Cleveland Orchestra plans full slate for 2022 Blossom Music Festival

Posted on: January 18, 2022

The Cleveland Orchestra will perform 19 concerts at the Blossom Music Festival this summer.

“Summer at Blossom Music Center this year will be a season of making up lost musical time and making new connections,” writes Zachary Lewis in Sunday’s (1/16) Cleveland.com. “The Cleveland Orchestra will spend its 2022 Blossom Music Festival … appealing to a broad spectrum. At the same, it also will get around to presenting several programs conceived for the lost summer of 2020. ‘That’s been the challenge of this pandemic,’ noted Ilya Gidalevich, the orchestra’s director of artistic planning…. ‘But it’s also very important that we cater to as many people as possible.’ Film lovers have special cause for excitement…. The Cleveland Orchestra [will] present [a Hobbit film and a Harry Potter film] in concert…. Conductor Elim Chan will make her Cleveland Orchestra debut this summer with … works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Weber, and Liszt…. The rest of the season is about as eclectic as can be, a mix that includes the popular ‘Salute to America’ with Loras John Schissel and the Blossom Festival Band, and Jeff Tyzik conducting a ‘Paul Simon Songbook.’ Associate conductor Vinay Parameswaran kicks off the season with … Copland’s Symphony No. 3 and principal cellist Mark Kosower performing Friedrich Gulda’s Concerto for Cello.”