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WCLV Arts Calendar

If your organization is planning an event you would like us to consider adding to the WCLV Arts Calendar, submit detailed information to John Simna via email.

Akron Art Museum
At the Akron Art Museum illustrations of the South African studio Good Hope are on display in the Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation Gallery, and Rory and Dedee O’Neil Lobby through May, 2023. The artists explore the flora, fauna and folklore of their hometown.

Apollo's Fire
Exile and Resilience is the title for the next set of concerts by Apollo's Fire, focused on music of the Jewish and African Diasporas. There'll be one more performance at the Cleveland Museum of Art April 4th.

Arts Renaissance Tremont
The next presentation by Arts Renaissance Tremont will feature Josh Henderson and Warp Trio on Sunday afternoon, March 12th, at St. Wendelin Church, near the West Side Market.

Baldwin Wallace Conservatory
The Baldwin Wallace Conservatory has several concerts coming up, including a Guest Artist recital exploring the intersection of technology and performance by by Eli Fieldsteel on Monday evening, March 20th, and Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance Thursday through Saturday, March 23rd through 25th at Grace Church in Olmsted Falls. There's a Guest Artist Recital featuring Jesse Blumberg, baritone, and Martin Katz, piano, on Friday evening, March 31st.

Baldwin Wallace Theater
Baldwin Wallace Theater will present The Burial at Thebes, an adaptation of Sophocles' Antigone by Seamus Heaney. Performances are Wednesday through Sunday, March 29th through April 2 in the Black Box Theater at Kleist Center for Art and Drama.

Beck Center Cinderella
Lakewood's Beck Center will have a one hour Dance Education Production based on the story of Cinderella, with Serge Prokofiev's music. This limited showing of Cinderella Ballet will take place in the Music and Creative Arts Therapy Building March 25th through April 2nd. 216-521-2540

Beck Center Noises Off
The farce Noises Off is coming to the Beck Center March 24th through April 16th.

Bop Stop
At the Bop Stop, a Philadelphia-based futuristic fusion funk trio called Muscle Tough will be playing on Thursday evening March 16th. On Friday the 17th, pianist and vocalist Grant Heinemann's quarte performs, followed by a jam session. on Saturday, it's vocalist and guitarist Camila Meza. Outlab, Ben Wendel, Sammy Deleon, David Bixler and Bobby Selvaggio are among the performers featured beginning Tuesday, March 21st.

Broadway in Akron
The Broadway in Akron series at E. J. Thomas Hall will bring the fiftieth anniversary tour of Jesus Christ, Superstar for two evenings, April 10th and 11th.

Canton Museum of Art
Currently at the Canton Museum of Art is the exhibit Color Wonder, showing through April 9th.

Case Western Reserve Humanities Festival
The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University is presenting the Cleveland Humanities Festival featuring lectures by American writer Jia Tolentino on March 27th and Clinical Psychologist Lisa Damour on April 3rd.

Chatauqua Institution
Tickets are on sale for this summer's events at the Chatauqua Institution. The nine week summer sessions include concerts, lectures and a variety of classes.

Clague Playhouse
Clague Playhouse presents the historical drama, Ada and the Engine by Lauren Gunderson for Women's History month, from March 17th through April 8th. It's set at the dawn of the British Industrial Revolution.

Cleveland Arts Prize Collection
Cleveland Arts Prize is organizing a series of tours entitled Art Collection Tours of CLE: A Tuesday Night Series. The series will highlight six of Cleveland and Akron’s most coveted art collections including those of The Cleveland Clinic, Progressive Insurance, Metro Health, Summa Health, The Union Club of Cleveland, and University Hospitals. The once-a-month tours begin March 28th. Each tour will be led by the collection’s curator, and each tour will highlight a work in the collection that was created by an artist who has received a Cleveland Arts Prize. he artist will be present to provide their personal explanation of the work.

Cleveland Cello Society
The Cleveland Cello Society will present i Cellisti! 2023, its annual cello ensemble extravaganza on Friday evening, March 24 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights. Mark Kosower, Principal Cellist of The Cleveland Orchestra, will play two works for solo cello by Hans Werner Henze, and Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson. Mr. Kosower will then be joined by six additional Cleveland cellists to play a rarely-heard ensemble transcription of the Lalo Cello Concerto. The concert will close with a VERY grand finale involving any and all cellists in the hall, a mass performance of Randall Thompson’s Alleluia.

Cleveland Cello Society
The Cleveland Cello Society will present a solo recital by Columbian cellist Santiago Cañón-Valencia. His program will include pieces by Hispanic/Latino composers such as Ponce de Leon, Albeniz, Hoyos, and Pinzon, as well as one of his own compositions. The concert takes place on Friday evening, April 14th in the LatinUS Theater at the Pivot Center for Art, Dance, and Expression on West 25th Street in Cleveland. 216-921-3480

Cleveland Chamber Choir
The final concert of Cleveland Chamber Choir's eighth season will take place on Sunday afternoon, April 2nd at Drinko Hall at Cleveland State University. The progDeep Like the Rivers: Songs of Heavenly Natures, is a collaborative concert with the Cleveland Composers’ Guild. It will juxtapose new works by Northeast Ohio composers with works from the last five centuries.

