How to hear the Cleveland Orchestra for free

How to hear the Cleveland Orchestra for free


norman lebrecht

July 03, 2014

A unique gift has enable the orch to offer 15,000 free tickets on Cleveland Foundation Day.

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On July 20, up to 15,000 Northeast Ohioans will be able to enjoy The Cleveland Orchestra concert featuring the music of Weber, Mozart and Shostakovich while sitting on the Blossom Music Center lawn — for free.

Tickets are required to attend the concert. The public will be able to reserve free lawn tickets through the Cleveland Foundation’s website starting Monday, July 7, at 10 a.m. at

With each of up to 5,000 free adult lawn tickets reserved, two additional free tickets for children 17 and under can also be reserved through the Orchestra’s Under 18s Free program for families. Ticketing through the foundation’s website will remain open until all lawn tickets have been reserved for the concert.