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BLOSSOM with The Cleveland orchestra b l o s s o m m u s i c c e n t e r was opened

in 1968 as the summer home of The Cleveland orchestra — and has welcomed more than 21 million fans to concerts of all kinds in its first half-century serving northeast ohio . Located just north of akron, ohio, and about 25 miles south of Cleveland, blossom is situated on rolling hills surrounded by the Cuyahoga Valley national Park, which protects 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between akron and Cleveland . blossom lies within the city limits of Cuyahoga Falls, an ohio community founded over two-hundred years ago . blossom was planned and built by The Cleveland orchestra at a 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 . blossom granddaughter Laurel blossom continued the tradition as a trustee, 1999-2018, and Robin blossom was elected to the board in 2018 . george Szell, music director (1946 to 1970) of The Cleveland orchestra, 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 . The schedule expanded in subsequent seasons to feature the blossom music Festival of orchestral and related music from the Fourth of July to Labor Day Weekend alongside a Blossom Music Festival

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2019 Blossom Music Festival Book 4  

August 17 – Symphonic Dances August 24 – South Pacific in Concert Labor Day Weekend – The Empire Strikes back

2019 Blossom Music Festival Book 4  

August 17 – Symphonic Dances August 24 – South Pacific in Concert Labor Day Weekend – The Empire Strikes back

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