Bruening Foundation Mary E. and F. Joseph Callahan Foundation The Helen C. Cole Charitable Trust The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation Mary and Dr. George L. Demetros Charitable Trust The Helen Wade Greene Charitable Trust National Endowment for the Arts The Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation The Frederick and Julia Nonneman Foundation Peacock Foundation, Inc. (Miami) The Reinberger Foundation Sandor Foundation Harold C. Schott Foundation The Sisler McFawn Foundation The Veale Foundation

$2,500 TO $19,999 The Abington Foundation The Ruth and Elmer Babin Foundation Dr. NE & JZ Berman Foundation The Bernheimer Family Fund of The Cleveland Foundation Elisha-Bolton Foundation The Conway Family Foundation The Cowles Charitable Trust (Miami) The Harry K. Fox and Emma R. Fox Charitable Foundation Funding Arts Network (Miami) The Hankins Foundation The William Randolph Hearst Foundation The Muna & Basem Hishmeh Foundation Richard H. Holzer Memorial Foundation The Laub Foundation Victor C. Laughlin, M.D. Memorial Foundation Trust The Lehner Family Foundation The G. R. Lincoln Family Foundation Bessie Benner Metzenbaum Foundation The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation The M. G. O’Neil Foundation Paintstone Foundation The Charles E. & Mabel M. Ritchie Memorial Foundation The Leighton A. Rosenthal Family Foundation SCH Foundation Albert G. & Olive H. Schlink Foundation Jean C. Schroeder Foundation Kenneth W. Scott Foundation Lloyd L. and Louise K. Smith Memorial Foundation The South Waite Foundation The George Garretson Wade Charitable Trust The S. K. Wellman Foundation The Welty Family Foundation Thomas H. White Foundation, a KeyBank Trust The Edward and Ruth Wilkof Foundation The Wuliger Foundation Anonymous (2)

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About Your Evening If you have questions about your evening at Blossom, feel free to ask an usher or staff member. In addition, Information Centers are staffed by volunteers of Blossom Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra to answer your questions in person. Please visit for additional information. You can also call The Cleveland Orchestra’s administrative offices during weekday business hours at 216-231-7300 or send email to BLOSSOM MUSIC CENTER Blossom grounds and facilities are operated for The Cleveland Orchestra by Live Nation. Administrative Offices at Blossom are open during regular weekday business hours, but access to the grounds is not available to the public. For information, please call 330-920-8040. The Blossom Box Office is open on Saturdays and Sundays during the summer, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and from1 p.m. through intermission on days with concerts at Blossom. INFORMATION CENTERS Questions? Members of Blossom Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra staff two Information Centers, located outside the Main Gate across from the Lawn Ticket Booth and inside the Main Gate on Smith Plaza next to the Joseph Garden. GROUNDS OPEN Gates to the Blossom grounds are open to the public 2½ hours before Festival concerts. PARKING Free parking is available with your ticket to any Festival concert. Access to paved parking requires a printed and dated hang-tag, which must be displayed in your vehicle. Cars without dated parking hang-tags are usually directed to non-paved parking. Free hang-tags for Lots C-D-E are available with Pavilion tickets purchased at least ten days in advance of a Festival concert. Paved Lots A and B are reserved for subscribers (Lot B) and Box Seat holders (Lot A). Anyone can upgrade to Lot A parking in advance, subject to availability, for $20 per vehicle per concert. Parking spaces for patrons with disabilities and special needs are in Lots B and E. A

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valid disability parking permit is required and must be displayed. A limited number of ADA parking spaces are also available in Lot A for $20 per vehicle per concert, with advance purchase. For further information, please contact Guest Services at 330-916-6068 on concert days (or 330-920-8040 on weekdays). FREE TRAM SERVICE Free transportation throughout the grounds is available to all patrons for Blossom Music Festival concerts. Tram service from parking lots to Smith Plaza and to the Pavilion is available on a continuous basis before and after each concert. PICNICS Festival patrons are always welcome to bring your own picnics, packed with everything needed to make your experience a special and relaxing event — or let us cook for you (see the sections on concessions and the Blossom Grille). Blossom has plentiful picnic areas, including the Woods Picnic Area adjacent to Parking Lot B. Picnic areas cannot be reserved in advance and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Lawn is a favorite picnic spot. In the interest of safety, open-flame grilling is not permitted anywhere on the Blossom grounds or parking areas. Also, sparklers and fireworks are strictly prohibited. PICNIC DROP-OFF Patrons with parking access to any paved lot can drop off a passenger or picnic near the tram stop in your parking lot. For safety reasons, there is no picnic/passenger drop-off at the Main Gate. CONCESSIONS Blossom offers a variety of food and beverage concessions throughout the grounds. Some of the items available include individual pizzas, grilled hot dogs, jumbo soft pretzels, drinks, coffees, ice cream novelties, and a selection of alcoholic beverages featuring domestic and imported beers as well as summer cocktails. Wines by the bottle can be purchased at the Wine Store, at the top of the Lawn (see grounds map). BLOSSOM GRILLE This open-air restaurant located at the top of the Lawn seating area is the perfect place to start or end your evening. The full-service restaurant

