WCLV Arts Calendar
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Actors from the London Stage
The ensemble known as Actors from the London Stage, resident theatrical company at the University of Notre Dame, will perform Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet at John Carroll University's Kulas Auditorium for three evenings, February 16th, 17th and 18th. For information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The Akron Symphony Orchestra and Music Director, Christopher Wilkins, will be joined by the voices of the Gospel Meets Symphony Choir to present Gospel Meets Symphonyon Saturday evening, February 11th at Akron's E. J. Thomas Hall
This February, Concertmaster and Assistant Artistic Director Alan Choo leads Apollo’s Fire in an exploration of music by 17th-century composers in a new chamber program, “Muse of Fire.” Alan Choo and violinst Emi Tanabe will be featured in Johann Schmelzer’s The Fencing School, a programmatic work depicting a favorite martial art and sport in the 17th century.
Soprano Andréa Walker and baritone Edward Vogel will perform sacred works by Franz Tunder, Nicolaus Bruhns, and Dietrich Buxtehude. There'll be performances in Akron, Cleveland Heights and Rocky River Thursday through Sunday, February 2nd through 5th.
Baldwin Wallace University
At Baldwin Wallace University, you can hear the Midwest premiere of We've Got Our Eye on You Friday through Sunday, February 3rd through 5th. It's a new musical comedy set in Ancient Greece, with story and music by Nkeiru Okoye, and libretto by David Cote.
Beck Center and Baldwin Wallace University
Lakewood's Beck Center and the Baldwin Wallace University Music Theater program will present their twelfth collaboration with February's production of Ghost: The Musical from February 10th through 26th in the Senney Theater at Beck Center. Victoria Bussert will direct the production.
Bop Stop is back after its winter break. Pianist and vocalist Brian Eng will be in on Wednesday, January 25th with standards. The Third Law Collective is on stage on Thursday the 25th, Ron Davis and Shirlety Cook have an evening of blues, soul and jazz on the 27th,Tommy Lehman's Quartet is featured on SAturday the 28th and Chris Burge will be in on Sunday.
Broadway in Akron
The Broadway in Akron series will bring two touring productions to E. J. Thomas Hall in March and April. The Lincoln Center Theater's touring production of My Fair Lady will be on stage for two evenings, March 14h and 15th, while the fiftieth anniversary tour of Jesus Christ, Superstar, arrives April 10th and 11th.
Canton Museum of Art
There are four shows currently on view at the Canton Museum of Art - Potion Park: The Kaleidoscopic Garden of Steve Ehret and Kat Francis; Right Place, Right Time: Paintings by Robert Coleman Jackson; Thinking With Animals; and Color Wonder from the CMA Collection. The first three are on exhibit through March 5th, and Color Wonder is showing through April 9th.
Church of the Covenant
At the Church of the Covenant in University Circle, there are two series of drive-in carillon concerts, performed on the McGaffin Carillon on Fridays at lunchtime, 12:15, and on Sunday afternoons at 4:00.
City Music Cleveland
City Music Cleveland's next program is Music in the Time of Goya, and will include pieces by Jose de Nebra, Antonio Soler, Jose Castel and Francisco Corselli. The performance is at Praxis Fiber Workshop on Waterloo Road on Friday evening, January 27th.
Clague Playhouse in Westlake continues its 95 season with the romantic comedy Fireflies by Matthew Barber, based on the novel Eleanor and Abel by Annette Sanford. The play runs through February 12th. 440-331-0403
Cleveland Cello Society
In collaboration with The Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Cello Society will present a cello masterclass by Finnish conductor Klaus Mäkelä during his guest conducting engagement with The Cleveland Orchestra. Klaus Mäkelä studied both conducting and cello at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. He has collaborated with many Finnish orchestras and has performed chamber music around the world. He'll work with four cello students at Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Music Center on Saturday morning, February 4th. Admission is free, but registration is required.
In January and February, Cleveland Cinemateque will have eleven different programs in its Premier Showcase series, featuring first Cleveland theatrical showings of new international films. The Second Look series will feature 25 different programs of film classics in new digital restorations or vintage 35 mm prints. In addition, a half-dozen films by Monty Python's Terry Gilliam will be featured in Just His Imagination. Films are shown in the Peter B. Lewis Theater of the Cleveland Institute of Art.
