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About Blossom Welcome to our Summer home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 2019 Festival Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 about blossom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-16 blossom by the numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 blossom Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 blossom Friends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19 get Involved . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83-87 Zero Waste Initiative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 blossom Information and Policies . . . . . . . . . . . 89-93 blossom grounds map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

About the Orchestra board of Trustees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 about the orchestra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-23 Roster of musicians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-25


concert — August 17 Symphonic Dances Introducing the Concert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 about the music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33-42 Artists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

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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.

concert — August 24 South Pacific Introducing the Concert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 about the musical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48-51, 55 Guest Artists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52-54


concert — Labor Day The Empire Strikes Back Introducing the movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 about the movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61-66 Guest Conductor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Program books for Cleveland Orchestra concerts are produced by the Marketing, Communications, & Audience Engagement Department and distributed free of charge to attending audience members.

69 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. Preferred Airline of The Cleveland Orchestra


Supporting the Orchestra John L . Severance Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 annual Support: Individual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70-75 Corporate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Foundation and government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 heritage Society: Legacy giving . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79-81

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Blossom Music Festival

It’s more than music. We are proud to support The Cleveland Orchestra and the transformative power of accomplished professionals working together to achieve excellence.

Welcome to Our Summer Home! Few settings offer a more spectacular selection of ingredients for a magical and memorable evening than Blossom Music Center during a summer concert. And if you’re reading this, chances are you already have an abiding appreciation for both The Cleveland Orchestra and this breathtaking amphitheater under the stars. Every year, people of all ages are introduced to the beauty and power of symphonic music through visits to Blossom. This world-class ensemble and its summertime home also play an extraordinary role in impacting the lives and creative spirit of countless students. Last season, 20% of our audience was under the age of 25. With the creation of our Center for Future Audiences in 2011, Cleveland Orchestra concerts now attract and inspire more than 40,000 young people each year. Look no further than the excitement and enthusiasm surrounding each night’s performance at Blossom for a glimpse into what this marvelous orchestra and its summer home mean to the people of Northeast Ohio. They both have a deepseated connection to the community they represent — the type of connection normally reserved for friends and family members. We can all flip through the many snapshots in our mind’s eye for memorable moments spent with loved ones on the soft grass at Blossom. Maybe you heard Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and watched fireworks with your children at one of our annual Fourth-of-July celebrations? Or you shared a bottle of wine on a blanket with a special date for Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony? Or peered up at the sky’s inky darkness during Star Wars and considered the universe’s infinite possibilities? As we share in Blossom’s fifty-second glorious summer, The Cleveland Orchestra remains grateful for the ongoing support from our Blossom season sponsor, The J.M. Smucker Company, and for the generous people of Summit and Stark Counties and the entire region. Blossom is as much our home as Severance Hall, and we appreciate the good fortune of having a pair of remarkable concert halls in which these talented musicians can present enduring performances. Perhaps some of you aren’t aware that The Cleveland Orchestra owns Blossom and, as a result, continues to oversee and shape the longterm vision of this summer arts park for future generations. Our longtime affiliation with Live Nation, who books and promotes the various non-orchestral events at Blossom, and who operates the facility for us, has been a rewarding partnership for both organizations. This season Live Nation is welcoming a diverse roster of musical acts, including Santana, Wiz Khalifa, Smashing Pumpkins, Luke Bryan, and Peter Frampton. Meanwhile, in the weeks ahead, your brilliant orchestra will continue playing joyful and inspiring music for the people of Northeast Ohio. And there’s no more wonderful place to experience these unforgettable performances than here at Blossom, in our own backyard.

André Gremillet

Blossom Festival 2019

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Musical works by Bernstein, Gershwin, Stravinsky, and Tchaikovsky.


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TCHAIKOVSKY’S FOURTH SYMPHONY The Cleveland orchestra Jahja Ling, conductor Conrad Tao, piano



Musical works by Mussorgsky, Prokofiev, and Tchaikovsky.

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BRUCH’S VIOLIN CONCERTO The Cleveland orchestra Klaus mäkelä, conductor Daniel Lozakovich, violin Musical works by Kodály and Bruch, as well as Sibelius’s Fifth Symphony.


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ELGAR’S ENIGMA VARIATIONS The Cleveland orchestra bramwell Tovey, conductor gautier Capuçon, cello with Kent blossom orchestra Vinay Parameswaran, conductor


Blossom Music Center has provided an inviting and gracious summer home for The Cleveland Orchestra since it opened in 1968. Located just north of Akron, Ohio, and about 25 miles south of Cleveland, Blossom is situated on 200 acres of rolling hills surrounded by the Cuyahoga Valley SEASON SPONSOR National Park. Its beautiful outdoor setting is an integral part of the Blossom experi­ ence — and unrivaled among America’s summer music festival parks for the clear sightlines from across Blossom’s expansive Lawn and the superb acoustics and architectural beauty of the 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 Blos­ som Festival concerts. Two “under 18s” will be admitted with each paid adult admission — an initiative of The Cleveland Orch­ estra’s Center for Future Audiences, endowed by the Maltz Fam­ ily Foundation to expand new audiences for symphonic music.

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Musical works by Liszt, Barber, and Brahms.

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Greatest hits from Peter, Paul, and Mary’s songbook.


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The Cleveland orchestra Vinay Parameswaran, conductor Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano

Musical works by Ives, Bernstein, and Rachmaninoff.


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The Cleveland orchestra andy Einhorn, conductor with stage direction by Victoria bussert



ROMERO PLAYS RODRIGO The Cleveland orchestra Pablo heras-Casado, conductor Pepe Romero, guitar Musical works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Rodrigo, and Debussy.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic Broadway show presented in concert, in collaboration with Baldwin Wallace University’s Music Theatre Program.

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An evening devoted to the artistry and greatest hits of Aretha Franklin.


The classic sequel film shown in HD on the big screen — with the score performed live by The Cleveland Orchestra. Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm Ltd, and Warner/Chappell Music.





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officers and executive committee Richard K. Smucker, Chair André Gremillet, President & CEO Dennis W. LaBarre, Immediate Past Chair Richard J. Bogomolny, Chair Emeritus Alexander M. Cutler Hiroyuki Fujita David J. Hooker Michael J. Horvitz Douglas A. Kern resident trustees Robin Blossom Richard J. Bogomolny Yuval Brisker Helen Rankin Butler Irad Carmi Paul G. Clark Robert D. Conrad Matthew V. Crawford Alexander M. Cutler Hiroyuki Fujita Robert A. Glick Robert K. Gudbranson Iris Harvie Dee Haslam Stephen H. Hoffman David J. Hooker Michael J. Horvitz Marguerite B. Humphrey Betsy Juliano Jean C. Kalberer

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.

Nancy F. Keithley Christopher M. Kelly Douglas A. Kern John D. Koch Richard Kramer Dennis W. LaBarre Norma Lerner Virginia M. Lindseth Milton S. Maltz Nancy W. McCann Stephen McHale Thomas F. McKee Loretta J. Mester Dr. Tomislav Mihaljevic Beth E. Mooney John C. Morley Katherine T. O’Neill 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 Richard Stovsky Russell Trusso Daniel P. Walsh Thomas A. Waltermire Geraldine B. Warner Jeffery J. Weaver Meredith Smith Weil Paul E. Westlake Jr. David A. Wolfort

n at i o n a l a n d i n t er n at i o n a l t r u s t ees Virginia Nord Barbato (New York) Wolfgang C. Berndt (Austria) Mary Jo Eaton (Florida)

Richard C. Gridley (South Carolina) Herbert Kloiber (Germany) Paul Rose (Mexico)

trustees ex- officio Carolyn Dessin, Chair, Cleveland Orchestra Chorus Operating Committee Barbara R. Snyder, President, Case Western Reserve University

Patricia M. Smith, President, Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra Beverly J. Warren, President, Kent State University

trustees emeriti George N. Aronoff Dr. Ronald H. Bell David P. Hunt S. Lee Kohrman Raymond T. Sawyer

honorary trustee s for life Alex Machaskee Gay Cull Addicott Robert P. Madison Charles P. Bolton The Honorable John D. Ong Jeanette Grasselli Brown James S. Reid, Jr. Allen H. Ford Robert W. Gillespie

pa s t b oa r d p r es i d en t s D. Z. Norton 1915-21 John L. Severance 1921-36 Dudley S. Blossom 1936-38 Thomas L. Sidlo 1939-53

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

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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

About Blossom



blossom music Center opened on July 19, 1968, with a concert that featured beethoven’s ninth Symphony under the direction of george Szell .







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The portion of young people at Cleveland orchestra concerts at blossom has increased to 20% over the past 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 .


21million aDMIssIONs

blossom music Center has welcomed more than 21,100,000 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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12,000 cubic yards concrete 4 acres of sodded lawn

The creation of blossom in 1966-68 was a major construction project involving many hands and much material, made possible by many generous donors .

Cuyahoga Valley National Park was created in 2000, upgrading the national recreational preserve, whch had been established in 1974 . Today, CVnP includes 33,000 acres of preserved prairieland and forest adjoining blossom music Center .

the blossom Grounds

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 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), and Knight Grove (a party center accommodating groups of 25 to 450) . Blossom Festival 2019

About Blossom


photograph by peter hastings

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 21 million people have attended live musical performances at blossom in its first half century — with 400,000 enjoying symphonic and rock concerts each summer . In 2002, the facility underwent the first major capital improvements project in At the Blossom groundbreaking on July 2, 1967, from left the park’s history . The blossom Redevelin foreground are Frank Joseph (then board president opment Project featured a major renovaof The Cleveland Orchestra), Elizabeth Bingham Blossom (Mrs. Dudley Sr.), Benjamin Gale (Blossom grandson), tion of the facility and enhancement of Betsy Blossom (youngest Blossom grandchild), and patron amenities, and was completed Charles Bingham Blossom (Blossom grandson). 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 .

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 offerings 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 27) . 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 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

Blossom Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra The Blossom Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra is an advisory group created to support the development and prioritization of initiatives to connect The Cleveland Orchestra in new and meaningful ways with the Blossom community. The Committee is comprised of business and community leaders from Cuyahoga, Portage, Stark, and Summit Counties. (Listing as of June 15, 2019.) Iris harvie, Chair Thomas Waltermire, Vice Chair Ronald h . bell Carolyn Christian bialosky William 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 margaret Watts hunter mary ann Jackson michael J . Kaplan Philip S . Kaufmann Christine Kramer Janice R . Leshner

John mcbride margaret morgan* Paul a . Rose Sandra R . Smith Christopher T . Teodosio Paul E . Westlake Jr . Deb yandala *Honorary Member for Life


Richard K . Smucker, Board Chair, The Cleveland Orchestra Dennis W . Labarre, Immediate Past Chair, The Cleveland Orchestra Richard J . bogomolny, Chair Emeritus, The Cleveland Orchestra andré gremillet, President & CEO, The Cleveland Orchestra Peter van Dijk, Westlake Reed Leskosky

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

June 17 monday at 12 noon Maya Fields — viola Matthew Fields — cello


Gourmet Matinees

A Series of Casual Gourmet Picnic Meet-the-Musician Luncheons at Blossom’s Knight Grove

Sister and brother Maya Fields and Matthew Fields began this summer’s luncheon series . both are alums of the Cleveland orchestra youth orchestra .

July 17 Wednesday at 12 noon Richard King — horn The series continued with horn player Richard King, who served as associate principal or principal horn for nearly three decades — and continues as a member of The Cleveland orchestra’s horn section .

August 28 Wednesday at 12 noon Mark Jackobs — viola Violist Mark Jackobs joined the orchestra in 1993 . he regularly plays in chamber music performances, teaches as a faculty member of the Cleveland Institute of music, and has led masterclasses at schools and conservatories across the united States .


$50 per program. For more information or to make reservations, please call Pat Volpe at 330-995-4975 or visit www .clevelandorchestra .com /gourmetmatinee . presented by

Blossom Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra

2019 Gourmet Matinee Luncheons

The Cleveland Orchestra

Blossom Friends of The Cleveland 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 renamed Blossom Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra in 2016 and is 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 lcohen@clevelandorchestra .com EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Susan Kenney, Peggy Krinsky, Kaye Lowe, Co-Presidents mary Walker Sprunt, Recording Secretary Lorry Szabo, Corresponding Secretary Peggy Krinsky, Treasurer

AREA CHAIRS — Danielle Dieterich — Kaye Lowe kent — Roseanne henderson, Janet Sessions northeast — Lorry Szabo members-at- large — Connie Van gilder akron


The final Gourmet Matinee Luncheon is on August 28 at Blossom. Call 330-995-4975 for details or visit clevelandorchestra .com/gourmetmatinee.

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h a v i n G c e l e b r a t e d its Centennial Season in 2017-18 and across 2018, The Cleveland orchestra has officially launched its second century . Today, it is 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 upcoming 2019-20 season will mark the ensemble’s eighteenth 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, and volunteers 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 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 . The orchestra’s longstanding championing of new composers and the commissioning of new works helps audiences experience music as a living language that grows with each new generation . Fruitful re-examinations and juxtapositions of traditional musical works, 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 explorations for the community are core to the orchestra’s mission, fueled by a 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 .

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Each year since 1989, The Cleveland Orchestra has presented a free concert in downtown Cleveland, with last summer’s for the ensemble’s official 100th Birthday bash. Nearly 3 million people have experienced the Orchestra through these free performances. This summer’s concert took place on August 7.

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Recent seasons have seen the launch of a unique series of neighborhood initiatives and performances, designed to bring the orchestra and the citizens of northeast ohio together in new ways . active performance ensembles and teaching 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 a century of quality music education programs, the orchestra made national and international headlines through the creation of its Center for Future audiences in 2010 . Established with a significant endowment gift from the maltz Family Foundation, the Center is designed to provide ongoing funding for the orchestra’s continuing work to develop interest in classical music among young people . The flagship “under 18s Free” program has seen unparalleled success in increasing attendance — with 20% of attendees now comprised of concertgoers age 25 and under — as the orchestra now boasts one of the youngest audiences for 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 less than half of each season’s costs, the generosity of thousands each year drives the

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orchestra forward and sustains its extraordinary tradition of excellence onstage, in the classroom, and for the community . Evolving Greatness . The Cleveland orchestra was founded in 1918 . over the ensuing decades, the 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, 193343; Erich Leinsdorf, 1943-46; george Szell, 1946-70; Lorin maazel, 1972-82; Christoph von Dohnányi, 1984-2002; and Franz Welser-möst, since 2002 . The opening in 1931 of Severance hall as the orchestra’s permanent home brought a special pride to the ensemble and its hometown . With acoustic re-

finements 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 . 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 at home throughout northeast ohio and around the world .