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and bar offers a variety of freshly prepared appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts, plus wines, spirits, and beers. The Blossom Grille is open for dinner 2½ hours prior to all Blossom Music Festival concerts and is also open for Afterglow — coffee, spirits, and desserts for 1 hour after each concert. For more information or to make reservations, please call 330-916-6063. CATERING AND GROUP EVENTS With a welcoming natural setting, gracious gardens, and a summer full of music, Blossom is a great place to host a party. Our party pavilions at Knight Grove accommodate 25 to 450 people. Bring a few dozen friends, your favorite clients, or your whole company to a concert and let Blossom’s exclusive caterer help you create a memorable pre-concert event. From casual barbecues and informal receptions to elegant sit-down dinners, you can select a menu from our catering guide or request a unique menu for your event. Please note that arrangements must be made in advance. To request a catering menu, please call 330-916-6063. For information regarding group ticket packages for concerts, please call The Cleveland Orchestra’s Group Sales Office at 216-231-7493. SMITH PLAZA Patrons enter Blossom through Smith Plaza. The Plaza offers merchandise sales, ticket services, guest services, First Aid stations, gardens, Eells Art Gallery, ATM, and an Information Center staffed by Blossom Friends volunteers. KULAS PLAZA Kulas Plaza is open to serve Cleveland Orchestra donors, series subscribers, and Box Seat holders at Festival concerts. Kulas Plaza guests have access to dedicated restrooms, concessions, and tables for pre-concert dining and intermission refreshments. FIRST AID First Aid is available at every performance. Contact the nearest usher or go to Smith Plaza. LOST AND FOUND Visitors seeking to retrieve lost articles can inquire at Guest Services at the Smith Plaza.


BANDWAGON GIFT SHOP At Blossom Music Festival concerts, the Bandwagon Gift Shop offers Blossom signature merchandise as well as Cleveland Orchestra clothing, gift items, and music CDs. The shop is open 2½ hours before the concert, through intermission, and for post-concert shopping. For more information, call 330-916-6090. CAMERAS AND VIDEO RECORDERS Cameras can be brought onto the Blossom grounds for Festival performances to take pictures of your family and friends, which you are welcome and encouraged to share through social media such as Facebook and Twitter. However, in accordance with contractual agreements with the performers, the taking of pictures inside the Pavilion during performances is not permitted. NOISE, TEXTING, AND OTHER DISTRACTIONS Please keep in mind that a night at Blossom is a shared experience. Think about the comfort and safety of people around you while you are enjoying your own Blossom evening. Throughout the grounds, please silence or turn off your cell phone or pager. Please do not use your cell phone in a way that disturbs those around you from enjoying the musical performance or quiet darkness of twilight. During the performance, patrons are requested to refrain from talking or participating in activities that might interrupt others’ enjoyment. In the interests of ensuring a safe audience setting for all, the swinging of bats or the tossing hard objects (such as baseballs and footballs) is prohibited, as is playing soccer and kickball. To ensure the safety of all, audience members are prohibited from having and operating drones anywhere on the Blossom grounds. Parents should supervise their children at all times. A free Blossom Young Person’s Guide is available to help our youngest listeners learn about music, with some suggested activities. NO SMOKING All Blossom events are presented in a smoke-free environment. Smoking tobacco or e-cigarettes is not allowed anywhere on the grounds or in buildings once you have entered through the ticket gates. With required fire and safety precautions, limited smoking areas are

