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July 3, 4 -- Salute to America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 21 July 7 -- Welser-Möst conducts Opening Night with The Cleveland Orchestra . . . . . . . page 41 July 8 -- Roger Daltrey performs The Who’s Tommy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 69 Read this program book online at



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Organized by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins (detail), 2016. Yayoi Kusama (Japanese, b. 1929). Wood, mirror, plastic, black glass, LED. Collection of the artist. Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo / Singapore and Victoria Miro, London. © Yayoi Kusama

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Welcome to Our Summer Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 2018 Festival Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 About Blossom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-19 Blossom by the Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

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CONCERT — July 3, 4 Salute to America Introducing the Concert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Conductor: Loras John Schissel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Blossom Festival Band . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 26


CONCERT — July 7 Orchestra Opening Night Introducing the Concert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 About the Music. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-51 Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-36 Solo Artists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52-53


CONCERT — July 8 The Who’s Tommy Synopsis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Introducing the Concert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Guest Artist: Roger Daltrey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

twitter: @CleveOrchestra instagram: @CleveOrch #CleOrchBlossom Copyrightt © 2018 by The Cleveland Orchestra Eric Sellen, Program Book Editor E-MAIL: Program books for Cleveland Orchestra concerts are produced by the Marketing & Communications Department and distributed free of charge to attending audience members. Program book advertising is sold through LIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY phone: 216-721-1800

The Cleveland Orchestra is grateful to the following organizations for their ongoing generous support: National Endowment for the Arts, State of Ohio and the Ohio Arts Council, and the residents of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

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.


About Blossom


About the Orchestra Board of Trustees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 About the Orchestra. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29-31 By the Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Roster of Musicians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-39 Get Involved — Volunteering Making Music, and More . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63-67


Supporting the Orchestra Second Century . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 John L. Severance Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Heritage Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57-59 Annual Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74-83


Learn More Gourmet Matinees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Blossom Information and Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . 89-94 Blossom Grounds Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

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No. 61 Until just weeks before the 1968 inaugural concert at Blossom Music Center, Steels Corners Road remained a two-lane dirt road. It was resurfaced in time for the opening and has been widened and improved over the years.

BakerHostetler is honored to share with The Cleveland Orchestra a 100-year tradition of excellence in service to our community. We are proud of our decades-long support of this world-class orchestra, and to celebrate its legacy, we have gathered 100 facts about its illustrious history. Visit to read them all.

Welcome to Our Summer Home! Happy Anniversary! 2018 is a big, celebratory summer here at Blossom — with the past season already a milestone year for The Cleveland Orchestra. We’ve celebrated our 100th season. And now we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of our stunningly beautiful and much-loved summer home, Blossom Music Center. The Cleveland Orchestra opened the first Blossom season in July 1968. Today, a half-century later, we are pleased that a few of you attending this summer — and a few musicians onstage in the Orchestra, too! — were here for that momentous inaugural performance, featuring Beethoven’s magnificent Ninth Symphony. Y Your love of Blossom, and that of succeeding generations, has sustained our summer festival across a half century, and, in doing so, helped create a perfect summer park for music here in Northeast Ohio. With our pioneering offerings for young people, Blossom has never been more successful than it is today. The Orchestra’s Home in Summit County. Blossom was created by visionary leaders of The Cleveland Orchestra’s board of trustees to showcase the Orchestra’s unsurpassed artistry each summer. Ideally situated in the center of Northeast Ohio between two major metropolitan areas and surrounded by Ohio’s own Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Blossom offers an idyllic setting for evenings of extraordinary music. From the beginning, Blossom was attracting visitors from near and far — even before the National Park’s creation. Today, Blossom is one of the Park’s greatest attractions. Classical Music and More. Blossom has long been a cherished summer destination for classical music — and much more, including classic rock, country, Broadway, pop, hiphop, Motown, folk, and rap. Indeed, Blossom has hosted virtually every type of music under the stars. For each and every genre, Blossom can take credit for developing new and passionate audiences here in Northeast Ohio, with over 20 million music fans having attended concerts here during its first half century. The Cleveland Orchestra has performed more than a thousand concerts here, making Blossom a place filled with great memories and the promise of many extraordinary musical experiences yet to come. Let me also extend special thanks to our partner Live Nation, who so ably operates Blossom each summer and presents the season’s non-orchestral concerts. Celebrating the Wonder of Music. On a beautiful summer night, there is nothing better than enjoying a wonderful concert here at Blossom Music Center. Whether you prefer symphonies or jazz, Broadway or folk music, Mahler or Star Wars, whether you experience the concert “straight up” in the Pavilion or lying down on the lawn looking up at the stars, Blossom offers great performances for each of us. With special thanks to this summer’s presenting and anniversary sponsors: The J. M Smucker Company and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Enjoy tonight — and many more to come!

André A d éG Gremillet ill t Blossom Festival 2018

Welcome: From the Executive Director


1968- 2O18




SALUTE TO AMERICA Blossom Festival Band Loras John Schissel, conductor






PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION The Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst, conductor Joela Jones, piano Stephen Rose, violin Mark Kosower, cello


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SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN — LIVE The Cleveland Orchestra Richard Kaufman, conductor On the big screen with the score performed live by The Cleveland Orchestra.

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MAHLER’S FIRST SYMPHONY The Cleveland Orchestra Jahja Ling, conductor with the Kent/Blossom Chamber Orchestra Vinay Parameswaran, conductor and the Blossom Festival Chorus



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 SEASON SPONSOR Valley National Park. Its beautiful outdoor setting is an integral part of the Blossom experience — and unrivaled among America’s sumANNIVERSARY SPONSOR mer 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. For an eighth summer, The Cleveland Orchestra is offering free Lawn tickets to young people ages 17 and under for all Blossom Festival concerts. Two “under 18s” will be admitted with each paid adult admission. This offer is part of The Cleveland Orchestra’s Center for Future Audiences, an initiative endowed by the Maltz Family Foundation to engage and expand the audiences for symphonic music.






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BRAHMS FOURTH SYMPHONY The Cleveland Orchestra Herbert Blomstedt, conductor


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Blossom Festival Band Loras John Schissel, conductor

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The Cleveland Orchestra Sarah Hicks, conductor

The Cleveland Orchestra Michael Francis, conductor




On the big screen with the score performed live by The Cleveland Orchestra.








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The Cleveland Orchestra Vasily Petrenko, conductor Simon Trpčeski, piano




Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts

SOLO PERFORMANCE: Yo-Yo Ma, cello Complete performance of Bach’s Six Suites for Solo Cello.

with members of The Who Band and The Cleveland Orchestra conducted by Keith Levenson

The Cleveland Orchestra John Storgårds, conductor Vilde Frang, violin



The Cleveland Orchestra James Gaffigan, conductor Stephen Hough, piano


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FRANK & ELLA The Cleveland Orchestra Randall Craig Fleischer, conductor Capathia Jenkins, vocalist Tony DeSare, vocalist/piano



7 PM


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An evening of great hits and tunes in a musical tribute to two of the greatest — Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald.




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The original album performed live in concert.



The Cleveland Orchestra Adrien Perruchon, conductor Audrey Luna, soprano Matthew Plenk, tenor Elliot Madore, baritone Blossom Festival Chorus Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus


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AUDRA M C DONALD SINGS BROADWAY The Cleveland Orchestra Andy Einhorn, conductor Audra McDonald, soprano





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Broadway favorites sung by one of today’s most-acclaimed singers.

STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE — LIVE The Cleveland Orchestra Vinay Parameswaran, conductor The classic original film shown in HD on the big screen — with the score performed live by The Cleveland Orchestra. Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts




KENT BLOSSOM PROGRAMS WE’RE TURNING 50 TOO! Porthouse Theatre Kent Blossom Music Festival Kent Blossom Art Intensives



as of May 2018

operating The Cleveland Orchestra, Severance Hall, and Blossom Music Festival O F F I C ERS A N D EXECU T I V E CO M M I T T E E Richard K. Smucker, President Dennis W. LaBarre, Chairman Richard J. Bogomolny, Chairman Emeritus Alexander M. Cutler Hiroyuki Fujita David J. Hooker Michael J. Horvitz Douglas A. Kern

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

Virginia M. Lindseth Nancy W. McCann Larry Pollock Alfred M. Rankin, Jr. Audrey Gilbert Ratner

Barbara S. Robinson Jeffery J. Weaver Meredith Smith Weil Paul E. Westlake Jr.

R E S I DEN T TR U S TEES Richard J. Bogomolny Yuval Brisker Jeanette Grasselli Brown Helen Rankin Butler Irad Carmi Paul G. Clark Robert D. Conrad Matthew V. Crawford Alexander M. Cutler Hiroyuki Fujita Robert K. Gudbranson Iris Harvie Jeffrey A. Healy Stephen H. Hoffman David J. Hooker Michael J. Horvitz Marguerite B. Humphrey Betsy Juliano Jean C. Kalberer Nancy F. Keithley

Christopher M. Kelly Douglas A. Kern John D. Koch Dennis W. LaBarre Norma Lerner Virginia M. Lindseth Milton S. Maltz Nancy W. McCann Stephen McHale Thomas F. McKee Loretta J. Mester Beth E. Mooney John C. Morley Meg Fulton Mueller Katherine T. O’Neill Rich Paul Larry Pollock Alfred M. Rankin, Jr. Clara T. Rankin Audrey Gilbert Ratner

Charles A. Ratner Zoya Reyzis Barbara S. Robinson Steven M. Ross Luci Schey Spring Hewitt B. Shaw Richard K. Smucker James C. Spira R. Thomas Stanton Russell Trusso 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 ES I D E N T T R U S T EES Virginia Nord Barbato (New York) Wolfgang C. Berndt (Austria)

Laurel Blossom (California) Richard C. Gridley (South Carolina)

Herbert Kloiber (Germany) Paul Rose (Mexico)

T R U S TEES EX-O F F IC I O Faye A. Heston, President, Volunteer Council of The Cleveland Orchestra Patricia Sommer, r President, Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra Elizabeth McCormick, k President, Blossom Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra T R U S TEES E M E R I T I George N. Aronoff Dr. Ronald H. Bell David P. Hunt S. Lee Kohrman Charlotte R. Kramer Donald W. Morrison Gary A. Oatey Raymond T. Sawyer PA S T P R ES I D E N T S D. Z. Norton 1915-21 John L. Severance 1921-36 Dudley S. Blossom 1936-38 Thomas L. Sidlo 1939-53

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

N O R A RY T R US TEES FO R L I F E Robert P. Madison Gay Cull Addicott Robert F. Meyerson* Charles P. Bolton The Honorable John D. Ong Allen H. Ford James S. Reid, Jr. Robert W. Gillespie Dorothy Humel Hovorka* * deceased Alex Machaskee

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

Ward Smith 1983-95 Richard J. Bogomolny 1995-2002, 2008-09 James D. Ireland III 2002-08 Dennis W. LaBarre 2009-17

THE CLEVEL AND ORCHESTR A Franz Welser-Möst, Music Director

Blossom Music Festival

André Gremillet, Executive Director

Musical Arts Association

Waiting for the Peak of Perfection.

PAG E 2 O 1 5


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Celebrating Half a Century as Northeast Ohio’s Summer Arts Park T H I S S U M M E R marks the 50th anniversary of Blossom Music Center as the summer home of The Cleveland Orchestra. 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 BLOSSOM M U S I C F E S T I VA L acres along the Cuyahoga River between Akron and Cleveland. Blossom lies within the city limits of Cuyahoga Y E A R S Falls, an Ohio community 1968- 2O18 founded over two-hundred years ago. Blossom was planned and built by 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 was elected to The Cleveland Orchestra’s board of trustees in 1919 and later served as board president 1936-38. Family members have continued their involvement with the Orchestra up to the present day — Dudley Sr.’s wife, Elizabeth, was a trustee 1928-70, their son Dudley Jr. was a trustee 1946-61 and his wife, Emily, also served as a trustee 1968-91, while Blossom granddaughter Laurel Blossom has continued the tradition as a trustee since 1999. George Szell, music director of The Cleveland Orchestra (1946 to 1970), conducted the opening concert at Blossom on July 19, 1968. The all-Beethoven program consisted of the Consecration of the House Overture and the Ninth Symphony, concluding with the grand “Ode to Joy” call for brotherhood and unity among peoples — drawing enthusiastic reviews for the Orchestra and its new summer home from critics across the country and beyond. The Orchestra’s first season at Blossom consisted of six weeks of performances, 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 Blossom Music Festival

About Blossom


mid-January, 1968




early April, 1968



1968- 2O18 mid-March, 1968


early April, 1968

Architect Peter van Dijk and music director George Szell


mid-May, 1968


Blossom today


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 architect for the Blossom Redevelopment Project in 2002-03 and continues to help direct Blossom upgrades and changes. The seating capacity of the Pavilion is now 5,470 — and another 13,500 patrons can be accommodated on the expansive hillside Lawn seating area. (Claimed records of up to 32,000 people attending a single concert are, perhaps, exaggerated, while modern safety and security codes would preclude admission for such large numbers today.) Surrounding the Pavilion and expansive Lawn seating area, the Blossom grounds encompass a number of other unique facilities. Near the Main Entrance from Steels Corners Road is Porthouse Theatre. Here, a season of outdoor summer musical theater is presented with a cast of professional actors and a college-age student ensemble. The Porthouse Theatre Company is affiliated with Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance. In addition to the Blossom Pavilion, the main grounds include the Blossom Grille (open before and after each Festival concert), Knight Grove (a party center Blossom Festival 2018