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Franz Welser-Möst Music Direc tor

CELLOS Mark Kosower *

Kelvin Smith Family Chair



Virginia M. Lindseth, PhD, Chair

Jung-Min Amy Lee


Gretchen D. and Ward Smith Chair

Jessica Lee


Clara G. and George P. Bickford Chair

Stephen Tavani


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 Zhan Shu


Louis D. Beaumont Chair

Richard Weiss1

The GAR Foundation Chair

Alfred M. and Clara T. Rankin Chair

Charles Bernard2

James and Donna Reid Chair

Bryan Dumm

Patricia M. Kozerefski and Richard J. Bogomolny Chair

Tanya Ell

Emilio Llinás2

Eli Matthews1

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

Helen Weil Ross Chair Muriel and Noah Butkin Chair 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 Switalski2 Scott Haigh1

Mary E. and F. Joseph Callahan Chair

Mark Atherton Thomas Sperl Henry Peyrebrune

Charles Barr Memorial Chair

Charles M. and Janet G. Kimball Chair

Charles Carleton Scott Dixon Derek Zadinsky

Jean Wall Bennett Chair

HARP Trina Struble*

Lynne Ramsey1

Stanley Konopka 2 Mark Jackobs 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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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 Jessica Sindell2

Austin B. and Ellen W. Chinn Chair

Mary Kay Fink

PERCUSSION Marc Damoulakis*

Michael Mayhew§

Donald Miller Tom Freer Thomas Sherwood

George Szell Memorial Chair Knight Foundation Chair

Jesse McCormick

Robert B. Benyo Chair

PICCOLO Mary Kay Fink

Anne M. and M. Roger Clapp Chair

OBOES Frank Rosenwein* Edith S. Taplin Chair

Hans Clebsch Richard King Alan DeMattia

Everett D. and Eugenia S. McCurdy Chair

Robert Walters

TRUMPETS Michael Sachs* Jack Sutte Lyle Steelman2

James P. and Dolores D. Storer Chair

Michael Miller

ENGLISH HORN Robert Walters

Samuel C. and Bernette K. Jaffe Chair

CORNETS Michael Sachs*

Mary Elizabeth and G. Robert Klein Chair

Michael Miller

CLARINETS Afendi Yusuf*

Robert Marcellus Chair

Robert Woolfrey

Victoire G. and Alfred M. Rankin, Jr. Chair 2

Robert R. and Vilma L. Kohn Chair


Stanley L. and Eloise M. Morgan Chair

BASSOONS John Clouser*

Louise Harkness Ingalls Chair

Gareth Thomas Barrick Stees2

Sandra L. Haslinger Chair

Jonathan Sherwin CONTRABASSOON Jonathan Sherwin

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Margaret Allen Ireland Chair

kEyBOARD INSTRUMENTS Joela Jones* Rudolf Serkin Chair

Carolyn Gadiel Warner Robert and Eunice Podis Weiskopf Chair

Corbin Stair Jeffrey Rathbun2

Daniel McKelway

HORNS nathaniel silberschlag*

TROMBONES Shachar Israel2 Richard Stout

Alexander and Marianna C. McAfee Chair

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

TIMPANI Paul Yancich*

Otto G. and Corinne T. Voss Chair

Tom Freer 2

Mr. and Mrs. Richard K. Smucker Chair

The Cleveland Orchestra

Marjory and Marc L. Swartzbaugh Chair


Joe and Marlene Toot Chair

Donald Miller ENDOWED CHAIRS CURRENTLy UNOCCUPIED Sidney and Doris Dworkin Chair Blossom-Lee Chair Sunshine Chair Myrna and James Spira Chair Gilbert W. and Louise I. Humphrey Chair

* Principal §

1 2

Associate Principal First Assistant Principal Assistant Principal


Vinay Parameswaran ASSISTANT CONDuCTOR

Elizabeth Ring and William Gwinn Mather Chair

Lisa Wong


Frances P. and Chester C. Bolton Chair


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Franz Welser-MÖst receives Kennedy Center Gold Medal

New principal horn joins Orchestra starting in August

Cleveland orchestra music director Franz Welser-möst was awarded a gold medal in the arts by the Kennedy Center International Committee on the arts at a ceremony held in Vienna’s albertina museum in June . The award was given in recognition of Welser-möst’s long-lasting impact on the international arts community . “I am deeply humbled and honored to receive this award,” said Franz Welser-möst at the time of the award . “Because I was born and raised in Austria, I am especially proud to participate in this presentation in Vienna, where many of my formative and enduring music moments occurred — and where I value the significant collaborations I’ve had over many years at the Musikverein with the Vienna Philharmonic and The Cleveland Orchestra.” “over the course of his career,” said Cleveland orchestra president & CEo andré gremillet, “Franz Welser-Möst has served as a transformative music director, inspirational leader, progressive educator, and visionary creative spirit . His innovative perspective and tireless dedication to the arts community, both in Cleveland and abroad, have shown us what’s possible through the extraordinary power and passion of music. The Cleveland Orchestra is proud to witness this remarkable and deserving achievement.”

The newest member of The Cleveland orchestra begins playing with the ensemble the week of august 5 . Nathaniel Silberschlag was appointed principal horn of The Cleveland orchestra in may 2019 . he holds the george Szell memorial Endowed Chair . Silberschlag previously served as assistant principal horn of the Washington national opera/Kennedy Center opera house orchestra, where he was the youngest member ever to win a position with the ensemble, at the age of 19 . he completed his bachelor of music degree from new york’s Juilliard School in may 2019, where he was a student of Julie Landsman and recipient of the Kovner Fellowship . born in Leonardtown, maryland, in the Chesapeake region, nathaniel Silberschlag comes from of a family of sixteen professional musicians across several generations . he is the third generation of his family to attend the Juilliard School . as soloist, Silberschlag has performed with the Juilliard orchestra, bulgarian Philharmonic, Romania State Symphony, new york’s Little orchestra Society, and the Chesapeake orchestra . he has also played concerts with a variety of ensembles, including the new york Philharmonic and orpheus Chamber orchestra .

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Saturday evening, August 17, 2019, at 8:00 p.m.

T H E CL E V E L A ND ORC H EST R A V I N AY PA R A M E SWA R A N , conductor

charles ives (1874-1954)

leonard bernstein (1918-1990)

Decoration Day from A Symphony: New England Holidays Jeremiah Symphony 1. Prophecy: Largamente — 2. Profanation: Vivace con brio — 3. Lamentation: Lento (played without pause between movements)


INTER MISSION sergei rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

Symphonic Dances, Opus 45 1. Non allegro 2. Andante con moto (Tempo di valse) 3. Lento assai — Allegro vivace

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vinay parameswaran assistant Conductor Elizabeth Ring and William gwinn mather Endowed Chair The Cleveland orchestra

Vinay Parameswaran joined The Cleveland orchestra as assistant conductor with the 2017-18 season . he also serves as music director of the Cleveland orchestra youth orchestra . mr . Parameswaran arrived in Cleveland following three seasons as associate conductor of the nashville Symphony (2014-2017), where he led over 150 performances . In the summer of 2017, he was a Conducting Fellow at the Tanglewood music Center . Recent guest conducting engagements have included debuts with the symphony orchestras of nashville, Washington D .C ., milwaukee, Jacksonville, Eugene, Rochester, Tucson, and Vermont . a native of the San Francisco bay area, mr . Parameswaran played as a percussion student for six years in the San Francisco Symphony youth orchestra . he holds a bachelor of arts degree in music and political science from brown university . at brown, he began his conducting studies with Paul Phillips . he received a diploma from the Curtis Institute of music, where he studied with otto-Werner mueller as the albert m . greenfield Fellow .


Jennifer Johnson cano american mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano has been widely praised for her performances on the operatic stage, in concert, and in recital . Since graduating from the Lindemann young artist Development Program at new york’s metropolitan opera, she has appeared in over 100 performances with the company, with recent roles including bersi, Emilia, hansel, meg Page, mercedes, nicklausse, Wellgunde, and Waltraute . She made her Cleveland orchestra debut in may 2012, and sang with the orchestra most recently in 2017 . She can be heard in mahler’s Song of the Earth with the orchestra of St . Luke’s and in DVDs of Robert LePage’s Ring cycle production at the metropolitan opera, as well as in bernstein’s Jeremiah Symphony on the naxos label with the baltimore Symphony orchestra . ms . Cano is a native of St . Louis, missouri, and made her professional operatic debut with the opera Theater of Saint Louis . She earned degrees from Webster university and Rice university . Recent and upcoming appearances include engagements with the opera companies of boston, Des moines, arizona, Cincinnati, and St . Louis . For more information, please visit www. .

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Decoration, Jeremiah& Dance T H I S E V E N I N G ’ S C O N C E R T features three works written in the united States during the first half of the 20th century . Two of the composers were born americans (Ives and bernstein), while the third (Rachmaninoff) became a u .S . citizen three years after completing his Symphonic Dances in 1940 . The concert begins with Decoration Day by Charles Ives . This is one of four orchestral pieces that Ives conceived and published together as a “symphony” of childhood memories about holidays in his hometown of Danbury, Connecticut, in the late 19th century . The four movements, which the composer said could be played as a group or separately (or in any combination), present a strong atmosphere of nostalgia and americana, quoting familiar tunes while painting a scene of both bustling activity and quiet reverie . Conductor Vinay Parameswaran has chosen the second movement, titled Decoration Day (what is today known as memorial Day) . In it Ives mixes peace and quiet with dissonance and fun, creating musical ambivalence — raucous and serious, high-spirited and mournful all together at once . next comes Leonard bernstein’s first symphony, titled Jeremiah . here bernstein portrays in music a biblical story of conflict, destruction, and deep sorrow . his powerful writing, featuring a vocal soloist in the final movement, ends with Jeremiah’s lament over the ruined city of Jerusalem . To close the concert, we hear one of Rachmaninoff’s last works, the Symphonic Dances of 1940 . Rachmaninoff had impeccable credentials for and understanding of the Romantic symphony orchestra of the 19th century . and, despite claims to the contrary, he also experimented (albeit in limited ways) with newer 20th-century ideas . not really meant to be danced, this work offers up a strong sense of rhythm and movement, beautifully orchestrated, magnificently proportioned and phrased for symphonic ensemble . —Eric Sellen


Children of a small American town march

together toward the cemetery to honor the fallen of the U.S. Civil War in a typical celebration of Decoration Day.

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decoration day from a symphony: new england holidays composed 1905-12

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born October 20, 1874 Danbury, Connecticut died May 19, 1954 New York City

at a Glance Ives began work on his four-movement symphony of New England holidays in 1905, having already written one movement as a stand-alone piece. He completed the Decoration Day movement in 1912. It was premiered in December 1931 in Cuba by the Havana Philharmonic. This piece runs about 10 minutes in performance. Ives scored it for large orchestra.

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to describe the capabilities of computers carrying on simultaneous operations . It was soon applied to people, but humans (and animals, too) have been trying to do more than one thing at the same time for eons, with greater and lesser success . many of Charles Ives’s orchestral works spark with the sound of more than one thing happening at the same time, and very purposefully so . he often brought opposing elements together — conflicting melodies, harmonies, and rhythms, familiar tunes and his own melodies — all in an effort to evoke everyday life, the swirling multitude of things happening around and inside all of us in any given moment . Part of this, too, involved his wanting to evoke nostalgia and memories, brought up through a fresh haze into the present moment, often by using familiar tunes associated with the past . For listeners, the results can be exciting and exhilarating, or bewildering, or at times just plain cacophonous . Expect the unexpected . Smooth melody may suddenly — or sometimes very subtly — be interrupted by a gratingly different idea, completely changed or quietly subsumed . Ives’s father was a bandmaster in new England, heavily involved in the annual town celebrations of Danbury, Connecticut, where they lived . years later, Ives often recalled hearing two different rehearsals or performances going on at the same time across town — giving rise to his interest and joy in recreating such typical, everyday conflicts in sound . Following his college years at yale, Ives ended up spending his daytime hours in the life insurance business . Doing so, he made quite a lot of money, but had to pursue his musical ideas more like a hobby — and finding few opportunities to have his wildly modernistic music played or heard . a number of his works were not given premieres until years after the composer’s death . Eventually, modern music caught up with Ives, with his pioneering work lauded and applauded, if not always understood . Created in 19th century america as a spring holiday, Decoration Day was set aside to honor the many many many thousands of solders who had died in the Civil War . over 620,000 had lost their lives — out of a population of just over 30 million . August 17: About the Music



Vintage postcards from the early 20th century commemorating Decoration Day (now known as Memorial Day).