Cleveland Classical Guitar Society
The Cleveland Classical Guitar Society's next concert on Saturday evening, January 28th, will feature Cuban-born René Izquierdo. He'll play music of Antonio Rojas, Ernesto Lecuona, Leo Brouwer, Domenico Scarlatti and others at Plymouth Church. In March, the next concert in the series will feature th eBrasil Guitar Duo.
Cleveland Composers Guild
The Cleveland Composers Guild will continue its season celebrating the Year of the Voice Sunday afternoon, January 29th at West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church on Hilliard Boulevard in Rocky River. There'll be vocal chamber music with varied accompaniment including wind, string, percussion, and keyboard instruments by Margi Griebling, Eric Charnofsky, Ryan Charles Ramer, Karen Griebling, and Five Songs by Tristan Wilson, the First Prize Winner of the 10th Annual Collegiate Composition Contest, among many others.
Cleveland Institute of Music
Carlos Kalmar will conduct the CIM Orchestra at Mandel Concert Hall at Severance Music Center on Wednesday evening, February 1st. There's music by Tchaikovsky, Liszt and Narong Prangcharoen. Admission is free, but a reservation is required. 216-231-1111
Cleveland Jazz Orchestra
The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra and the Musical Theater Project will join forces for their seventh annual collaboration, this time exploring the Johnny Mercer Songbook. THey'll perform at the Maltz Performing Arts Center on Saturday evening, January 28th. 216-368-6062
Cleveland Museum of Art
At the Cleveland Museum of Art, you can view Impressionism to Modernism: The Keithley Collection. There are paintings by George Braque, Henri Matisse, Andrew Wyeth and Pablo Picasso, watercolors by John Marin, a pastel by Eugène Boudin, as well as a selection of European and American decorative arts. The exhibition continues through January 8th, 2023.
On view through February 26th is China Through the Magnifying Glass: Masterpieces in Miniature and Detail. And running through next December 3rd, there's an exhibition of Native American Textiles.
The Cleveland Orchestra's regular concert series will continue in February as Guest Conductor Klaus Maekele leads the Cleveland Orchestra in Andrew Norman's Sustain. The concert will also include Debussy's Images and Ravel's Boloero in four performances February 2nd through 5th. And pianist Mitsuko Uchida will perform Beethoven's last three piano sonatas in recital on Sunday afternoon, February 26th.
Cleveland Public Theater
Cleveland Public Theater's Test Flight 2023 series is about to begin. Test Flight is a multi-week series that showcases new work on its way to full production, providing both local and national artists with the keys to the theater and the opportunity to co-produce original work-in-progress. January 26th through 28th, it's Showin’ Up Black, written by Jeanne Madison. February 9th through 11th will see Alter, written by Tania Benites. New shows will continue through February 25th.
Cleveland State University
Cleveland State University's Theater Department is presenting Thornton Wilder's classic The Skin of our Teeth February 23rd through March 5th in the Playhouse Square Outcalt Theater.
Dobama Theater has the regional premier of Zora Howard's Stew January 27th through February 19th .
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. Yaron Kohlberg, President of Piano Cleveland will be the guest on January 8th; Ohio Poet Laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour is featured on February 13th. 440-338-3171.
Penn & Teller Presents: The Foolers brings an evening of astounding illusions to Akron’s Goodyear Theater for one show only on Sunday evening, February 26th, with four of the world's most amazing illusionists.
German Valentine's Day Concert
On Valentine's Day evening at Fairmount Presbyterian Church, it's a Romantic German Valentine’s Chamber Music Recital. Performers will include Gabrielle Haigh, soprano; Robert Woolfrey, clarinet; Jesse McCormick, horn; Margi Griebling-Haigh, English horn and Randall Fusco, piano. There'ls be music of Schubert, Schumann and Margi Griebling-Haigh.
