Show your WKSU member card at time of purchase and buy up to eight half-priced tickets for select Blossom Festival concerts. This offer cannot be combined with other discounts. Summer 2012 WKSU member nights at Blossom include:
Saturday, July 7 at 8 p.m.: Emanuel Ax Plays Mozart
Acclaimed pianist Emanuel Ax returns to Blossom for an evening of Viennese charm and musical elegance, featuring a concerto by Mozart along with a collection of colorful pieces from the Central European classical tradition. Jahja Ling conducts this delightful summer program, ending with three of Brahms's most effervescent Hungarian Dances.
Saturday, July 14 at 8 p.m.: All-Tchaikovsky
Conductor Vassily Sinaisky and guest cellist Daniel Müller-Schott join the Orchestra for Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture, Rococo Variations (for cello and orchestra) and Symphony No.1 ("Winter Dreams").
Saturday, July 28 at 7 p.m.: Beethoven's Fifth
Cleveland favorite conductor Jahja Ling presents a concert of Beethoven masterpieces, including the dazzling Violin Concerto with international star soloist Gil Shaham. The evening begins with the Kent/Blossom Chamber Orchestra performing select musical works under the direction of James Feddeck.
The Cleveland Orchestra comes to the stage at 8 p.m. for Beethoven's Coriolanus Overture plus the concerto. And the concert ends with the Kent/Blossom Chamber Orchestra joining together with The Cleveland Orchestra in a special side-by-side performance of classical music's best known masterwork, Beethoven's Fifth.
Sunday, July 29 at 7 p.m.: Time for Three
Self-described as a "classically trained garage band," the intriguing trio Time for Three brings a blend of bluegrass fiddling, jazz, and the occasional hip-hop riff into an exciting mixture of sound and energy. Returning after their Blossom debut in 2008, Time for Three offers a special up-step to what is sure to be an unforgettable Sunday evening concert.
Saturday, Aug. 4 at 8 p.m.: Romeo and Juliet
The Cleveland Orchestra welcomes Conductor James Gaffigan and Daniil Trifonov on piano for Wagner's Prelude to Act III of Tristan and Isolde, Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 and Suite from Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev.
Complete Blossom Festival Schedule