In the immediate aftermath of the Civil War, every citizen, north and South, had connections with those who had fought and died . The nation was filled with families who had lost a son, brother, or father, and an annual remembrance took root even before it was celebrated nationally in 1868 . In the ensuing decades, monuments were erected in towns across the nation, and many traditions were born — including parades of children marching to the town cemetery for remembrance, often followed by games and celebration for the living . (It was these traditions, of reverance and fun mixed together, remembered from his boyhood, that Ives tried to recapture in his musical depiction of the holiday .) In time, and with new wars, Decoration Day was renamed memorial Day to embrace and remember all who sacrificed their lives in military service across the nation’s entire history . (although commemorated far and wide, memorial Day wasn’t officially designated as a national holiday until 1971 .) Ives’s Decoration Day is but one movement in a fourmovement symphony that the composer conceptualized in 1905 . The four parts evoke four holidays across a year, recalling celebrations and emotions from his new England upbringing: George Washington’s Birthday (winter), Decoration Day (spring), Fourth of July (summer), and Thanksgiving and Forefathers’ Day (autumn) . although created under the title New England Symphony (originally “holidays in a Connecticut Country Town”), Ives stated they could be played as a group, or separately or in any combination . In the “symphony,” Decoration Day is the slow, quiet movement . It begins and ends with an atmosphere of reverence and grace . This tranquility is broken up with louder and more boisterous moments . a number of familiar tunes are used — some not easily recognized . These include Taps, “o Come, all ye Faithful,” and the Civil War song “Tenting Tonight on the old Campground .” The solo cornet plays Taps, and, in addition to being appropriate for the subject, recalls Ives’s own father playng at Decoration Day ceremonies . Toward the end, a spirited march takes hold, quoting a work from Ives’s memory, the Second Regiment Connecticut national guard march by David Wallis Reeves . This suddenly subsides, and tranquility returns, eventually to silence . —Eric Sellen © 2019


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Jeremiah symphony (a.k.a. Symphony No. 1) composed 1942

l e o n a r d b e r n s t e i n left boston — where he’d been born,



bernstein born August 25, 1918 Lawrence, Massachusetts died October 14, 1990 New York City

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raised, and educated — in 1942 to launch his career in new york City . The next two years gave him plenty to celebrate . as a pianist, in February 1943 he replaced his friend and mentor aaron Copland at short notice to perform Copland’s recent Sonata in a forum at Town hall, to enthusiastic reviews . as a conductor, he was appointed assistant to music director artur Rodzinski at the new york Philharmonic, leading directly to his sensational debut in november 1943 as a last-minute replacement for bruno Walter in a concert that was broadcast nationwide . Composing for the theater, he enjoyed huge success in april 1944 with his ballet Fancy Free, created for Jerome Robbins, and equally with the musical On the Town, which hit broadway at the end of December . meanwhile, in the field of concert music, there was the premiere of his First Symphony, named Jeremiah, in January 1944, conducted by bernstein himself with the Pittsburgh Symphony orchestra and with his friend Jennie Tourel as the mezzo-soprano soloist . This was followed within weeks by triumphant encore performances with the boston Symphony orchestra and the new york Philharmonic . one way and another, bernstein had arrived . The Jeremiah Symphony had, in fact, been written just before these two particularly hectic years . The work’s starting-point was a Hebrew Song for mezzo-soprano and orchestra, on a text from the book of Lamentations, that bernstein had sketched in the summer of 1939 soon after graduating from harvard . at the time, he wrote to Copland that he considered it “my best score so far,” and that “eventually the song will become one of a group, or a movement from a symphony .” In the spring of 1942, bernstein did indeed begin writing a symphony — and he soon realized that its planned first two movements could lead directly into the Hebrew Song’s lamentation . Reflecting the composer’s Jewish heritage and upbringing, the symphony’s overall subject matter is the prophet Jeremiah, his warnings of disaster, and what happens when his warnings go unheeded . Ignoring Jeremiah, the priests and people turn away from god and begin worshipping inanimate idols . This August 17: About the Music


at a Glance Bernstein composed his symphonic work Jeremiah in 1942. The first performance took place on January 28, 1944, with the composer conducting the Pittsburgh Symphony at the Syria Mosque; Jennie Tourel was the soloist. Only later, in 1949, after Bernstein had written a second “symphony,” named The age of anxiety, did his publisher suggest attaching the name “Symphony No. 1” to Jeremiah, but Bernstein most often thought of it simply as Jeremiah or as his Jeremiah Symphony . This concerto runs about 25 minutes in performance. Bernstein scored it for 2 flutes and piccolo, 2 oboes and english horn, 2 clarinets and bass clarinet, 2 bassoons and contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones and tuba, timpani (at one point in the second movement beaten with maracas), percussion (triangle, bass drum, snare drum, cymbal, and wood block), piano (in the second and third movements), and strings, plus mezzo-soprano soloist. The Cleveland Orchestra first played Jeremiah in January of 2007, under Franz Welser-Möst’s direction.

leads to the destruction of the Temple and ends with Jeremiah’s lament over the ruined city of Jerusalem . In the Symphony, this action is largely expressed in general terms, rather than through a detailed program . as bernstein explained in his own note, “the first movement (Prophecy) aims only to parallel in feeling the intensity of the prophet’s pleas with his people; and the Scherzo (Profanation) to give a general sense of the destruction and chaos brought on by the pagan corruption within the priesthood and the people.” The final Lamentation, however, because of its text, is more specifically “the cry of Jeremiah as he mourns his beloved Jerusalem, ruined, pillaged, and dishonored after his desperate attempts to save it.” In addition to the subject matter, the musical substance of the Symphony also reflects bernstein’s Jewish background, and his regular attendance at synagogue in childhood and youth . The common origins of much of the material, along with some specific cross-references between movements, and the fact that the three movements are played without a break, give the Symphony a feeling of unity as a whole . and, indeed, there is a sense of an overall progression, with the prophecies of the first movement finding fulfillment in the tragedy of the third . The first movement begins with an opening section of unfolding melody, soon punctuated by an ominous figure of a chord sounded in a double attack . a middle section of calm brass chords ensues, leading to a menacing crescendo, followed by a final section that takes us back out of the movement by reversing the opening sequence of chords and melody . The principal theme of the second movement is a sinuous dance, very much in the manner of Copland . a central section introduces a lively variant of the calm brass chords from the first movement, followed by a melody with a touch of bernstein’s broadway open-heartedness . The last movement alternates between the singer’s fervent declamation of grief (sung in hebrew) and orchestral commentary, which sometimes reinforces the tragic climaxes and sometimes offers consolation . The consolation is most strong, perhaps, with a melody made out of falling phrases (a variant of an idea from the first movement) that ends the work . —Anthony Burton © 2019 Anthony Burton is a British free-lance writer and commentator.


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How deserted the city has become, which was once filled with people! She has become like a widow! She who was great among the nations, and princess among the provinces, she has become a slave! She weeps bitterly in the night, with tears flowing on her cheeks; she has no one to comfort her among all her lovers; all her friends have betrayed and become her enemies. Judah has gone into exile after hard affliction and forced servitude; she dwells among the worldly nations, finding no place to call her own; all who argue against her feel vindicated, ignoring her distress. Jerusalem has sinned greatly. . . . They wander the streets without purpose, as if blind; they are defiled with blood, so that no one will touch their garments. People protest against them: Depart! You are unclean! Stay away! . . . Lord, where have you gone? Why have you forsaken us for so long! O Lord, turn us toward your love!

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power . The Czar ruled supremely and, many believed and others hoped, benevolently . yet this was also a time when many of the ideas and understandings that gave society structure and hierarchy were being questioned and changed . new rights were given to the serfs, and small uprisings and protests flared like wildfires across the decades . Full revolution came in 1917, first in the spring, replacing the monarchy with democracy, and then again in the autumn, bringing the bolshevik communists to power . at the end of the year, Rachmaninoff slipped out of the country with his wife and children, supposedly for a concert engagement in Sweden . he never returned to his homeland, but made his home first in Switzerland and then in the united States, continuing his professional life as a concert pianist, conductor, and composer . In his years of exile, Rachmaninoff fought a constant battle with the arbiters of taste, both in Europe and in america, who had decided that modern music had to be “modern .” his roots were deeply planted in the soil of Russia and in the way of life he led there, and his art had evolved within that country’s great (but relatively recent) musical tradition, best represented by Tchaikovsky . his technique as a composer and orchestrator was unequaled, and his imagination was never dormant, but his style had little in common with the spirit of the jazz age or the various types of neo-classicism that were coming to life in the first decades of the 20th century . of new works written in the West, Rachmaninoff’s Fourth Piano Concerto was poorly received in 1927, by audiences and critics alike — and the composer wasn’t really satisfied with it either . he decided to cast his next piano concerto as a Rhapsody (in name) and a set of variations on a theme by Paganini (in form) . This worked, and the public responded enthusiastically . The same approaches brought forth his next two works . The more traditionally-structured Third Symphony was roughly handled by the press in 1936, and so he returned to the variations format for his Symphonic Dances, premiered in 1941 . This turned out to be Rachmaninoff’s last major composition . his first inclination was to call them Fantastic Dances and then, acknowledging the works true identity, as Symphonic Dances. August 17: About the Music


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ballet was in his mind, in any case, because the great Russian choreographer mikhail Fokine was planning a ballet using the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, a plan which had Rachmaninoff’s enthusiastic support . This was premiered in 1939 without much acclaim, and a follow-up Fokine ballet on the Symphonic Dances never materialized (owing to Fokine’s death in 1942, followed by Rachmaninoff’s death a year later) . Perhaps Rachmaninoff did feel this music as dance music, with the powerful stamping rhythm of the first movement echoing ballets by Stravinsky and Prokofiev, and with the fleet waltz rhythm of the second movement suggesting Ravel . The finale is more intricate and elusive, rhythmically, for behind the restless flow of sounds the composer was thinking of Russian and Western religious chant, the latter appearing as the Dies irae motif from the Latin Church’s mass, frequently cited by Rachmaninoff in his music, notably in the Paganini Rhapsody . There is also reference to the Russian chant he had already set for chorus in his All-Night Vigil of 1915 . These two references emerge as intrinsic to his melodic style, deeply rooted, probably subconsciously, in the chanting of orthodox priests that he had heard in his child-

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at a Glance Rachmaninoff completed his Symphonic Dances on October 29, 1940. The first performance was given by the work’s dedicatees, Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra, on January 3, 1941. Symphonic Dances runs about 35 minutes. Rachmaninoff scored it for piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, english horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, 2 bassoons, contra-bassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion (triangle, tambourine, bass drum, side drum, cymbals, tam-tam, glockenspiel, xylophone, bells), piano, harp, and strings. The Cleveland Orchestra first performed Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances in January 1942 under Artur Rodzinski. The most recent performances took place in 2014 at Blossom and in 2015 at Severance Hall.

hood . melodies that move by step, or at least confined to narrow intervals, are readily related to plainchant, and such melodies abound in Rachmaninoff’s works . The great opening theme of the Second Piano Concerto is of this kind . It is significant also that a similar theme from the First Symphony is quoted at the end of the first movement of the Symphonic Dances, played in a quiet and dignified manner and standing apart from the strong pulse of the rest of the movement . The first movement is a superb example of how to build the elements of structure from simple materials, in this case a descending triad, weaving under and over firm rhythmic support and planted deeply (with endless chromatic digressions) in the key of C minor . a dialog between oboe and clarinet puts the brakes on for the second section, which is slower, cast in a remote key, and richly melodic . here an alto saxophone introduces one of Rachmaninoff’s endless melodies that grow and reshape themselves in a passionate evolution, often hinting at a Russian flavor . The middle movement is a masterpiece of elegance in a waltz rhythm full of shifts and turns, its main tune being a plaintive melody first presented by english horn and oboe in partnership . The orchestration is dazzling, and a muted brass fanfare punctuates the movement from time to time . The third movement finale combines melancholy wistfulness (in the Lento assai section) with rhythmic exhilaration and virtuosity in the fast sections . The movement is a quest for its theme, which makes the initial Allegro sound fragmentary and restless, with contributions from the piccolo and trumpet that help to form a melodic core . but this is not to be reached until after a lengthy return to the slower tempo, when the cellos press the claim of something close to the Dies irae tune . The Allegro returns for an exuberant mélange of plainchants for the full orchestra . With so much of the finale devoted to gloomy Russian introspection, not remotely suggestive of dance, the whole work comes nearer to being the Fourth Symphony he never wrote, slow movement and finale being persuasively combined . This masterly swansong was composed in quiet seclusion in the summer of 1940 when Rachmaninoff was living in Centerport, new york, in a house overlooking Long Island Sound . —Hugh Macdonald © 2019


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presented in collaboration with the Baldwin Wallace Music Theatre Program in-concert presentation directed by victoria bussert and featuring the cleveland orchestra conducted by andy einhorn

The performance is presented with one intermission and will end at approximately 10:30 p.m.


The action takes place on two islands in the South Pacific during World War II. There is one week’s lapse of time between the two acts.

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starring Kailey boyle as nellie Forbush elliot madore as Emile de becque loretta ables sayre as bloody mary hanako Walrath as Liat Gordia hayes as Luther billis ryan silverman as Lieutenant Joseph Cable, uSmC with avery pyo as ngana, Emile’s daughter sun-hee smith as Jerome, Emile’s son enrique miguel as French Servant (and a sailor) charles miller as Stewpot patrick Kennedy as Professor milla Guerra as Captain georgia brackett, uSn ben senneff as Commander William harbison, uSn veronica otim as Featured nurse nurses

amelia beckham Piper bruce Colette Caspari Caroline Didelot audrey hare understudy Nellie Forbush nadina hassan Sydney howard autumn Key Samantha Lucas Victoria Lurz Claire marie miller Reyna moran


Jeremy beloate Kyle Clark Kyle Elliot understudy Lt. Cable andrew Faria understudy Billis Dashiell gregory Jack hale nic hermick Steven huynh Will Lamb Enrique miguel Sam nasar Rodrigo Torrejon

Performance rights to South Pacific are licensed from the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization (www .rnh .com) . This concert version of South Pacific was created by David Ives for a Carnegie Hall benefit presentation in 2005.

