André Gremillet
Executive Director, The Cleveland Orchestra

Presentation Title:  Blossom at 50

noon Thursday May 17
Luncheon sponsored by:


$25 per seat, includes lunch

One table equals eight seats. Online reservations are available until 24 hours prior to the luncheon. Please call 330-247-8682 for last minute reservations.

Meal selection must be made at time of reservation.

Luncheon Schedule

  1. 11:30 am - Will-call tickets available
  2. 11:45 am - Doors open
  3. 12:00 pm - Lunch served
  4. 12:20 pm - Presentation begins
  5. 1:00 pm - Luncheon concludes


Quaker Station
135 South Broadway Street
Akron, OH 44308

about the speaker

Presentation Overview: Thousands of people across Northeast Ohio and the nation have made lifelong memories at Blossom Music Center, the summer home of The Cleveland Orchestra, on the beautiful grounds of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. In 2018, we celebrate 50 years of Ohio’s premier outdoor music venue, and will hear about Blossom’s storied past, thrilling present, and robust future. 

André Gremillet began his tenure as Executive Director of The Cleveland Orchestra in January 2016.  From 2012 to 2015, he served as Managing Director of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO).  During his time in Australia, the MSO greatly deepened its engagement with the Melbourne community, resulting in a significant increase in ticket sales and fundraising.  The orchestra also made a highly successful European Tour that included debut performances at the BBC Proms in London, the Edinburgh Festival, and the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

From 2007 to 2012, André Gremillet was President and CEO of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO), where his tenure was widely acknowledged as marking a turnaround for the organization.  Under his leadership, the NJSO greatly improved its financial condition and increased its artistic reputation.

Prior to joining the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Gremillet served for four years as President of the internationally renowned pipe organ building company Casavant Frères.

A native of Quebec, Canada, and a conservatory-trained pianist, André Gremillet holds a master’s degree from the