Cleveland Chamber Music Society
On Tuesday, March 28th, the Cleveland Chamber Music Society will present clarinetist Anthony McGill and friends in music of Schubert and Still at Disciples Christian Church on Mayfield Road.

Cleveland Cinematheque
Cleveland Cinemateque will have two offsite screenings coming up —one at the Capitol Theatre and one at the Wizbang! Theatre as two highlights of the March-April film schedule. The Cinematheque will present a special screening of the 1953 film noir I, the Jury in its original 3-D on Wednesday, March 15th, at Cleveland Cinemas’ Capitol Theatre on West 65th Street. And on Saturday evening, March 18th, the Cinematheque will venture to Cleveland Heights’ Wizbang! Theatre for a showing of Jacques Tati’s 1974 circus film Parade augmented by live acts performed by members of the Wizbang! troupe. Most of the Cinematheque’s offerings in March and April will play in its own Peter B. Lewis Theater.

Cleveland Classical Guitar Society
The Cleveland Classical Guitar Society's next concert will feature guitarist David Russell on April 22nd,

Cleveland Institute of Music
The Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra will perform twice in April at Severance Music Center. On Tuesday evening, April 4th, Carlos Kalmar will lead the Orchestra in music by Brahms, Hummel and Piston. And on Wednesday evening, April 12th,Guest Conductor JoAnn Falletta will lead a program of Dvorak Tchaikovsky and Adolphus Hailstork.

Cleveland International Film Festival
The 47th Cleveland International Film Festival takes place March 22nd through April 1st at Playhouse Square, followed by CIFF47 Streams April 2nd through April 9th online. The Festival will showcase nearly 300 films from 67 countries.

Cleveland Museum of Art
At the Cleveland Museum of Art, The Tudors: Art and Majesty in Renaissance England is the newest exhibit. It's running through May 14th. Nineteenth-Century French Drawings from the Cleveland Museum of Art will be shown through June 11th. And running through next December 3rd, there's an exhibition of Native American Textiles.

Cleveland Orchestra
The Cleveland Orchestra's next concerts will be led by composer and conductor Thomas Ades, on March 30th and 31st and April 1st. The program will include Thomas Ades' own Tempest Symphony as well as incidental music written by Jean Sibelius for a production of The Tempest. The Orchestra will also present a Family Concert on Sunday afternoon, April 2nd, directed by Assistant Conductor Daniel Reith.

Cleveland Pops Orchestra
On Saturday evening, March 25th, the Cleveland Pops Orchestra will play music of Elton John and Billy Joel with the group called Jeans 'n' Classics at Mandel Concert Hall at Severance Music Center.

Cleveland Public Theater DanceWorks
Cleveland Public Theater will present DanceWorks 2023, its annual showcase of contemporary dance. This year’s event is being presented in two parts, The second part of the DanceWorks series will run from April 20th through May 13th.

Fairmount Center for the Arts
Fairmount Center for the Arts in Novelty continues its Pull Back the Curtain Speaker Series. Speakers from the visual arts, film, classical music, dance, poetry are featured. WCLV's Bill O'Connell will be the final speaker in the series, on Sunday afternoon, April 16th. 440-338-3171.

Heights Arts
The Heights Arts Close Encounters chamber music series continues on Sunday afternoon, March 26th with quartets by Mozart, Stravinsky and Benjamin Britten. There's also a free open rehearsal at Heights Arts on March 22nd for which reservations are required.

Heights Chamber Orchestra
On Sunday afternoon, March 26th, Heights Chamber Orchestra will continue its 40th season with guest conductor, Dean Buck leading the orchestra in music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's, Claude Debussy and Robert Schumann at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights

Great Lakes Theater
Great Lakes Theater's production of Shakespeare's As You Like It opens in the Hanna Theater on March 24th and continues through April 8th. 216-241-6000

Groundworks Dance Theater
The Spring Performance Series of Groundworks Dance Theater will feature the world premiere of Sidra Bell’s temperance, as well as another premiere, GroundWorks’ Artist in Residence Antonio Brown’s Floating Walls. There are performances in Akron on Friday and Saturday, April 14th and 15th on the Knight STage at Akron Civic Theater, and April 21st and 22nd at LatinUs Blackbox Theater at Pivot Center for Art, Dance and Expression on West25th Street in Cleveland, Cleveland.

Lake Erie Chamber Winds
Franklin Circle Christian Church is thrilled to host a wind quintet concert by the Lake Erie Chamber Winds (lakeeriechamberwinds@gmail.com) titled That's What She Said, presented on Sunday evening, March 26th. The concert will showcase music either written by or about women and features guest vocalist Melissa Reahm. The concert celebrates the creativity, diversity, and talent of women in the music industry. The program will include works by Amy Beach, Florence Price, Celtic Woman and many others. 440-332-7763

Les Delices
This April 21st through 23rd, Les Delices will present Isabella's Renaissance, a new concert program inspired by the most powerful patron of the Renaissance, Isabella d'Este. Her tastes shaped the art, music, and poetry of the 15th century.

