The Cleveland Orchestra's Blossom Music Festival

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.

The Cleveland Orchestra invites WKSU members to purchase half-priced tickets for four specially selected concerts during the 50th Anniversary Blossom Music Festival in summer 2018. 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):

photo of Amelia and Brandon Sommerville
KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

For the seventh year in a row, the Cleveland Orchestra this fall will welcome kids under 18 to Severance Hall for free on some nights. WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports on how that’s changed the makeup of the orchestra’s audience – and how it could change the audience in the future.