About Blossom



Music Festival of orchestral and related music from the Fourth of July to Labor Day Weekend alongside a summer-long season of concerts devoted to rock, jazz, country, and other popular music presentations. (Live Nation now operates Blossom, and books and promotes each season’s non-orchestral attractions.) All together, more than 20 million people have attended live musical performances at Blossom in its first half century — with 400,000 enjoying symphonic and rock concerts each summer. At the Blossom groundbreaking on July 2, 1967, from left In 2002, the facility underwent the first in foreground are Frank Joseph (then board president major capital improvements project in of The Cleveland Orchestra), Elizabeth Bingham Blossom (Mrs. Dudley Sr.), Benjamin Gale (Blossom grandson), the park’s history. The Blossom RedevelBetsy Blossom (youngest Blossom grandchild), and opment Project featured a major renovaCharles Bingham Blossom (Blossom grandson). tion of the facility and enhancement of patron amenities, and was completed prior to the beginning of the 2003 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, new enhancement projects have continued almost every year, including the construction of new restrooms and walkways, and the introduction of new trams.

accommod accommodating groups of 25 to 450), and Eells Gallery, y which features exhibits presented by Kent Blossom Art, often featuring regional and national artists. Three landscaped gardens are also located on the main grounds: The Frank E. Joseph Garden was named in honor of the board president of The Cleveland Orchestra 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. The Herbert E. Strawbridge Garden was added in 2003, named in memory of Cleveland Orchestra 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 KENT STATE UNIVERSITY

Since the inception of Blossom, The Cleveland Orchestra has partnered with Kent State University to extend Blossom’s role as a center for S AR Y E6 8 - 2 O 1 8 professional training in the visual and performing arts. Each summer, the 19 Kent Blossom arts festivals bring some 300 young professionals in art, music, and theater together with working professionals to teach, explore, and produce great art. This important relationship between a premier performing ensemble and a public university has also served as a model for other collaborations. Each summer’s off ferings emphasize intensive, individualized study with prominent visiting master artists and resident Kent State faculty, including principal members of The Cleveland Orchestra. Public exhibitions and performances are an integral part of each summer’s offerings. A season of Broadway musicals is presented at Porthouse Theatre annually, while the musicians of Kent Blossom Music Festival perform free public concerts and recitals and appear in a special side-by-side concert with The Cleveland Orchestra (this year on July 21). PARTNERING WITH CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK AND THE TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND

Following the construction and opening of Blossom Music Center in 1968, additional ideas for redeveloping the Cuyahoga Valley spurred the creation of Cuyahoga 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 and learn more about the National Park and nearby attractions by visiting


About Blossom

Blossom Music Festival

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Blossom Committee h of The Cleveland Orchestra The Blossom Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra is an advisory group created to support the development and prioritiza i tion 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 15, 2018.)

Iris Harvie, Chair Thomas Waltermire, Vice Chair Ronald H. Bell Carolyn Christian Bialosky William P. P Blair III Robin Blossom Joanne Dannemiller Barbara Dieterich Helen Dix* Barbara Feld John Fickes Linda Gaines Barbara Gravengaard C. Thomas Harvie Faye A. Heston

Elisabeth Hugh Laura Hunsicker Mary Ann Jackson Michael J. Kaplan Philip S. Kaufmann Christine Kramer Janice R. Leshner

John McBride Margaret Morgan* Paul A. Rose Sandra R. Smith Paul E. Westlake Jr. Deb Yandala Y *Honorary Member for Life


Richard K. Smucker, Board President, The Cleveland Orchestra Dennis W. LaBarre, Chairman, Musical Arts Association Richard J. Bogomolny, Chairman Emeritus, Musical Arts Association AndrĂŠ Gremillet, Executive Director, The Cleveland Orchestra Elizabeth McCormick, President, Blossom Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra Peter van Dijk, Westlake Reed Leskosky


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Blossom Friends h t of The Cleveland O Orchestra 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 more 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 Elizabeth McCormick, President Kaye Lowe, Vice President Mary Walker Sprunt, Recording Secretary JoAnn Greiner, Corresponding Secretary Wanda Gulley, Treasurer Elisabeth Hugh, Ex-Officio, Immediate Past President

AREA CHAIRS — Danielle Dieterich — Kathleen McGrath CANTON / STARK COUNTY — Elizabeth McCormick, Faye Heston HUDSON — Connie Van Gilder ((Acting Chair r) KENT — Roseanne Henderson, Janet Sessions NORTHEAST — Larry Szabo Each year, Blossom Friends presents a range MEMBER-AT- LARGE — Connie van Gilder AKRON


of events, including an Opening Night reception and a summer series of Gourmet Matinee Luncheons showcasing the artistry and stories of musicians of The Cleveland Orchestra. Read more about the Gourmet Matinee Luncheons on page 81

Blossom Festival 2018

Blossom Friends


TOP ABOVE: An 1819 painting by John Trumbull, depicting an event — the formal signing of the Declaration — that never really happened; the actual signing in August 1776 took place over several days. ABOVE : 1823 printed fascimile of the signed document.

The Continental Congress actually voted to adopt their Declaration of Independence on July 2, 1776. It took two more days to agree to and approve a number of edits to the document — with Congress sending the final wording to the printer on July 4th. Signatures were not added to the document until early in August (with the names of those who signed — traitors to the British Crown — not released publicly until early in 1777). Celebrating the Fourth of July was mostly something of an afterthought, commemorated at first in small ways by a few people here and there. It took a number of decades before the idea of an annual commemoration gained widespread acceptance across the newlyformed country.



YEARS 1968- 2O18

Tuesday evening, July 3, 2018, at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening, July 4, 2018, at 8:00 p.m.


SAlUtE to AMeRicA

4 T H - O F - J U LY B A N D C O N C E R T

The Star-Spangled Banner words by francis scott key (1779-1843) to the tune of the “Anacreontic Song” by John Stafford Smith (arranged for band by Loras John Schissel) the audience is invited to join in singing.

Overture: Raymond by ambroise

thomas (1811-1896)

IV Vow to Thee, My Country music by gustav holst (1874-1934) to a hymn text written by cecil spring rice (1859-1918) musical setting by Geoff Knorr, transcribed for band by Jari Villanueva IN SPECIAL COMMEMORATION

March: Semper Paratus by Captain francis saltus van boskerck , USCG (1868-1927) Official March-Song of the United States Coast Guard

Victory March: V Calls for Victory! by william

ortmann (1889-1941)

Mosaic: West Side Story music by leonard

bernstein (1918-1990)


Blossom Music Festival

Salute to America: July 3-4



Seapower Fanfare by jerry

brubaker (b. 1946)


goodwin (1925-2003)

March-Past of the U.S. Armed Forces traditional arranged for band by Thomas Knox â&#x20AC;&#x201D; performed in tribute to the men and women, past and present, of the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Air Force

Festival Overture: The Year 1812 by pyotr

ilyich tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

Additional works will be performed and announced from the stage throughout the evening.

A fireworks display by American Fireworks Company will take place immediately following the concert, weather permitting.

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The July 3rd concert is sponsored by United Airlines. The July 4th concert is sponsored by KeyBank, a Cleveland Orchestra Partner in Excellence.

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Salute to America: July 3-4

Blossom Music Festival

Shining a spotlight on creativity.

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each Blossom Music Festival has featured a concert band performance to help celebrate the creation of the United States and the Fourth-of-July holiday. Whether filled with Sousa marches, folksong Americana, or newer wind serenades, such concerts echo earlier hometown performances that sounded across the nation, bringing together neighbors and friends in towns small and large to reflect on the blessing of freedom that this country bestows, and the sacrifice of those gone before us who have secured or defended that freedom. Both the celebration and the defense of liberty — and the sacrifice for it or because of it — continue to the present day. The Founding Fathers (and mothers) could not have foreseen the big “parties for a nation” that we have turned the Fourth-of-July into, although John Adams (the second President, not today’s living composer of the same name) did imagine fireworks to mark this annual occasion. Not unlike the personal taking-stock that occurs each New Y Year with resolutions for change and betterment, the Fourth-of-July has become a regular reassessment of our own democracy, of its costs and hard-won benefits, of the meaning of the common good and what society owes or obligates each of us to do. Ultimately, living together as a nation demands each of us to participate and work together to improve the old and embrace the new. As for Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, now a traditional part of Fourth-of-July celebrations from mega-city to villagetown, this raucous musical work has little to do with our national holiday. Independence Day in the U.S. is not about a Russian victory over the French in 1812 — although the United States did fight against Britain in a related political side-skirmish known as the “War of 1812,” during which the British burned the White House. Tchaikovsky’s overture is a musical story of conflict, victory, and celebration. Let this canon-filled, tuneful work remind us of the blessings and obligations we share as a democratic country dedicated to truth, justice, and freedom. —Eric Sellen

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Blossom Festival Band C O N S I D E R E D O N E O F T H E F I N E S T ensembles of its kind in the nation, the Blossom Festival Band performs each summer in Northeast Ohio, continuing a long and well-loved tradition of outdoor band concerts in the United States. The ensemble has its roots in historic American band music and some of its legendary leaders. Band music has been a part of each summer’s musical offerings at Blossom since 1969. That year, a Fourth-of-July band concert was presented as part of the second annual Blossom Music Festival. From 1969 to 1973, these band concerts were conducted by Meredith Willson (composer of Broadway’s The Music Man), who at age 17 had toured with the Sousa Band as a flutist. Based on the success of these concerts, a genuine symphonic band and concert program was organized under the direction of Leonard B. Smith, another of this country’s most respected band directors (he was music director of the nationally known Detroit Concert Band for many years and a widely acclaimed cornet soloist). Mr. Smith made his Blossom debut conducting “The Golden Symphonic Band of Blossom Music Center” in “A Salute to Labor Day” on September 4, 1972. The success of that concert provided the impetus to schedule a series of concerts during the 1973 summer season, with a newly selected band of 65 instrumentalists from the Cleveland area. David Zauder (1928-2013), a former student of Smith and a longtime member of The Cleveland Orchestra’s trumpet and cornet section, served as a guiding spirit for the Band and regularly performed as cornet soloist with the ensemble. Leonard B. Smith served as director from 1972 until his retirement in 1997. Since 1998, the Blossom Festival Band has been conducted by Loras John Schissel.

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L O R A S J O H N S C H I S S E L has served as conductor of the Blossom Festival Band since 1998. He also regularly conducts the Blossom Festival Orchestra and has led The Cleveland Orchestra’s free annual community concert in downtown Cleveland five times. Mr. Schissel has travelled throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia conducting orchestras, bands, and choral ensembles in a broad range of musical styles and varied programs. A native of New Hampton, Iowa, Loras John Schissel studied brass instruments and conducting with Carlton Stewart, Frederick Fennell, and John Paynter. In the years following his studies at the University of Northern Iowa, Mr. Schissel has distinguished himself as a prominent conductor, orchestrator, and musicologist. Loras John Schissel is the founding music director of the Arlington-based Virginia Grand Military Band, an ensemble created in 1993 comprised of current and former members of the four major U.S. service bands. In 2005, he was elected to membership in the prestigious American Bandmasters Association. As a composer and orchestrator, Mr. Schissel has created an extensive catalogue of over 500 works for orchestra, symphonic wind band, and jazz ensem-

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ble, published exclusively by Ludwig/ Masters Music. His musical score for Bill Moyers: America’s First River, The Hudson received much acclaim. He has also created musical scores for two films for the Franklin D. Roosevelt Home in Hyde Park, New York. As a recording artist, he has amassed a large discography with a wide variety of ensembles and musical genres. Loras John Schissel is a senior musicologist at the Library of Congress and a leading authority on the music of Percy Aldridge Grainger, Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, and Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor Serge Koussevitzky. Schissel and John Philip Sousa IV (greatgrandson of the composer) have co-authored a book titled John Philip Sousa’s America: A Patriot’s Life in Images and Words. 20th Century Fox reissued the Clifton Webb classic The Stars and Stripes Forever in conjunction with the SousaSchissel book. Mr. Schissel is currently working on a study of the famed impresario Sergei Diaghilev. Deeply committed to young musicians, Loras John Schissel has appeared as conductor of All-State music festivals and of festival bands and orchestras in more than thirty states. He has led many local and community bands here in Northeast Ohio, and has appeared regularly as conductor of the Summer Band Camp at Baldwin Wallace University. In July 2008, Mr. Schissel made his debut with “Pershing’s Own,” the United States Army Band, on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. An online masterclass with the Army Band was viewed in more than 30 countries.