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perience for a nation, a town, a brigade, a platoon, a ship or an island . The musical South Pacific was derived from James michener’s Pulitzer Prizewinning book containing related stories of the hardship, sacrifice, and shared good times that hundreds of thousands of american g .I .s experienced and endured during World War II . The fighting was over and america was surging with optimism about the future . but the entire nation — indeed, most of the world — had been affected and afflicted by the war . Inspiration comes from many sources . Challenge often brings forth the better sides of human nature, to help, to create and re-create . With South Pacific, Rodgers and hammerstein utilized the difficulties and hardships of war to build and deliver understanding and hope . Like most of R&h’s shows, it does not shy from difficult subjects . Its two love stories, of seemingly mis-matched pairings, challenged ideas and ideals — mixed with issues of race, immigration, gender, and group/unit politics . This themes remain just as relevant today as they were three generations ago . South Pacific is filled with songs that became huge hits and longtime favorites for generations of americans, including “Some Enchanted Evening,” “I’m gonna Wash That man Right out-a my hair,” and “I’m in Love with a Wonderful guy .” They stand the test of time, in beauty, fun, and timeliness . This evening’s presentation is a joint collaboration between The Cleveland orchestra and baldwin Wallace university’s nationallyacclaimed music Theatre Program . onstage, it features stars of broadway and opera, along with future headliners studying and learning at baldwin Wallace — all together for one enchanted evening . —Eric Sellen Program Book on your Phone E x

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musical numbers . ACT oNe . Scene 1: The Terrace of Emile de becque’s Plantation home “Dites-moi” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ngana and Jerome “a Cockeyed optimist” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . nellie “Twin Soliloquies” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . nellie and Emile “Some Enchanted Evening” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emile Reprise: “Dites-moi” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ngana, Jerome, and Emile Scene 2: The Edge of a Palm grove near the beach “bloody mary” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sailors, Seabees, and marines “There Is nothing Like a Dame” . . . . . . . . . billis, Sailors, Seabees, and marines “bali ha’i” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . bloody mary “Cable hears Bali Ha’i “ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cable

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Scene 3: The Island Commander’s office Scene 4: The beach “I’m gonna Wash That man Right out-a my hair” . . . . . . . . . nellie and nurses Reprise: “Some Enchanted Evening” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emile and nellie “a Wonderful guy” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . nellie and nurses Scene 5: bracket’s office Scene 6: bali ha’i Reprise: “bali ha’i” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . French and native girls “younger Than Springtime” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cable Scene 7: Emile’s Terrace Reprise: “I’m in Love with a Wonderful guy” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . nellie and Emile “This Is how It Feels” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . nellie and Emile Encore: “I’m gonna Wash That man” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emile Finale act I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emile

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musical numbers . ACT TWo . Scene 1: The ‘Stage’ during the ‘Thanksgiving Follies’ “Dance” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . nellie, nurses, and g .I .’s “happy Talk” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . bloody mary and Liat “honey bun” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . nellie, billis, and Ensemble Scene 2: backstage “you’ve got to be Carefully Taught” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cable “This nearly Was mine” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emile Scene 3: The Radio Shack Scene 4: The Company Street Rerpise: “Some Enchanted Evening” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . nellie Reprise: “honey bun” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . all Scene 5: The Terrace of Emile’s house Finale ultimo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emile, nellie, ngana, and Jerome

South Pacific was fine-tuned during out-of-town previews in New Haven and Boston before opening on Broadway in the Majestic Theatre on April 7, 1949. Mary Martin starred as Nellie Forbush, with opera singer Ezio Pinza as Emile de Becque. A number of the show’s songs became immediate and long-lasting favorites. The original cast album reached No. 1 on Billboard charts at the start of June 1949 and, across the next three years, was in the No. 1 slot a total of 69 weeks. (The original cast album was added to the National Recording Registry in the Library of Congress on March 21, 2013, for long-term preservation.) South Pacific received ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Female Performer (Martin), Best Male Performer (Pinza), Best Supporting Male Performer (Myron McCormick), Best Supporting Female Performer (Juanita Hall), Best Director (Joshua Logan), Best Book, and Best Score. To date, it is the only show to win Tonys in all four acting categories. The original production ran for 1,925 performances on Broadway, the second-longest musical in Broadway history (behind R&H’s own oklahoma!,

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which had opened in 1943). The first National Tour production of South Pacific opened in Cleveland, Ohio, in April 1950, and ran for five years criss-crossing the nation. South Pacific was awarded the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for Drama (dramatic play). James Michener’s book, on which the musical is based, had won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1948. The first London production opened on November 1, 1951, and ran for 802 performances at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane; Mary Martin left the Broadway show in order to star in the London production. The song “My Girl Back Home,” originally sung by Cable in the second act, was cut during out-oftown previews, but used in the movie version as a duet for Nellie and Cable, and also included in the 2008 Lincoln Center revival. South Pacific was turned into a movie, released on March 19, 1958. It was nominated for just three Academy Awards, and won one. The soundtrack album reached No. 1 in the United States, and stayed at that position for seven months.

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Kailey boyle nellie forbush

Kailey boyle is a native of middleton, Wisconsin, and will be a senior this autumn at baldwin Wallace university, where she studies voice with Sandra Simon . Recent credits include Sophie in Mamma Mia! and Lydia bennet in Pride and Prejudice at both the Idaho Shakespeare Festival and great Lakes Theater, and Rizzo in Grease at new London barn Playhouse . other favorite roles have included martha in The Secret Garden, Lizzie borden in Lizzie, and Campbell in Bring It On . In 2016, ms . boyle was a finalist contestant for that year’s Jimmy awards, a national competition for aspiring high school musical theater students .

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gordia Delicious hayes is a current junior music theater major at baldwin Wallace university . he was recently seen as herman in Cabaret and Sebastian in The Little Mermaid at Clinton area Showboat Theatre . This coming autumn, he has been cast in baldwin Wallace’s production of Kinky Boots, as the Lola cover and as Lola’s Dad .

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a winner of the metropolitan opera national Council auditions, Canadian baritone Elliot madore appears internationally with orchestras and opera companies . he made his Cleveland orchestra debut in 2017 in the title role of Debussy’s opera Pelléas and Mélisande. he has sung widely in north america and Europe, and created the role of Ramón in John adams’s most recent opera, Girls of the Golden West. other appearances include engagements with new york’s metropolitan opera, bavarian State opera, Dutch national opera, Lyric opera of Kansas City, opera Philadelphia, San Francisco opera, and Santa Fe opera, as well as at the glyndebourne, Saito Kinen, Salzburg, and Tanglewood festivals . he is a graduate of the Curtis School of music and a recipient of a 2010 george London award .


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Loretta ables Sayre appeared as bloody mary in the acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater revival of Rodgers & hammerstein’s South Pacific, completing two-and-a-half years in the role in 2010 . She received a Tony award nomination as best featured actress and performed “bali ha’i” on the nationally broadcast Tony Awards Preview Concert in 2008 . She reprised the role in London and in the production’s tour across England, Scotland, and Wales . In addition to her work on broadway, ms . Sayre is well-known in hawaii for her performances in theater, concerts, television series, commercials, and voiceover work . She has acted in many national television series filmed on location in hawaii and was featured as a singer in the movie Sex & The City 2 .

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Ryan Silverman has starred on broadway, where his work as Terry Connor in Side Show received a Drama Desk nomination for best actor . additional broadway credits include turns as billy Flynn in Chicago and as Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera . other credits include Tony in West Side Story in London’s West End, Finian’s Rainbow with Irish Repertory Theater, and The Most Happy Fella with new york City opera . he has also appeared frequently in concert and regional theater, including Thoroughly Modern Millie (Jimmy), Cinderella (Prince), Hello Dolly! (Cornelius), Assassins (John Wilkes booth), Blood Brothers (Eddie Lyons), and Sweeney Todd (anthony) . mr . Silverman has performed his club act at new york’s Café Carlyle in a month-long residency, as well as at Feinstein’s at the Regency .

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hanako Walrath will be a freshman musical theater major at baldwin Wallace university this coming autumn . most recently, she appeared as Christine in Be More Chill with the 4 Chairs Theatre Company, and has been part of the “I am Woman, hear me belt” and “Stages: up, Down, and Center” cabarets . other credits include: Fiddler on the Roof (Tzeitel), Les Miserables (Cosette), and Miss Saigon . ms . Walrath has spent many of her summers studying musical theater at baldwin Wallace university, university of Cincinnati, and Emerson College .

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Victoria bussert is director of baldwin Wallace university’s music Theatre program . She has been working as a professional director for more than three decades and serves as a resident director at great Lakes Theater . national tours include Into the Woods, Barnum, Once On This Island, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, The Secret Garden, and The Who’s Tommy. Regional credits include productions with goodspeed opera, Portland Stage, Dallas Theatre Center, Repertory Theatre of St . Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Pegasus Players, and Idaho Shakespeare Festival . her work is well-known to northeast ohio audiences, with productions for great Lakes Theater Festival as well as at Cleveland Play house, Cain Park, Carousel Dinner Theatre, and beck Center for the arts . opera credits include productions with anchorage opera, Piedmont opera, Pennsylvania opera Theatre, Skylight opera, and Cleveland opera . her academic service nationally includes work as a curriculum consultant, director of music theater workshops, and guest lecturer . She has served as a guest faculty member at north Carolina School for the arts and at northwestern university .

american conductor andy Einhorn leads performances with north american pops and symphony orchestras each year . Recent and upcoming engagements include boston, Cincinnati, Calgary, and new york . In addition, he has many broadway and touring credits, and served as music director and supervisor for the broadway productions of Carousel and Hello, Dolly! Since 2011, he has served as music director and pianist for audra mcDonald, performing with her and the orchestras of Los angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Cleveland, among others . mr . Einhorn has also worked with goodspeed opera house, oregon Shakespeare Festival, Paper mill Playhouse, and Signature Theatre . his discography includes Bullets Over Broadway, Cinderella, Evita, Sondheim on Sondheim, Stage Door Canteen, and mcDonald’s newest release, Go Back Home . he was music director for hbo’s awardwinning documentary Six by Sondheim and music supervisor for great Performances presentation Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy . mr . Einhorn is an honors graduate of Rice university and made his Cleveland orchestra debut in July 2018 .




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a f t e r l o n G and distinguished careers with other collaborators, Richard Rodgers (1902-79) and oscar hammerstein 2d (1895-1960) joined forces in 1943 to create the most consistently fruitful and successful partnership in american musical theater history . Oklahoma!, the first Rodgers & hammerstein musical, was also the first of a new genre, the musical play, blending Rodgers’s sophisticated style of musical comedy (which he had perfected in a twenty-five year partnership with lyricist Lorenz hart) with hammerstein’s innovations in operetta (conceived in collaboration with such composers as Sigmund Romberg, Vincent youmans, Rudolf Friml, and Jerome Kern .) Oklahoma! was followed by Carousel (1945), Allegro (1947), South Pacific (1949), The King and I (1951), Me and Juliet (1953), Pipe Dream (1955), Flower Drum Song (1958), and The Sound of Music (1959) . The team also wrote one movie musical, State Fair (1945; adapted to the stage, 1995), and one for television, Cinderella (1957) . Collectively, their musicals have garnered dozens of awards, including: Pulitzer Prizes, Tonys, oscars, Emmys, and grammys, as well as Drama Desk, Drama Critics’ Circle, outer Critics’ Circle, Laurence olivier, and Evening Standard awards . at right: South Pacific on Broadway, 1949, and as a major film, 1958.

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Friday evening, August 30, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday evening, August 31, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday evening, September 1, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.

T h e C L e V e L A N d o R C h e s T R A presents STAR WARS FiLM CONCERT SERiES


Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back fe ature film With live orc he s tra starring mark hamill harrison ford carrie fisher billy dee Williams anthony daniels co-starring david prowse as Darth Vader Kenny baker as R2-D2 peter mayhew as Chewbacca frank oz as Yoda directed by irvin Kershner produced by Gary Kurtz screenplay by leigh brackett and lawrence Kasdan story by George lucas Executive Producer: George lucas music by John Williams with the cleveland orchestra conducted by sarah hicKs

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Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm Ltd., and Warner/Chappell Music. All rights reserved. Š & Tm 2019 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved.


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The film is presented with one intermission and will end at approximately 10:00 p.m.

sTAR WARs FILM CoNCeRT seRIes PRODUCtION CREDItS President, Disney Music Group Ken bunt Senior Vice President and General Manager, Disney Concerts Chip mcLean

Music Preparation mark graham matthew Voogt Joann Kane music Service

Business Affairs, Disney Concerts Darryl Franklin meg Ross Jesenia gallegos

Supervising Technical Director alex Levy – Epilogue media

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Non-Theatrical Sales, 20th Century Fox Julian Levin

Film Preparation Ramiro belgardt Business Affairs, Lucasfilm Rhonda hjort Chris holm

Operations, Disney Concerts mae Crosby Royd haston

Business Affairs, Warner-Chappell Scott mcDowell

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

Dollar Bank is a proud sponsor of The Cleveland Orchestra’s 2019 Blossom Festival season. These concerts are dedicated to the following individuals in recognition of their extraordinary generosity in support of The Cleveland Orchestra: august 31: Randall and Virginia Barbato September 1: Mr. and Mrs. Alex Machaskee     201 9 B lossom Season S ponsor: T h e J . M . s m u c k e r C o m p a n y

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t h i s W e e K e n d , we see (and hear) Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back —

the next movie in the Star Wars franchise, following last summer’s presentation at blossom of the film that started it all in 1977 . I well remember experiencing that first Star Wars — what we now know as “a new hope” — when it was first released, in a movie theater in the summer of 1977 . I was just home from my first year at college, and my older brother and I were eager to see this new force in the cinematic universe . It was a good show, thoroughly entertaining and intriguing — with extraordinary visual effects for the era . and the music, by John Williams, was integrated right into it, as much a character as anyone else . and so the franchise was launched, to grow year by year, decade by decade . . . to become a modern, space-age mythical world of good and evil, villains and heroes . . . dreamed up, built, and expanded with galaxy-sized imagination, wonder, and musical aplomb . big stories, large-scale epics endure and continue . and the best lure you in each time, to watch and be engaged, to hope and cheer for the forces in conflict . To marvel at the musical magic that so expertly reinforces the scene, the tone, the action, the possibilities . Tonight at blossom, we experience and share it all again, with the music played live by the best orchestra on this planet (and in any universe!), our very own Cleveland orchestra . may the force be with you . —Eric Sellen

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m ov i e sy n o p s i s Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back “You must feel the Force around you . . .” The battle for the galaxy intensifies in this thrilling fifth episode of the unfolding saga .

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an all-out attack on the Rebel alliance, han Solo (harrison Ford), and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) flee to Cloud City where they are captured by Darth Vader .

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journeys to the mysterious, marshy planet of Dagobah, where the wise Jedi master yoda teaches the young hero the ways of the Force .

Little does Luke know that all his Jedi training

will be called upon so soon . a stunning revelation — and a seeming life-or-death duel with Darth Vader — await .

