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.
TheAkron Symphony Orchestra will perform Anton Bruckner’s Fourth Symphony along with the Prelude to Lohengrin by Richard Wagner on Saturday evening, March 2nd at E. J. Thomas Hall, in Akron.
Baldwin Wallace Conservatory
As part of fyoo zh en '24, there's a program of dance called Spatial Proximity Wednesday through Saturday, February 21st through 24th. It's inspired by
Dr. Andrew Merwin's research on how environmental variability and biodiversity influence insect populations.
And Baldwin Wallace is also presenting the International Film Series from February 16th through 25th, featuring a selection of films from around the globe, subtitled in English.
Baldwin Wallace Theater
The Department of Theatre and Dance at Baldwin Wallace University presents a staged reading of Sarah Ruhl’s In the Next Room. Performances are Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, February 27th and 28th at the Kleist Center for Art and Drama Lobby, Seating will be a combination of chairs and pillows on the floor. Tickets are free but required for this event.
Lakewood's Beck Center, in collaboration with the Baldwin Wallace Music Theatre Program will present the dark comedy Ride the Cyclone through February 25th in the Senney Theater.
Blue Water Chamber Orchestra
Harpist Yolanda Kondonassis will be the guest of the BlueWater Chamber Orchestraon Saturday evening, March 16th at the Church of the Covenant. She'll perform Ravel's Introduction and Allegro. The program will also include music of Gounod, Faure and Takuma Itoh
At the Bop Stop On Tuesday evening, February20th, pianist Kevin Hays will be joined by violinist Meg Okura for an evening of improvisational music.
The Brecksville Theaterwill present the rock musical Chess in partnership with Progress with Chess, an organization whose mission is to create and facilitate inclusive programs for youth that foster personal growth through chess. February 9th through 25th. And in addition to the performances, Progress with Chesswill be producing a chess event at the theatre to be announced at a later date.
Canton Museum of Art
Four shows are at the Canton Museum of Art continuing through March 3rd: Quilt National 2023, Without a Net, Stitched Together: A Visual Patchwork from the Canton Museum Collection, and A New Deal: Artists of the WPA, also from the Canton Museum Collection.
CityMusic Cleveland's next concert series is called Rediscovered Classics, and will be led by Guest Conductor Annunziata Tomaro. Concertmaster Laura Hamilton will the soloist in Vivaldi's Four Seasons, part of the Rediscovered Classics concert, which also includes Beethoven's Symphony No. 2. There are four performances March 14th through 17th in Lakewood, Willoughby Hills, Slavic Village and Cleveland Heights.
Cleveland Cello Society
TheCleveland Cello Society will present its annual cello extravaganza,
I Cellisti! 2024 on Friday evening, March 1st at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights. The theme this year is Cello Plus One, with six duos composed for cello plus flute, violin, accordion, clarinet, viola and percussion.
The grand finale will be a quartet of Cleveland Orchestra cellists playing an arrangement of Rossini's Barber of Seville Overture.
Cleveland Chamber Choir
Cleveland Chamber Choir will conclude its season with Choral Splendor: Old and New. Artistic Director Gregory Ristow will led the program on Saturday and Sunday, March 2nd and 3rd at First Lutheran Church in Lorain and
St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Cleveland, The concert will pair older works with newer compositions written in response to them. The modern composers include Caroline Shaw, Jeff Scott, and Andrew Rindfleisch pay homage to, and borrow from Thomas Tallis, Dietrich Buxtehude, Gregorio Allegri, and Igor Stravinsky.
Cleveland Chamber Music Society
The Cleveland Chamber Music Society's next program will feature cellist Steven Isserlis accompanied by pianist Connie Shih at Disciples Christian Church in Cleveland Heights on Tuesday evening, February 27th. The program will include the Cello Sonatas by Dmitri Shostakovich, Sergei Rachmaninoff abd a Ballade in A minor, by Julius Isserlis.
New films this week include the new Vietnamese film Inside The Yellow Cocoon Shell. , and a repeat screening of Aki Kaurismäki’s Fallen Leaves. There will be new restorations of Buster Keaton’s Sherlock Jr., which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, and Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s 2001 romance Amélie.
John Ford’s Cavalry Trilogy as well as one other Ford western, and three comedies by the team of David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker are coming to the Cleveland Cinemateque, in February. And the Cinemateque will continue to offer an array of other classics and first-run films, including some of the best-reviewed movies of 2023.
Cleveland Classical Guitar Society
The Cleveland Classical Guitar Society will present the guitar duo of Hermelindo Ruiz and Samel Diz on Saturday evening, February 24th. They'll be playing music of their respective native lands, Puerto Rico and Spain. The concert will take place at the Maltz Performing Arts Center in University Circle.
Cleveland Institute of Music Opera Theater
The Cleveland Institute of Music Opera Theater's Spring production is Johann Strauss Junior's Die Fledermaus. There'll be two performances on Friday evening, March 1st and Sunday afternoon, March 3rd in CIM's Kulas Hall. The opera will be sung in German with English dialogue and English supertitles.
Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra
Leonard Slatkin returns to Cleveland to lead the CIM Orchestraat Severance Music Center on Tuesday evening, February 27th. The program will include Dvořák's New World Symphony No. 9, Aaron Copland’s Clarinet Concerto, and, in a preview of the upcoming spring opera, the overture to Strauss’s Die Fledermaus.
Cleveland Jazz Orchestra
The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra Little Big Band will be joined by pianist/composer Giuliana Soscia at the Bop Stop in Cleveland and at Akron’s Blu Jazz Friday and Saturday, February 23 and 24.