Great Lakes Theater
The Great Lakes Theater's theatrical adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility makes its way to the Hanna Theater from February 10th through March 5. 216-241-6000
Groundworks Dance Theater
Transcendence is a new mixed-media art installation created by Akron artist Miriam Bennett at the 78th Street Studios, running February 10th through 24th. It was originally conceived as a dance film, then a live stage production by GroundWorks Executive Artistic Director David Shimotakahara, set to Messiaen's Quartet for the end of Time. On February 10th, there'll be a special live performance of the stage version of Transcendence by GroundWorks DanceTheater’s dancers and CityMusic Cleveland musicians to celebrate the opening of of Transcendence: the Installation.
Lake Erie Wind Quintet
On Sunday evening, January 29th, members of the Lake Erie Wind Quintet will present TOOT SUITE, tout de suite, a concert of chamber works for one to four players. This evening of mixed woodwind selections will be held at Archwood United Church of Christ on Cleveland's near West Side
Enchanted Island is the title of the next program presented by Les Delices. Join Les Délices in a tropical paradise populated by nymphs, lovers, and an abundance of nature. There'll be three performances February 24th through 26th in Akron, Cleveland, and Shaker Heights. Saturday night’s performance will feature immersive theatrical lighting.
Musical Theater Project
The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra and the Musical Theater Project will join forces for their seventh annual collaboration, this time exploring the Johnny Mercer Songbook. THey'll perform at the Maltz Performing Arts Center on Saturday evening, January 28th.
Cleveland's No Exit is has resumed - live and in person - its annual "Here and There" collaboration with St. Paul's Zeitgeist. There'll be three performances February 2nd, 3rd and 4th at
CSU, SPACES, and Heights Arts and will include No Exit's world premiere performances of new works by Philip Blackburn and Jonathan Posthuma, as well as music by George Lewis, Frederic Rzewski and others.
Players Guild Theater
Canton's Players Guild Theater will perform The Elephant Man at the Mary J. TImken Theater January 27th through February 5th.
Coming to Playhouse Square is Hadestown the new Broadway musical from Anaïs Mitchell and director Rachel Chavkin, combining two mythic tales of love. The show will run January 31st through February 19th.
There will be a pair of interesting speakers at Playhouse Square's State Theater in February. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld will be in for two shows on February 18th. And on February 22nd, Neil deGrasse Tyson's presents “An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies.I” He'll talk about thirty films from Star Wars to Frozen to Titanic to The Martian to Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure in a review of all the science that favorite movies got wrong, combined with some things they got right.
Rocky River Chamber Music Society
The third concert of the Rocky River Chamber Music Society's season will feature the Butler Piano Trio, all faculty members at the University of Texas at Austin in concert on Monday evening, February 6th, at West Shore Unitarian Church. You can attend the concer tin person or stream it live through the Society's website.
The Shen Yun ensemble brings to life 5,000 years of Chinese civilization through classical Chinese dance and music in the spirit of a culture long lost. Thegroup is at Playhouse Square for three performances on Satuday and Sunday, February 3rd and 4th.
The next concert to be presented by Akron's Tuesday Musical is called Our Song, Our Story, a program of art songs, operatic arias, spirituals and more. Soprano Jacqueline Echols and baritone Justin Austin. They'll be joined by a string quartet and pianist Damien Sneed. That concert takes place on Thursday, February 2nd at Akron's E. J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall.
Tri-C Classical Piano Series
The Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine will perform at the Metro Campus of Cuyahoga Community College on Thursday evening, February 23rd. The performance is part of the Classical Piano Series at Tri-C. The Orchestra will be under the direction of Cleveland native and CIM Graduate Theodore Kuchar. The performance will feature pianists Emanuela Friscioni, director of Tri-C's Classical Piano Series, and Antonio Pompa-Baldi, first prize winner of the 1999 Cleveland International Piano Competition, and silver medalist at the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church at West 30th and Lorain hosts noontime organ recitals every Wednesday at 12:15. On February 1st and 8th, Florence Mustric plays A Musical Valelntine, music by Bach and Widor.
On January 27th, 28th and 29th, Cleveland's medieval music ensemble, Trobár, will present Daughters of Light, a new program featuring the music and visions of two abbesses, the ninth-century Byzantine-Greek Kassia, and the twelfth-century German Hildegard von Bingen. The concerts will take place in Cleveland, Cleveland Heights and Chesterland.