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John Williams In a career spanning more than five decades, John Williams has become one of america’s most accomplished and successful composers for film and for the concert stage . he has served as music director and laureate conductor of one of the country’s treasured musical institutions, the boston Pops orchestra, and maintains thriving artistic relationships with many of the world’s great symphony orchestras, including those of boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Los angeles, and new york . mr . Williams has led concerts with The Cleveland orchestra on several occasions, making his debut here at blossom in 1980, and most recently conducting the orchestra at Severance hall in april 2018 . mr . Williams remains one of our nation’s most distinguished and contributive musical voices . he has composed the music and served as music director for more than one hundred films . his 45-year artistic partnership with director Steven Spielberg has resulted in many of hollywood’s most acclaimed and successful films, including Schindler’s List, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Jaws, Jurassic Park, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, the Indiana Jones films, Saving Private Ryan, Amistad, Munich, Hook, Catch Me If You Can, Minority Report, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Empire of the Sun, The Adventures of TinTin, War Horse, and The Post . mr . Williams composed the scores for all eight Star Wars films to date, the first three Harry Potter films, Superman, JFK, Born on the Fourth of July, Memoirs of a Geisha, Far and Away, The Accidental Tourist, Home Alone, Nixon, The Patriot, Angela’s Ashes, Seven Years in Tibet, The Witches of Eastwick, Rosewood, Sleepers, Sabrina, PreThe Cleveland Orchestra

sumed Innocent, The Cowboys, The Reivers, and Goodbye, Mr. Chips, among many others . he has worked with many legendary directors, including alfred hitchcock, William Wyler, and Robert altman . In 1971, he adapted the score for the film version of Fiddler on the Roof, for which he composed original violin cadenzas for renowned virtuoso Isaac Stern . he has appeared on recordings as pianist and conductor with Itzhak Perlman, Joshua bell, Jessye norman, and others . mr . Williams has received five academy awards and fifty-one oscar nominations, making him the academy’s most-nominated living person and the second-most nominated person in the history of the oscars . his most recent nomination was for the film Star Wars: The Last Jedi . he has also received seven british academy awards (baFTa), twenty-three grammys, four golden globes, five Emmys, and numerous gold and platinum records . born and raised in new york, mr . Williams moved to Los angeles with his

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family in 1948, where he studied composition with mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco . after service in the u .S . air Force, he returned to new york to attend the Juilliard School, where he studied piano with Rosina Lhévinne . While in new york, he also worked as a jazz pianist in nightclubs . he returned to Los angeles and began his career in the film industry, working with a number of accomplished composers including bernard herrmann, alfred newman, and Franz Waxman . he went on to write music for more than 200 television films for the groundbreaking anthology series Alcoa Theatre, Kraft Television Theatre, Chrysler Theatre, and Playhouse 90 . his more recent contributions to television music include the well-known theme for NBC Nightly News (“The mission”), the theme for what has become network television’s


longest-running series, NBC’s Meet the Press, and a new theme for the prestigious PbS arts showcase Great Performances . In addition to his activity in film and television, mr . Williams has composed many works for the concert stage, among them two symphonies along with concertos for flute, violin, clarinet, viola, oboe, and tuba . other concertos include one for cello commissioned by the boston Symphony orchestra and premiered by yo-yo ma at Tanglewood in 1994 . mr . Williams has also filled concerto commissions from several of the world’s leading orchestras, including a bassoon concerto for the new york Philharmonic titled The Five Sacred Trees, a trumpet concerto for The Cleveland orchestra, and a horn concerto for the Chicago Symphony orchestra . In January 1980, mr . Williams was

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named the nineteenth music director of the boston Pops orchestra, succeeding the legendary arthur Fiedler . he currently holds the title of boston Pops Laureate Conductor, which he assumed following his retirement in December 1993, after fourteen highly-acclaimed seasons . one of america’s best known and most distinctive artistic voices, mr . Williams has composed music for many important cultural and commemorative events . Liberty Fanfare was composed for the rededication of the Statue of Liberty in 1986 . his orchestral work Soundings was performed at the celebratory opening of Walt Disney Concert hall in Los angeles . In the world of sport, he has contributed musical themes for the 1984, 1988, and 1996 Summer olympic games, the 2002 Winter olympic games, and the

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1987 International Summer games of the Special olympics . In 2006, he composed the theme for nbC’s presentation of nFL Football, and in January 2009 he composed and arranged “air and Simple gifts” especially for the first inaugural ceremony of President barack obama . In 2016, mr . Williams received the 44th Life achievement award from the american Film Institute — the first composer in history to receive this honor . In 2003, he received the olympic order, the IoC’s highest honor, for his contributions to the olympic movement . he is a recipient of the 2009 national medal of arts, the highest award given to artists by the united States government . he was a Kennedy Center honors recipient in 2004 . he was inducted into the american academy of arts & Sciences in 2009 .

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any working composer or painter or sculptor will tell you that inspiration comes at the eighth hour of labor rather than as a bolt out of the blue . We have to get our vanities and our preconceptions out of the way and do the work . . . . [because] it’s not hard work that makes success; it’s sustained hard work that makes success . —John Williams


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sarah hicks Sarah hicks is principal conductor of the minnesota orchestra’s Live at Orchestra Hall, a broad-spectrum series of popular music, jazz, world music, broadway classics, movie scores, comedy, and other genres . She has also served as a staff conductor at the Curtis Institute of music in Philadelphia . She made her Cleveland orchestra debut in July 2018 . as a guest conductor, ms . hicks has led concerts across the united States and internationally, including engagements with the symphony orchestras of atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Los angeles, Philadelphia, St . Louis, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington D .C ., as well as with the boston Pops and Cincinnati Pops . overseas, she has led performances across Europe and asia . Sarah hicks was born in Tokyo, Japan, and raised in honolulu . Trained on both the piano and viola, she was a prizewinning pianist by her early teens . She earned a bachelor’s degree in composition from harvard university; her AIDS Oratorio was premiered in may of 1993 . She holds an artists’ degree in conducting from the Curtis Institute of music, where she studied with otto-Werner mueller . ms . hicks served as founding music director of the hawaii Summer Symphony . Blossom Festival 2019

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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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over half of The Cleveland orchestra’s funding each year comes from thousands of generous donors and sponsors, who together make possible our concert presentations, community programs, and education initiatives .


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jOHN L. SEvERANCE SOCIEtY Cumulative Giving The John L. Severance Society is named to honor the philanthropist and business leader who dedicated his life and fortune to creating The Cleveland Orchestra’s home concert hall, which today symbolizes unrivalled quality and enduring community pride. The individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies listed here represent today’s visionary leaders, who have each surpassed $1 million in cumulative gifts to The Cleveland Orchestra. Their generosity and support joins a long tradition of community-wide support, helping to ensure The Cleveland Orchestra’s ongoing mission to provide extraordinary musical experiences — today and for future generations. Current donors with lifetime giving surpassing $1 million, as of January 2019

gay Cull addicott american greetings Corporation art of beauty Company, Inc . bakerhostetler bank of america The William bingham Foundation mr . William P . blair III mr . Richard J . bogomolny and ms . Patricia m . Kozerefski Irma and norman braman Jeanette grasselli brown and glenn R . brown The Cleveland Foundation The george W . Codrington Charitable Foundation Robert and Jean* Conrad mr . and mrs . alexander m . Cutler Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga arts & Culture Eaton FirstEnergy Foundation Forest City gaR Foundation mr . and mrs . Richard T . garrett The gerhard Foundation, Inc . ann and gordon getty Foundation The goodyear Tire & Rubber Company The george gund Foundation Francie and David horvitz mr . and mrs . michael J . horvitz hyster-yale materials handling, Inc . naCCo Industries, Inc . The Louise h . and David S . Ingalls Foundation martha holden Jennings Foundation Jones Day myra Tuteur Kahn memorial Fund of the Cleveland Foundation The Walter and Jean Kalberer Foundation

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mr . and mrs . Joseph P . Keithley mr . and mrs . Douglas a . Kern Keybank Knight Foundation milton a . & Charlotte R . Kramer Charitable Foundation Kulas Foundation mr . and mrs . Dennis W . Labarre nancy Lerner and Randy Lerner mrs . norma Lerner and The Lerner Foundation Daniel R . Lewis Jan R . Lewis Peter b . Lewis* and Janet Rosel Lewis Virginia m . and Jon a . Lindseth The Lubrizol Corporation maltz Family Foundation Elizabeth Ring mather and William gwinn mather Fund Elizabeth F . mcbride ms . nancy W . mcCann William C . mcCoy The Sisler mcFawn Foundation medical mutual The andrew W . mellon Foundation mr . and mrs . Robert F . meyerson* ms . beth E . mooney The morgan Sisters: Susan morgan martin, Patricia morgan Kulp, ann Jones morgan John C . morley John P . murphy Foundation David and Inez myers Foundation national Endowment for the arts The Eric & Jane nord Family Fund The Family of D . Z . norton State of ohio ohio arts Council The honorable and mrs . John Doyle ong

Parker hannifin Foundation The Payne Fund PnC Julia and Larry Pollock Polyone Corporation Raiffeisenlandesbank oberösterreich mr . and mrs . alfred m . Rankin, Jr . mrs . alfred m . Rankin, Sr . mr . and mrs . albert b . Ratner James and Donna Reid The Reinberger Foundation barbara S . Robinson The Sage Cleveland Foundation The Ralph and Luci Schey Foundation Seven Five Fund Carol and mike Sherwin mrs . gretchen D . Smith The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation The J . m . Smucker Company mr . and mrs . Richard K . Smucker Jenny and Tim Smucker Richard and nancy Sneed Jim and myrna Spira Lois and Tom Stauffer mrs . Jean h . Taber* Joe and marlene Toot ms . ginger Warner Robert C . Weppler Janet* and Richard yulman anonymous (7)

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Individual Annual Support The Cleveland Orchestra is sustained through the annual support of thousands of generous patrons. The leadership of those listed on these pages (with gifts of $2,000 and more) shows an extraordinary depth of support for the Orchestra’s music-making, education programs, and community initiatives.

Giving Societies gifts in the past year, as of June 15, 2019 Adella Prentiss Hughes Society gifts of $100,000 and more

gifts of $50,000 to $99,999

Musicians of The Cleveland Orchestra+ (in-kind support for community programs and opportunities to secure new funding) Mr. Richard J. Bogomolny and Ms. Patricia M. Kozerefski+ Mr. and Mrs. Alexander M. Cutler+ Dr. and Mrs. Hiroyuki Fujita Mr. and Mrs. James A. Haslam III Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Horvitz+ James D. Ireland IV The Walter and Jean Kalberer Foundation+ Dr. and Mrs. Herbert Kloiber (Europe) Mr. and Mrs. Dennis W. LaBarre+ Mrs. Norma Lerner and The Lerner Foundation+ Elizabeth F. McBride Rosanne and Gary Oatey (Cleveland, Miami)+ Mr. and Mrs. Albert B. Ratner James and Donna Reid Mr. and Mrs. Richard K. Smucker+ Jenny and Tim Smucker+ Richard and Nancy Sneed+ Ms. Ginger Warner Mr. and Mrs. Franz Welser-Möst+

With special thanks to the Leadership Patron Committee for their commitment to each year’s annual support initiatives: Brinton L. Hyde, chair Robert N. Gudbranson, vice chair Barbara Robinson, past chair Ronald H. Bell James T. Dakin Karen E. Dakin Henry C. Doll Judy Ernest Nicki N. Gudbranson

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Jack Harley Iris Harvie Faye A. Heston David C. Lamb Larry J. Santon Raymond T. Sawyer

Mr. William P. Blair III+ Mr. Yuval Brisker The Brown and Kunze Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Brown Rebecca Dunn JoAnn and Robert Glick Mrs. John A Hadden Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Jack, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Douglas A. Kern Toby Devan Lewis Virginia M. and Jon A. Lindseth Milton and Tamar Maltz Ms. Nancy W. McCann+ Ms. Beth E. Mooney+ John C. Morley+ William J. and Katherine T. O’Neill The Honorable and Mrs. John Doyle Ong Mrs. Alfred M. Rankin, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred M. Rankin, Jr. Charles and Ilana Horowitz Ratner+ Barbara S. Robinson (Cleveland, Miami)+ Sally and Larry Sears+ Marjorie B. Shorrock+ Dr. Russell A. Trusso Barbara and David Wolfort (Cleveland, Miami)+ Anonymous+

+ Multiyear Pledges Multiyear pledges support the Orchestra’s artistry while helping to ensure a sustained level of funding. We salute those extraordinary donors who have signed pledge commitments to continue their annual giving for three years or more. These donors are recognized with this symbol next to their name: +

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Dudley S. Blossom Society gifts of $15,000 to $24,999

Elisabeth DeWitt Severance Society gifts of $25,000 to $49,999 Gay Cull Addicott+ Mr. and Mrs. William W. Baker Randall and Virginia Barbato Dr. and Mrs. Wolfgang Berndt (Europe) Irma and Norman Braman (Miami) Dr. Ben H. and Julia Brouhard Jeanette Grasselli Brown and Glenn R. Brown+ Irad and Rebecca Carmi Mr. and Mrs. David J. Carpenter+ Mary Jo Eaton (Miami) Dr. and Mrs. Robert Ehrlich (Europe) The Sam J. Frankino Foundation Mary and Jon Heider (Cleveland, Miami) Mrs. Marguerite B. Humphrey+ Allan V. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Keithley Giuliana C. and John D. Koch Milton A. & Charlotte R. Kramer Charitable Foundation Daniel R. Lewis (Miami) Jan R. Lewis David and Janice* Logsdon Mr. and Mrs. Alex Machaskee+ Mr. Stephen McHale Mrs. Jane B. Nord Julia and Larry Pollock Mr. and Mrs. James A. Ratner Mr. and Mrs. David A. Ruckman Mr. and Mrs. James A. Saks Sandor Foundation+ Rachel R. Schneider Hewitt and Paula Shaw+ Jim and Myrna Spira+ R. Thomas and Meg Harris Stanton+ Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Umdasch (Europe) Paul and Suzanne Westlake Tony and Diane Wynshaw-Boris+ Anonymous

Listings of all donors of $300 and more each year are published annually, and can be viewed online at clevelandorchestra . com

