Blossom Music Festival
July 3-4, 8 p.m. — Blossom Festival Band; Loras John Schissel, conductor. A Salute to America: Classics and patriotic selections by Gershwin, Sousa and others, the “1812” Overture and fireworks.
July 5, 8 p.m. — The Cleveland Orchestra; Jaap van Zweden, conductor; Renaud Capucon, violin. Tchaikovsky, Capriccio Italien; Sibelius, Violin Concerto; Dvorák, Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”).
July 12, 8 p.m. — The Cleveland Orchestra; Asher Fisch, conductor; Isabelle Faust, violin. Wagner, Overture to The Flying Dutchman; Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto; Beethoven, Symphony No. 7.
July 13, 7 p.m. — The Cleveland Orchestra; Jack Everly, conductor; Kristen Plumley, soprano; members of the Blossom Festival Chorus. Sci-Fi Spectacular: Music from science fiction TV shows and movies, including Star Trek, Star Wars, E.T. and 2001: A Space Odyssey.
July 19, 8 p.m. — The Cleveland Orchestra; Bramwell Tovey, conductor; Karen Gomyo, violin; Emily Fons, mezzo soprano. Bizet, Suite from Carmen; Saint-Saëns, Violin Concerto No. 3; Falla, The Three-Cornered Hat.
July 20, 7 p.m. — The Cleveland Orchestra; Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, conductor; Francesco Piemontesi, piano. Weber, Overture to Der Freischütz; Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 27; Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5.
July 26, 8 p.m. — The Cleveland Orchestra; John Storgårds, conductor; Stephen Hough, piano; Kent/Blossom Chamber Orchestra, Brett Mitchell, conductor. Beethoven, Overture to Fidelio; Liszt, Piano Concerto No. 1; Sibelius, Symphony No. 2. Kent/Blossom Chamber Orchestra performs selections by Ravel and Wagner at 7 p.m.
July 27, 7 p.m. — The Cleveland Orchestra; Jack Everly, conductor; Christina Bianco, vocalist; Ted Keegan, vocalist; Ben Crawford, vocalist. Broadway Standing Ovations: Highlights from The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Rent, Les Misérables and more. Bianco also presents excerpts from her Diva Moments show, with impressions of Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland.
Aug. 2, 8 p.m. — The Cleveland Orchestra; Johannes Debus, conductor; Benjamin Grosvenor, piano. Rameau, Selections from Les Indes Galantes; Ravel, Piano Concerto in G major; Ravel, Pavane for a Dead Princess; Rachmaninoff, Symphonic Dances.
Aug. 3, 7 p.m. — The Cleveland Orchestra; Richard Kaufman, conductor; Michael Sachs, trumpet. Hollywood under the Stars: Tribute to movie music including Forrest Gump, The Godfather, Gone with the Wind, The Magnificent Seven, Lawrence of Arabia, The Right Stuff and Lincoln.
Aug. 9, 8 p.m. — The Cleveland Orchestra; Matthew Halls, conductor. Mozart, Overture to Idomeneo; Tchaikovsky, Suite No. 4 (“Mozartiana”); Mozart, Eine kleine Nachtmusik; Mozart; Symphony No. 36 (“Linz”).
Aug. 10, 7 p.m. — The Cleveland Orchestra; Jeffrey Kahane, conductor; Peter Otto, violin. Stravinsky, Suite from Pulcinella; Haydn, Violin Concerto No. 1 in C major; Mendelssohn, Music from A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Mendelssohn; Symphony No. 4 (“Italian”).
Aug. 16, 8 p.m. — The Cleveland Orchestra; Jahja Ling, conductor; Yo-Yo Ma, cello. Program includes Elgar, Cello Concerto; Dvorák, Symphony No. 6.
Aug. 23, 8 p.m. — The Cleveland Orchestra; Andrew Grams, conductor; Nadine Sierra, soprano; Christopher Pfund, tenor; Brian Mulligan, baritone; Blossom Festival Chorus; Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus. Bach, Toccata and Fugue in D minor; Liszt, Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2; Orff, Carmina Burana.
Aug. 24, 7 p.m. — The Cleveland Orchestra; Michael Krajewski, conductor. Beatles tribute band Classical Mystery Tour joins the orchestra in performing the original orchestrations to Beatles hits.
Aug. 30, 8 p.m. — Blossom Festival Orchestra; Richard Kaufman, conductor. Family Funfest. Concert featuring tunes from The Little Mermaid, The Wizard of Oz, Spider-Man and Frozen, with Wheel of Fortune’s Pat Sajak. Family-friendly activities and fireworks.
Aug. 31, 7 p.m. — The Cleveland Orchestra; Franz Welser-Möst, conductor. Jörg Widmann, Con brio: Concert Overture for Orchestra; Brahms, Symphony No. 3; Brahms, Symphony No. 4.