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its Centennial Season in 2017-18 and across 2018, The Cleveland Orchestra begins its Second Century hailed as one of the very best orchestras on the planet, noted for its musical excellence and for its devotion and service to the community it calls home. The coming season will mark the ensemble’s seventeenth year under the direction of Franz Welser-Möst, one of today’s most acclaimed musical leaders. Working together, the Orchestra and its board of trustees, staff, volunteers, and hometown have affirmed a set of community-inspired goals for the 21st century — to continue the Orchestra’s legendary command of musical excellence while focusing new efforts and resources toward fully serving its hometown community throughout Northeast Ohio. The promise of continuing extraordinary concert experiences, engaging music education programs, and innovative technologies offers future generations dynamic access to the best symphonic entertainment possible anywhere. The Cleveland Orchestra divides its time 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 intensive performance residencies. These include a recurring residency at Vienna’s Musikverein, and regular appearances at Switzerland’s Lucerne Festival, in New York, at Indiana University, and in Miami, Florida. Musical Excellence. The Cleveland Orchestra has long been committed to the pursuit of musical excellence in everything that it does. The Orchestra’s ongoing collaboration with Welser-Möst is widely-acknowledged among the best orchestraconductor partnerships of today. Performances of standard repertoire and new works are unrivalled at home and on tour across the globe, and through recordings and broadcasts. Its longstanding chamEach year since 1989, The Cleveland Orchestra has presented a free concert in downtown pionship of new composers and commissioning of Cleveland, with this summer’s on July 6 as new works helps audiences experience music as a the ensemble’s official 100th Birthday bash. living language that grows with each new generaNearly 3 million people have experienced the Orchestra through these free performances. tion. Fruitful re-examinations and juxtapositions of traditional repertoire, recording projects and tours of varying repertoire and in different locations, and acclaimed collaborations in 20th- and 21st-century masterworks together enable The Cleveland Orchestra the ability to give musical performances second to none in the world. Serving the Community. Programs for students and engaging musical exPHOTO BY ROGER MASTROIANNI


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plorations for the community at large have long been part of the Orchestra’s commitment to serving Cleveland and surrounding communities. All are being created to connect people to music in the concert hall, in classrooms, and in everyday lives. Recent seasons have seen the launch of a unique series of neighborhood residencies and visits, designed to bring the Orchestra and the citizens of Northeast Franz Welser-Möst Ohio together in new ways. Active performance ensembles and programs provide proof of 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 and to develop the youngest audience of any orchestra. 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 — as the


Orchestra now boasts one of the youngest audiences attending regular symphonic concerts anywhere. 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 casual Friday night concerts, 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 performances as some of the best such concert experiences available in the world. Hundreds of thousands have learned to love music through its education programs and have celebrated important events with its music. While strong ticket sales cover just under half of each season’s costs, it is the generosity of thousands each year that drives the Orchestra forward and sustains its extraordinary tradition of excellence

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onstage, in the classroom, and for the community. Evolving Greatness. The Cleveland Orchestra was founded in 1918. Over the ensuing decades, the ensemble 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, 194346; George Szell, 1946-70; Lorin Maazel, 1972-82; Christoph von Dohnányi, 19842002; and Franz Welser-Möst, from 2002 forward. The opening in 1931 of Severance Hall as the Orchestra’s permanent home brought a special pride to the ensemble and its hometown. With acoustic refinements under Szell’s guidance and a building-wide restoration and expansion in 1998-2000, Severance Hall continues to provide the Orchestra an enviable and intimate acoustic environment in which to perfect the ensemble’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.

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Seven music directors have led the Orchestra, including George Szell, Christoph von Dohnányi, and Franz Welser-Möst.

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Franz Welser-Möst is among today’s most distinguished conductors. The upcoming 2018-19 season marks his seventeenth year as music director of The Cleveland Orchestra, with the future of this acclaimed partnership extending into the next decade. The New York Times has declared Cleveland under Welser-Möst’s direction to be the “best American orchestra“ for its virtuosity, elegance of sound, variety of color, and chamber-like musical cohesion. In recent years, The Cleveland Orchestra has been repeatedly praised for its innovative programming, support for new musical works, and for its renewed success in staged and semi-staged opera productions. Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra are frequent guests at many prestigious concert halls and festivals around the world, including regular appearances in Vienna, New York, and Miami, and at the festivals of Salzburg and Lucerne. In the past decade, The Cleveland Orchestra has been hugely successBlossom Festival 2018

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ful in building up a new and, notably, younger audience through groundbreaking programs involving families, students, and universities. As a guest conductor, Mr. WelserMöst enjoys a close and productive relationship with the Vienna Philharmonic. His recent performances with the Philharmonic have included critically-acclaimed opera productions at the Salzburg Festival (Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier in 2014, Beethoven’s Fidelio in 2015, Strauss’s Die Liebe der Danae in 2016, and Reimann’s Lear in 2017), as well as appearances at the Lucerne Festival, and in concert at La Scala Milan. He has conducted the Philharmonic’s celebrated annual New Year’s Day concert twice, viewed by millions worldwide. He has led the Vienna Philharmonic in performances at Carnegie Hall in New York, and leads performances with them in Tokyo this coming autumn. He returns to the Salzburg Festival in the summer of 2018 for a new production of Strauss’s Salome. Mr. Welser-Möst also maintains relationships with a number of other European orchestras and opera companies. His 2017-18 schedule included concerts with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Zurich’s Tonhalle Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw, and Milan’s Filarmonica della Scala, as well as leading a gala with the Shanghai Grand Opera. From 2010 to 2014, Franz WelserMöst served as general music director of the Vienna State Opera. His partnership with the company included an acclaimed new production of Wagner’s Ring


cycle and a series of critically-praised new productions, as well as performances of a wide range of other operas, particularly works by Wagner and Richard Strauss. Prior to his years with the Vienna State Opera, Mr. Welser-Möst led the Zurich Opera across a decade-long tenure, conducting more than forty new productions and culminating in three seasons as general music director (2005-08). Franz Welser-Möst’s recordings and videos have won major awards, including a Gramophone Award, Diapason d’Or, Japanese Record Academy Award, and two Grammy nominations. The recent Salzburg Festival production he conducted of Der Rosenkavalier was awarded with the Echo Klassik for “best opera recording.“ With The Cleveland Orchestra, his discography includes DVD recordings of live performanc-

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es of five of Bruckner’s symphonies and a multi-DVD set of major works by Brahms, featuring Yefim Bronfman and Julia Fischer as soloists. A recording of Brahms’s German Requiem was released in 2017. This past summer, Mr. Welser-Möst was awarded the 2017 Pro Arte Europapreis for his advocacy and achievements as a musical ambassador. Other honors and awards include the Vienna Philharmonic’s “Ring of Honor” for his longstanding personal and artistic relationship with the ensemble, as well as recognition from the Western Law Center for Disability Rights, honorary membership in the Vienna Singverein, appointment as an Academician of the European Academy of Yuste, a Decoration of Honor from the Republic of Austria, and the Kilenyi Medal from the Bruckner Society of America.

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CELLOS Mark Kosower*

Kelvin Smith Family Chair


Blossom-Lee Chair


Gretchen D. and Ward Smith Chair



Clara G. and George P. Bickford 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

Katherine Bormann Analisé Denise Kukelhan

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 Dr. Jeanette Grasselli Brown and Dr. Glenn R. Brown Chair

Yun-Ting Lee Jiah Chung Chapdelaine VIOLAS Wesley Collins* 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 Richard and Nancy Sneed Chair

Lembi Veskimets The Morgan Sisters Chair

Eliesha Nelson Joanna Patterson Zakany Patrick Connolly


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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

Robert Walters ENGLISH HORN Robert Walters Samuel C. and Bernette K. Jaffe Chair

CLARINETS Afendi Yusuf * Robert Marcellus Chair

Robert Woolfrey Victoire G. and Alfred M. Rankin, Jr. Chair

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

Yann Ghiro E-FLAT CLARINET Daniel McKelway Stanley L. and Eloise M. Morgan Chair

BASS CLARINET Yann Ghiro 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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HORNS Michael Mayhew § Knight Foundation Chair

Jesse McCormick Robert B. Benyo Chair

Hans Clebsch Richard King Alan DeMattia

PERCUSSION Marc Damoulakis* Margaret Allen Ireland Chair

TRUMPETS Michael Sachs * Robert and Eunice Podis Weiskopf Chair

Jack Sutte Lyle Steelman 2 James P. and Dolores D. Storer Chair

Michael Miller CORNETS Michael Sachs * Mary Elizabeth and G. Robert Klein 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

Michael Miller


TROMBONES Massimo La Rosa *

Sidney and Doris Dworkin Chair Sunshine Chair George Szell Memorial Chair

Gilbert W. and Louise I. Humphrey Chair

Richard Stout Alexander and Marianna C. McAfee Chair

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CONDUCTORS Christoph von Dohnányi

TUBA Yasuhito Sugiyama*

Vinay Parameswaran

Nathalie C. Spence and Nathalie S. Boswell Chair

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


Elizabeth Ring and William Gwinn Mather Chair


Frances P. and Chester C. Bolton Chair

Tom Freer 2 Mr. and Mrs. Richard K. Smucker Chair

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BLOSSOM FRIENDS of The Cleveland Orchestra Blossom Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra is a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting and financially supporting The Cleveland Orchestra’s summer home and annual Music Festival at Blossom. Created in 1968 as a women’s volunteer committee, membership today is open to women and men of all ages. Each year, we present a trio of Gourmet Matinee luncheons at Blossom in Knight Grove. We invite you to attend this special series of meet-the-artist afternoon luncheons, featuring performances by Cleveland Orchestra musicians. Please see page 81 of this program book for more information. Year round, we promote Blossom Music Center through a series of fundraising, learning, and social events to highlight the beauty of Blossom and the magic of great summertime music under the stars. This year’s offerings include a very special 50th Anniversary benefit evening on July 13: A Symphony of Food and Fine Wine. We are proud to support this evening’s concert featuring Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland S AR Orchestra as we celebrate fifty years of beautiful Y E6 8 - 2 O 1 8 19 music-making, cherished performances, and wondrous memories here at Blossom Music Center. We wish you a special evening filled with the joy of music. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Elizabeth McCormick, President Kaye Lowe, Vice President Mary Walker Sprunt, Recording Secretary JoAnn Greiner, Corresponding Secretary Wanda Gulley, Treasurer Elisabeth Hugh, Ex-Officio, Immediate Past President


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Saturday evening, July 7, 2018, at 8:00 p.m.

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Overture to Donna Diana Triple Concerto in C major, Opus 56

(for piano, violin, cello, and orchestra)

1. Allegro 2. Largo — 3. Rondo alla polacca — Allegro — Tempo 1 JOELA JONES, piano STEPHEN ROSE, violin MARK KOSOWER, cello


Pictures at an Exhibition

(piano pieces transcribed for orchestra by Maurice Ravel) Promenade — Gnomus — The Old Castle — Tuileries — Bydlo — Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks in Their Shells — Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuÿle — Limoges: The Marketplace — Catacombs (Roman Sepulcher: Cum mortuis in lingua mortua) — The Hut on Fowl’s Legs (Baba Yaga) — The Great Gate of Kiev

This concert is being presented with Image Magnification (IMAG) — featuring live video of the performers displayed on screens in the Blossom Pavilion. More about this partnership with ideastream® can be found on page 46.

This concert is sponsored by Blossom Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra. This concert is dedicated to Gay Cull Addicott in recognition of her extraordinary generosity in support of The Cleveland Orchestra.   201 8 B lossom Season S ponsor: T h e J . M . S m u c k e r C o m p a n y  50 th Anniversar y Sponsor: T h e G o o d y e a r T i r e & R u b b e r C o m p a n y

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July 13, 2018 — Friday evening at 6 p.m. A Benefit Evening presented by Blossom Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra



Celebrating Blossom’s first 50 Years as the Summer Home of The Cleveland Orchestra

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YOU ARE INVITED to join us for a special, one-of-a-kind 50th Anniversary benefit event, beginning with an opening cocktail hour, and a chamber music presentation performed by musicians of The Cleveland Orchestra, followed by a unique garden-to-table dinner sourced from local farms and created by the evening’s culinary director, Rick Carson of Nosh Eatery, and his team. Special wine pairings complete this enticing outdoor gastronomic experience.   Throughout the evening, an ON LIN E WIN E AUCTION offers an array of special, rare, and fine wines — and is open for bidding whether you are attending the event or not! Tickets begin at $250 each; call 216-513-3075 for reservations. Wine auction opens on July 6; to register and begin bidding,   please visit


Celebrating Art & Music

B L O S S O M M U S I C C E N T E R has deservedly been described as the most

beautiful “summer music park” in the country — the natural contours of its terrain, the gentle slope of the expansive Lawn, the near perfection and organic beauty of the Pavilion’s architecture, innovatively designed by Cleveland’s own Peter van Dijk. The Pavilion engineering clearly matches form to function to effortlessly cover an enormous area, while still embracing and off fering us superb natural acoustics for symphonic music. This evening’s concert, led by music director Franz Welser-Möst, launches The Cleveland Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary Season here at Blossom. The fact that 2018 also marks the Orchestra’s own 100th birthday year brings suitable symmetry for celebrations large and small — whether community-wide, with friends and family, or merely of personal thanksgiving. Tonight’s concert is filled with music suitably atmospheric and collaborative — for neither The Cleveland Orchestra nor Blossom would exist for us to enjoy without a great deal of visionary and ongoing tteamwork. The evening begins with an effervescent overture once popular, but not played by this Orcheso ttra in over thirty years. Next, three principal players of tthe ensemble step forward for Beethoven’s infectiouslyy fun Triple Concerto from 1804. We don’t know why he wrote it, but we can be grateful that Beethoven could so ably weave a trio of soloists into such a lovely piece. Celebration, indeed. To conclude the evening, Franz leads The Cleveland Orchestra in a perennial audience favorite, Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition as orchestrated by Maurice Ravel. First created in 1874 as a solo piano piece in homage to his friend, the artist Viktor Hartmann, this work details for us a series of paintings that were exhibited following Hartmann’s untimely death at the age of 39. Ravel’s masterful rendition, from 1922, brings forth full orchestral virtuosity — and captivatingly spans the musical movements, from searinglydetailed portraits of individuals to imaginatively grandiloquent ideas, fanciful designs, terror-filled demons, and everyday scenes. It is difficult to imagine a better piece to showcase the collective artistry of one of the best orchestral ensembles on this (or any other!) planet, The Cleveland Orchestra. —Eric Sellen

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Introducing the Concert: July 7


Overture to Donna Diana composed 1893-94 T H E C O M P O S E R Emil von Rezniček is most often today re-


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REZNIþEK born May 4, 1860 Vienna died August 2, 1945 Berlin

At a Glance Rezniček wrote his comic opera Donna Diana in 1893-94. The overture was premiered with the opera in Prague on December 16, 1894, in the New German Theater. This overture runs about 5 minutes in performance. Rezniček scored it for 3 flutes (third doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, triangle, harp (optional), and strings. The Cleveland Orchestra first performed this overture in 1931.


