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The Cleveland Orchestra announces single ticket sales for 2014 Blossom Music Fes

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Single tickets are on sale now

Actor George Takei added to performers for “Sci-Fi Spectacular” concert on July 13

The Cleveland Orchestra Blossom Music Festival features nine weekends of concerts that will span from the Fourth of July to Labor Day Weekend. Kicking off the festival with a bang will be the ever popular “Salute to America” concerts featuring the Blossom Festival Band who will be performing on July 3 & 4, 2014 and features the 1812 Overture with spectacular fireworks display. July 5th follows with the official opening night concert with the Cleveland Orchestra. Single tickets for The Cleveland Orchestra’s 2014 Blossom Music Festival are now on sale online at, by telephone at (216) 231-1111 (or Toll Free at (800) 686-1141), and in person at the Severance Hall Ticket Office.

This season promises to bring a range of popular music from classical symphonic programs to family friendly concerts as well as special musical treats for Baby Boomers. Included on the schedule will be the “Sci-Fi Spectacular” program on Sunday, July 13, conducted by Jack Everly with George Takei as narrator. George Takei is known around the world for his founding role in the acclaimed television series “Star Trek”, in which he played Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise. Takei starred in three seasons of Star Trek and later reprised his iconic role in six movies.

Also on the schedule is “Broadway Standing Ovations” on Sunday, July 27 and conducted by Jack Everly and features such songs as “The Phantom of the Opera” (featuring Broadway’s “Phantom” Ted Keegan), “Wicked”, “Rent” and Les Miserables”. The show will also feature comedian Christina Bianco who will perform excerpts from her “Diva Moments” with impersonations of Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, and others. This concert is also serving as a kick-off cultural event for the 2014 Gay Games, being hosted in Cleveland and Akron in August, and for which The Cleveland Orchestra is a Community Patron Partner.

Family-friendly “Under 18s Free” tickets continue at every Blossom Music Festival concert

The Cleveland Orchestra continues its mission to offer free tickets to young people 17 and under for every Blossom concert again this season. More than 26,000 young people attended Blossom Music Festival concerts through the “Under 18s Free” ticket program in 2011 and 2012.

The “Under 18s Free” initiative is an integral part of The Cleveland Orchestra’s Center for Future Audiences, which was created to provide broader access for the Northeast Ohio community and is endowed through the leadership and generosity of the Maltz Family Foundation.

Single Tickets are on sale now

Pavilion tickets range in price from $25 to $100. Tickets for the Lawn and the General Admission sections of the Pavilion for Blossom Music Festival concerts are priced at $20. Individual tickets go on sale by telephone at (216) 231-1111 (or Toll Free at (800) 686-1141), in person at the Severance Hall Ticket Office, and online

The Blossom Box Office opens for the season beginning on Saturday, June 1, and will be open throughout the summer on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. through intermission on concert days.

Lawn Ticket Books include free “Under 18s” and Pavilion Upgrades

Lawn Ticket Books of ten tickets are available for $150 (a savings of 25% off the single-ticket price). Two “Under18s Free” are admitted with each adult Lawn Ticket and the Lawn Ticket Book includes two free Pavilion upgrade coupons.

Create Your Own Series

A Create-Your-Own Series package is being offered again this season. When purchasing 4 or more concerts, there is a savings of 10% off the single-ticket price. There is no limit to the number of Create-Your-Own Series purchases. All subscribers receive free parking in Lot B.

All artists, programs, and prices are subject to change

Complete 2014 Blossom Music Festival Calendar

Thursday, July 3, 2014
8:00 p.m.*
Friday, July 4, 2014
8:00 p.m.*
Blossom Festival Band
Loras John Schissel, conductor
A Salute to America

* Denotes fireworks following the concert, weather permitting

July 3 Concert Sponsor: The J.M. Smucker Company
July 4 Concert Sponsor: KeyBank

Saturday, July 5, 2014
8:00 p.m.*
The Cleveland Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden,conductor
Renaud Capuçon, violin
Festival Opening: Dvořák’s New World
Tchaikovsky - Capriccio Italien
Sibelius - Violin Concerto
Dvorak - Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”)

* Denotes fireworks following the concert, weather permitting.

Sponsor: Blossom Women’s Committee

Saturday, July 12, 2014
8:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Asher Fisch,conductor
Isabelle Faust,violin
Beethoven’s Seventh
Wagner - Overture toThe Flying Dutchman
Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto
Beethoven - Symphony No. 7

Sponsor: Hyster-Yale Materials Handling Inc.

