Blossom Music Center | Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Join Elliott and his lovable lost alien friend as Spielberg's masterpiece E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial comes to the big screen at Blossom Music Center on Saturday 2nd September 2017 for the second night in a row! This widely cherished film will be accompanied by the Cleveland Orchestra, conducted by Brett Mitchell, who will perform John Williams' seminal score live!
Soon celebrating its centenary, Cleveland Orchestra was founded in 1918 by the pianist and impresario Adella Prentiss Hughes, and as of 2017, the incumbent music director is Franz Welser-Möst. The orchestra one of the five orchestras informally referred to as “The Big Five” – the others being New York Philharmonic (1842), Boston Symphony Orchestra (1881), Chicago Symphony Orchestra (1891) and Philadelphia Orchestra (1900). Coined around the time of long-playing records becoming more readily available, the Big Five led the field in "musical excellence, calibre of musicianship, total contract weeks, weekly basic wages, recording guarantees, and paid vacations". That level of professionalism and virtuosity has continued to place Cleveland Orchestra at the top, with Gramophone Magazine ranking the Cleveland Orchestra number 7 on its list of 20 of the world's greatest orchestras in 2012.