membered as a one-hit wonder — the hit being this overture to a comic opera. In his day, however, Rezniček was much more widely known, for a series of popular operas, as well as five big symphonies, many chamber works, and a variety of orchestral tone poems and vocal pieces. Born in Vienna, Rezniček’s family was of Czech ancestry. Like several other more famous musicians — Robert Schumann, Jean Sibelius, Georg Philipp Teleman, and Christoph von Dohnányi come to mind — he divided his education between music and studying the law. The art of music won out. Rezniček was music director of the 88th Regiment military band in Prague starting in 1886, and it was here that his opera Donna Diana was accepted for production at the town’s New German Theater. Its success launched him on a more serious career (and away from being a military musician), eventually settling in Berlin, where he began a mostly amiable friendship with Richard Strauss. A number of Rezniček’s orchestral works lampooned contemporary society or other well-known musical works, including a spoof of Strauss’s self-referential A Hero’s Life, retitled as Schlemihi. From the overture to Donna Diana, we understand that Rezniček knew a good tune when he wrote one, and he ably expands and extends the excitement and drive of the music into a pleasing whole. The overture is well-known in some concert halls — and has served as the theme music for several radio and television programs across the years. The story, of love interests unrealized and then discovered, takes place in Barcelona at a time five centuries ago of Catalonian independence. Ultimately, some undercurrents of Rezniček’s divided loyalties — law vs. music — may have continued into his composing. He lived at a time of a great explosion of new and radical ideas in the musical world, and, listening to his symphonies and tone poems (a number have been recorded in recent years) it is easy to believe that he was intrigued by many new ideas. His musical works feature lovely moments that sound often like someone else’s idea not quite realized. He seems, perhaps, to have too rarely found a voice uniquely his own. —Eric Sellen © 2018

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Triple Concerto in C major, Opus 56 composed 1803-04


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BEETHOVEN born December 16, 1770 Bonn died March 26, 1827 Vienna

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B E E T H O V E N ’ S T R I P L E C O N C E R T O is a unique creation. It has no true siblings among the composer’s other pieces, and even its “cousins” among the works of other great composers are not as obviously related as one might expect. A piece involving three instrumental soloists working in tandem with an orchestral ensemble was not unprecedented. Many concertante works from the 17th and 18th centuries — by Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, Mozart, Haydn, and others — feature lesser and greater numbers of solo players. In many of these, the soloists play parts more prominent and recognizably different from the ensemble work going on around them. But when Beethoven sat down to write the Triple Concerto in 1803, he intended to clear a new path through the musical woods. And, he knew, he must make a safe journey home from the other side of the forest. The Triple Concerto, beyond being a sterling work to showcase a trio of soloists alongside some admirable orchestral writing, is not always held in high esteem. Musically, it is often considered among Beethoven’s less-than-perfect works. Or, as a consolatory gesture to those who can’t imagine actually criticizing Beethoventhe-God, it is said to be awfully darn good, if only we didn’t have Beethoven’s other, later — and clearly greater — concertos to compare it to. Largely in the same vein, the Triple is sometimes tossed in with a number of other “experimental” recipes — the Choral Fantasy and the Grosse Fuge come to mind as similarly misunderstood “trial balloons” — which, in and of themselves, can tax easy audience expectations. Yet, it is important to remember that Beethoven expected a lot of his listeners, and only occasionally gave us “easy listening.” If a few pieces seem “half-baked” to our ears, we can always know that Beethoven had something great in mind, and it may be our own limitations that fail to understand, or, indeed, he may well have been disappointed with his own finished work, too. Reality comprises all such criticism, along with much genuine musical forethought and accomplishment in this concerto. And . . . if Beethoven happened to be experimenting and working to find his way, so be it. The Triple Concerto can be examined both musically and extra-curricularly. It is also just plain fun, for both audience and performers alike. Any presentation of it is sure not only to attract ticket buyers (the name Beethoven rightfully comAbout the Music: July 7


mands gold at the box office) but also to inspire concertgoers onto their feet for a rousing round of applause. Beethoven, regardless of the stretching and experimentation he attempted in this concerto, never lost his impeccable sense of pacing and style, and his deft handling of the three soloists (singly, in pairs, and as a trio) is utterly expressive and masterful. We don’t know exactly why or when Beethoven decided to try writing a concerto for three instruments. He made some sketches for such a work in 1802, but apparently abandoned the effort when a specific performance opportunity disappeared. A triple concerto is mentioned the following year in a letter from Beethoven’s brother Carl to the publishers Breitkopf & Härtel, and the work appears to have been more or less complete by the summer of 1804. Beethoven was 34 years old at the time, with the creation of the Triple Concerto coming on the heels of the form-shattering Third Symphony (the “Eroica,” or “Heroic”) and just before the equally revolutionary Fourth Piano Concerto. Many have tried to connect the idea of a concerto for these particular three instruments (piano, violin, and cello) to one of Beethoven’s most important patrons, Archduke Rudolph. The

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15-year-old Archduke began piano lessons with Beethoven the same winter the concerto was written, and it is not unreasonable to surmise that such a precocious student might ask for a special concerto. Rudolph did have a private orchestra back at the palace, and the concerto’s relatively easy piano part is within the capabilities of a well-practiced and moderately accomplished player. (While such a pianist can play the notes, the concerto nevertheless requires a greater artist to make the music soar in conjunction with the two string soloists, an orchestra, and a collaborative conductor.) Nevertheless, there are no hard facts or surviving documentation supporting a major role for Rudolph in the concerto’s creation. And, although Beethoven dedicated many later works to the Archduke, the inscription in the printed score of the Triple Concerto is to another patron, Prince Lobkowitz, in whose house a private first performance probably took place in 1804. The opening movement of the Triple Concerto is expansive, both in sheer length and in atmosphere. The mere fact of having three soloists on stage accounts for some of this, and the time required to pass musical themes and countermelodies among them equally (although Beethoven seems to give the cellist extra moments of exposure and/or virtuosity). Alternating sections of activity and languorous repose carry us through several possible endings before Beethoven chooses to at last close the movement with a grand flourish. Beethoven was a master of juxtaposition, and he follows the expansive first movement with a brief middle movement, whose enticing main theme, as played by the cello soloist, takes us directly into the third-movement finale. Here Beethoven gives inspiration to a gentle polonaise before swinging us head-overheels into a brilliant Allegro. Then, he offers us the faintest suggestion of a cadenza for all three instruments (almost as if they decide to play a minute of chamber music while the orchestra waits), and then ends the whole grand affair with an emphatically convincing flourish. —Eric Sellen © 2018

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At a Glance Beethoven wrote his Triple Concerto in 1803-04. The work was premiered publicly in May 1808 in the Augarten in Vienna (a private performance may have taken place in 1804 in the home of Prince Lobkowitz, to whom Beethoven included an inscription in the printed score). The first performance in the United States was given in 1864 by the Musical Society in Milwaukee under the direction of Frederick Abel. This concerto runs about 35 minutes in performance. Beethoven scored it for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, and strings, plus the three solo instruments of piano, violin, and cello. The Cleveland Orchestra first performed Beethoven’s Triple Concerto in January 1928, under founding music director Nikolai Sokoloff with soloists Harold Samuel (piano), concertmaster Joseph Fuchs (violin), and principal cello Victor de Gomez (cello). It has been performed occasionally since that time, most recently here at Blossom in 2005.


Pictures at an Exhibition composed for piano in 1874, transcribed for orchestra in 1922

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MUSSORGSKY born March 21, 1839 Karevo, Pskov, Russia died March 28, 1881 St. Petersburg


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RAVEL born March 7, 1875 Ciboure, Basses-Pyrénées died December 28, 1937 Paris


“ W H AT A T E R R I B L E B L OW ! ” Mussorgsky exclaimed in a letter to the critic Vladimir Stasov in 1874. And then he proceeded to paraphrase a famous passage from Shakespeare’s King Lear: “Why should a dog, a horse, a rat, live on, when creatures like Hartmann must die?” Viktor Hartmann, a gifted architect and painter and a close friend of Mussorgsky’s, had recently died at age 39. A commemorative exhibit of his paintings inspired Mussorgsky to pay a musical tribute to his friend by writing a piano suite based on his own impressions of the paintings. The suite was not performed or published during the composer’s lifetime, however, and it did not become widely known until Maurice Ravel orchestrated it in 1922. In fact, although originally written for piano, Pictures at an Exhibition did not become a regular part of the piano repertoire until the middle of the 20th century, after it had already been popularized by symphony orchestras. From the beginning, the original piece cried out for orchestration, partly because its piano writing was not idiomatic — in the sense that Schumann’s or Chopin’s or Liszt’s piano writing fits the piano so perfectly — and partly because of the sharply profiled and contrasted musical characteristics that could be underscored to great effect when divided out and played by a full orchestra. Other composers had already orchestrated it, but in Ravel’s 1922 orchestration Pictures at an Exhibition conquered the world. It is understandable that Ravel was enthusiastic about Mussorgsky’s piece. Ravel had often translated visual images into music in his own works. He had known Pictures at an Exhibition as a piano work since at least 1900, having played it through with his friends at informal musical evenings. As French composers at the turn of that century, Ravel and his compatriot Claude Debussy felt that Mussorgsky was one of the most important composers from recent generations. In his piano cycle, Mussorgsky chose ten of Hartmann’s pictures for musical illustration. The pictures are separated — in the first half of the work at any rate — by a melody called “Promenade,” which portrays the visitor at the gallery strolling from picture to picture. It is fascinating to listen to the changes undergone by this melody in its various recurrences, for the impression left by the last picture seems to linger on musically as July 7: About the Music

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the visitor proceeds to the next painting. The first picture, “Gnomus,” represents a toy nutcracker in the shape of a dwarf. The strange and unpredictable movements of this creature are depicted quite vividly. Then we hear the “Promenade” again, and are ushered into “Il vecchio castello” (“The Old Castle”), where a troubadour or medieval court singer is voicing a wistful song. In Ravel’s orchestration, this haunting melody is played by the alto saxophone. The next picture — preceded again by the “Promenade” — is titled in French: “Tuileries (Dispute d’enfants après jeux)” (“Tuileries: Dispute between Children at Play”). It shows children playing and quarrelling in the Tuileries gardens in Paris. It is followed immediately — with no “Promenade” this time — by “Bydlo,” the Polish oxcart, slowly approaching and then going away as its ponderous melody gets first louder and then softer. A much shortened “Promenade,” more lyrical in tone than before, leads into the first movement to have a Russian title in the original: “Balet nevylupivshikhsya ptentsov” (“Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks”). This movement is based on the designs Hartmann had made for the ballet Trilbi at the Maryinsky Theater in St. Petersburg. In the ballet, a group of children appeared dressed up as canaries; others, according to a contemporary description, were “enclosed in eggs as in suits of armor,” with only their legs sticking out of the eggshells. The next movement is titled, in the original, “‘Samuel’ Goldenberg und ‘Schmuÿle’.” Hartmann had painted a number of characters from the Jewish ghetto in Sandomierz, Poland, including a rich man in a fur hat and a poor one sitting with his head bent. This movement brings two paintings together and is traditionally believed to represent an argument between two men, one rich, the other poor. The rich Jew is represented by a slow-moving unison melody stressing the interval of the augmented second (considered an “Oriental” interval and frequent in certain forms of Jewish chant and folk music, with which Mussorgsky was familiar). The poor man is Blossom Festival 2018

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Hartmann’s sketch of costumes for a “Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks.”

Hartmann’s watercolors of “Samuel Goldberg” and “Schmuÿle.”


Hartmann’s watercolor of a visit to the Paris Catacombs: Cum mortuis in lingua mortua.

Hartmann’s watercolor for “Baba Yaga’s Hut on Fowl’s Legs,” a fanciful design sketch for a cuckoo clock.


characterized by a plaintive theme whose repeated notes seem to be choking with emotion. Then, the two themes are heard simultaneously. In Ravel’s orchestration, Goldenberg has the entire string section at his command, while Schmuÿle tries to defend himself, desperately, with the sound of a single muted trumpet. “Limoges le marché (La grande nouvelle)” (“Limoges, the Market: The Big News”) portrays the hustle and bustle of an open-air market in France where people are busy gossiping and quarrelling. Mussorgsky’s original manuscript contained a more detailed program which, although crossed out by the composer, is interesting enough to be quoted here: “The big news: Monsieur de Puissangeot has just recovered his cow ‘Fugitive.’ But the good wives of Limoges are not interested in this incident because Madame de Remboursac has acquired very fine porcelain dentures, while Monsieur de Panta-Pantaléon is still troubled by his obtrusive nose that remains as red as a peony.” What a contrast to go from this bustling market immediately to the “Catacombs.” Hartmann’s watercolor shows the artist, a friend, and their guide (who is holding a lantern) examining the underground burial chambers in Paris. On the right, one can see a large pile of skulls which, in Mussorgsky’s imagination, suddenly begin to glow. The “Promenade” theme appears next, completely transfigured, as the inscription in the score says, “Cum mortuis in lingua mortua” (“With the dead in a dead language”). (Actually, Mussorgsky wrote con instead of cum, substituting the Italian word for its Latin equivalent.) The next section, “Izbushka na kuryikh nozhkakh (Baba-Yaga)” (“The Hut on Fowl’s Legs: Baba Yaga”), evokes the witch of Russian folktales, who lives in just such an edifice. According to legend, Baba Yaga lures children into her hut and then eats them. According to one recent retelling of the story, she “crushes their bones in the giant mortar in which she rides through the woods propelling herself with the pestle and covering her tracks with a broomstick.” Hartmann had designed a clock in the form of the famous hut; its design survives only as a sketch. Mussorgsky’s movement — whose rhythm has something of the ticking of a giant clock — has a mysterious-sounding middle July 7: About the Music

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section, after which the wilder and louder first material returns. The “witch music” continues directly into the grand finale, “Bogatyrskie vorotá (vo stolnom gorode vo Kieve)” (“The Knight’s Gate in the Ancient Capital, Kiev”), most often known simply as “The Great Gate of Kiev,” inspired by an ambitious design that was submitted for a competition but never built. For this immense architectural structure, Mussorgsky provided a grandiose melody resembling a church hymn and presented in rich harmonies. This theme alternates with a more subdued second melody, harmonized like a chorale. Near the end, the movement incorporates the “Promenade” theme, leading directly into the magnificent final climax, symbolizing, in many ways, the grandeur of old Russia. —Peter Laki Copyright © Musical Arts Association

Peter Laki is a musicologist and frequent lecturer on classical music. He is a visiting associate professor at Bard College. Hartmann’s watercolor of “The Great Gate of Kiev.”

