Arts Calendar

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Akron Civic Theater

The Akron Civic Theater presents Neil Zaza's One Dark Night...A Rock Symphony of the Macabre, with guest appearances by Verb Ballets, on Friday evening, October 29th at 8:00.  330-253-2488   

Baldwin Wallace Conservatory

There are several concerts comiong up at the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory.  They are all presented live and also live-streamed.  On Saturday evening, November 6th, the Baldwin Wallace Percussion Ensemble wil perform.  On Sunday evening, November 7th, you can hear a concert in the New Music Concert Series.  And on Friday evening, November 12th, David Becker will conduct the Baldwin Wallace Symphony Orchestra.    

Baldwin Wallace Music Theater

Baldwin Wallace's Music Theater program and Department of Dance return to live performance with Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods, running Wednesdays through Sundays, November 10th through 21st.  

Beachwood Arts Council

The Beachwood Arts Council will present a special exhibit titled Textile Art Alliance:  Uncommon Threads.Twenty-five members of the Textile Art Alliance will show their work, including batiks, embroidery, fabric collages, quiles and more at the gallery at the Beachwood Community Center.  The show will run November 3rd through December 5th, with a special meet-and-greet evening on Saturday, November 13th.   

Beck Center

Lakdwood's Beck Center for the Arts will present The Exonerated written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen.  It will run October 8th through November 7th in the Studio Theater.  216-521-2540 ext 10   

Beck Center - Visual Arts Exhibition

Lakewood's Beck Center, in collaboration with TRANSIT ARTS, a program of Central Community House, has an exhibition of paintings and drawings under the title Cultural Heritiage Exhibition and Experience, running to November 15th.   

Cavani Quartet

The Cavani Quartet continues its Beyond Beethoven series, featuring all of Beethoven's Quartets matched with contemporary pieces for Quartet.  On Sunday afternoon, October 24th, they'll be at the Bop Stop to play Beethoven's Quartets Nos. 2 and 7, along with muisc by Tan Dun.  On Sunday afternoon, November 7th, the Quartet will be at Temple Tiffereth-Israel with Beethoven's Quartets 6 and 13, a;pmg with a piece called Blueprint by Caroline Shaw.

Cesear's Forum

Cesear's Forum  presents the one-woman play The Year of Magical Thinking, a stage adaptation of the award-winning memoir by Joan Didon at Kennedy's Down Under at Playhouse Square November 5th through December 11th.  216-241-6000    

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. 

Clague Playhouse

Clague Playhouse in Westlake continues its 94th season with the holiday comedy Ethan Claymore by Norm Foster.  The play runs November 5th through December 5th.

Cleveland Chamber Music Society

The Cleveland Chamber Music Society's next concert will feature the Jerusalem Quartet in concert at the Maltz Performing Arts Center on Sunday afternoon, October 31st, at 3:00.  The program will include quartets by Mozart, Shostakovich and Beethoven.

Cleveland Chamber Symphony

The Cleveland Chamber Symphony returns to the concert stage on Sunday afternoon, October 31st, with a program featuring 10 woks selected as part of the Chamber Symphony's 2020 Young and Emerging Composers Concert.  Schools represented include Cleveland State, Baldwin Wallace, Wooster, the Oberlin Conservatory and CIM among others.  The concert will be performed live on stage at Baldwin Wallace's Gamble Auditorium on Sunday afternoon at 3.  It will also be streamed live at the Chamber Symphony's website.   

Cleveland Cinematheque

In November and December Cleveland Cinemateque will feature three 1930s films by Jean Renoir as well as an assortment of first-run movies in their Cleveland area premieres.  November 6th and 7th will include two previous film versions of Frank Herbert's Dune - one realized and one not, but analyzed in a documentary.  And Cleveland Cinemateque continues to present an ever-changing selection of new movies virtually through its website. 

Cleveland Institute of Music

CIM Opera Thtater at the Cleveland Institute of Music celebrates A Century of Singing at CIM with a two-night gala performanace featuring alumnus bass-baritone Richard Ollarsaba and current voice students performing arias and ensembles from favorite operas on Friday and Saturday evenings, November 5th and 6th, at CIM's Kulas Hall,   

Cleveland Orchestra

The new season for the Cleveland Orchestra continues at Mandel Concert Hall at Severance Music Center with Thursday and Saturday concerts on October 21st and 23rd with music by Joseph Strauss, George Walker and Erich Wolfgang Korngold.  And on Thursday evening, October 28th, Lisa Wong will conduct the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus in a two-piano arrangement of the Brahms Requiem. Then there'll be four performances led by Guest Conductor Jakub Hrusa, with soloist Sheku Kanneh-Mason featured in Edward Elgar's Cello Concerto.  The concerts November 4th through 7th will include music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Antonin Dvorak as well.  All guests at Severance Music Center must provide proof of vaccination or provide a negative PCR test, and all guests, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask. You can check the Orchestra's website for more information.  

