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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.

Ohio Light Opera

Tickets are now available for the Ohio Light Opera’s summer season at the College of Wooster, with seven shows by Gilbert and Sullivan, Jacques Offenbach, Ivor Novello, Emmerich Kalman, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin.  The shows run in repertory from June 18th through August 13th.  330-263-2345  

Beck Center

Beck Center presents the regional premiere of Conor McPherson’s Shining City in the Studio Theater from April 1st through May 1st.   216-521-2540 ext 10  

Kent State University Museum

The Kent State University Museum is featuring a juried exhibition of contemporary fiber art coordinated by the Cleveland Museum of Art’s affiliate group, the Textile Art Alliance.  The exhibition is on view through July 3rd

Cleveland Orchestra Choruses

The Cleveland Orchestra Choruses will be holding auditions soon for the Chorus, the Blossom Festival Chorus, the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus, and the Children’s Chorus and Preparatory Chorus.  The adult auditions will be held April 28th, May 5th and 7th.  Auditions for the Youth Chorus and Children’s Choruses will take place May 22nd and 23rd, June 4th and 11th.  All auditions are by appointment only.  

Dance Cleveland

Dance Cleveland brings Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to town for  three performances at the State Theater in Playhouse Square April 29th through May 1st.  216-241-6000  

Ballet Theater of Ohio

Ballet Theater of Ohio presents three performances of Cinderella, with music by Prokofiev, at the Akron Civic Theater on Saturday and Sunday, April 30th and May 1st.   330-253-2488  

Tri-C East Orchestra

The Tri-C East Orchestra will present a concert of opera melodies on Saturday afternoon, April 30th, at 4:00 the Eastern Campus of Cuyahoga Community College in the auditorium of Building ESS.

Cleveland Opera Theater

Cleveland Opera Theater will have two performances of Puccini’s La Boheme at Cleveland’s Masonic Auditorium on Friday and Sunday, April 29th and May 1st.  440-285-1874  

Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil returns to Cleveland with a show called Ovo.  There’ll be seven performances at Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center from April 27th through May 1st


Terence Spivey’s adaptation of God’s Trombones returns to Karamu April 28th through May 22nd.  216-795-7077  

Cleveland Orchestra

Antonio Pappano will lead the Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall in two evening concerts on Thursday and Saturday, April 28th and 30th,   as well as a Friday matinee on the 29th.   The concerts will include music of Wagner, Chausson and Richard Strauss. 216-231-1111  

Keyboard Conversation

Jeffrey Siegel’s next Keyboard Conversation at Cleveland State University’s Waetjen Auditorium takes place on Sunday afternoon, May 1st.  Musical Pictures is the subject, with music of Debussy, Rachmaninoff and  Mussorgsky. 216-687-5018  

Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and the University of Akron Chamber Choir will join forces to perform Maurice Durufle’s Requiem and other works at Akron’s Westminster Presbyterian Church on Saturday evening, April 30th.

216-231-7372   or e-mail chorus@clevelandorchestra.com

Shaker Arts Council

The Shaker Arts Council’s At Home with the Arts series presents Ensemble Belvedere in A Tale of Two Cities:  Music of 18th-Century Dresden and Berlin on Friday evening, April 29th, at Heights Christian Church.  216-916-9360  

Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra

The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra’s final concert of the season takes place on Sunday afternoon, May 8th.  Brett Mitchell leads the program, with music of Korngold, Rachmaninoff and Adam Schoenberg.  216-231-1111  

Ballet Cleveland Youth Company

The Ballet Cleveland Youth Company will perform Peter and the Wolf on Friday morning, April 29th at the Patricia Lindley Performing Arts Center in Wellington. 


Cleveland State University

The Cleveland State University Dr. John Flower Faculty Concert series will present music for Piano and Wind Quintet by Mozart, Thuille and others, on Monday evening, May 2nd, in Drinko Hall.  

Arts Renaissance Tremont

The next Arts Renaissance Tremont concert will feature the Amici String Quartet, continuing the series of Beethoven String Quartets on Sunday afternoon, May 1st at Pilgrim Church in Cleveland.  216-973-8783  

Euclid Symphony Orchestra

The Euclid Symphony Orchestra’s last program of the season is a Pops Concert on Sunday afternoon, May 1st, at the Shore Cultural Center in Euclid. 

Heights Arts

Heights Arts is presenting a Gypsy Mixer, with music of Haydn, Beethoven, Popper and Moszkowski.  It’s at The Bop Stop on Sunday afternoon, May 1st.   216-371-3457  

Cleveland Composers Guild

The Cleveland Composers Guild’s next concert is presented in co-operation with the Music Settlement in University Circle.  It will feature new music written for and premiered by student musicians at the Settlement on Sunday afternoon, May 1st.  