At a Glance Mussorgsky composed Kartinki s vystavki (“Pictures at an Exhibition”) as a set of solo piano pieces in June 1874. The cycle was inspired by a posthumous exhibition of paintings by Viktor Hartmann (1834-1873), a friend of the composer. Ravel orchestrated Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition in 1922. This version was first performed on October 19, 1922, in Paris, conducted by Serge Koussevitzky. It was

published in 1929. Pictures at an Exhibition runs about 35 minutes in performance. Ravel’s orchestration calls for 3 flutes (one doubling piccolo), 3 oboes (one doubling english horn), 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion (bass drum, cymbals, side drum, triangle, tam-tam, whip, xylophone, glockenspiel, rattle,

tubular bells), celesta, 2 harps, and strings. The Cleveland Orchestra first performed Ravel’s orchestration of Pictures at an Exhibition in October 1931, under the direction of Nikolai Sokoloff. It has been presented regularly since that time, most recently at Severance Hall in January 2015, conducted by Jakub Hrůša, and at Blossom in 2011 under the direction of David Zinman.

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An artist of exceptional versatility, Joela Jones plays piano, harpsichord, organ, celesta, synthesizer, and accordion with The Cleveland Orchestra. She has appeared over three hundred times as soloist with the Orchestra at home and on tour, in a wide repertoire of sixty different works ranging from Bach to Bernstein. A native of Miami, Florida, she was invited to appear as soloist with the Miami Symphony Orchestra at the age of twelve. Ms. Jones has appeared as soloist with major orchestras across the United States, including those of Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Houston, and San Francisco, and has performed extensively in solo and chamber music recitals. She teaches classes in advanced orchestral keyboard technique at the Cleveland Institute of Music and chairs the piano chamber music department at the annual Kent Blossom Music Festival. She is also coordinator of collaborative piano music at Cleveland State University. As a soloist, she has recorded works for Deutsche Grammophon and Decca with The Cleveland Orchestra and London Symphony Orchestra.


Stephen Rose has held the position of principal second violin of The Cleveland Orchestra since 2001. He joined the Orchestra in April 1997 as a member of the first violin section. He performed as first violin of the Everest Quartet from 1992 to 1996; the group was a top prize winner at the Banff International String Quartet Competition in 1995. Mr. Rose is a member of the violin faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and teaches regularly at the New World Symphony, National Orchestral Institute, and Kent Blossom Music Festival. A participant in many summer music festivals, he frequently appears at the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, Mimir Chamber Music Festival in Texas and Australia, Pacific Music Festival in Japan, and Colorado College Music Festival. Stephen Rose earned a bachelor of music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a master of music degree and performerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s certificate from the Eastman School of Music. In 2005, he was the recipient of the Alumni Achievement Award from CIM.

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Mark Kosower joined The Cleveland Orchestra as principal cello in 2010. He is equally at home internationally as a recital and concerto soloist. As an orchestral principal, he was formerly solo cellist of the Bamberg Symphony in Germany (2006-10). This year, he is launching Bach for Humanity, a three-year commitment to the greater Cleveland area bringing the cello suites and his arrangements of the violin sonatas and partitas to both conventional and nonconventional venues including educational institutions, community centers, senior residences, and the concert hall. Mr. Kosower has recorded for the Ambitus, Delos, Naxos International, and VAI labels, including recent recordings with pianist Jee-Won Oh of works by Brahms, Strauss, Reger, and Klemmstein for Ambitus. He is a frequent guest soloist and chamber musician internationally, with orchestras and at festivals in the United States and around the world. Mr. Kosower is currently a member of the faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Kent Blossom Music Festival, and has been featured teaching masterclasses around the world. Blossom Festival 2018

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H E R I TAGE S O C I ET Y The Heritage Society honors those individuals who are helping to ensure the future of The Cleveland Orchestra with a Legacy gift. Legacy gifts come in many forms, including bequests, charitable gift annuities, and insurance policies. The following listing of members is current as of April 2018. For more information, please contact the Orchestra’s Legacy Giving Office by calling Dave Stokley at 216-231-8006.

Lois A . Aaron Leonard Abrams Shuree Abrams* Gay Cull Addicott Stanley and Hope Adelstein* Sylvia K . Adler* Gerald O . Allen* Norman and Marjorie Allison* Dr . Sarah M . Anderson George N . Aronoff Herbert Ascherman, Jr . Jack and Darby Ashelman Mr . and Mrs . William W . Baker Ruth Balombin* Mrs . Louis W . Barany* D . Robert and Kathleen L . Barber* Jack L . Barnhart Margaret B . and Henry T .* Barratt Norma E . Battes* Rev . Thomas T . Baumgardner and Dr . Joan Baumgardner Fred G . and Mary W . Behm Bertram H . Behrens* Dr . Ronald and Diane Bell Bob Bellamy Joseph P . Bennett Marie-Hélène Bernard Ila M . Berry* Howard R . and Barbara Kaye Besser Dr .* and Mrs . Murray M . Bett Dr . Marie Bielefeld Raymond J . Billy (Biello) Dr . and Mrs . Harold B . Bilsky* Robert E . and Jean Bingham* Mr . William P . Blair III Doug and Barb Bletcher Madeline & Dennis Block Trust Fund Mrs . Flora Blumenthal Mr . Richard J . Bogomolny and Ms . Patricia M . Kozerefski Mr . and Mrs . Charles P . Bolton Kathryn Bondy* Loretta and Jerome Borstein* Mr . and Mrs .* Otis H . Bowden II Ruth Turvy Bowman* Drs . Christopher P . Brandt and Beth Brandt Sersig Mr . D . McGregor Brandt, Jr . David and Denise Brewster Richard F . Brezic* Robert W . Briggs Dr . Jeanette Grasselli Brown and Dr . Glenn R . Brown Ronald and Isabelle Brown* Mr . and Mrs . Clark E . Bruner* Mr . and Mrs . Harvey Buchanan*

Rita W . Buchanan* Joan and Gene* Buehler Gretchen L . Burmeister Stanley and Honnie Busch* Milan and Jeanne* Busta Mrs . Noah L . Butkin* Mr . and Mrs . William C . Butler Minna S . Buxbaum* Gregory and Karen Cada Roberta R . Calderwood* Jean S . Calhoun* Harry and Marjorie* M . Carlson Janice L . Carlson Dr .* and Mrs . Roland D . Carlson Mr . and Mrs . George P . Carmer* Barbara A . Chambers, D . Ed . Arthur L . Charni* Ellen Wade Chinn* Dr . Gary Chottiner & Anne Poirson NancyBell Coe Kenneth S . and Deborah G . Cohen Ralph M . and Mardy R . Cohen* Victor J . and Ellen E . Cohn Robert and Jean* Conrad Mr .* and Mrs . Gerald A . Conway James P . and Catherine E . Conway* Rudolph R . Cook* The Honorable Colleen Conway Cooney and Mr . John Cooney John D . and Mary D . Corry* Dr . Dale and Susan Cowan Dr . and Mrs . Frederick S . Cross* Martha Wood Cubberley Dr . William S . Cumming* In Memory of Walter C . and Marion J . Curtis William and Anna Jean Cushwa Alexander M . and Sarah S . Cutler Howard Cutson Mr .* and Mrs . Don C . Dangler Mr . and Mrs . Howard J . Danzinger Barbara Ann Davis Carol J . Davis Charles and Mary Ann Davis William E . and Gloria P . Dean, Jr . Mary Kay DeGrandis and Edward J . Donnelly Neeltje-Anne DeKoster Carolyn L . Dessin William R . Dew* Mrs . Armand J . DiLellio James A . Dingus, Jr . Dr . and Mrs . Richard C . Distad Maureen A . Doerner and Geoffrey T . White Henry and Mary* Doll Gerald and Ruth Dombcik Barbara Sterk Domski Mr .* and Mrs . Roland W . Donnem

Nancy E . and Richard M . Dotson Mrs . John Drollinger Drs . Paul M .* and Renate H . Duchesneau George* and Becky Dunn Warren and Zoann Dusenbury* Mr . and Mrs . Robert Duvin Paul and Peggy Edenburn Robert and Anne Eiben* Mr . and Mrs . Alfred M . Eich, Jr . Mr . and Mrs . Ramon Elias* Roger B . Ellsworth Oliver* and Mary Emerson Lois Marsh Epp Patricia Esposito Margaret S . Estill* Dr . Wilma McVey Evans* C . Gordon and Kathleen A .* Ewers Patricia J . Factor Carl Falb Regis and Gayle Falinski Susan L . Faulder* Dr . and Mrs . Frederick Fennell* Mrs . Mildred Fiening Gloria and Irving* Fine Jules and Lena Flock* Joan Alice Ford Dr . and Mrs . William E . Forsythe* Mr . and Mrs . Ralph E . Fountain* Gil* and Elle Frey Arthur and Deanna Friedman Mr .* and Mrs . Edward H . Frost Dawn Full Henry S . Fusner* Dr . Stephen and Nancy Gage Charles and Marguerite C . Galanie* Barbara and Peter Galvin Mr . and Mrs . Steven B . Garfunkel Donald* and Lois Gaynor Barbara P . Geismer* Albert I . and Norma C . Geller Carl E . Gennett* Dr . Saul Genuth John H .* and Ellen P . Gerber Frank and Louise Gerlak Dr . James E . Gibbs In Memory of Roger N . Gifford* Dr . Anita P . Gilger* S . Bradley Gillaugh Mr .* and Mrs . Robert M . Ginn Fred and Holly Glock Ronald* and Carol Godes William H . Goff Mr . and Mrs . Henry J . Goodman John and Ann Gosky Mrs . Joseph B . Govan* Harry and Joyce Graham listing continues

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Legacy Giving THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTR A HERITAGE SOCIETY Elaine Harris Green Tom and Gretchen Green Anna Zak Greenfield Richard and Ann Gridley Nancy Hancock Griffith David E.* and Jane J. Griffiths David G. Griffiths* Ms. Hetty Griffiths Margaret R. Griffiths* Bev and Bob Grimm Judd and Zetta Gross* Candy and Brent Grover Mrs. Jerome E. Grover* Thomas J.* and Judith Fay Gruber Henry and Komal Gulich Mr. and Mrs. David H. Gunning Mr. and Mrs. William E. Gunton Joseph E. Guttman* Mrs. John A Hadden Jr. Richard* and Mary Louise Hahn James J. Hamilton Kathleen E. Hancock Douglas Peace Handyside* Holsey Gates Handyside* Norman C. and Donna L. Harbert Mary Jane Hartwell* William L.* and Lucille L. Hassler Peter and Gloria Hastings* Mrs. Henry Hatch (Robin Hitchcock) Nancy Hausmann Virginia and George Havens Barbara L. Hawley and David S. Goodman Gary D. Helgesen Clyde J. Henry, Jr. Ms. M. Diane Henry Wayne and Prudence Heritage Rice Hershey* T K.* and Faye A. Heston T. Fred Heupler, M.D. Gretchen L. Hickok* Mr. and Mrs.* Daniel R. High Edwin R. and Mary C. Hill* Ruth Hirshman-von Baeyer* Mr. and Mrs. D. Craig Hitchcock* Bruce F. Hodgson Goldie Grace Hoffman* Mary V V. Hoffman Feite F. Hofman MD* Ms. Barthold M. Holdstein* Leonard* and Lee Ann Holstein David and Nancy Hooker Thomas H. and Virginia J.* Horner Gertrude S. Hornung* Patience Cameron Hoskins Elizabeth Hosmer Dorothy Humel Hovorka* Dr. Christine A. Hudak, Mr. Marc F. Cymes Dr. Randal N. Huff Mrs. Marguerite B. Humphrey Adria D. Humphreys* Ann E. Humphreys and Jayne E. Sisson David and Dianne Hunt Karen S. Hunt Mr. and Mrs. G. Richard Hunter Ruth F. Ihde Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan E. Ingersoll Pamela and Scott Isquick Mr. and Mrs. Clifford J. Isroff* Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Jack, Jr. Carol S. Jacobs


Pamela Jacobson Milton* and Jodith Janes Alyce M. Jarr* Jerry and Martha Jarrett* Merritt Johnquest* Allan V V. Johnson E. Anne Johnson Nancy Kurfess Johnson, M.D. Paul and Lucille Jones* Mrs. R. Stanley Jones* William R. Joseph* David and Gloria Kahan Julian and Etole Kahan David George Kanzeg Bernie and Nancy Karr Drs. Julian* and Aileen Kassen Milton and Donna* Katz Nancy F. Keithley and Joseph P P. Keithley Patricia and Walter Kelley* Bruce and Eleanor Kendrick Malcolm E. Kenney Mr. and Mrs. Douglas A. Kern Nancy H. Kiefer* Charles M. and Janet G. Kimball* James and Gay* Kitson Mr. Clarence E. Klaus, Jr. Mary Elizabeth and G. Robert Klein* Julian H. and Emily W. Klein* Thea Klestadt* Fred* and Judith Klotzman Paul and Cynthia Klug Martha D. Knight Mr. and Mrs. Robert Koch Dr. Vilma L. Kohn* Elizabeth Davis Kondorossy* Mr. Clayton Koppes Susan Korosa Mr.* and Mrs. James G. Kotapish, Sr. LaVeda Kovar* Margery A. Kowalski Janet L. Kramer Bruce G. Kriete* Mr. James Krohngold Mr. and Mrs. Gregory G. Kruszka Thomas* and Barbara Kuby Eleanor* and Stephen Kushnick Mr. and Mrs. Dennis W. LaBarre James I. Lader Mr. and Mrs. David A. Lambros Dr. Joan P P. Lambros* Mrs. Carolyn Lampl Samuel and Marjorie Lamport* Louis Lane* Kenneth M. Lapine and Rose E. Mills Charles K. László and Maureen O’Neill-László Anthony TT. and Patricia Lauria Charles and Josephine Robson Leamy Fund* Jordan R. and Jane G. Lefko Teela C. Lelyveld Mr. and Mrs. Roger J. Lerch Judy D. Levendula Gerda Levine* Dr. and Mrs. Howard Levine Bracy E. Lewis Mr. and Mrs.* Thomas A. Liederbach Rollin* and Leda Linderman Ruth S. Link* Dr. and Mrs. William K. Littman Jeff and Maggie Love