Art of Beauty Company, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Dean Barry Dr. Christopher P. Brandt and Dr. Beth Sersig+ Dr. Gwen Choi Jill and Paul Clark Robert and Jean* Conrad+ Mr. and Mrs. William E. Conway Judith and George W. Diehl+ Nancy and Richard Dotson+ Mr. Brian L. Ewart and Mr. William McHenry+ Mr. Allen H. Ford Joan Alice Ford Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Gillespie Richard and Ann Gridley+ Kathleen E. Hancock Sondra and Steve Hardis Jack Harley and Judy Ernest Amy and Stephen Hoffman David and Nancy Hooker+ Joan and Leonard Horvitz Richard and Erica Horvitz (Cleveland, Miami) Mr. Jeff Litwiller+ Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. McGowan Stanley* and Barbara Meisel The Miller Family+ Sydell Miller Lauren and Steve Spilman Stacie and Jeff Halpern Edith and Ted* Miller+ Mr. Donald W. Morrison+* Margaret Fulton-Mueller+ Dr. Anne and Mr. Peter Neff Dr. Isobel Rutherford The Ralph and Luci Schey Foundation+ Astri Seidenfeld Meredith and Oliver* Seikel The Seven Five Fund Kim Sherwin Mr. and Mrs. Leonard K. Tower Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P. Walsh Tom and Shirley Waltermire+ Mr. and Mrs. Fred A. Watkins+ Meredith and Michael Weil Sandy and Ted Wiese Max and Beverly Zupon Anonymous

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Frank H. Ginn Society gifts of $10,000 to $14,999 Mr. and Mrs. Jules Belkin Mr. David Bialosky and Ms. Carolyn Christian+ Blossom Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra Mr. D. McGregor Brandt, Jr. Robert and Alyssa Lenhoff-Briggs J. C. and Helen Rankin Butler+ Ms. Bernadette Chin Richard J. and Joanne Clark Martha and Bruce Clinton (Miami) Mrs. Barbara Ann Davis+ Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Davis Henry and Mary* Doll+ Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd H. Ellis Jr. Albert I.* and Norma C. Geller Patti Gordon (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Griebling Mr. Michael Gröller (Europe) Iris and Tom Harvie+ Mr. Alfred Heinzel (Europe) Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Herschman Dr. Fred A. Heupler+ Mr. and Mrs. Brinton L. Hyde

Mrs. Elizabeth R. Koch Rob and Laura Kochis Mr. and Mrs.* S. Lee Kohrman Mr. James Krohngold+ David C. Lamb+ John N.* and Edith K. Lauer Dr. Edith Lerner Dr. David and Janice Leshner Mr. David and Dr. Carolyn Lincoln Alan Markowitz M.D. and Cathy Pollard Scott and Julie Mawaka Mr.* and Mrs. Arch J. McCartney Mr. Hisao Miyake Mr. John Mueller Brian and Cindy Murphy+ Mr. J. William and Dr. Suzanne Palmer+ Mr. Thomas Piraino and Mrs. Barbara McWilliams Douglas and Noreen Powers Mr. and Mrs. Ben Pyne Audra* and George Rose+ Paul A. and Anastacia L. Rose Dr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Ross Steven and Ellen Ross

Mrs. Florence Brewster Rutter+ Dr. and Mrs.* Martin I. Saltzman+ Mr. Lee Schiemann David M. and Betty Schneider Carol* and Albert Schupp Dr. and Mrs. James L. Sechler Veit Sorger (Europe) Mr. Heinrich Spängler (Europe) The Stair Family Charitable Foundation, Inc. Lois and Tom Stauffer Dr. Elizabeth Swenson Bruce and Virginia Taylor+ Mr. Joseph F. Tetlak Dr. Gregory Videtic and Rev. Christopher McCann+ Denise G. and Norman E. Wells, Jr. Robert C. Weppler Sandy Wile and Sue Berlin Anonymous (9)

Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Duvin Elliot and Judith Dworkin Mr. S. Stuart Eilers+ Mary and Oliver* Emerson Carl Falb+ William R. and Karen W. Feth+ Joseph Z. and Betty Fleming (Miami) Mr. Paul C. Forsgren Michael Frank and Patricia A. Snyder Bob and Linnet Fritz Barbara and Peter Galvin Joy E. Garapic Brenda and David Goldberg Mr. and Mrs. Randall J. Gordon+ Mr. Robert Goss Harry and Joyce Graham Drs. Erik and Ellen Gregorie André and Ginette Gremillet Nancy Hancock Griffith+ The Thomas J. and Judith Fay Gruber Charitable Foundation Robert N. and Nicki N. Gudbranson Robert K. Gudbranson and Joon-Li Kim+ David and Robin Gunning Mr. Davin and Mrs. Jo Ann Gustafson Alfredo and Luz Gutierrez (Miami) Gary Hanson and Barbara Klante+ Clark Harvey and Holly Selvaggi+ Henry R. Hatch Robin Hitchcock Hatch Barbara L. Hawley and David S. Goodman Mr. Jeffrey Healy+

Dr. Robert T. Heath and Dr. Elizabeth L. Buchanan+ Janet D. Heil* Anita and William Heller+ Dr.* and Mrs. George H. Hoke Dr. Keith A. and Mrs. Kathleen M. Hoover+ Elisabeth Hugh+ David and Dianne Hunt Pamela and Scott Isquick+ Richard and Michelle Jeschelnig Joela Jones and Richard Weiss Barbara and Michael J. Kaplan Andrew and Katherine Kartalis Milton and Donna* Katz Dr. Richard and Roberta Katzman Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Kelly Cynthia Knight (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Kuhn+ Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Lafave, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. John R. Lane Kenneth M. Lapine and Rose E. Mills+ Anthony T. and Patricia A. Lauria Mr. Lawrence B. and Christine H. Levey+ Judith and Morton Q. Levin Dr. Stephen B. and Mrs. Lillian S. Levine+ Dr. Alan and Mrs. Joni Lichtin+ Mr. Rudolf and Mrs. Eva Linnebach+ Frank and Jocelyne Linsalata Mr. Henry Lipian Drs. Todd and Susan Locke Anne R. and Kenneth E. Love

The 1929 Society gifts of $5,000 to $9,999 Ms. Nancy A. Adams Dr. and Mrs. D. P. Agamanolis Susan S. Angell Robert and Dalia Baker Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Laura Barnard Fred G. and Mary W. Behm Mr. Allen Benjamin Mel Berger and Jane Haylor Dr. and Mrs. Eugene H. Blackstone Suzanne and Jim Blaser Dr. Robert Brown and Mrs. Janet Gans Brown Dr. Thomas Brugger and Dr. Sandra Russ Frank and Leslie Buck+ Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Callahan Dr. and Mrs. William E. Cappaert Ms. Maria Cashy+ Ellen E. and Victor J. Cohn+ Mr. and Mrs. Arnold L. Coldiron Kathleen A. Coleman Diane Lynn Collier and Robert J. Gura Marjorie Dickard Comella Mr.* and Mrs. Gerald A. Conway Mrs. Barbara Cook Mr. John Couriel and Mrs. Rebecca Toonkel (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Matthew V. Crawford Mr. and Mrs. Manohar Daga+ Thomas S. and Jane R. Davis Pete and Margaret Dobbins+ Dr. M. Meredith Dobyns Mr. and Mrs. Paul Doman

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your role . . . in the cleveland Orchestra’s Future generations of ohioans have supported the orchestra and enjoyed its concerts . Tens of thousands have learned to love music through its education programs, celebrated important events with the power of its music, and shared in its musicmaking — at school, at Severance hall, at blossom, in downtown Cleveland, on the radio, and with family and friends . as ohio’s most visible international ambassador, The Cleveland orchestra proudly carries the name of our great city everywhere we go . here at home, we are committed to serving all of northeast ohio with vital education and community programs, presented alongside wide-ranging musical performances . Ticket sales cover less than half the cost of presenting the orchestra’s season each year . by making a donation, you can make a crucial difference in helping to ensure our work going forward . To make a gift to The Cleveland orchestra, please visit us online, or call 216-456-8400 .

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David Mann and Bernadette Pudis Ms. Amanda Martinsek James and Virginia Meil+ Dr. Susan M. Merzweiler+ Loretta J. Mester and George J. Mailath Lynn and Mike Miller Drs. Terry E. and Sara S. Miller Mr. and Mrs.* William A. Mitchell+ Curt and Sara Moll Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Morris Bert and Marjorie Moyar Susan B. Murphy Deborah L. Neale Richard and Kathleen Nord Thury O’Connor Dr. and Mrs. Paul T. Omelsky Mr. and Mrs. Peter R. Osenar Mr. Henry Ott-Hansen Dr. Roland S. Philip and Dr. Linda M. Sandhaus+ Maribel A. Piza, P.A. (Miami)+ Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Pogue Dr. and Mrs. John N. Posch+ Ms. Linda Pritzker Ms. Rosella Puskas

Mr. Lute and Mrs. Lynn Quintrell Mr. and Mrs. Roger F. Rankin Brian and Patricia Ratner Amy and Ken Rogat Dr. and Mrs. Michael Rosenberg (Miami) Robert and Margo Roth+ Fred Rzepka and Anne Rzepka Family Foundation Michael and Deborah Salzberg Drs. Michael and Judith Samuels (Miami) John and Barbara Schubert Lee and Jane Seidman Mr. Eric Sellen and Mr. Ron Seidman Drs. Daniel and Ximena Sessler+ Kenneth Shafer Donna E. Shalala (Miami) Naomi G. and Edwin Z. Singer+ The Shari Bierman Singer Family Drs. Charles Kent Smith ‘and Patricia Moore Smith+ Mrs. Gretchen D. Smith+ Roy Smith Dr. Marvin and Mimi Sobel*+ Mr. and Mrs. William E. Spatz George and Mary Stark+ Dr.* and Mrs. Frank J. Staub Mr. and Mrs. Donald W. Strang, Jr.

Stroud Family Exempt Trust Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Sullivan Mr. Taras G. Szmagala, Jr. Robert and Carol Taller+ Sidney Taurel and ‘Maria Castello Branco Mr.* and Mrs. Robert N. Trombly Robert and Marti* Vagi Dr. and Mrs. H. Reid Wagstaff Walt and Karen Walburn Mrs. Lynn Weekley Mr. and Mrs. Mark Allen Weigand+ Pysht Fund Dr. Edward L. and Mrs. Suzanne Westbrook+ Tom and Betsy Wheeler Richard Wiedemer, Jr.+ Dr. Paul R. and Catherine Williams Richard and Mary Lynn Wills Bob and Kat Wollyung+ Ms. Carol A. Yellig Anonymous (2)

Drs. Mark Cohen and Miriam Vishny Douglas S. Cramer / Hubert S. Bush III (Miami) Ms. Patricia Cuthbertson Karen and Jim Dakin Mrs. Frederick F. Dannemiller Mr. Kamal-Neil Dass and Mrs. Teresa Larsen+ Bruce and Jackie Davey Mrs. Lois Joan Davis Carol Dennison and Jacques Girouard Michael and Amy Diamant Dr. and Mrs. Howard Dickey-White Dr. and Mrs. Richard C. Distad Carl Dodge Maureen Doerner & Geoffrey White William and Cornelia Dorsky Mr. George and Mrs. Beth Downes+ Jack and Elaine Drage Ms. Mary Lynn Durham Mr. and Mrs. Ronald E. Dziedzicki+ Mr. Tim Eippert Peter and Kathryn Eloff+ Harry and Ann Farmer Mr. William and Dr. Elizabeth Fesler Mr. Scott Foerster Richard J. Frey Mr. and Ms. Dale Freygang Judge Stuart Friedman and Arthur Kane Peggy A. Fulmer Dr. Marilee Gallagher Mr. James S. Gascoigne Mr. William Gaskill and Ms. Kathleen Burke

Mr. Wilbert C. Geiss, Sr. Anne and Walter Ginn Dr.* and Mrs. Victor M. Goldberg Dr. and Mrs. Ronald L. Gould Dr. Robert T. Graf Mr. James Graham and Mr. David Dusek Nancy and James Grunzweig+ Mr. Steven and Mrs. Martha Hale Dr. Phillip M. and Mrs. Mary Hall Mr. and Mrs. David P. Handke, Jr. Jane Hargraft and Elly Winer Lilli and Seth Harris Mr. Adam Hart Matthew D. Healy and Richard S. Agnes In Memory of Hazel Helgesen The Morton and Mathile Stone Philanthropic Fund Mr. Robert T. Hexter Ms. Elizabeth Hinchliff Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Holler Thomas and Mary Holmes Ms. Sharon J. Hoppens Xavier-Nichols Foundation / Robert and Karen Hostoffer Dr. Randal N. Huff and Ms. Paulette Beech+ Ms. Laura Hunsicker Ruth F. Ihde Donna L. and Robert H. Jackson Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Janus Robert and Linda Jenkins Mr. Robert and Mrs. Mary V. Kahelin Rudolf D.* and Joan T. Kamper Mr. Jack E. Kapalka

Composer’s Circle gifts of $2,500 to $4,999 Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Abbey Mr. and Mrs. Charles Abookire, Jr. Dr. Sarah M. Anderson Mr. William App Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey R. Appelbaum+ Mr. and Mrs. Eugene J. Beer Jamie Belkin Mr. and Mrs. Belkin Dr. Ronald and Diane* Bell Barbara and Sheldon Berns Margo and Tom Bertin John and Laura Bertsch Howard R. and Barbara Kaye Besser Mitch and Liz Blair Bill* and Zeda Blau Doug and Barbara Bletcher Georgette and Dick Bohr Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Bole Lisa and Ronald Boyko+ Mr. and Mrs. David Briggs Mr. and Mrs. Henry G. Brownell Mrs. Frances Buchholzer Mr. Gregory and Mrs. Susan Bulone J.C. and H.F. Burkhardt Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Carpenter Dr. Victor A. Ceicys Mr. and Mrs. James B. Chaney Dr. Ronald* and Mrs. Sonia Chapnick Mr. Gregory R. Chemnitz Mr. and Mrs. Homer D. W. Chisholm The Circle — Young Professionals of The Cleveland Orchestra Drs. John and Mary Clough