Rocky River Presbyterian

The Western Reserve Brass Band, directed by Keith Wilkinson, will perform at Rocky River Presbyterian Church on Sunday afternoon, May 1st.  440-333-4888  

Cleveland Chamber Music Society Young Artists

The Cleveland Chamber Music Society’s Young Artists Showcase presents The Voss String Quartet at First Unitarian Church on Shaker Boulevard on Sunday evening, May 1st.  216-291-2777  

Cleveland Tuba-Euphonium Day

Cleveland State University will host the first annual Cleveland Tuba-Euphonium Day on Saturday, May 7th, from 9:00AM to 9:00PM.  There’ll be master classes, individual performances, exhibits and an evening concert open to the public.

For registration information, call 216-687-5039  

Musical Theater Project

The  Musical Theater Project’s next program is called Behind the Musical:  The Fantasticks.  It will be performed at Stocker Arts Center of  Lorain County Community College on Saturday evening, April 30th, and on Sunday afternoon, May 1st, at Notre Dame College.  216-245-8687  

Ensemble Theater

Ensemble Theater in Cleveland Heights presents Jerusalem by Jez Butterworth from April 29th through May 21st.  216-321-2930  

Baldwin Wallace

The Baldwin Wallace Music Theater program, in collaboration with Playhouse Square, presents the regional premier of the new musical The Theory of Relativity from April 29th through May 1st.  216-241-6000  

Flautrageous Flute Choir

At the Music Settlement, the fifteen-member Flautrageous Flute Choir will be joined by guest performers from The Magnolia Ensemble in concert on Wednesday evening, May 4th, at the Music Settlement's Glick Recital Hall.



Music Settlement

Members of the piano and voice facutlies at the Music Settlement in University Circle will perform a special evening of Musical Chestnuts - Kitten on the Keys, Nola, Toyland, even In a Persian Market - on Friday evening, May 6th.  216-421-5806  



WordStage will present a staged reading of Moliere's satire The Pretentious Young Ladies, with music by some of the Sun King's favorite composers, on Friday evening, April 29th, at Lakewood Presbyterian Church. 


Trinity Lutheran Church

The noontime concert series at Trinity Lutheran Church, at West 30th and Lorain, near the West Side Market features organist Florence Mustric in a program called Fascinating Footwork on two Wednesdays, May 4th and 11th.      216-281-1700  

Time Canvas

The Cleveland-based chamber music ensemble Time Canvas will present its third program of the season at Heights Arts Lee Road gallery on Thursday evening, May 5th.  The program will include music by Leo Brouwer, Allen Krantz and Sergei Prokofiev.   216-371-3457  

Wooster Symphony

The Wooster Symphony will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a special concert on Friday evening, May 6th in McGaw Chapel at the College of Wooster.  The program will include the music from that 1916 concert and will also include Peter Mowrey’s Second Century Overture.  330-263-2419  

Akron Symphony

GroundWorks Dance Theater will join the Akron Symphony Orchestra in performing Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana on Saturday evening, May 7th, at Akron’s E. J. Thomas Hall.  Leonard Bernstein’s On the Waterfront Symphonic Suite will also be performed.   330-535-8131  

Les Delices

Les Delices will feature French instrumental music in a program called Concerto Comiques, with pieces by Michel Corrette, Joseph Bodin de Boismortier and Jean-Joseph Mouret.  Performances take place at The Bop Stop on Saturday evening, May 7th, and at Plymouth Church’s Herr Chapel on Sunday afternoon, May 8th

Music for Miles

The last concert of the Spring season of Music for Miles will feature the Trillium Wind Trio with music of Bach, Beethoven and Mozart as well as some musical surprises on Mothers’ Day afternoon, May 8th at Waterloo Arts.


Rocky River Chamber Music Society

The Rocky River Chamber Music Society’s season concludes on Monday evening, May 9th, with a recital by baritone Mario Diaz-Moresco and pianist Spencer Myer at West Shore Unitarian Church on Hilliard Boulevard in Rocky River. 


Cleveland Chamber Music Society

The final program of the season to be presented by the Cleveland Chamber Music Society will feature the Dover Quartet with quartets by Weinberg, Janacek and Schumann.  The concert takes place on Tuesday evening, May 10th, at Plymouth Church of Shaker Heights.  216-291-2777  

Broadway in Akron

Broadway in Akron brings the touring production of 42nd Street to Akron’s E. J. Thomas Hall for a two-night run on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 10th and 11th.


Clague Playhouse

The last production of the season for Clague Playhouse in Westlake is the romantic comedy Panache, which runs May 6th through 29th.  440-331-0403  

Legacy Singers

Fascinating Rhythm is the title of a program to be presented by the Legacy Singers, Cannon Irish Dances and the Tri-C West Chorale on Friday evening, May 6th, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Berea.  440-846-0973