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Dr. Alan and Mrs. Min Cha Lubin Ann B. and Robert R. Lucas* Linda and Saul Ludwig Kate Lunsford Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Lynch* Patricia MacDonald Alex and Carol Machaskee Jerry Maddox Mrs. H. Stephen Madsen Alice D. Malone* Mr. and Mrs. Donald Malpass, Jr. Lucille Harris Mann* Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Manuel* Clement P. P Marion Mr. Wilbur J. Markstrom* Dr. and Mrs. Sanford E. Marovitz David C. and Elizabeth F. Marsh* Duane and Joan Marsh* Florence Marsh, Ph.D.* Mr. and Mrs. Anthony M. Martincic Kathryn A. Mates Dr. Lee Maxwell and Michael M. Prunty Alexander and Marianna* McAfee Nancy B. McCormack Mr. William C. McCoy Marguerite H. McGrath* Dorothy R. McLean Jim and Alice Mecredy* James and Virginia Meil Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Meyerson* Brenda Clark Mikota Christine Gitlin Miles Antoinette S. Miller Chuck and Chris Miller Edith and Ted* Miller Leo Minter, Jr. Mr. and Mrs.* William A. Mitchell Robert L. Moncrief Ms. Beth E. Mooney Beryl and Irv Moore Ann Jones Morgan Mr. and Mrs. Stanley L. Morgan* George and Carole Morris Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Morris Mr. and Mrs.* Donald W. Morrison Joan and Edward Mortimer* Florence B. Moss* Susan B. Murphy Dr. and Mrs. Clyde L. Nash, Jr Deborah L. Neale Mrs. Ruth Neides* David and Judith Newell Dr. and Mrs. S. Thomas Niccolls* Steve Norris and Emily Gonzales Russell H. Nyland* Paul and Connie Omelsky Katherine TT. O’Neill The Honorable and Mrs. John Doyle Ong Aurel Fowler-Ostendorf* Henry Ott-Hansen Mr. J. William and Dr. Suzanne Palmer R. Neil Fisher and Ronald J. Parks Nancy* and W. Stuver Parry Mrs. John G. Pegg* Dr.* and Mrs. Donald Pensiero Mary Charlotte Peters Mr. and Mrs. Peter Pfouts* Janet K. Phillips* Elisabeth C. Plax Florence KZ Pollack Julia and Larry Pollock

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Legacy Giving THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTR A HERITAGE SOCIETY Victor and Louise Preslan* Richard J. Price Mrs. Robert E. Price* Lois S. and Stanley M. Proctor* Mr. David C. Prugh* Leonard and Heddy Rabe M. Neal Rains Mr. George B. Ramsayer Joe L. and Alice Randles* Mrs. Alfred M. Rankin, Sr. Mrs. Theodore H. Rautenberg* James and Donna Reid Mrs. Hyatt Reitman* Mrs. Charles Ritchie Mrs. Louise Nash Robbins* Dr. Larry J.B.* and Barbara S. Robinson Margaret B. Robinson Dwight W. Robinson Janice and Roger Robinson Amy and Ken Rogat Carol Rolf and Steven Adler Margaret B. Babyak* and Phillip J. Roscoe Audra* and George Rose Dr. Eugene and Mrs. Jacqueline* Ross Helen Weil Ross* Robert and Margo Roth Marjorie A. Rott* Howard and Laurel Rowen Professor Alan Miles Ruben and Judge Betty Willis Ruben Marc Ruckel Florence Brewster Rutter Dr. Joseph V V. Ryckman Mr. James L. Ryhal, Jr.* Renee Sabreen* Marjorie Bell Sachs Dr. Vernon E. Sackman and Ms. Marguerite Patton Sue Sahli Mr. and Mrs. James A. Saks John A Salkowski Mr. and Mrs. Sam J. SanFilipo* Larry J. Santon Stanford and Jean B. Sarlson Sanford Saul Family* James Dalton Saunders Patricia J. Sawvel Ray and Kit Sawyer Richard Saxton* Alice R. Sayre In Memory of Hyman and Becky Schandler Robert Scherrer Sandra J. Schlub Ms. Marian Schluembach Robert and Betty Schmiermund Mr.* and Mrs. Richard M. Schneider Lynn A. Schreiber* Jeanette L. Schroeder Frank Schultz Carol* and Albert Schupp Roslyn S. and Ralph M. Seed Nancy F. Seeley Edward Seely Oliver E. and Meredith M. Seikel Russell Seitz* Reverend Sandra Selby Eric Sellen Holly Selvaggi Thomas and Ann Sepúlveda Elsa Shackleton* B. Kathleen Shamp

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Jill Semko Shane David Shank Dr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Shapiro* Helen and Fred D. Shapiro Norine W. Sharp* Norma Gudin Shaw Elizabeth Carroll Shearer* Dr. and Mrs. William C. Sheldon John F. Shelley and Patricia Burgess* Frank* and Mary Ann Sheranko Kim Sherwin Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sherwin Reverend and Mrs. Malcolm K. Shields Rosalyn and George* Sievila Mr.* and Mrs. David L. Simon Dr.* and Mrs. John A. Sims Naomi G. and Edwin Z. Singer Lauretta Sinkosky H. Scott Sippel and Clark TT. Kurtz* Ellen J. Skinner Ralph* and Phyllis Skufca Janet Hickok Slade Alden D. and Ellen D. Smith* Drs. Charles Kent Smith and Patricia Moore Smith Mr.* and Mrs. Ward Smith M. Isabel Smith* Sandra and Richey Smith Roy Smith Nathan Snader* Sterling A. and Verdabelle Spaulding* Barbara J. Stanford and Vincent TT. Lombardo George R. and Mary B. Stark Sue Starrett and Jerry Smith Lois and Tom Stauffer Willard D. Steck* Saundra K. Stemen Merle and Albert Stern* Dr. Myron Bud and Helene* Stern Mr. and Mrs. John M. Stickney Nora and Harrison Stine* Mr.* and Mrs. James P P. Storer Ralph E. and Barbara N. String* The Irving Sunshine Family Vernette M. Super* Mr. and Mrs. Herbert J. Swanson* In Memory of Marjory Swartzbaugh Dr. Elizabeth Swenson Lewis Swingley* Lorraine S. Szabo Norman V V. Tagliaferri Susan and Andrew Talton* Frank E. Taplin, Jr.* Charles H. Teare* and Clifford K. Kern* Mr. Ronald E. Teare Nancy and Lee Tenenbaum Pauline Thesmacher* Dr. and Mrs. Friedrich Thiel Mrs. William D. Tibbetts* Mr. and Mrs. William M. Toneff Joe and Marlene Toot Alleyne C. Toppin Janice and Leonard Tower Dr. and Mrs. James E. Triner Dorothy Ann Turick* Mr. Jack G. Ulman Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Urban* Robert and Marti Vagi Robert A. Valente J. Paxton Van Sweringen

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Mary Louise and Don VanDyke Elliot Veinerman* Nicholas J. Velloney* Steven Vivarronda Hon. and Mrs. William F.B. Vodrey Pat and Walt* Wahlen Mrs. Clare R. Walker John and Deborah Warner Mr. and Mrs. Russell Warren Joseph F. and Dorothy L.* Wasserbauer Charles D. Waters* Reverend Thomas L. Weber Etta Ruth Weigl* Lucile Weingartner Eunice Podis Weiskopf* Max W. Wendel William Wendling and Lynne Woodman Robert C. Weppler Paul and Suzanne Westlake Marilyn J. White Robert and Marjorie Widmer* Yoash and Sharon Wiener Y Alan H. and Marilyn M. Wilde Elizabeth L. Wilkinson* Helen Sue* and Meredith Williams Carter and Genevieve* Wilmot Miriam L. and Tyrus W. Wilson* Mr. Milton Wolfson* and Mrs. Miriam Shuler-Wolfson Nancy L. Wolpe Mrs. Alfred C. Woodcock Katie and Donald Woodcock Dr.* and Mrs. Henry F. Woodruff Marilyn L. Wozniak Nancy R. Wurzel Michael and Diane Wyatt Tony and Diane Wynshaw-Boris Mary Yee Y Carol Yellig Y Emma Jane Y Yoho, M.D.* Libby M. Yunger Dr. Norman Zaworski* William Zempolich and Beth Meany William L. and Joan H. Ziegler* Carmela Catalano Zoltoski* Roy J. Zook* Anonymous (85)

The lotus blossom is the symbol of the Heritage Society. It represents eternal life and recognizes the permanent benefits of legacy gifts to The Cleveland Orchestra’s endowment. Said to be Elisabeth Severance’s favorite flower, the lotus is found as a decorative motif in nearly every public area of Severance Hall.




“We can’t think of a better way to use our resources than to support an organization that brings us such great pleasure.” Tony and Pat Lauria believe in doing their part to cultivate and celebrate the extraordinary things in life — including wine, food, and music. For today and for future generations.

Great music has always been important to Tony and Pat Lauria. They’ve been avid subscribers and donors to The Cleveland Orchestra for many years, and it has become such a major part of their lives that they plan international travel around the Orchestra’s schedule in order to enjoy more concerts at home and on tour. “It gives us great pleasure to be a part of The Cleveland Orchestra,” Pat says. In addition to regularly attending concerts and giving to the annual fund, Tony and Pat have established several Charitable Gift Annuities through the Orchestra, which now pay them a fixed stream of income in return for their gifts. To anyone who is considering establishing a Charitable Gift Annuity, Tony says, “It’s a great investment — for yourself and the Orchestra!” To receive a confidential, personalized gift annuity illustration and to join the Laurias in their support of The Cleveland Orchestra’s future, contact Dave Stokley, Legacy Giving Officer, at 216-231-8006 or email


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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at Cleveland Orchestra concerts at Blossom has increased to 20% over the past half-dozen 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.


20 million ADMISSIONS

Blossom Music Center has welcomed more than 20,600,000 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 over 1,000 concerts at Blossom since 1968. The 1,000th performance took place during the summer of 2014.

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Blossom’s 50th Anniversary Season in 2018 continues celebrations begun with the Orchestra’s 100th Season in 2017-18, marking the beginning of The Cleveland Orchestra’s second century serving Northeast Ohio.


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THE WHO’S TOMMY SYNOPSIS The following synopsis was published soon after the original album’s release . . . British Army Captain Walker goes missing during an expedition and is believed dead (“Overture”). His widow, Mrs. Walker, gives birth to their son, Tommy (“It’s a Boy”). Years later, Captain Walker returns home and discovers that his wife has found a new lover. The Captain murders this man in an altercation while Tommy watches. Tommy’s mother convinces him that he did not see or hear the incident and must never tell anyone about it; as a result, he becomes deaf, dumb, and blind to the outside world (“1921”). Tommy now relies on his sense of touch and imagination, developing a fascinating inner psyche (“Amazing Journey / Sparks”). A quack claims his wife can cure Tommy (“The Hawker”), while Tommy’s parents are increasingly frustrated that he will never find religion in the midst of his isolation (“Christmas”). They begin to neglect him, leaving him to be tortured by his sadistic “Cousin Kevin” and molested by his uncle Ernie (“Fiddle About”). The Hawker’s drug-addicted wife (“The Acid Queen”) gives Tommy a dose of LSD, causing a hallucinogenic experience that is expressed musically (“Underture”). As Tommy grows older, he discovers that he can feel vibrations sufficiently well to become an expert pinball player (“Pinball Wizard”). His parents take him to a respected doctor (“There’s a Doctor”), who determines that the boy’s disabilities are psychosomatic rather than physical. Tommy is told by the Doctor to “Go to the Mirror!” — and his parents notice he can stare at his reflection. After seeing Tommy spend extended periods staring at a mirror in the house, his mother smashes it out of frustration (“Smash the Mirror”). This removes Tommy’s mental block, and he recovers his senses, realizing he can become a powerful leader (“Sensation”). Tommy starts a religious movement (“I’m Free”), which generates fervor among its adherents (“Sally Simpson”) and expands into a holiday camp (“Welcome” / “Tommy’s Holiday Camp”). However, Tommy’s followers ultimately reject his teachings and leave the camp (“We’re Not Gonna Take It”). Tommy retreats inward again (“See Me, Feel Me”) with his “continuing statement of wonder at that which encompasses him.”


July 8: Tommy Synopsis

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YEARS 1968- 2O18

Sunday evening, July 8, 2018, at 8:00 p.m.