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Mr. Donald J. Katt and Mrs. Maribeth Filipic-Katt The Kendis Family Trust: Hilary & Robert Kendis and Susan & James Kendis Bruce and Eleanor Kendrick Dr. and Mrs. William S. Kiser James and Gay* Kitson+ Fred* and Judith Klotzman Mrs. Ursula Korneitchouk Jacqueline and Irwin* Kott (Miami) Richard and Christine Kramer Dr. Ronald H. Krasney and Vicki Kennedy+ Dr. and Mrs. John P. Kristofco Alfred and Carol Lambo Richard and Elizabeth Larrabee Mrs. Sandra S. Laurenson Charles and Josephine Robson Leamy * Michael Lederman and Sharmon Sollitto Ronald and Barbara Leirvik Mr. Ernest and Dr. Cynthia Lemmerman+ Michael and Lois Lemr Irvin and Elin Leonard Robert G. Levy+ Mary Lohman Ms. Mary Beth Loud Elsie and Byron Lutman Herbert L. and Ronda Marcus Martin and Lois Marcus Dr. and Mrs. Sanford E. Marovitz+ Ms. Dorene Marsh Dr. Ernest and Mrs. Marian Marsolais Mr. Fredrick W. Martin+ Mr. Julien L. McCall Ms. Charlotte V. McCoy William C. McCoy Ms. Nancy L. Meacham Mr. and Mrs. James E. Menger Beth M. Mikes Mr. Ronald Morrow III Eudice M. Morse Mr. Raymond M. Murphy+ Randy and Christine Myeroff Ms. Megan Nakashima Joan Katz Napoli and August Napoli Richard B. and Jane E. Nash Richard and Jolene O’Callaghan+ Mr. and Mrs. John Olejko Harvey* and Robin Oppmann Mr. Robert Paddock Mr. John D. Papp George Parras Dr. Lewis E. and Janice B. Patterson+ David Pavlich and Cherie Arnold Robert S. Perry Dale and Susan Phillip Dr. Marc A. and Mrs. Carol Pohl In memory of Henry Pollak Mr. Robert and Mrs. Susan Price Sylvia Profenna Drs. Raymond R. Rackley and Carmen M. Fonseca Dr. Robert W. Reynolds Drs. Jason and Angela Ridgel Mrs. Charles Ritchie Mr. D. Keith and Mrs. Margaret Robinson Mr. Timothy D. Robson+ Mr. Kevin Russell (Miami) Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Ryerson

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Peter and Aliki Rzepka Ms. Patricia E. Say Mr. Paul H. Scarbrough+ Don Schmitt and Jim Harmon Ms. Beverly J. Schneider Ms. Karen Schneider Mr. James Schutte+ Mrs. Cheryl Schweickart Mr. and Mrs. Alexander C. Scovil Dr. John Sedor and Ms. Geralyn Presti Ms. Kathryn Seider Rafick-Pierre Sekaly Steve and Marybeth Shamrock Ginger and Larry Shane Harry and Ilene Shapiro Larry Oscar & Jeanne Shatten Charitable Fund of the Jewish Federation Dr. and Mrs. William C. Sheldon+ Terrence and Judith Sheridan Mr. Richard Shirey+ Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Shiverick+ Michael Dylan Short Laura and Alvin* A. Siegal Mr.* and Mrs. Bob Sill Jim Simler and Doctor Amy Zhang+ Howard and Beth Simon Ms. Ellen J. Skinner Robert and Barbara Slanina Ms. Janice A. Smith Sandra and Richey Smith+ Mr. Eugene Smolik Ms. Barbara R. Snyder Drs. Nancy Ronald Sobecks Drs. Thomas and Terry Sosnowski Jeffrey Stanley Edward R. & Jean Geis Stell Foundation Frederick and Elizabeth Stueber Michael and Wendy Summers Mr. David Szamborski Mr. and Mrs. John Taylor Ken and Martha Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Philip L. Taylor Mr. Karl and Mrs. Carol Theil+ Mr. John R. Thorne and Family Bill and Jacky Thornton Dr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Timko Drs. Anna* and Gilbert True Steve and Christa Turnbull+ Bobbi and Peter van Dijk Brenton Ver Ploeg (Miami) Teresa Galang-Viñas and Joaquin Vinas (Miami) George and Barbara von Mehren John and Deborah Warner Margaret and Eric* Wayne+ Mr. Peter and Mrs. Laurie Weinberger Katie and Donald Woodcock Elizabeth B. Wright+ Rad and Patty Yates Dr. William Zelei Mr. Kal Zucker and Dr. Mary Frances Haerr Anonymous (3)+ Anonymous (7)

Thank You 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 on­ line at clevelandorchestra .com For information about how you can play a supporting role for The Cleveland Orch­ estra’s ongoing artistic excel­ lence, education programs, and community partnerships, please contact our Philan­ thropy & Advancement Office by phone: 216-231-7556 or email: annualgiving

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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 programs, and community initiatives.

Annual Support gifts in the past year, as of June 15, 2019 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 PARTNERS IN IN EXCELLENCE EXCELLENCE AND MORE MORE $300,000 $300,000 AND

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

BakerHostetler Jones Day PNC PARTNERS PARTNERS IN IN EXCELLENCE EXCELLENCE TO $199,999 $199,999 $100,000 $100,000 TO

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Medical Mutual Parker Hannifin Foundation

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$50,000 $50,000 TO TO $99,999 $99,999

The Lubrizol Corporation Quality Electrodynamics voestalpine AG (Europe) $15,000 $15,000 TO TO $49,999 $49,999

Buyers Products Company Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP Cleveland Clinic The Cliffs Foundation DLR Group | Westlake Reed Leskosky Dollar Bank Foundation Eaton Ernst & Young LLP Forest City Frantz Ward LLP The Giant Eagle Foundation Great Lakes Brewing Company Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP Huntington National Bank Mezu Miba AG (Europe) MTD Products, Inc. Northern Trust (Miami) Olympic Steel, Inc. RPM International Inc. The Sherwin-Williams Company Thompson Hine LLP United Airlines University Hospitals

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$2,500 $2,500 TO TO $14,999 $14,999 Amsdell Amsdell Companies Companies BDI BDI Blue Blue Technologies Technologies Brothers Brothers Printing Printing Company Company Tony Tony and and Lennie Lennie Petarca Petarca Cleveland Cleveland Steel Steel Container Container Corporation Corporation The The Cleveland Cleveland Wire Wire Cloth Cloth && Mfg. Mfg. Co. Co. Cohen Cohen && Company, Company, CPAs CPAs Consolidated Consolidated Solutions Solutions Dominion Dominion Energy Energy Charitable Charitable Foundation Foundation Evarts Evarts Tremaine Tremaine The The Ewart-Ohlson Ewart-Ohlson Machine Machine Company Company Arthur Arthur J.J. Gallagher Gallagher && Co. Co. Gross Gross Builders Builders Jobs Jobs Ohio Ohio The The Lincoln Lincoln Electric Electric Foundation Foundation Littler Littler Mendelson, Mendelson, P.C. P.C. Live Live Publishing Publishing Company Company Materion Materion Corporation Corporation Northern Northern Haserot Haserot Oatey Oatey Oswald Oswald Companies Companies Park-Ohio Park-Ohio Holdings Holdings PwC PwC RSM RSM US US LLP LLP Stern Stern Advertising Advertising Ulmer Ulmer && Berne Berne LLP LLP Anonymous Anonymous (2) (2)

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Foundation/Government Support The Cleveland Orchestra is grateful for the annual support of the foundations and government agencies listed 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, education programs, and community initiatives.

Annual Support gifts in the past year, as of June 15, 2019 $1 MILLION AND MORE

Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Elizabeth Ring Mather and William Gwinn Mather Fund $500,000 TO $999,999

Ohio Arts Council $250,000 TO $499,999

John P. Murphy Foundation The Eric & Jane Nord Family Fund $100,000 TO $249,999

Paul M. Angell Family Foundation William Randolph Hearst Foundation The Louise H. and David S. Ingalls Foundation Kulas Foundation David and Inez Myers Foundation Dr. M. Lee Pearce Foundation, Inc. (Miami) The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Weiss Family Foundation $50,000 TO $99,999

The Burton Charitable Trust The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation The Jean, Harry and Brenda Fuchs Family Foundation, in memory of Harry Fuchs GAR Foundation ideastream League of American Orchestras: American Orchestras’ Futures Fund supported by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Martha Holden Jennings Foundation Myra Tuteur Kahn Memorial Fund of the Cleveland Foundation The Nord Family Foundation The Payne Fund

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$15,000 TO $49,999

The Abington Foundation Akron Community Foundation The Batchelor Foundation, Inc. (Miami) The Bruening Foundation Mary E. & F. Joseph Callahan Foundation Case Western Reserve University Cleveland State University 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 Gerhard Foundation, Inc. The Helen Wade Greene Charitable Trust The Kirk Foundation (Miami) Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs (Miami) National Endowment for the Arts The Frederick and Julia Nonneman Foundation The Reinberger Foundation Albert G. & Olive H. Schlink Foundation The Sisler McFawn Foundation Dr. Kenneth F. Swanson Fund for the Arts of Akron Community Foundation The Veale Foundation Wesley Family 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 Cowles Charitable Trust (Miami) Fisher-Renkert Foundation The Harry K. Fox and Emma R. Fox Charitable Foundation Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation The Hankins Foundation The Muna & Basem Hishmeh Foundation Richard H. Holzer Memorial Foundation George M. and Pamela S. Humphrey Fund The Laub Foundation The Lehner Family Foundation The G. R. Lincoln Family Foundation The Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Foundation New World Somewhere Fund The M. G. O’Neil Foundation The O’Neill Brothers Foundation Paintstone Foundation Peg’s Foundation Performing Arts Readiness Charles E. & Mabel M. Ritchie Memorial Foundation The Leighton A. Rosenthal Family Foundation SCH Foundation Jean C. Schroeder Foundation Kenneth W. Scott Foundation Lloyd L. and Louise K. Smith Memorial Foundation The South Waite Foundation The George Garretson Wade Charitable Trust The Welty Family Foundation The Thomas H. White Foundation, a KeyBank Trust The Edward and Ruth Wilkof Foundation The Wright Foundation The Wuliger Foundation Anonymous

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Steve Norris and Emily Gonzales love to find new ways to get involved and support The Cleveland Orchestra. Not only do they belong to the Orchestra’s young professionals group, The Circle, they are also the youngest members of the Heritage Society, a group of over 650 generous individuals who have remembered the Orchestra in their estate plans. Steve and Emily met in college, where they took music classes together. After graduation, Steve introduced Emily to summer concerts at Blossom and the beauty of Severance Hall. “Music is an important part of our love story, and we want it to be part of our legacy,” says Steve.

is an “Music important part of

our love story, and we want it to be part of our legacy.”

“Hopefully, our story encourages others to give so that this Cleveland gem will be around for everyone to enjoy for another century and more.” Steve and Emily are living proof: It’s never too early to plan your legacy. To find out more about investing in the future of The Cleveland Orchestra with a planned gift that costs nothing today, contact:

Steve Norris and Emily Gonzales

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Rachel Lappen Dave Stokley Senior of Development LegacyDirector Giving Officer The Cleveland Orchestra 216-231-8011 216-231-8006





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 current members is as of June 2019. For more information, please contact the Orchestra’s Legacy Giving Office by contacting Rachel Lappen at or 216-231-8011.

Lois a . aaron Leonard abrams gay Cull addicott Stanley and hope adelstein* Sylvia K . adler* norman* and marjorie allison Dr . Sarah m . anderson george n . aronoff herbert ascherman, Jr . Jack and Darby ashelman mr . and mrs . William W . baker Jack L . barnhart margaret b . and henry T .* barratt Rev . Thomas T . baumgardner and Dr . Joan baumgardner Fred g . and mary W . behm Fran and Jules belkin 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) 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 Drs . Christopher P . brandt and beth brandt Sersig mr . D . mcgregor brandt, Jr . David and Denise brewster Robert W . briggs Elizabeth a . brinkman Dr . Jeanette grasselli brown and Dr . glenn R . brown Thomas brugger, mD mr . and mrs . harvey buchanan* Joan and gene* buehler gretchen L . burmeister

Stanley and honnie busch* milan and Jeanne* busta ms . Lois L . butler mr . and mrs . William C . butler gregory and Karen Cada Roberta R . Calderwood* harry and marjorie* m . Carlson Janice L . Carlson Dr .* and mrs . Roland D . Carlson barbara a . Chambers, D . Ed . 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 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 In memory of Walter C . and marion J . Curtis William and anna Jean Cushwa alexander m . and Sarah S . Cutler 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 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 mr . and mrs . Robert Duvin Dr . Robert E . Eckardt Paul and Peggy Edenburn Robert and anne Eiben* mr . and mrs . alfred m . Eich, Jr . Roger b . Ellsworth oliver* and mary Emerson Lois marsh Epp Patricia Esposito C . gordon and Kathleen a .* Ewers Patricia J . Factor Carl Falb Regis and gayle Falinski mrs . mildred Fiening gloria and Irving* Fine Joan alice Ford 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 barbara and Peter galvin mr . and mrs . Steven b . garfunkel Donald* and Lois gaynor albert I . and norma C . geller Dr . Saul genuth Frank and Louise gerlak Dr . James E . gibbs 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 In memory of margaret goss harry and Joyce graham Elaine harris green Tom and gretchen green anna Zak greenfield Richard and ann gridley nancy hancock griffith David E .* and Jane J . griffiths listing continues

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bev and bob grimm Candy and brent grover Thomas J .* and Judith Fay gruber henry and Komal gulich mr . and mrs . David h . gunning mr . and mrs . William E . gunton mrs . John a hadden Jr . Richard* and mary Louise hahn James J . hamilton Raymond g . hamlin, Jr . Kathleen E . hancock holsey gates handyside* norman C . and Donna L . harbert mary Jane hartwell* William L .* and Lucille L . hassler 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 T . K .* and Faye a . heston Fred heupler, m .D . mr . and mrs .* Daniel R . high mr . and mrs . D . Craig hitchcock* bruce F . hodgson mary V . hoffman Feite F . hofman mD* mrs . barthold m . holdstein* Leonard* and Lee ann holstein David and nancy hooker Thomas h . and Virginia J .* horner Fund 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 Jerry and martha Jarrett* merritt and Ellen Johnquest* allan V . Johnson E . anne Johnson nancy Kurfess Johnson, m .D .


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 . Keithley Patricia and Walter Kelley* bruce and Eleanor Kendrick malcolm E . Kenney mr . and mrs . Douglas a . Kern Charles m . and Janet g . Kimball* James and gay* Kitson mr . Clarence E . Klaus, Jr . mary Elizabeth and g . Robert Klein* Fred* and Judith Klotzman Paul and Cynthia Klug martha D . Knight mr . and mrs . Robert Koch Dr . Vilma L . Kohn* mr . Clayton Koppes Susan Korosa mr .* and mrs . James g . Kotapish, Sr . margery a . Kowalski Janet L . Kramer 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 mrs . Carolyn Lampl marjorie m . Lamport* Louis Lane* Kenneth m . Lapine and Rose E . mills Lee and Susan Larson Charles K . László and maureen o’neill-László anthony T . 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 Dr . and mrs . howard Levine bracy E . Lewis mr . and mrs .* Thomas a . Liederbach Rollin* and Leda Linderman Virginia m . and Jon a . Lindseth Ruth S . Link* Dr . and mrs . William K . Littman Dr . Jack and mrs . Jeannine Love Jeff and maggie Love Dr . alan and mrs . min Cha Lubin Linda and Saul Ludwig Kate Lunsford Patricia macDonald alex and Carol machaskee Jerry maddox

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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. For more information, please call 216-231-8011.


