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RT @LincolnCenter: This week at Lincoln Center: @MetOpera's Summer HD Festival starts with a special screening of "Funny Face"
Our final Gourmet Matinee of the summer is with Mark Jackobs (viola) on Wednesday, August 28 at 12pm. These are a series of meet-the-artist events that feature music performed by Cleveland Orchestra musicians in Knight Grove at Blossom Music Center. These events, which include lunch, are open to the public (reservations required). More info here: bit.ly/2MpVz2b
Mark Jackobs joined The Cleveland Orchestra in 1993, after serving as a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He has...
How does a musician prepare to play a film score like Batman? According to Joela Jones, principal keyboardist of The Cleveland Orchestra, it's just like any other orchestral piece. "Just because it's a film score and not a Beethoven symphony makes no difference to us," she says.
The Cleveland Orchestra performs the film score to Batman (1989) at Severance Hall on August 23rd at 8pm and August 25th at 3pm. More details here: bit.ly/2ZaHkA5
Next Saturday, August 24 at Blossom Music Center, The Cleveland Orchestra and Baldwin Wallace collaborate to perform an in-concert presentation of South Pacific. “I don’t think they can anticipate what that energy is going to feel like,” says Victoria Bussert, Director of Baldwin Wallace Music Theatre program. “I can’t even wrap my head around how this is going to sound.” Victoria Bussert (pictured right) is directing South Pacific, with Andy Einhorn (left) as conductor.
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Join the Met at the 45th-annual Harlem Week this Sunday. Don’t miss bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green and soprano Lea… t.co/ew5p4XYdWS
Check out Cleveland Orchestra musicians showcasing the new Blossom Music Center shirt designs from our partnership with Cleveland Clothing Co.! To get yours today, stop by the Blossom store just past the entrance gates, before performances or visit the online store at tcostore.vendecommerce.com
Pictured (L-R) Jack Sutte (Second Trumpet), Sae Shiragami (Violin ), Yun-Ting Lee (Violin), Eliesha Nelson (Viola)
Have you checked out our Family Concerts for the 2019-20 season? These dynamic 60-minute concerts are a perfect way to introduce your kids to a full Orchestra experience. Hands-on pre-concert activities, including the ever-popular Instrument Discovery tables, begin one hour prior to the concert.
More info here: bit.ly/2OUt0vO
Not to be missed this Saturday at Blossom Music Center is Leonard Bernstein's Symphony No. 1, "Jeremiah." As one of the legendary composer-conductor's early works, it firmly established Bernstein as a master of humanistic composition. Featured soloist Jennifer Johnson Cano, Mezzo Soprano will highlight this drama-infused symphony, singing text from poems of Jeremiah's Book of Lamentations.
Tickets here: bit.ly/33y5Izd
Photo courtesy of Lisa Mazzucco
Can't get enough of Severance Hall in the summer? Join us this Friday, August 16 for Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4: Italian, which he called "the jolliest work I have so far written."
Pro tip: arrive early for a happy hour on the Front Terrace before the concert, and stay on for leisurely conversation beneath the stars on Severance Hall's scenic front steps.
Photo credits to Roger Mastroianni Photography
On August 17 Vinay Parameswaran, assistant conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra, will lead the orchestra in a stunning program of summertime favorites: Ives’s Decoration Day, Bernstein’s Jeremiah: Symphony No. 1, and Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances. It’s one of your last chances to hear The Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom Music Center this summer! Tickets available at clevelandorchestra.com.
Have you ever wanted to be a part of The Cleveland Orchestra family at Severance Hall? We are now seeking volunteer ushers and tour guides for The Cleveland Orchestra’s 2019-20 Concert Season! Open interviews will be held at Severance Hall from 4pm-7pm on August 22nd.
More information: bit.ly/2Z2xxQU
PC: Roger Mastroianni Photography
Missed The Cleveland Orchestra performing its Star Spangled Spectacular last night? Here’s to perfect summer evenings and second chances! The Star-Spangled Spectacular is brought to you by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, and sponsored by KeyBank.
Aren’t vacations just the best? Felix Mendelssohn thought so while on his travels to Italy! He poured his love for the Italian countryside and folk music into his joyous Symphony No. 4, “Italian”.
Celebrate your love of summer vacation by joining us for our final Summers@Severance performance next Friday at 7pm featuring this stunning symphonic classic!
This weekend, you’re in luck! The sun will be out, the temps are perfect, and you’ll have TWO chances to experience Blossom Music Festival: Saturday for Brahms First Symphony with The Cleveland Orchestra and Sunday for Brian Wilson with the Blossom Festival Orchestra. See you there at Blossom Music Center for one concert—or both!
Live from Mall B! Tune into our Star-Spangled Spectacular livestream on Facebook, YouTube, and clevelandorchestra.com at 9pm!
Livestream Link: www.clevelandorchestra.com/News-and-Updates/live-from-mall-b/
Check out the pre-concert video from cleveland.com before our free concert downtown at 9pm. #starspangledcle #cleveland #summer #clevelandorchestra
TONIGHT’S the night! Setup is underway and the sun is out! Join us in downtown Cleveland for The Cleveland Orchestra’s FREE Star-Spangled Spectacular (Brought to you Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, and sponsored by Keybank) on Mall B at 9:00pm. Food trucks start at 6:00pm, with preconcert performances by local music groups at 7:00pm. Fireworks to follow the performance!
Happy International Beer Day! Did you know that Brahms was a huge fan of beer? Bonus points if you can name the Romantic composer who was one of his favorite drinking buddies!
Good news: you can bring alcohol to all Blossom Music Festival concerts, so pour one out for Brahms at @BlossomMusicCtr and listen to The Cleveland Orchestra perform Brahms's First Symphony on August 10.
Take a look at Blossom Music Center’s newest feature: the Tasting Room! This is your go-to spot for wine, spirits, and beer, as well as for coffee and desserts. It’s open 2 1/2 hours prior to all Blossom Music Festival concerts, and for Afterglow — after each concert for coffee, spirits, and dessert.
On August 11, Co-founder of iconic California rockers The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson performs a celebration of the group’s influential 1966 album Pet Sounds with the Blossom Festival Orchestra at Blossom Music Center. Tell us: What’s your favorite song or memory from the album? www.clevelandorchestra.com/19-blossom--summer/19-blossom-festival---concerts/2019-08-11-Brian-Wilson/
Haunting and glorious, Mozart's Mass in C minor is considered one of his finest works. What makes this work so special? Hear what Lisa Wong, The Cleveland Orchestra's Director of Choruses, has to say.
Don't miss your chance to see The Cleveland Orchestra and Blossom Festival Chorus perform Mozart's Mass in C minor at Summers@Severance this Friday! Tickets available here: bit.ly/2Yj7RQ6
We are ONE WEEK away from our 30th annual free Star-Spangled Spectacular performance on August 7th downtown on Mall B! This year’s program features patriotic and traditional favorites at 9:00pm, with food trucks and preconcert performances starting at 6:00pm. Fireworks to follow the performance (weather permitting)! Tell us below: Who will you be bringing to the concert? Brought to you by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and sponsored by KeyBank
Photo by Roger Mastroianni
SOUTH PACIFIC TRIVIA CONTEST: Two truths and a lie
Comment below- Which of the following three statements is false? Make sure to tag who you want to bring to the performance of ‘South Pacific In Concert’ and you could win two tickets for you and your friend!
A) The musical South Pacific is based on James Michener’s collection of interrelated stories about the Pacific theater during World War II, Tales of the South Pacific, published in 1947.
B) South Pacific won ten Tony Awards in 1950,...