T H E C L E V E L A N D O R C H E S T R A presents



TOMMY with members of THE WHO BAND Simon Townshend Frank Simes Jon Button Scott Devours Loren Gold and THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA conducted by Keith Levenson music and lyrics by Pete Townshend in collaboration with John Entwistle, Keith Moon, and Sonny Boy Wiliamson

orchestral arrangements for “Tommy” by David Campbell .music coordination by John Miller

The concert is presented without intermission and will end at about 9:25 p.m. This is a live concert presentation of the original album first released in 1969, recorded by The Who and produced by Kit Lambert

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I don’t think you should ever say, ‘This is the last time.’ Music isn’t like that. You’ll be sitting there not wishing to get onto a stage again for maybe two, three, four, five months, or maybe a year, then suddenly you’ll wake up and feel like you’ve got to do it again. It’s in the blood, and I never say never. —Roger Daltrey

Early British pop was helped tremendously by the writing of Bob Dylan who had proved you could write about political and quite controversial subjects. Certainly what we did followed on from what was happening with the angry young men in the theater. —Pete Townshend


Whatt, Wheree, When . . . W H A T C O U L D B E B E T T E R ? ! Here, tonight. Live and in concert,

The Who’s Tommy sung by Roger Daltrey with members of The Who Band, on a deep summer night under the stars at Blossom! Like many other great works of art, Tommy wrestles with difficult subject matter atte . It’s t s not o just catchy tunes and poetic words. Here there is murder, blindness (real or imagined), child abuse, religion, drugs. blind Throu ugh the strength of its words and music, however, such h challenging ideas build intensity and weight to create a powerful epic. The music — and the idea of it as mu usic — enhances and transforms what might otherwise be nothing but a salacious short story. w Most of us understand (sooner or later) that imagination can feel more “real,” more fully-filled with energy en and wonder than ordinary reality. We also come to accept (maybe) that art adapts itself differently between artforms. Reading a novel is different from watching a movie. The storytelling itself is different. Whether you’re experiencing a musical album W or film, a Broadway musical or live concert — o eaach operates from a different premise to get th he same points across. As a Broadway show (running in New York Y from 1993 to 1995), Tommy got decidedly mixed reviews. I remember enjoying it, but, yes, there were moments when the music was ccarrying the show. The stagecraft was entrrancing, but not enhancing of the story or the co oncept embedded within the music. Ultimately, Tommy has really been a concept — something you experienced and felt with the b brain, just as Tommy himself experiences the world d during the sensory-deprived years of his life. Which is to say that The Who’s Tommy is a concert of the mind — and perfect for a real, live summer concert. Tonight, whether you are looking for artistry or answers, enlightenment or entertainment, the experience is its own reality. —Eric Sellen Blossom Music Festival

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Keith Levenson Conductor Keith Levenson is making his Cleveland Orchestra debut with this evening’s concert. Crossing the borders of both music and business have defined his career, leading tours for such diverse artists as Meat Loaf, AnnMargret, and Roger Daltrey in the same year. Equally at home in a production meeting or in the recording studio with the London Symphony, Mr. Levenson has worked at the forefront of digital media since before the inception of the synthesizer. He has conducted national tours or Broadway runs of many musicals, including Dreamgirls, The Bridges of Madison County, y Strike Up the Band, d The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Jesus Christ Superstar,r and The Flowering Peach. He has also performed on PBS and for video software, and served as associate artistic director for Depot Theatre in Westport, New York Y . More information . . . Online resources about The Who Band and its musicians include the following websites, or follow via Facebook or other social media:

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July 8: Guest Artists

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Roger Daltrey If any one member of The Who can be said to be the group’s founding member it is singer Roger Daltrey. Born in the West London suburb of Shepherd’s Bush in March 1944, he first assembled the group that would become The Who in 1961 while at Acton County School, recruiting John Entwistle. The group subsequently agreed to Daltrey’s proposal that Pete Townshend should join. In those days Daltrey, whose daytime job was in a sheet metal factory, even made the band’s guitars — and it was his energy and ambition that drove the group during their formative years. The Who were inducted into the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend were recipients of the 31st annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington D.C. in 2008. Mr. Daltrey has appeared onstage away from The Who on many occasions. His 1994 solo concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall with the Juilliard Orchestra was the fastest selling event in the venue’s history up to that time. The following year, he appeared onstage as the Tin Man in a production of The Wizard Of Oz at Lincoln Center, and in 1998 he starred as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol at Madison Square Garden. He has also performed with his friends The Chieftains and toured the world with the British Rock Symphony, interpreting a variety of rock classics. Roger Daltrey’s film career began, appropriately enough, with the title role in Ken Russell’s kaleidoscopic 1975 adaptation of The Who’s rock opera Tommy, for which he received a Golden Globe Blossom Festival 2018

nomination. His solo discography includes the acclaimed albums Daltrey, Ride a Rock Horse, One of the Boys, and Under a Raging Moon, with such hit singles as “I’m Free,” “Giving It All Away,” “Without Your Love,” “Free Me,” and “After the Fire.” His solo work has been compiled into two anthologies, Martyrs and Madmen (1997) and Moonlighting (2005). Daltrey’s first solo album in twenty-six years, As Long As I Have You, became available in June 2018 on Polydor/Republic Records. His autobiography will be released later this year. Since 2000, Roger Daltrey has been a patron of the Teenage Cancer Trust, a charity that builds specialized wards for teenagers with cancer in the United Kingdom. That same year, Roger had the idea of creating The Who & Friends, a charity show presented at London’s Royal Albert Hall, with ticket sales and revenue from a DVD and CD raising over £1.2 million; as a result, Roger was given a Humanitarian Award in 2003 from Time magazine. In 2005, he was awarded CBE (Commander of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace for his services to music and good causes. In 2012, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend established Teen Cancer America to make a difference in the lives of teens and young adults with cancer in the United States.

Guest Artist: Roger Daltrey



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Howard and Mara Kinstlinger Dr. and Mrs. William S. Kiser James and Gay* Kitson+ Fred* and Judith Klotzman Cynthia Knight (Miami) Drs. Raymond and Katharine Kolcaba+ Marion Konstantynovich Mrs. Ursula Korneitchouk Jacqueline and Irwin* Kott (Miami) Dr. Ronald H. Krasney and Vicki Kennedy+ Mr. Donald N. Krosin Stephen A. Kushnick, Ph.D. Lakewood Supply Co. Alfred and Carol Lambo Mr. and Mrs. John J. Lane, Jr.+ Mrs. Sandra S. Laurenson Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lavelle Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Lavin Charles and Josephine Robson Leamy * Michael Lederman and Sharmon Sollitto Ronald and Barbara Leirvik Ivonete Leite (Miami) Mr. and Dr. Ernest C. Lemmerman+ Michael and Lois Lemr Irvin and Elin Leonard+ Mr. Alan R. Lepene Robert G. Levy+ Matthew and Stacey Litzler Drs. Todd and Susan Locke Mary Lohman Ms. Mary Beth Loud Damond and Lori Mace Ms. Linda Macklin Mr. and Mrs.* Robert P. Madison Robert M. Maloney and Laura Goyanes David Mann and Bernadette Pudis Janet A. Mann Herbert L. and Ronda Marcus Martin and Lois Marcus Mr. and Mrs. Raul Marmol (Miami) Dr. and Mrs. Sanford E. Marovitz+ Ms. Dorene Marsh Dr. Ernest and Mrs. Marian Marsolais Mr. Fredrick W. Martin+ Ms. Amanda Martinsek Dr. and Mrs. William A. Mast Mr. Julien L. McCall Ms. Charlotte V. McCoy William C. McCoy Mr. and Mrs. Christopher J. McKenna Ms. Nancy L. Meacham Mr. and Mrs. James E. Menger Ruth and John Mercer Mr. Glenn A. Metzdorf Mr. and Mrs. Trent Meyerhoefer Ms. Betteann Meyerson+ Beth M. Mikes Osborne Mills, Jr. and Loren E. Bendall David and Leslee Miraldi Ioana Missits Abby and Jake Mitchell Mr. and Mrs.* William A. Mitchell+ Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Morris Mr. Ronald Morrow III Eudice M. Morse Bert and Marjorie Moyar+ Susan B. Murphy Steven and Kimberly Myers+

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The Cleveland Orchestra is sustained through the support of thousands of generous patrons, including the Leadership donors listed on these pages. Listings of all annual donors of $300 and more each year are published annually, and can be viewed online at CLEVELANDORCHESTRA .COM For information about how you can play a supporting role for The Cleveland Orchestra’s ongoing artistic excellence, education programs, and community partnerships, pleasecontact our Philanthropy & Advancement Office by email: or phone: 216-231-7545

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This fun, long-running series of meet-the-artist luncheons showcases the individual stories and artistry of musicians of The Cleveland Orchestra or, for 2018, the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra. Each event features a lively discussion session with a musician or small ensemble, and usually includes a musical perforr mance. Lunch is included, reservations are required. Presented at Knight Grove at Blossom Music Center.


June 25 Monday at 12 noon Célina Béthoux — VIOLIN Mikel Rollet — VIOLA with pianist Carolyn Gadiel Warner

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A Series of Casual Gourmet Picnic Meet-the-Musician Luncheons at Blossom’s Knight g Grove Th The h 20 2018 18 ser seriies ies is is sp spons onsore ored d by Faye Heston in loving memoryy of Teke Heston.

This summer’s luncheon series begins with a program featuring two members of the Cleveland Orchestra Y Youth Orchestra, Célina Béthoux (violin) and Mikel Rollet (viola). Each competed in the Youth Y Orchestra’s annual concerto competition, earning co-winner and runner-up status, respectively.

July 30 Monday at 12 noon Jeffrey Rathbun — OBOE The series continues with oboist Jeffrey Rathbun, who has served as assistant principal or principal oboe with The Cleveland Orchestra. He also composes music, witth his newest commission opening the Orchestra’s 2018-19 Severance Hall season in September.

August 20 Monday at 12 nooon Beth Woodside — VIOLIN The summer’s luncheons end with a program featuring Cleveland Orchestra violinist Beth Woodside, who o joined the Orchestra in 1994. She will discuss her experiences as an orchestral player and chamber musician, and her work in the Orchestra’s education programs. $50 per program.

For more information or to make reservations, please call Pat Volpe at 330-995-4975 or visit presented by

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Corporate Support The Cleveland Orchestra extends heartfelt gratitude and partnership with the corporations listed on this page, whose annual support (through gifts of $2,500 and more) demonstrates their belief in the Orchestra’s music-making, education initiatives, and community presentations.

Annual Supportt gifts in the past year, as of June 1, 2018 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. PARTNERS IN EXCELLENCE $300,000 AND MORE

Hyster-Yale Materials Handling NACCO Industries, Inc. KeyBank The J. M. Smucker Company

$50,000 TO $99,999

DLR Group | Westlake Reed Leskosky Dollar Bank Foundation Forest City Litigation Management, Inc. Parker Hannifin Foundation Quality Electrodynamics (QED) Anonymous $15,000 TO $49,999


BakerHostetler Jones Day Medical Mutual PNC Bank Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich (Europe) PARTNERS IN EXCELLENCE $100,000 TO $199,999

American Greetings Corporation Eaton Nordson Corporation Foundation Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP Thompson Hine LLP


Buyers Products Company Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP Case Western Reserve University Cuyahoga Community College Foundation Ernst & Young LLP Frantz Ward LLP The Giant Eagle Foundation Great Lakes Brewing Company Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP The Lubrizol Corporation Materion Corporation MTD Products, Inc. North Coast Container Corp. Ohio Savings Bank, A Division of New York Community Bank Olympic Steel, Inc. RPM International Inc. The Sherwin-Williams Company Tucker Ellis LLP United Airlines

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$2,500 TO $14,999 Akron Tool & Die Company American Fireworks, Inc. BDI BestLight LED Brothers Printing Co., Inc. The Cedarwood Companies Cleveland Clinic Cleveland Steel Container Corporation The Cleveland Wire Cloth & Mfg. Co. Cohen & Company, CPAs Community Counselling Services Consolidated Solutions Deloitte & Touche LLP Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation Evarts Tremaine The Ewart-Ohlson Machine Company Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Glenmede Trust Company Gross Builders Huntington National Bank Johnson Investment Counsel The Lincoln Electric Foundation Littler Mendelson, P.C. Live Publishing Company Macy’s Miba AG (Europe) Northern Haserot Northern Ohio Italian American Foundation Oatey Ohio CAT Oswald Companies PolyOne Corporation Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP RSM US, LLP Southern Wine and Spirits (Miami) Stern Advertising Struktol Company of America University Hospitals Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin (Miami) Anonymous (2)

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Foundation/Government Support The Cleveland Orchestra is grateful for the annual support of the foundations and government agencies listed d on this page. The generous funding from these institutions (through gifts of $2,500 and more) is a testament of support for the Orchestra’s music-making, n education initiatives, and community presentations.