Lorain County Community College
Lorain County Community College's Stocker Arts Center will present All Things Equal, The Life and trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, on Tuesday evening, March 21st in the Hoke Theatre.

Milton Presbyterian Church
On Sunday afternoon, April 16th jazz organist Tony Monaco will perform at the Milton Presbyterian Church on North Street in Rittman alongside Milton's own organist Scott Turner. The concert is titled Baroque to Blues,  they'll perform on the church's Schantz pipe organ as well as the Hammond B3 organ. miltonpreschurch@gmail.com

No Exit
No Exit’s April concert series, which will take place at SPACES, Heights Arts, and Kent State University April 7th, 14th and 15th, will include world premiere pieces by composers Victoria Cheah, Jeremy Siskind, Robert Honstein and Cleveland-based composer Chris Neiner as well as music by Zihan Wu.

Ohio Light Opera
The Ohio Light Opera is celebrating its 44th Festival Season at the College of Wooster. The season opens June 10th with Camelot and includes How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, No, No, Nanette, H.M.S. Pinafore and more. There will be six productions playing in repertory. 330-263-2345

Ohio Shakespeare Festival
The Ohio Shakespeare Festival presents Noel Coward’s comedy ‘Hay Fever.’ March 9th through the 26th, at Greystone Hall on High Street in Akron. (330) 574-2537

Piano Cleveland
Piano Cleveland will present a series of three recitals called Dynamic Duos. On Wednesday evening, April 19th, the program is It's a String Thing with Christine Lamprea, cello and Yaron Kohlberg, piano; on Wednesday, May 10th, It takes a Village, with Oberlin faculty members Angela Cheng and Alvin Chow; and on May 31st, Olga Kern and Vladislace Kern say It's all Relative., Oberlin piano faculty.

Playhouse Square - Baldwin Wallace
For their 16th annual collaboration, Playhouse Square and Baldwin Wallace University present an original and innovative production, Bare, a coming of age musical . Performances will be held Friday, March 31st through Sunday, April 2nd. Tickets start at $25 and are available by calling 216-241-6000 or by visiting playhousesquare.org.

Playhouse Square - Our Planet
On Friday evening, April 14th, Playhouse Square will present Our Planet Live in Concert, the Emmy Award-winning Netflix series performed by a live onstage orchestra, and narrated by David Attenborough and William Shatner.

Quire Cleveland
Quire Cleveland's next concert set is called Pater Noster: Our Father. The words of this invocation have been set to music by countless composers from around the world. The ensemble will perform four centuries of settings of The Lord’s Prayer in six distinct languages. Composers range from Palestrina to Verdi to William Billings and Robert Stone. The concert will be performed in three different venues, from Downtown Cleveland's Cathedral of St. John to St. Anselm in Chesterland to St. Christopher in Rocky River on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 21st, 22nd and 23rd.

Rocky River Chamber Music Society
The Rocky River Chamber Music Society's season will conclude on May 15th with an all-Stravinsky program featuring clarinetist Daniel McKelway and trumpeter Amanda Bekeny. You can attend the concert in person or stream it live through the Society's website.

Rocky River United Methodist Church
Rocky River United Methodist Church's Gifts of Music series will host a sing-a-long of Handel's Messiah, Parts 2 & 3 on Saturday afternoon, April 1st with orchestral accompaniment. Bring your own score if you have one; a limited number are available to borrow.

Singers' Club of Cleveland
The Singers' Club of Cleveland will present The Sun of Hope on Friday evening, April 28th at First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland in Cleveland Heights.

Snowbelt Symphony
The Snowbelt Symphony Orchestra presents A Taste of Italy on Saturday evening, April 1st at Harvey High School in Painesville. The concert will feature soprano Abigayle Williams in selections from operas by Mozart, Rossini, and Donizetti. The program also includes music by Rossini, Verdi and Mendelssohn.

Sonnenberg Station
Sonnenberg Station is a 16-member men’s vocal ensemble. The group's repertoire ranges across many traditions, from high church to mountain spirituals, sea chanteys to big city gospel, folk songs and more. The group will be performing on Sunday, March 26 in the afternoon at St. Timothy's Episcopal in Massillon. and in the evening at Trinity United Church of Christ in Wadsworth

Talespinner Children's Theater
Talespinner Children's Theatre will present Hook and Smee, written by Cleveland playwright T. Paul Lowry. It's the story of how Hook met Smee and came to be the scourge of the Land of Pan. The production runs March 11th through 26th. Performances are at Reinberger Auditorium at 5209 Detroit Ave (216) 264-9680

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church at West 30th and Lorain hosts noontime organ recitals every Wednesday at 12:15. On March 22nd, Robert Myers plays “The Lenten season,” music by Krebs, Pepping, and Brahms. And on Wednesday, April 5th, Florence Mustric begins Year 30 of Music Near the Market with “Menu of favorites,” the four pieces most often requested in April menus over the years.

Western Reserve Folk Arts Association
Western Reserve Folk Arts Association is presenting the Irish Tenors performing with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra on Friday evening, March 24th at the Connor Palace at Playhouse Square.