Sunday, July 13, 2014
7:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Jack Everly,conductor
Kristen Plumley, soprano
George Takai, narrator
Members of the Blossom Festival Chorus
Sci-Fi Spectacular

Saturday, July 19, 2014
8:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Bramwell Tovey,conductor
Karen Gomyo, violin
Emily Fons, mezzo-soprano
A Taste of Spain
Bizet - Suite fromCarmen
Saint-Saens - Violin Concerto No. 3
Falla -The Three-Cornered Hat

Sponsor: The J.M. Smucker Company

Sunday, July 20, 2014,
7:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Stanislaw Skrowaczewski,conductor
Francesco Piemontesi,piano
Mozart and Shostakovich
Weber - Overture toDer Freischütz
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 27
Shostakovich - Symphony No.5

Sponsor: Steinway Piano Gallery Cleveland

Saturday, July 26, 2014
8:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
John Storgårds,conductor
Stephen Hough,piano
with the Kent/Blossom Chamber Orchestra
Brett Mitchell,conductor
Beethoven and Liszt
Beethoven - Overture toFidelio
Liszt - Piano Concerto No. 1
Sibelius - Symphony No. 2

Sponsor: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Sunday, July 27, 2014
7:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Jack Everly, conductor
Christina Bianco, vocalist
Ted Keegan, vocalist
Ben Crawford, vocalist
Broadway Standing Ovations

Sponsor: PNC Bank

Saturday, August 2, 2014
8:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Johannes Debus,conductor
Benjamin Grosvenor,piano
Romantic Rachmaninoff
Rameau - Selections fromLes Indes Galantes
Ravel - Piano Concerto in G major
Ravel - Pavane for a Dead Princess
Rachmaninoff - Symphonic Dances

Sunday, August 3, 2014
7:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Richard Kaufman, conductor
Michael Sachs,trumpet
Hollywood under the Stars

Saturday, August 9, 2014
8:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Matthew Halls,conductor
The Magic of Mozart
Mozart - Overture toIdomeneo
Tchaikovsky - Suite No. 4 (“Mozartiana”)
Mozart - Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Mozart - Symphony No. 36 (“Linz”)

Sponsor: Medical Mutual of Ohio

Sunday, August 10, 2014
7:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Jeffrey Kahane,conductor
Peter Otto,violin
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Strtavinsky - Suite fromPulcinella
Haydn - Violin Concerto No. 1 in C major
Mendelssohn - Music fromA Midsummer Night’s Dream
Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 4 (“Italian”)

Saturday, August 16, 2014
8:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Jahja Ling,conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Yo-Yo Ma
Smetana – Overture to The Bartered Bride
Elgar - Cello Concerto
Dvorak - Symphony No. 6

Saturday, August 23, 2014
8:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Andrew Grams, conductor
Nadine Sierra,soprano
Christopher Pfund,tenor
Brian Mulligan,baritone
Blossom Festival Chorus
Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus
Carmina Burana
Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Listz - Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
Orff - Carmina Burana

Sponsor: The J.M. Smucker Company

Sunday, August 24, 2014
7:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Michael Krajewski, conductor
Classical Mystery Tour
A Beatles Tribute
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Their U.S. Arrival

Saturday, August 30, 2014
7:00 p.m.*
Blossom Festival Orchestra
Richard Kaufman, conductor
Whitney Claire Kaufman,vocalist
Pat Sajak,narrator
Family FunFest at Blossom

* Denotes fireworks following the concert, weather permitting

Sponsor: The J.M. Smucker Company

Sunday, August 31, 2014
7:00 p.m.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst,conductor
Cleveland Orchestra European Festivals Tour Send-off
Widmann - Con brio: Concert Overture for Orchestra
Brahms - Symphony No. 3
Brahms - Symphony No. 4

All artists, programs, and prices are subject to change

About Blossom Music Center

Blossom Music Center, which opened in 1968 as the summer home of The Cleveland Orchestra, is located 25 miles south of Cleveland just north of Akron, Ohio. The Center’s name honors the Dudley S. Blossom family, major supporters of The Cleveland Orchestra throughout its history. Blossom is situated in the rolling hills of Cuyahoga Valley National Park, which protects 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Akron and Cleveland. Blossom lies within the city limits of Cuyahoga Falls, an Ohio community first settled in the early 1800s, at 1145 West Steels Corners Road in Summit County. Blossom reopened in 2003 following the completion of the Blossom Redevelopment Project, which featured a highly-acclaimed renovation of the facility and improved patron amenities. The Blossom Redevelopment Project was the first major capital improvements project in the history of the facility, which serves more than 400,000 visitors each summer. The Blossom Festival is a smoke-free environment. Smoking is not permitted at concerts and other events during the Blossom Festival.

Blossom Music Center address: 1145 W Steels Corners Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223