Feb 20, 2024 - Things to Do

Leslie Odom Jr. headlines 2024 Blossom Music Festival lineup

Leslie Odom Jr. performs on stage.

Leslie Odom Jr. Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for CinemaCon

The Cleveland Orchestra has announced the schedule for its annual summer extravaganza.

Driving the news: The 2024 Blossom Music Festival has 11 programs featuring Grammy and Tony Award winners, some of the greatest symphonies of all time and music from blockbuster films.

  • The festival runs from June 29 through Sept. 1 at Blossom Music Center.

Check out the full lineup:

🗺️ "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

When: 7pm, June 29 and 30.

Details: The orchestra continues its run of performing music from popular films with John Williams' score for the first "Indiana Jones" movie.

Cost: Tickets start at $29

🎆 Salute to America

When: 8pm, July 3

Details: The annual Fourth of July weekend celebration features fireworks as the Blossom Festival Band performs patriotic songs and Broadway hits.

Cost: Tickets start at $25

🎹 "Rhapsody in Blue"

When: 7pm, July 6

Details: Grammy-winning banjo player Béla Fleck joins the Cleveland Orchestra for a performance of George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue."

Cost: Tickets start at $25

🪈 Rachmanioff's Third Symphony

When: 7pm, July 13

Details: Conductor Domingo Hindoyan makes his debut with the Cleveland Orchestra to perform Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff's 1936 transformative work.

Cost: Tickets start at $25

🎻 Tetzlaff plays Mozart

When: 7pm, July 20

Details: Violinist Christian Tezlaff tackles Mozart's well-known Fifth Violin Concerto.

Cost: Tickets start at $25

🎤 Leslie Odom Jr.

When: 7pm, July 21

Details: The Tony-winning performer best known for playing Aaron Burr in "Hamilton" performs an array of Broadway classics and pop songs with the Cleveland Orchestra.

Cost: Tickets start at $25

🎺 Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony

When: 7pm, July 27

Details: Conductor Hanna Lintu leads the orchestra in Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich's 1937 work with an assist from the Kent Blossom Chamber Orchestra.

Cost: Tickets start at $25

👑 "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"

When: 7pm, Aug. 2-4

Details: The orchestra wraps up its performance of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy by performing composer Howard Shore's score from the 2003 film that won the Oscar for Best Picture.

Cost: Tickets start at $29

📯 Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony

When: 7pm, Aug. 17

Details: The orchestra performs Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony and is joined by renowned pianist Víkingur Ólafsson for Robert Schumann's Piano Concerto.

Cost: Tickets start at TKTK

🎙️ Sinatra and beyond

When: 7pm, Aug. 25

Details: New York singer and pianist Tony DeSare performs the works of Frank Sinatra, including "New York, New York," "Come Fly with Me" and "My Way."

Cost: Tickets start at $25

🎪 Cirque goes Broadway

When: 7pm, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1

Details: The festival closes out with acrobatic performers from Cirque de la Symphonie alongside the Akron Symphony Orchestra performing Broadway hits from "Les Miserables," "Miss Saigon" and more.

Cost: Tickets start at $25


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