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WCLV Arts Calendar

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Akron Art Museum
Current shows at the Akron Art Museum, include Barbra Stanczak: Spirit and Matter and Amanda D. King: Locusts, both on exhibit through February 4th, and Landjam, through May 12th.

Akron Symphony
On Friday evening, September 29th, the Akron Symphony celebrates the Fiftieth Anniversary of E. J. Thomas Hall with a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. That concert will open with Clans from Fire and Light by Jerod Tate.

Apollo's Fire
The new season for Apollo's Fire will open with Splendour in London, with four performances October 12th through 15th in Akron, Lakewood, Chagrin Falls and University Heights. Vocal soloists and Apollo's Singers will join in music of Handel and Purcell.

Baldwin Wallace Theater Department
The Department of Theatre and Dance at Baldwin Wallace University presents Testing Ground: Flatland, based on the 1884 novella by Edwin A. Abbott. It's playing at the Mainstage Theatre at Kleist Center Wednesday through Saturday, September 27th through 30th. Tickets are free but required for this event. 440 - 826 - 2239

Baldwin Wallace Conservatoroy
At Baldwin Wallace University, Artist-in-Residence Aldo Lopez-Gavilan will perform his own compositions on Wednesday evening, September 27th in Gamble Auditorium

Beck Center
Lakewood's Beck Center begins its 90th Season with Cat’s-Paw, a story about a cat and mouse game between a young reporter and a terrorist with an unexpected conclusion. It's running through October 22nd

Bop Stop
At the Bop Stop on Tuesday September 19th, it's Outlab: Experiments in Improvised Music.

Brecksville Theater
Brecksville Theatre will feature Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret weekends through September 23rd.

Broadway in Akron
The Playhouse Square Broadway in Akron series will bring two touring Broadway productions at Akron's E. J. Thomas Hall in October and November. Pretty Woman: The Musical comes to Akron October 17th and 18th.
Mean Girls will arrive November 13th and 14th. 216-241-6000

Canton Museum of Art
The Canton Museum of Art has new fall shows, including An American Journey: Watercolor Exhibits, Family Album: Our Stories, Legacy: Getting to Give and Giving to Get, Human/Nature: the Painted Trompe l'oeil Constructions of Ron Isaacs. All shows are running through October 29th.

Cleveland Chamber Music Society
The new season of concerts presented by the Cleveland Chamber Music Society begins with the Belcea Quartet on Tuesday evening, October 17th. They'll play quartets by Dvorak, Schubert and Bartok at Plymouth Church in Shaker Heights.

Cleveland Chamber Collective
The Cleveland Chamber Collective presents Music of America IV: Crossroads. The program will include Claude Bolling's Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano as well as Jeff Scott brings an exciting tone poem to the stage. This work based on a story of Xang's Xango, Ty Alan Emerson’s Pan Songs for steel pans, and tunes and improvisations from the Choro tradition. The program will be presented twice., on Saturday, October 14th Disciples Christian Church on Mayfield Road in Cleveland Heights and on Sunday, October 15th, at Inlet Dance Studios, located in the Pivot Center in Cleveland’sTremont district.

Cleveland Cinematheque
In September and October at Cleveland Cinemateque The six comedies that Woody Allen made at the start of his career will show between September 17 and October 21 in the series “Early Funny Woody.” The six Woody Allen comedies, and many other film classics and first-run movies will show in the Peter B. Lewis Theater of the Cleveland Institute of Art.

Cleveland Composers Guild
The Cleveland Composers Guild will present the opening concert of its sixty-third season on Sunday afternoon, October 15, in the Fine Arts Building of Kent State University’s Stark Campus in North Canton. The North Coast Winds, a Cleveland-based wind quintet will be joined by pianist Lorenzo Salvagni in music by ten members of the Composers Guild.

Cleveland Institute of Music
The concert by the Cleveland Institute of Music scheduled for September 26th at Mandel Concert Hall at Severance Music Center has been postponed. When it is rescheduled, information will be found on the CIM website.

Cleveland Museum of Art
At the Cleveland Museum of Art, the new fall exhibition, China's Southern Paradise: Treasures from the Lower Yantzi Delta, will continue through January 24th. Egyptomania: Fashion's Conflicted Obsession is on view through January 24th.

There are also several musical events to mention at the Art Museum. Vocalist Kurt Elling and guitarist Charlie Hunter bring their SuperBlue collaboration to the Museum on Wednesday evening, September 27th. Violinist Soh-Hyun Park Altino will explore traditional Korean folk music with The Long Sanjo. And on October 4th, Pakistani vocalist Arooj Aftab is joined by pianist Vijay Iyer and bassist Shahzad Ismaily to explore a program called Live in Exile.

Cleveland Orchestra
The Cleveland Orchestra's new season continues as Music Director Franz Welser Moest conducts the Orchestra and pianist Daniil Trifonov in the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 as well as the Prokofiev Sixth Symphony on September 28th and October 1st; the concerts of October 5th, 6th and 7th will feature a new piece for percussion by Johannes Maria Staud as well as music of Mozart and Tchaikovsky.

And the Cleveland Orchestra has announced that soprano Renée Fleming will return to Severance Music Center on October 15, joined by pianist Simone Dinnerstein, the Emerson String Quartet, and actress Merle Dandridge for a concert that will feature Penelope, a new concert work created for Renée Fleming by composer André Previn and librettist Tom Stoppard.