Cleveland Public Theater

Cleveland Public Theater and Dia de Muertos Ohio present Dia de Muertos 2021 on Saturday, October 30th.  This year’s free activities include indoor and outdoor activities, altar installations, arts and crafts, live music and free entertinament for all ages.

Dance Cleveland

Dance Cleveland will present the dance group A. I. M. by Kyle Abraham in a program called An Untitled Love on Saturday evening, November 6th, at the Mimi Ohio Theater in Playhouse Square   

Divinity Lutheran Church

The Arts and Action concert series at Divinity Lutheran Church in Parma Heights will feature Oregon-based organist Dan Miller in recital on Sunday afternoon, October 31st at 2:00.  His free program will include music of Bach, Handel, Mendelssohn and Andrew Lloyd Webber. 

Dobama Thteater

Dobama Theater in Cleveland Heights will reopen on October 29th with Airness by Chelsea Marcantel.  The play will run through November 21st. 

Euclid Symphony Orchestra

The Euclid Symphony Orchestra is accepting applications for its annual Tom Baker Young Artists Comopetition.  The competition is open to advanced performers, instrumental or vocal, age 18 and younger, capable of performing appropriate level repertoire, including concerto level or equivalent works.  The competition will be held on November 13th.   

Euclid Symphony Orchestra

Matthew Salvaggio conducts the next concert by the Euclid Symphony Orchestra on Sunday asfternoon, October 31st. The program looks toward Halloween with music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Camille Saint-Saens, Charles Gounod and others.  The concert takes place at 3:00PM at the Shore Cultural Center at East 222nd and Euclid.   

Great Lakes Theater

Great Lakes Theater will begin its new season with  Shakespeare's The Tempest, opening October 15th and running through November 7th at the Hanna Theater.

Lakeland Civic Orchestra

The Lakeland Civic Orchestra will present its fall concert  titled Orchestral Homecoming  on Sunday afternoon, November 7th in the Rodehorst Performing Arts Center on Lakeland's campus.  Music will include selections from Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music, Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, Florence Price's Adoration, and the second suite from Bizet's Carmen. 



Les Delices

The ensemble Les Delices will open its 2021-2022 season on Thursday evening, October 7th, with an on-line program called Song of Orpheus, two cantatas based on that story by Jean-Philippe Rameau and Philippe Courbois.  The program will be available through November 7th.   






Les Delices Salon Era

The new season of on line Salon Era concerts by Les Delices continues with The Phoneix of Mexico premiereing on October 18th and available on line for two weeks.   THat's followed by Divine Love, premiering on November 8th, with seventeenth century muisc of Schuetz, Cozzolani and Charpentier will be featured.

Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory

The Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory  on East 47th Street in Cleveland has a gallery exhibition called Cross Generations:  Bridging the Gap of Artists, on view through September 30th, and will open a new exhibition called In Search of A Second Moon, highlighting new works by founder Tom Balbo, running September 24th through October 30th. 




Music from the Western Reserve

Music from the Western Reserve will present a concert by saxophonist Gabriel Pique and pianist Casey Dierlam Tse on Halloween at 5:00PM at Christ Church Episcopal in Hudson. The program will range from Bach to rock to latin music. 

Music Near the Market

The free Wednesday noontime organ recitals continue at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and its Beckerath organ at West 30th and Lorain.  On October 27th, Robert Myers presents Reformation Themes, pieces by Hanff, Zachau and Kittel.  On November 3rd and 10th, Florence Musiric plays More From  Those Fabulous French, music of Franck and Widor/

Musicians Union Local 4


Saxophonist, composer and educator Chris Coles will perform his meditation on the 2015 Charleston church shooting in the Tri-C Metro Campus Auditorium on Sunday evening, November 14th  at 7:00. Combining jazz, spoken word and movement, audience and performers share a musical reflection on issues of social justice, racial inequality and gun violence. The concert is co-presented by the CLeveland Musicians Union Local 4 Music Fund and Tri-C Performing Arts as part of the Music Fund's Soundlab 216 series, which seeks to support local musicians, artists and venues.  Admission is free, but reservations are required. Proof of vaccination, photo ID and masking is required.for reservation info and Covid Policy.  Free parking is located in Lot 5 off Woodland Ave. Proceed to signs that say Auditorium. Parking garage is positioned directly underneath the auditorium.

Rocky River Chamber Music Society

The next concert presentation by the Rocky River Chamber Music Society will feature the Russian pianist Arsentiy Kharitonov.  He'll perform muisc of Bach, Schubert, Schumann, Rachmaninoff and others on Monday evening, November 15th at Lakewood Congregational Church on West Clifton Boulevard. The concert will also be available as a live stream through the RRCMS website.

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