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Each year, thousands of Northeast Ohioans experience The Cleveland Orchestra for the first time. Whether you are a seasoned concertgoer or a first-timer, these pages give you ways to learn more or get involved with the Orchestra and to explore the joys of music further. Created to serve Northeast Ohio, The Cleveland Orchestra has a long and proud history of promoting and sharing the power of music through exploration, education, and extraordinary experiences.

Celebrating Life & Music The Cleveland Orchestra performs all varieties of music, gathering family and friends together in celebration of the power of music. The Orchestra’s music marks major milestones and honors special moments, helping to provide the soundtrack to each day and bringing your hopes and joys to life. From free community concerts at Severance Hall and in downtown Cleveland . . . to picnics on warm summer evenings at Blossom Music Center . . . From performances for crowds of students in classrooms and auditoriums . . . to opera and ballet with the world’s best singers and dancers . . . From holiday gatherings with favorite songs . . . to the wonder of new compositions performed by music’s rising stars . . . Music inspires. It fortifies minds and electrifies spirits. It brings people together in mind, body, and soul.

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Changing Lives The Cleveland Orchestra is building the youngest orchestra audience in the country. In recent years, the number of young people attending Cleveland Orchestra concerts at Blossom and Sever­ ance Hall has more than doubled, and now makes up 20% of the audience. • Under 18s Free, the flagship program of the Orchestra’s Center for Future Audiences (created with a lead endowment gift from the Maltz Family Foundation), makes attending Orchestra concerts affordable for families.

The Cleveland Orchestra is one of the world’s most-acclaimed and sought-after performing arts ensembles. Whether at home or around the world, the musicians carry Northeast Ohio’s commitment to excellence and strong sense of com -munity with them everywhere the Orchestra performs. The ensemble’s ties to this region run deep and strong: • Two acoustically-renowned venues — Severance Hall and Blossom — anchor the Orchestra’s performance calendar and continue to shape the artistic style of the ensemble. • More than 60,000 local students participate in the Orchestra’s education programs each year. • Over 350,000 people attend Orchestra concerts in Northeast Ohio annually. • The Cleveland Orchestra serves as Northeast Ohio’s ambassador to the world — through concerts, recordings, and broadcasts — proudly bearing the name of its hometown across the globe.

• Student Advantage and Frequent FanCard programs offer great deals for students. • The Circle, our membership program for ages 21 to 40, enables young professionals to enjoy Orchestra concerts and social and networking events. • The Orchestra’s casual Friday evening concert series (Fridays@7 and Summers @Severance) draw new crowds to Severance Hall to experience the Orch­ estra in a context of friends and musical explorations.


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Building Community The Cleveland Orchestra exists for and because of the vision, generosity, and dreams of the Northeast Ohio community. Each year, we seek new ways to meaningfully impact lives.


Inspiring Minds Education has been at the heart of The Cleveland Orchestra’s community offerings since the ensemble’s founding in 1918. The arts are a core subject of school learning, vital to realizing each child’s full potential. A child’s education is incomplete unless it includes the arts, and students of all ages can experience the joy of music through the Orchestra’s varied education programs. The Orchestra’s offerings impact . . . . . . the very young, with programs including PNC music explorers and PNC grow Up great. . . . grade school and high school students, with programs including Learning Through music, Family Concerts, Education Concerts, and in-school Performances.

• Convening people at free community concerts each year in celebration of our country, our city, our culture, and our shared love of music. • Immersing the Orchestra in local communities with special performances in local businesses and hotspots through neighborhood residencies and other initiatives. • Collaborating with celebrated arts institutions — including the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Play House, and Cleveland Institute of Music — to bring inspirational performances to the people of Northeast Ohio. • Actively partnering with local schools, neighborhoods, businesses, and state and local governments to engage and serve new corners of the community through residencies, education offerings, learning initiatives, and free public events.

. . . college students and beyond, with programs including musician-led masterclasses, in-depth explorations of musical repertoire, pre-concert musician interviews, and public discussion groups.

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Supporting Excellence

Financial support and contributions from thousands of people, corporations, and foundations across Northeast Ohio help sus­ tain the extraordinary musical experiences and community engagement that sets The Cleveland Orchestra apart from other orch­ estral ensembles around the world.


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The Cleveland Orchestra has been supported by many dedicated volunteers since its founding in 1918. You can make an immediate impact by getting involved. • Over 200,000 people learn about and follow The Cleveland Orchestra’s activities online through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

• Two active volunteer groups — Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra and the Blossom Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra — support the Orchestra through service and fundraising. To learn more, please call 216-231-7557.

Ticket sales cover less than half the cost of The Cleveland Orchestra’s concerts, education presentations, and community programs. Each year, thousands of generous people make donations large and small to sustain the Orchestra for today and for future generations. Every dollar donated enables The Cleveland Orchestra to play the world’s finest music, bringing extraordinary experiences to people throughout our community — and acclaim and admiration to Northeast Ohio. To learn more, visit

• Over 400 volunteers assist concertgoers each season, as Ushers for Orchestra concerts at Severance Hall, or as Tour Guides and as Store Volunteers. For more info, please call 216-231-7425. • 300 professional and amateur vocalists volunteer their time and artistry as part of the professionally-trained Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and Blossom Festival Chorus each year. To learn more, please call 216-231-7372.


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Learn More To learn more about how you can play an active role as a member of The Cleveland Orchestra family, visit us at Blossom or Severance Hall, attend a musical performance, or contact a member of our staff.



Making Music The Cleveland Orchestra passionately believes in the value of active musicmaking, which teaches life lessons in teamwork, listening, collaboration, and self expression. Music is an activity to participate in directly, with your hands, voice, and spirit. • You can participate in ensembles for musicians of all ages — including the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, Children’s Chorus, Youth Chorus, and Blossom Festival Chorus, and the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra. • Each year, the Orchestra brings people together in celebration of music, events, anniversaries, and more — giving voice to music at community singalongs and during holiday performances. • We partner with local schools and businesses to teach and perform, in ensembles and as soloists, encouraging music-making across Northeast Ohio. music has the power to inspire, to transform, to change lives. make music part of your life, and support your school’s music programs.

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 11001 Euclid Avenue  Cleveland, OH 44106

Blossom Music Center

 1145 West Steels Corners Road  Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223


Administrative Offices: 216-231-7300 Ticket Services: 216-231-1111 or 800-686-1141 or Group Sales: 216-231-7493  email Education & Community Programs:  phone 216-231-7355  email Orchestra Archives: 216-231-7382  email Choruses: 216-231-7372  email Volunteers: 216-231-7557  email Individual Giving: 216-456-8400  email Legacy Giving: 216-231-8011  email Corporate Giving: 216-231-7518  email Foundation Giving: 216-231-7549  email Severance Hall Rental Office:  phone 216-231-7421  email


Let’s sort it out! In the past year, blossom music Center composted, recycled, and donated more than 145,000 pounds of material — nearly half of everything discarded inside the gates . aiming to divert even more from the landfill this year, we are ramping up our Zero Waste efforts . all cups, plates, and cutlery provided at the venue is certified compostable, with ocean-friendly paper straws provided by request only . after each performance, a team of Zero Waste Captains looks in all bags to see if the compost, recycle, and landfill are sorted correctly and goes through them by hand to move items to the correct category . Thanks to our finished compost from Full Cycle organics, blossom’s flower beds are growing stronger than ever .

Up for the Zero Waste challenge? 1 . Pack with a Purpose — bring only reusable or compostable plates, cups, and utensils . 2 . Bring a reusable water bottle — to fill at our free refill station located at the house right tram station! 3 . Use the proper receptacles — for compost and recycling . If you’re not sure which bin to use, feel free to ask a staff member for help .

Make Zero Waste a part of the Blossom experience for generations to come! You can help during your visit by separating your waste into the marked receptacles . . .

CoMPosT all food scraps, including bones & cheese soiled paper, including napkins, paper towels, uncoated paper plates (such as Chinet), food boats certified compostable dishware, including all cups and utensils provided on-site



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plastic-coated paper plates & cups non-compostable utensils styrofoam aluminum foil ziploc bags chip bags

Program books are collected for separate paper recycling at the exits as you leave .

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Welcome to Blossom! Welcome to the 2019 Blossom Music Festival — a summer-long season of weekend and holiday musical programs presented by The Cleveland orchestra . In addition, Live nation presents nonorchestral concerts throughout the season . Please be aware that some audience guidelines differ depending on the evening’s musical presentation, including what food and beverages can be brought onto the grounds or into the Pavilion . Questions? members of blossom Friends of The Cleveland orchestra host 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 . Grounds open gates to the blossom grounds are open to the public 2½ hours before Festival concerts .

What Not to Bring . . . no smoKinG all blossom events are presented in a smoke-free environment . Smoking tobacco or ecigarettes is not allowed anywhere on the grounds or in buildings once you have entered through the ticket gates . fireWorKs or sparKlers open-flame grilling is not permitted anywhere on the blossom grounds or parking areas . Sparklers and fireworks are also prohibited . Weapons and druG-free Zone blossom is a drug-free and weapon-free facility — everywhere and anywhere on the grounds, including parking lots, restrooms, and the Lawn . 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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What to Bring . . . 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 . 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 . 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 . Shortlegged beach-style chairs make good neighbors . Suitable rental chairs are available at the top of the hill for a fee of $5 per evening . Tents or other structures are strictly prohibited . guests who obstruct others’ views may be asked to relocate to the rear of the Lawn . 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 .

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in addition to enJoyinG the concert younG person’s Guide a free printed young Person’s guide is available to help your youngest attendees learn about music, with some suggested activities . 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, 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) .

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blossom Grille This full-service restaurant located at the top of the Lawn is the perfect place to start your evening . The open-air restaurant and bar offers a variety of freshly prepared appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts, plus wines, spirits, and beers, as well as pre-ordered box dinners . The blossom grille is open for dinner 2½ hours prior to all blossom music Festival concerts . To pre-order boxed dinners or to make reservations, please call 330-916-6063 . tastinG room Located across from Emily’s garden, the Tasting Room offers wine, spirits, and beer, as well as coffee and desserts . It is open 2½ hours prior to all blossom Festival concerts and for a post-concert afterglow . cleveland orchestra store During Festival concerts, the Cleveland orchestra Store offers sales next to 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 2½ hours before the concert, at intermission, and for post-concert shopping .

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(216) 231-1111

For the comfort of 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:

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

classical concerts — blue Late seating is permitted only at designated seating breaks in the music . bottled water only is allowed in the Pavilion .

Blossom Grille (330) 916-6063

pops-style concerts — pinK Late seating is permitted between pieces and during speaking from the stage . beverages and small snacks are allowed in the Pavilion .

Accessibility Services (330) 916-6068

movie concerts — oranGe Late seating is permitted throughout the performance . Food and beverages are allowed in the Pavilion (without picnic baskets/coolers) .

Blossom Administrative Offices (330) 920-8040 weekday business hours

Getting Around . . . and When you are here

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) . 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 $25 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 Festival concerts . Tram service from parking lots to Smith

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Group Sales and Knight Grove Reservations (216) 231-7493 weekday business hours

Cleveland Orchestra Offices (216) 231-7300 weekday business hours

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 pratons who have difficulty accessing the Pavilion — available on a first-come, first-served basis from Smith Plaza . 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 . 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 . 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 .

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At the Severance Hall Ticket Office blossom music Festival tickets can be purchased at the Severance hall Ticket office, located at 11001 Euclid avenue (the corner of Euclid avenue and East boulevard) in Cleveland . open weekdays 9 a .m . to 6 p .m . Closed Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays . at blossom music center Tickets for blossom music Festival concerts can be purchased at the blossom box office, open Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p .m . to 5 p .m . and from 1 p .m . through intermission on Festival concert dates .

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 .

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ADA Pavilion Seating ADA Pavilion Seating



Concessions ATM Concessions


Information Center* Herbert E. Frank E. Joseph Garden Strawbridge Garden Frank E. Joseph Garden Eells Gallery ATM Emily’s Garden Smith Special Tasting Room Plaza Eells Gallery Events Center Lot A Gate Tasting Room Main Gate Guest Lot AServices Gate First Aid FirstEnergy Security Box Office Guest Services First Aid Lot Bridge FirstEnergy Security Pedestrian


Lawn Ticket LotBooth Information Center* (RESERVED–PREPAID)

ods Picnic Area

Information Center*



Box Office Box Office

Woods Picnic Area Subscriber



Lot Lot

ATM ATM Special Events Center

Main Gate

Main Gate

(Cleveland Orchestra Store & Concessions)

Special Events Center

(Cleveland Orchestra Store & Concessions)

Pedestrian Bridge Lawn Ticket Booth Pedestrian Bridge

Woods Picnic Area



Herbert E. Strawbridge Garden Herbert E. Strawbridge Smith Emily’s Garden Plaza Garden Smith Emily’s Plaza Garden

Lawn Chair Rental ATM Information Center* Lawn Chair Rental Information Center*

Lawn Ticket Booth

Lot Lot Lot Lot

ADA Route Driving Lanes ADA Route Tram Stops Driving Lanes


* Information Centers Tram Stops staffed by Blossom Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra

Grass Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, Porthouse Theatre, 2019 Blossom Festival and Steels Corners Road Entrance

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d e r e w o p em to perform


S T. E D W A R D H I G H S C H O O L

Richie Pokrywka ’21 is empowered by St. Edward High School to perform as an actor in The Edwardian Players, a musician in the St. Edward Marching Eagles and as an athlete as part of the St. Edward Basketball team. Richie’s versatility as a performer inspires fellow Edsmen to explore their interests and pursue opportunities that will strengthen their talents at St. Edward.



it starts with a dream

18 East Orange Street Chagrin Falls, Ohio (440) 247-2828

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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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