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sometimes designated outside the gates, closer to paved parking areas. LAWN CHAIRS AND RENTALS Guests on the Lawn enjoy different kinds of seating and sitting — but please keep in mind that how you sit can obstruct others’ views. Many patrons prefer lying back on a blanket and listening to music under the big summer sky, while others prefer to bring chairs to watch the evening’s activities. Short-legged beachstyle chairs make good neighbors. Suitable rental chairs are available at the top of the hill for a rental fee of $5 per evening. Tents or other structures are strictly prohibited. IN CASE OF RAIN Blossom Music Festival concerts are performed rain or shine. In the event of rain, Lawn/ General Admission tickets will allow you access to the general admission sections of the Pavilion, available on a first-come, first-served basis. CURTAIN TIME Every effort is made to begin concerts on time. On occasion, traffic or other conditions may force a delay of five to ten minutes. The dimming of lights in the Blossom Pavilion and the entrance of the Concertmaster onto the stage for the tuning of the Orchestra usually signal the imminent start of each concert. ARRIVING LATE, LEAVING EARLY If you have tickets for Pavilion seating and you arrive after the performance has begun, you will be asked to wait quietly until the first break between musical selections in the performance, when ushers will guide you to your seats.

Lawn patrons can find a spot on the Lawn at any time. However, please be courteous to fellow patrons who are already enjoying the concert, and try not to create unnecessary disturbance. If you need to leave before the concert ends, please do so only between pieces in order not to disturb the performers or other patrons. INTERMISSIONS Intermissions are expected to run 20 minutes. The ringing of a bell and the flashing of lights are used to signal the impending start of the second half of a concert. GARDENS The area surrounding Smith Plaza boasts three beautiful gardens dedicated to the memory of individuals who were influential in the creation of Blossom: Emily Blossom, Frank E. Joseph, and Herbert E. Strawbridge. EELLS ART GALLERY Eells Art Gallery exhibits works by regional and national artists, curated by the Kent/Blossom Art program. PORTHOUSE THEATRE Located just inside Blossom’s main road entrance, Porthouse Theatre offers a summer season of theatrical productions presented by the Porthouse Theatre Company, a professional regional repertory company affiliated with Kent State University. The theater’s Box Office opens 1½ hours prior to showtime. For further information or to make reservations, please call 330-929-4416, or visit




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Buying Tickets BY TELEPHONE Call the Severance Hall Ticket Office

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IN PERSON At the Severance Hall Ticket Office Blossom Music Festival tickets can be purchased at the Severance Hall Ticket Office, located at 11001 Euclid Avenue (the corner of Euclid Avenue and East Boulevard) in Cleveland. Open weekdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. At Blossom Music Center Tickets for Blossom Music Festival concerts can be purchased at the Blossom Box Office, open Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 1 p.m. through intermission on Festival concert dates.

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Free Lawn Tickets are available for young people ages 17 and younger. Two Under 18s Free Lawn Passes can be requested with each paid admission. Under 18s must have a pass for entry and must be accompanied by an adult. Passes can be requested through the Ticket Office or online. The Under 18s Free Lawn Pass also permits seating in the General Admission sections of the Pavilion. Seating in the General Admission sections of the Pavilion is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Pavilion seating may not be appropriate for very young children if they are unable to sit quietly and enjoy the concert without disturbing those around them. Under 18s Free is a program for families, supported by 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.

PAVILION GENERAL ADMISSION AREAS Certain areas of the Pavilion are designated for general admission seating on a first-come, firstserved basis (beginning two hours before each concert). Lawn Tickets and Under 18s Free Lawn Passes grant access to this area. Each person regardless of age must have a ticket to sit in this area. GROUP DISCOUNTS Groups of 10 or more qualify for specially discounted tickets to most Festival concerts. Whether you are planning for your company picnic, a club or social group outing, or this year’s family reunion, Blossom offers a special setting. Call our Group Sales Office at 216-231-7493.

RESERVED SEATING AREAS (Pavilion) Box Seats Area 1 Area 2 Area 3 OPEN SEATING AREAS Lawn /General Admission Area

GUARANTEED COMPLIMENTARY PAVED LOT PARKING When you purchase Pavilion tickets to Festival concerts in advance, you receive a 2016 parking pass that guarantees you space in J U LY one of Blossom’s paved parking lots and access to these lots via the “Parking Pass” lane. To receive a parking pass, purchase C-D-E tickets in person or online at least ten days prior to the concert. BLOSSO



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2016 Blossom Music Festival Aug 13, 20, 27, Sept 3-4 Concerts  

Aug 13 Silk Road Ensemble, Aug 20 The Music of Led Zeppelin, Aug 27 Orpheus plays Bach, Sept 3-4 Raiders of the Lost Ark

2016 Blossom Music Festival Aug 13, 20, 27, Sept 3-4 Concerts  

Aug 13 Silk Road Ensemble, Aug 20 The Music of Led Zeppelin, Aug 27 Orpheus plays Bach, Sept 3-4 Raiders of the Lost Ark