2020 Blossom Season

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    Salute to America

    July 3 & 4
    Great music, fireworks, and fun for the whole family! Blossom’s traditional, star-spangled celebration with the Blossom Festival Band features a mix of patriotic Sousa marches, Broadway favorites, an Armed Forces salute, and more — concluding with the “1812” Overture and fireworks.

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    July 5 & 4
    GERSHWIN Overture to Strike Up the Band
    BERNSTEIN “Glitter and Be Gay” from Candide
    BERNSTEIN Three Dance Episodes from On the Town
    GERSHWIN (arr. TOVEY) “They Can’t Take That Away from Me” from Shall We Dance
    GERSHWIN (arr. TOVEY) “A Foggy Day” from Damsel in Distress
    GERSHWIN (arr. TOVEY) Fascinating Rhythm
    TOVEY Urban Runway
    GERSHWIN Catfish Row: Symphonic Suite from Porgy and Bess

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    Appalachian Spring

    July 11
    BERNSTEIN Symphony No. 2 (“The Age of Anxiety”)
    COPLAND Suite from Appalachian Spring
    COPLAND Suite from Billy the Kid

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    The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring In Concert

    July 17-19
    This summer, relive the first installment of Peter Jackson’s fantasy adventure trilogy (based on the novels of J.R.R. Tolkien), with the music performed live by The Cleveland Orchestra! Howard Shore’s score captures Fellowship’s sweeping emotion, thrilling vistas, and grand journeys.

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    Chopin & Tchaikovsky

    July 25
    RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Suite from The Snow Maiden
    CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 2
    TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 2

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    Thibaudet & Tango

    August 1
    ZIGMAN Tango Manos – Cleveland Orchestra premiere
    RAVEL Rapsodie espagnole
    ROUSSEL Suite No. 2 from Bacchus et Ariane

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    Not Our First Goat Rodeo

    August 8
    An astounding group of virtuosos – Yo-Yo Ma on cello, Stuart Duncan on fiddle, Edgar Meyer on bass, and Chris Thile on mandolin — reunite live for the first time in nearly a decade. Joined by featured vocalist Aoife O’Donovan, the lively talents of these exceptional artists come together on stage to create a singular sound that’s part composed, part improvised, and uniquely American

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    Beethoven's Pastoral

    August 9
    BEETHOVEN Overture to Coriolan
    BERLIOZ Summer Nights [Les Nuits d'été]
    BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 (“Pastoral”)

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    Dvořák's Eighth

    August 15
    MENDELSSOHN Overture: The Hebrides (“Fingal's Cave”)
    GRIEG Suite No. 1 from Peer Gynt
    DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8

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    All Brahms

    August 22
    BRAHMS Violin Concerto
    BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

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    Handel & Mozart

    August 23
    HANDEL Zadok the Priest (Coronation Anthem No. 1)
    HANDEL Concerto a due cori No. 1
    HANDEL The King Shall Rejoice (Coronation Anthem No. 3)
    MOZART Symphony No. 40

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    Harry Potter and The Chamber of SecretsTM in concert

    August 29 & 30
    Cars fly, trees fight back, and monsters are on the loose in Harry’s second year at HogwartsTM School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! This concert features the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsTM in high-definition, on a giant screen, while a live orchestra performs John Williams’s unforgettable score. Relive every magical moment as the music brings life to a story that has enchanted the world.

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    Classical Mystery Tour: A Beatles Tribute

    September 5 & 6
    The best of the Beatles like you’ve never heard them: totally live with symphony orchestra. Sensational tribute band, Classical Mystery Tour, joins the Blossom Festival Orchestra performing all their greatest hits, from their early music to the solo years, in original orchestrations. Featuring “Penny Lane,” “Yesterday,” “A Day in the Life,” and so much more!

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