a photo of an orchestra concert at Blossom

COVID-19 and the widespread impact of the pandemic is hitting the Cleveland Orchestra hard, forcing temporary layoffs and pay cuts.

Fireworks over Blossom Music Center.
Roger Mastroianni / Cleveland Orchestra

The summer home of the Cleveland Orchestra is celebrating its 50th season this year. The schedule at Blossom features big names in classical music, Broadway and classic rock.

The summer stage at Blossom will be without Franz Welser-Möst for at least the opening concert.
Andrew Meyer / WKSU

Correction:  This article originally misstated the start dates for the coming summer season for the Cleveland Orchestera. 

The Cleveland Orchestra has announced that Music Director Franz Welser-Möst will not be leading the opening concerts of the Orchestra’s summer season.

Peter van Dijk sits in an original Eames chair at his home in Cleveland.
Mark Arehart / WKSU

Blossom Music Center, the summer home of the Cleveland Orchestra, is celebrating its 50th season this year. On this week’s State of the Arts, WKSU’s Mark Arehart sits down with Peter van Dijk, the architect who designed Blossom.

I meet Peter van Dijk at his home in Cleveland. Several walls are filled with sketches he’s made throughout a life that can really only be described as fascinating.