Seasonal Special Happenings

Season Finale

When: Fri., Aug. 29 2014

This weekend closes out the Blossom Music Festival for the summer and sends the Cleveland Orchestra off on tour with a bang. At Severance Hall tonight at 7 p.m., Franz Welser-Möst conducts Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 1, and two works by Jörg Widmann, Lied [Song] and Flûte en suite (for flute and orchestra) with soloist Joshua Smith. On Saturday, the action returns to Blossom Music Center with fun for the whole family, beginning with family-friendly activities throughout the Blossom grounds from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Those are followed by the 7 p.m. concert featuring music from The Little Mermaid and The Wizard of Oz, plus Casey at the Bat with narration by Pat Sajak, all conducted by Richard Kaufmann. Finally, on Sunday at 7 p.m., Welser-Möst returns to Blossom to conduct Widmann’s Con brio, Concert Overture for Orchestra, and Brahms’ Symphony No. 3 and Symphony No. 4. A fireworks display concludes the Saturday and Sunday concerts. Tickets are $23 to $85. (Gonzalez) (Gonzalez)

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