Each Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 PM, WCLV 104.9 ideastream devotes an hour to one or two of our Arts Partners and previews upcoming activities by those partners. Browse a list of WCLV 104.9 ideastream Arts Partners.
Clague Playhouse in Westlake has A Broadway Christmas Carol, a mix of show-tune song parodies and Dickens’ Classic tale, November 8th through December 8th. 440-331-0403.
The Cleveland Museum of Art’s exhibition Sicily: Art and Invention Between Greece and Rome continues through January 5th. 888-CMA-0033.
The new exhibition at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage is Traitor! Spies, Lies and Justice Denied: The Dreyfus Affair runs through January. 216-592-0575.
The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Disembodied: Portrait Miniatures and Their Contemporary Relatives, an exhibition showcasing the museum’s entire collection of portrait miniatures for the first time in over half a century. November 10 – February 16.
The Winter Chamber Music Festival continues at the Cleveland Institute of Music through December 11th with faculty and student programs and open master classes. 216-795-5000.
Apollo’s Fire’s Celtic Christmas program will be performed December 3rd through 8th at venues throughout the area. 800-314-2535.
The Royal Opera House of London’s production of Verdi’s I Vespri Siciliani is on the big screen at the Capitol Theater on Thursday evening, December 5th.
The Cleveland Playhouse production of A Christmas Story is at the Allen Theater in Playhouse Square Center November 29th through December 22nd. 216-241-6000.
Beck Center’s encore production of Annie opens December 6th and runs through January 5th on the Mackey Main Stage. 216-521-2540 ext 10.
The musical Wicked returns to Playhouse Square’s State Theater December 4th through January 5th. 216-241-6000. http://www.playhousesquare.org.
Leon Fleisher will lead the next Cleveland Orchestra concerts at Severance Hall on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, December 5th , 6th and 7th, with Jonathan Biss as soloist in Beethoven’s Second and Third Piano Concertos. 216-231-1111.
Photo credit: Jessica Burstein
CityMusic Cleveland’s next series of concerts features music of Johann Strauss Junior and Franz Lehar. The Cleveland Orchestra’s Jack Sutte will be the soloist in Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto. Performances are at five different locations throughout Northeast Ohio December 4th through 8th.
Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni
Boston’s Daughters of St. Paul Choir will present a Christmas program at the Cathedral of St. John in downtown Cleveland on Friday evening, December 6th. 216-771-6666.
Lisa Wang directs the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus at Rocky River Presbyterian Church on Saturday evening, December 7th.
Stars in the Classics has a special music and brunch program at the InterContinental Hotel on Sunday afternoon, December 8th, with music of Haydn, Liszt and Tchaikovsky.
The ensemble Panoramicos plays new compositions by members of the Cleveland Composers Guild for combinations of soprano, flute, viola, cello and piano on Sunday afternoon, December 8th, at West Shore Unitarian Church in Rocky River.
The Almeda Trio performs music of Haydn, Smetana, Higdon and Paert at First Unitarian Church of Shaker Heights on Sunday afternoon, December 8th.
The Messiah Chorus of Lake County’s 65th presentation of Handel’s Messiah takes place Sunday evening, December 8th at St. John Vianney Church in Mentor. 440-255-0600.
Western Reserve Chorale’s Christmas program is called “’Tis the Season.” It’s being presented on Sunday evening, December 8th, at Grace Lutheran Church in Cleveland Heights.
The Cleveland Orchestra’s Principal Horn, Richard King, and friends perform music of Beethoven, Schuller, Haydn and Brahms for the Rocky River Chamber Music Society on Monday evening, December 9th, at West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church. 440-333-4296.
Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni
The Arts Renaissance Tremont series at Pilgrim Congregational Church in Tremont has a holiday concert by the Burning River Brass on Friday evening, December 13th. 216-973-8783.
Production of arts and culture programming on ideastream is made possible by grants from:
The Cleveland Foundation; The Dominion Foundation; Eaton Corporation Charitable Foundation; The George Gund Foundation; The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation; The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation; The Kulas Foundation; The John P. Murphy Foundation; The Nord Family Foundation; The S. Livingston Mather Charitable Trust; and NACCO Industries, Inc.
The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.