Cleveland Orchestra Chorus
Composer and conductor Eric Whitacre will join the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus for a week-long residency, culminating in a performance of The Sacred Veil, a choral work composed by Eric Whitacre. Eric Whitacre conducts the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus on Friday evening, October 20th at Severance Music Center.

Cleveland Playhouse
The Cleveland Play House is presenting Thurgood, based on the life of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. The play continues through October 1st in the Allen Theater in Playhouse Square

Dance Showcase
You're invited to an evening of dance in the State Theater at Playhouse Square on Friday, September 29th, with some of Northeast Ohio's finest dancers, plus a special guest appearance. Featured companies include Catherine Meredith and Artists, Christina Lindhout, Cleveland Dance Project, Dancing Wheels Company, ELEVATED, GroundWorks DanceTheater, Inlet Dance Theatre, SOAR, Tabitha in Motion and Verb Ballets. Tickets are free but required.

Disciples Christian Church
Disciples Christian Church in Cleveland Heights has established a new theater company, Willow’s Edge Creations, and is presenting Jesus Christ Superstar at its new Cultural Arts Center through October 7th.,

Divinity Lutheran Church
The Arts and Action Concert series at Divinity Lutheran Church in Parma Heights will begin its new season on Sunday afternoon, October 8th. A string quartet made up of members of the Cleveland Orchestra will perform quartets by Haydn and Dvorak in a free program.

Great Lakes Theater
Great Lakes Theater's new season will begin with Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. It's a musical adaptation by David Malloy of a slice of Tolstoy's War and Peace. It's at the Hanna Theater in Playhouse Square through October 8th. 216-242-6000

Hispanic Heritage Month Community Concert
Severance Music Center will present a free concert in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month on Saturday evening, October 14, featuring Latin jazz group Sammy DeLeon y su Orquesta . The concert is free, tickets are required and available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning on Saturday, September 16, at 11 a.m. through the Severance Ticket Office in person, by phone at 216-231-1111 or 800-686-1141, or online.

Lake Erie Wind Quintet
The Lake Erie Wind Quintet's next concert is titled You Can't Read My Polka Face, a celebration of dance-infused melodies. The concert will take place Sunday evening, October 1st, at Franklin Circle Christian Church.

Les Delices
The Salon Era series of concerts offered by Les Delices will return for its fourth season and two of the episodes will be filmed for later streaming in front of a live audience. The first of those special concerts will take place on September 23rd and will explore Songs for Social Justice, with Renaissance lute songs, African American Spirituals, and traditional Lebanese melodies. The regular season for Les Delices begins September 29th and 30th with performances of The Pow’r of Musick, a collaboration between Les Délices and Kaleidoscope Vocal Ensemble, an all-star assembly of vocalists from across North America

Nightlight Cinema
The Nightlight is a non-profit arthouse cinema, located in Downtown Akron. It has been making indie films available since 2014. Upcoming films include The Eternal Memory and Amerikatsi.

No Exit
No Exit begins its Season of the Surreal with Games, the first of four concerts this year. It's a multidisciplinary program inspired by the parlor games and thought exercises of the Surrealists. It will include all new music, poetry, and a Heights Arts installation called ). Special guests the violin and viola duo known as andPlay will join the ensemble, and Cleveland poets Ray McNeice and Raja Freeman will perform new works. Performances take place at Kent State, Heights Arts and Spaces October 12th through 14th

Oberlin College
The first concert of Oberlin College's Artist Recital Series will feature the Emerson String Quartet on Friday evening, September 22nd, in Oberlin's Finney Chapel. The Emerson String Quartet, now in its Farwell Season, will perform quartets by Beethoven and Mendelssohn, as well as the final work that the Emerson commissioned, Drink the Wild Ayre by Sarah Kirkland Snider.

Playhouse Square
Playhouse Square is presenting a special exhibition called Mummies of The World, with more than one-hundred-and-twenty Mummies and related artifacts dating as far back as 4,500 years. The exhibition It's in the new Corner Gallery space.

Playhouse Square
The Book of Mormon returns to Playhouse Square for a limited engagement from Wednesday, October 24 – Sunday, October 29 at the State Theatre. The Book of Mormon features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. 216-241-6000.

Rocky River Chamber Music Society
The Rocky River Chamber Music Society's opening concert of its 65th season will feature the Poieses String Quartet and mezzo soprano Nancy Maultsby performing the Brahms string quartet in C minor and the second performance of Richard Stout’s Songs of Correspondence for string quartet and soprano . That concert takes place Monday evening, September 25th, at West Shore Unitarian Church on Hilliard Boulevard in Rocky River.

Rocky River United Methodist Church
Rocky River United Methodist Church continues its free music offerings this year, starting with Andrew Sords, violin, Mari Sato, viola, Joseph Johnson, cello and Elizabeth DeMio, piano, on Sunday afternoon, October 8th. They'll play music by Clara Schumann and Brahms.

Singers' Club
The Singers’ Club of Cleveland will begin its 131st Concert Season a program called The Music We Sing. The concert takes place on Friday evening, October 13th, at First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland on 3630 Fairmount Boulevard in Cleveland Heights.

Tuesday Musical
In Akron, Tuesday Musical's season will begin October 24th with Cuarteto Latinamericano, presenting a program called Mexico: A Musical Journey, a multi-media presentation combining music, art, and history with live music. The program will include pieces by Jerusalme, Campa, Ponce, Chavez, Ortiz and Revuletas

Weathervane Playhouse
Weathervane Playhouse presents Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, September 28th through October 15th. Performances run Thursdays through Sundays. 330-836-2626