WKSU Half-Price Nights at Blossom 2019

May 31, 2019

The Cleveland Orchestra invites WKSU members to purchase half-priced tickets for four specially selected concerts during the 2019 Blossom Music Festival. Members can download a form through the WKSU Member Portal that can be presented with a photo ID at the Severance Hall or Blossom box offices to buy up to eight half-priced tickets for the following performances (this cannot be combined with other offers):

Rhapsody in Blue - Friday, July 5 at 8:00 PM
The Cleveland Orchestra
Roderick Cox, conductor - Blossom Festival debut
Aaron Diehl, piano
BERNSTEIN - Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront
GERSHWIN - Rhapsody in Blue
STRAVINSKY - Suite from The Firebird
TCHAIKOVSKY - 1812 Overture

Celebrate summer with four extraordinary scores by four extraordinary composers - performed by one of the world’s finest orchestras. End your night with a bang - literally! - by listening to Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and watching a fireworks display.

Bruch's Violin Concerto - Saturday, July 20 at 8:00 PM
The Cleveland Orchestra
Klaus Mäkelä, conductor - Cleveland Orchestra debut
Daniel Lozakovich, violin - Cleveland Orchestra debut
KODÁLY - Dances of Galánta
BRUCH - Violin Concerto No. 1
SIBELIUS - Symphony No. 5

Composer Max Bruch once said he loved the violin because it could "sing a melody better than a piano, and melody is the soul of music."  Hear Bruch's most melodic and soulful creation performed by teen prodigy Daniel Lozakovich in his Cleveland Orchestra debut.

Elgar's Enigma - Saturday, July 27 at 8:00 PM
The Cleveland Orchestra
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Gautier Capuçon, cello - Blossom Festival debut
Kent Blossom Chamber Orchestra*
BRITTEN - Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
SAINT-SAËNS - Cello Concerto No.1
ELGAR - Enigma Variations*

Do you like puzzles? Legend has it there’s a hidden melody in Edward Elgar's eminent score, which features 14 variations on an original theme - each a separate musical portrayal of a friend or family member. His ninth variation, called Nimrod, has been widely adapted for films such as Dunkirk and Elizabeth.

The Kent Blossom Music Festival began when The Cleveland Orchestra and Kent State University launched a partnership in 1968, the year Blossom Music Center opened. For five weeks in June and July, Kent Blossom Music Festival’s advanced training program brings musicians from around the world to Ohio for professional training in chamber music and orchestral studies with members of The Cleveland Orchestra and other faculty. Festival participants will perform side-by-side with The Cleveland Orchestra and also present a pre-concert program of music beginning at 7:00 PM.

Brahms First Symphony - Saturday, August 10 at 8:00 PM
The Cleveland Orchestra
Asher Fisch, conductor
Jung-Min Amy Lee, violin
LISZT - Mazeppa, Symphonic Poem No. 6
BARBER - Violin Concerto
BRAHMS - Symphony No. 1

After famously informing friend Clara Schumann that he’d nearly finished his first symphony following six years of work - "Thus blew the shepherd’s horn today!" - Brahms took another eight years to complete the piece. Join us for a summertime presentation of the fastidious composer’s Alphorn tune in concert.