Cleveland Museum of Art
The Cleveland Museum of Art is presenting a series of programs, exhibitions, and performing arts events to honor the contributions of Black artists. The Museum will showcase the work of Black artists in a variety of genres and mediums, including recent acquisitions of works by Amy Sherald, Emma Amos, and Yinka Shonibare
Guest Conductor Philippe Herreweghe will lead the Cleveland Orchestra concerts of February 22nd through 25th. It's a program that will feature music of Beethoven and Haydn, including the Pastoral Symphony .
The next concert by the Cleveland Philharmonic is called from Faun to Firebird, and will feature music of Debussy and Stravinsky. Louis Wang, winner of the Philharmonic’s Frieda Schumacher Young Artist Competition, will perform the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2. The orchestra will be joined by students of Solon High School playing with the Orchestra in Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture. Performances take place March 2nd and 3rd at Cleveland State University and Westlake Performing Arts Center.
Cleveland Playhouse is performing Will Eno's Middletown February 21st to March 2nd in the Helen Theater in Playhouse Square. It's a comedic play about the ups and downs of being human.
Cleveland Pops Orchestra
Champagne and Shamrocks is the next Cleveland Pops Orchestra Concert on Friday, March 1st at Severance Music Center. The program will include Cleveland’s own Murphy’s Irish Dancers and vocalist Connor Bogart O’Brien.
Cleveland Public Theater
Last November, Cleveland Public Theatre’s (CPT) internal company Teatro Público de Cleveland (CPT) marked 10 years as Cleveland’s first theatre dedicated to spotlighting the diversity and perspectives of Latino culture. Continuing this path, TPC and CPT will present the official debut and run of Alter by TPC member Tania Benites . The play emerged from workshop production last February and played to sold-out houses. It will run through February 24th.
Cleveland Repertory Orchestra
The Cleveland Repertory Orchestra will perform a French program on Saturday evening, March 9th at Disciples Christian Church in Cleveland Heights. The program will include the Symphony No. 1 by Camille Saint-Saens and the Piano Concerto by Francis Poulenc with Corey Knick as soloist.
TheFederated Church Performing Arts Series presents a concert by soprano Sonya Headlam celebrating Black History Month on Saturday evening, February 24th at Federated Church in Chagrin Falls. The program will feature music by Black composers from the 18th through 21st centuries.
Great Lakes Theater
Great Lakes Theater brings Ken Ludwig's adaptation of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express to the Hanna Theater in Playhouse Square
through March 2nd. 216-241-6000
LatinUs Theater Company will stageTu Ternura Molotov, a dark comedy about a married couple with secrets. The plays addresses racism and terrorism.
It's on stage through March 3rd.
Musical Theater Project
TheMusical Theater Project's next program is called Legendary Black Singers, Great Broadway Songs – saluting Ella Fitzgerald, Nat “King” Cole, Billy Holiday, and more. It takes place on Sunday afternoon, March 3rd at the Regina Auditorium at Notre Dame College. Pianist Joe Hunter will be joined by SIngers Evelyn Wright and Nicole Sumlin
The Nightlight is a non-profit arthouse cinema, located in Downtown Akron. It has been making indie films available since 2014. Upcoming films include Origin, The Zone of Interest and The Sweet East. And there'll be Oscar-Nominated Shorts, including Animation, Live and Documentary films, beginning February 23rd.
Cleveland's New Music EnsembleNo Exit will present the collaborative duo Aether Eos in two concerts at Heights Arts on Sunday afternoon, March 3rd, and on Monday evening, March 4th, at Kent State University's Ludwig Recital Hall. Violinist-composer-visual artist Leah Asher and pianist-composer Christopher Goddard will present a program of solos and duets that will culminate in Michael Hersch's major 2003 work, the wreckage of flowers.
No Exit Presents concerts are free.
Oberlin Artist Recital Series
The Oberlin Artist Recital Series will present a special bonus program on Thursday evening, March 7th. The Imani Winds will be joined by Cellist Seth Parker Woods, pianist Cory Smythe and actor Justin Emeka in Fallen Petals of Nameless Flowers, which tells the story of four Michiganders who were sentenced as juveniles to life without parole.
Playhouse Square Funny Girl
Playhouse Square is presenting the national tour of Funny Girl through March 10th.
The Renaissance Theater in Mansfield will present A Chorus Line March 2nd through the 10th. 419-522-2726
Trinity Lutheran Church
The Wednesday Noontime Music Near the Market continues at Trinity Lutheran Churchon Lorain Road at West 30th Street. On February 21st and 28th, Robert Myers will play Lenten contemplations.
The Cleveland-based Medieval group Trobár will join forces with The Newberry Consort and Catalina Vicens for a program called I Sing a New Song, The Epic Journey of a Traveling Musician in the Middle Ages on Thursday evening, February 29th at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights.
On March 12th, Akron's Tuesday Musical will present The Kyiv Virtuosi Symphony Orchestra at E. J. Thomas Hall.
Akron's Weathervane Playhouse is bringing Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida to the stage February 22nd through March 17th. 330-836-2626
Western Reserve Chorale
The Western Reserve Choralewill give two performances of Brahms’ German Requiem on Friday evening, March 7th at Lakewood United Methodist Church, and on Sunday afternoon, March 10th at the Church of the Saviour in Cleveland Heights. Joining the Western Reserve Chorale and Orchestra will be soprano Marian Vogel and baritone Brian Keith Johnson.