Annual Supportt gifts in the past year, as of June 1, 2018 $1 MILLION AND MORE

The Cleveland Foundation Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture $500,000 TO $999,999

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

The Louise H. and David S. Ingalls Foundation Kulas Foundation John P. Murphy Foundation $100,000 TO $249,999

Paul M. Angell Family 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 George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation GAR Foundation 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 Frederick and Julia Nonneman Foundation The Nord Family Foundation The Payne Fund

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$15,000 TO $49,999

The Abington Foundation The Batchelor Foundation, Inc. (Miami) Mary E. & 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 Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation The Helen Wade Greene Charitable Trust National Endowment for the Arts The Reinberger Foundation Sandor Foundation Albert G. & Olive H. Schlink Foundation Jean C. Schroeder Foundation The Sisler McFawn Foundation Dr. Kenneth F. Swanson Fund for the Arts of Akron Community Foundation The Veale Foundation The Edward and Ruth Wilkof Foundation

$2,500 TO $14,999 The Ruth and Elmer Babin Foundation Dr. NE & JZ Berman Foundation The Bernheimer Family Fund of the Cleveland Foundation The Bruening Foundation Cleveland State University Foundation The Cowles Charitable Trust (Miami) Elisha-Bolton Foundation The Harry K. Fox and Emma R. Fox Charitable Foundation The Jean, Harry and Brenda Fuchs Family Foundation, in memory of Harry Fuchs The Hankins 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 The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation The M. G. O’Neil Foundation Paintstone Foundation Peg’s Foundation Charles E. & Mabel M. Ritchie Memorial Foundation The Leighton A. Rosenthal Family Foundation Miami-Dade County Public Schools (Miami) SCH Foundation Harold C. Schott Foundation Kenneth W. Scott Foundation Lloyd L. and Louise K. Smith Memorial Foundation The South Waite Foundation The O’Neill Brothers Foundation The George Garretson Wade Charitable Trust The S. K. Wellman Foundation The Welty Family Foundation Thomas H. White Foundation, a KeyBank Trust The Wuliger Foundation Anonymous (2)

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“An Orchestra’s Ecstatic, Once-in-a-Lifetime Birthday Party” CLEVELAND — When I told people in the classical music world why I was traveling here for a few days this month, mouths tended to drop open. There were bursts of awe-struck laughter. There was jealousy. . . . Someone replied . . . ‘that’s my idea of heaven.’ This heaven, ascended toward by Franz WelserMöst and The Cleveland Orchestra as an exclamation point on its 100th anniversary celebrations, is simple enough to name: a performance of Olivier Messiaen’s Turangalîla-Symphonie on Wednesday evening, followed on Thursday by Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde. What might seem straightforward was actually extraordinary — even, perhaps, unprecedented. There are a lot of great, ambitious orchestras in the world; I don’t know another that would have gone for what the Clevelanders did this week. Tristan and Isolde is a nearly four-hour score of immense complexity that is not, to say the least, what a symphony orchestra pulls out every season. (The Cleveland Orchestra hadn’t done it whole since 1933.) Yet in the midst of a run of concert performances of the opera, this ensemble plopped a single go at Turangalîla, all 80 steroidally scored minutes of it. Inspired by the Tristan legend, Messiaen’s riotous celebration of love is a loopy, visionary kind-of concerto for piano and the whistling ondes martenot: think of a Chagall painting in sound. It usually requires nearly a week of dedicated preparation and a series of performances to justify the effort. Throwing together just one night of it — and bringing in soloists on the level of the star pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet and the ondes master Cynthia Millar — is a little like building a five-star French restaurant for a single dinner service. It’s one way to define orchestral luxury. To program it alongside Wagner’s opera, though, as part of a festival dubbed “The T Ecstasy of Tristan and Isolde,” is not luxurious as much as slightly insane. The reason this plan made it . . . into viable — indeed, beautiful — life? This is The Cleveland Orchestra, the culture of which may be understated but which knows precisely what it’s capable of. . . . Many ensembles would have done the Prelude and Liebestod from Wagner’s opera — or maybe, like the Boston Symphony Orchestra recently, an excerpted act. A few would have done a complete Tristan and Isolde alone. Maybe one or two would have added a bonus performance of a suite from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet. . . . But even before a season-ending Beethoven cycle that will tour to Vienna and Tokyo, Cleveland proved its mettle, yet again, by going above and beyond. Oh, and did I mention that Saturday [April 28] brings a dive into sacred love, with 16th-century brass pieces, contemporary choral works, a Bach cantata and solo-organ fantasias? That’s the evening before the final Tristan and Isolde matinee. Just another weekend in the life of America’s most understatedly amazing orchestra.” —Zachary Woolfe excerpted from: New York Times, April 27, 2018

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orchestra news Read about the music on your cellphone before the concert begins by visiting The Cleveland Orchestra’s program book is also available for your mobile phone, via a dedicated website specifically for reading about the music ahead of the concert. This service, available online at, provides the program notes and commentary about the musical pieces, along with biographies of the soloists and other artists in a simple-to-read format. “This is designed with a clear format and purpose, r ” comments program bookk editor Eric Sellen. “Just the basic information, no fancy layout, with the text at a size that makes reading on a phone or other mobile device easy.” The service was tested beginning in 2016, and is fully launched during the summer of 2017, with information posted a few days prior to each concert. The site features only the core information content of each book. The complete




program book is available online in a “flipbook” format, for viewing on a desktop computer or tablet. But because the flipbook format is harder to read on a mobile phone, the Orchestra chose to work with its program book partner, Live Publishing Company, to create the ExpressBook for reading on phones. Flipbooks are available from the Orchestra’s main website at going back several years. The ExpressBook only has current season programs, beginning the week of any given concert and looking back several concerts. Feedback and suggestions are welcome and encouraged, and can be sent by emailing to

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Blossom Picnic Contest open to all attending concert on July 15

Four movies offered at Severance Hall during 2018-19 season

For the second year in a row, The Cleveland Orchestra is holding a Blossom Picnic Contest, open to all attendees on Sunday, July 15. Do you have a flair for cooking, design, or hosting ng a fun party? Y You can compete for prizes before the concert by showcasing your best picnic food and presentation! Judges will include local celebrities and members of The Cleveland Orchestra. Registration is open to everyone, by completing the form available through the Orchestra’s website. Participants will set up their “Perfect Blossom Picnic” on the Lawn prior to the evening’s concert — starting as early as 4:30 p.m. for the 7:00 p.m. concert. Judging will take place between 5:30 and 6:30, with judges evaluating picnics on presentation, taste, and creativity (participants should be prepared to share a plate for the judges to enjoy). Two winners will be chosen — best presentation and best food — and will receive a pair of tickets to an upcoming Cleveland Orchestra concert at Severance Hall during the 2018-19 season.

Lights! Camera! Music! The Cleveland Orchestra presents four classic movies during the upcoming season at Severance Hall, with music performed live as each film is projected above the stage. Three of the season’s movies feature the Orchestra performing the musical soundtrack, while the first instead utilizes the concert hall’s 6,000-pipe organ to sound out an improvised accompaniment. Three of the movies (in October, March, and April) can be purchased together as a cost-saving series. The fourth and final movie, in May 2019, is part of the Orchestra’s regular weekend concert series, with the 1951 movie An American in Paris featuring a score of hits by George Gershwin. The three-concert “At the Movies” series is sponsored by PNC, and opens in October with Alfred Hitchcock’s early film The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog on October 26. Acclaimed organist Todd Wilson returns for this performance, showcasing his own improvisatory artistry through the capabilities of Severance Hall’s Norton Memorial Organ. This neverbefore-heard performance brings Hitchcock’s movie masterpiece to life for a unique evening of haunting music and spellbinding storytelling. The series continues with the groundbreakk ing 1955 film Rebel Without a Cause on Friday, March 1. Featuring a score by Leonard Rosenman often considered to have revolutionized film music, Nicholas Ray’s cult-classic about rebellious American youth culture — starring James Dean, Sal Mineo, and Natalie Wood — is a timeless landmark drama. The Cleveland Orchestra accompanies this evening of silver screen magic. The “At the Movies” series concludes on Sunday, April 28, with Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind, d featuring John Williams’s remarkable musical score and Spielberg’s uncanny eye for direction. “At the Movies” series subscriptions are available through the Severance Hall Ticket Office, online at, or by calling Cleveland Orchestra Ticket Services at 216-231-1111 or 1-800-686-1141.

Summers@Severance offers three Friday musical evenings The Cleveland Orchestra’s fifth year of Summers@Severance in 2018 offers three Friday night concerts. This popular summer series offers a unique, enjoyable atmosphere to hear the Orchestra and socialize with friends and family in the beauty of University Circle surrounding Severance Hall. The series is sponsored by Thompson Hine LLP and for 2018 takes place on July 27, August 10, and August 24, featuring a range of music from Brahms and Bartók, to Haydn and Mozart. Series tickets (all three concerts as a package) are on sale via the Severance Hall Ticket Office or online. Individual concert tickets can be purchased, in person or online at Blossom Festival 2018

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Welcome to Blossom! Welcome to the 2018 Blossom Music Festival — a summer-long season of weekend and holiday musical programs presented by The Cleveland Orchestra. In addition, LiveNation presents nonorchestral concerts throughout the season. Please be aware that some audience policies differ depending on the evening’s musical presentation, including what food and beverages can be brought onto the grounds or into the Pavilion. For this summer’s Festival, unique security, parkk ing, and food policies apply for the presentation of Roger Daltrey Sings The Who’s Tommyy on July 8.

Before the Concert . . . GROUNDS OPEN Gates to the Blossom grounds are open to the public 2½ hours before Festival concerts. QUESTIONS? Members of Blossom Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra staff two Information Centers — one located outside the Main Gate across from the Lawn Ticket Booth and the other inside the Main Gate on Smith Plaza next to the Joseph Garden. PARKING Free parking is available with your ticket to any regular Festival concert. Paved parking Lots require a printed and dated hang-tag, which must be displayed in your vehicle. Cars without dated parking hang-tags are 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 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 more information, contact Guest Services at 330-916-6068. FREE TRAM SERVICE AND GOLF CARTS Free transportation throughout the grounds is available to all patrons for Blossom Music Festi-

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(216) 231-1111

or 800-686-1141 or online at Blossom Guest Services and Lost & Found (330) 916-6068 Blossom Grille (330) 916-6063 Accessibility Services (330) 916-6068

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Group Sales and Knight Grove Reservations (216) 231-7493 weekday business hours Blossom Administrative Offices (330) 920-8040 weekday business hours Cleveland Orchestra Offices (216) 231-7300 weekday business hours val concerts. Tram service from parking lots to Smith Plaza and to the Pavilion is available on a continuous basis before and after each concert. A limited number of golf carts provide an alternative option for transportation within the Blossom grounds. These are available on a firstcome, first served basis (from a location near Emily’s Garden on Smith Plaza) to drive patrons to the Blossom Grille, Knight Grove, and other destinations not on the regular Tram routes. PICNICS Festival patrons are 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. Open-flame grilling is not permitted anywhere on the Blossom grounds or parking areas. Sparklers and fireworks are also prohibited.

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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 (there is no tram stop in Lot A). For safety reasons, there is no picnic/passenger drop-off at the Main Gate. NEW! PRE-ORDER PICNICS ONLINE A variety of prepared picnic baskets are available to pre-order thru the Orchestra’s website, featuring three tiers of food offerings — including sandwiches, wraps, dips, mini-cakes, pies, snack items, and beverages. Information about picking up your picnic comes with your order. Visit CONCESSIONS Blossom offers a diverse selection of food and beverage concessions throughout the grounds. Some of the items available include individual pizzas, grilled hot dogs, jumbo soft pretzels, coffees, and ice cream, along with a selection of alcoholic beverages featuring beers and 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 is the perfect place to start or end your evening. The full-service restaurant and bar offers a variety of freshly prepared appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts, plus wines, spirits, and beers, and pre-ordered box dinners. 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 following each concert. For more information or to make reservations, please call 330-916-6063. LAWN CHAIRS AND RENTALS Guests are welcome to bring chairs to the Lawn, but we ask you to please keep in mind that how you sit can obstruct others’ views. Short-legged beach-style 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.



For the comfort all guests, new guidelines have been instituted for late seating and food/beverages in the Blossom Pavilion. Please follow posted signage for the following Pavilion seating options: CLASSICAL CONCERTS — BLUE Late seating is permitted only at designated seating breaks in the music. Bottled water only is allowed in the Pavilion. POPS-STYLE CONCERTS — PINK Late seating is permitted between pieces and during speaking from the podium. Beverages and small snacks are allowed in the Pavilion. MOVIE CONCERTS — ORANGE Late seating is permitted throughout the performance. Food and beverages are allowed in the Pavilion (without picnic baskets/carriers).

During the Evening . . . 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. ARRIVING LATE TO THE LAWN Lawn patrons can find a spot on the Lawn at any time throughout the evening. However, if you are arriving after the concert has started, please be courteous to fellow patrons who are already enjoying the music. 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. AERIAL DRONES To ensure the safety of all, audience members are prohibited from having and operating drones anywhere on the Blossom grounds.

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MOBILE PHONES AND CAMERAS Visitors to Blossom are welcome and encouraged to check-in on Facebook and thru other social media sites or apps, and to share about your Blossom experience thru these same channels — including pictures of your family and friends enjoying all that Blossom has to offer. Please note that, in accordance with contractual agreements with the performers, the taking of pictures inside the Pavilion during performances is not permitted. The recording of performances — video or audio — is also restricted. Those sitting on the Lawn are welcome to view an online version of our program book via your phone by visiting DURING THE PERFORMANCE Please keep in mind that a night at Blossom is a shared experience. Please be mindful about the comfort and safety of people around you while you are enjoying your own evening. Please silence or mute your mobile phone.

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Please refrain from using your mobile device in a way that disturbs those around you from enjoying the performance or quietude of twilight. CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA STORE During Festival concerts, the Cleveland Orchestra Store offers sales in the Special Events Center located on Smith Plaza. Offerings include Blossom and Cleveland Orchestra signature merchandise, recordings, and other gift items. The shop is open 2 hours before the concert, at intermission, and for post-concert shopping. 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 Smith Plaza. YOUNG PERSON’S GUIDE A free printed Y Young Person’s Guide is available to help your youngest attendees learn about music, with some suggested activities.

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at 216-231-1111 or 800-686-1141, open weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

8s Free Lawn Tickets are available ND for young people ages 17 and younger. Two Under LIES 18s Free Lawn Passes can FA M I FOR be requested with each ON paid admission. Under 18s THE LAW 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.



IN PERSON $WWKH6HYHUDQFH+DOO7LFNHW2IÀFH 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 Off fice, open Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 1 p.m. through intermission on Festival concert dates.

ONLINE Individual concert tickets are available online at — featuring select-your-own seats and print-at-home tickets.


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 Some 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 regular Festival concerts in advance, you 2018 receive a parking pass that guarantees you J U LY space in one of Blossom’s paved parking lots and access to these lots via the “Parkk ing Pass” lane. To receive a parking pass, C-D-E purchase tickets in person or online at least ten days prior to the concert. BLOSSO M MUSIC


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WHEELCHAIR ACCESS Accessible seating locations are available across all seating price levels. If assistance is needed, uniformed staff can help.

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Concessions Family Restroom

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ADA Lawn Seating

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