by Peter Feher
The crowd at Blossom Music Center on July 16 received two concerts for the price of one. The Cleveland Orchestra went in a jazzy direction with the program’s first half, before turning to the dazzling symphonic repertoire that this ensemble does best.
And those pieces after intermission made for quite the finale. The Orchestra tackled the two most popular pieces from Ottorino Respighi’s Roman trilogy — Fountains of Rome and Pines of Rome — scores that were practically written to end in fireworks.