Arts Calendar

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.

Akron Civic Theater

Rock musician Neil Zaza presents One Dark Night – A Rock Symphony, combining rock and classical in arrangements of Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart and more, and with guest appearances by Verb Ballets, at the Akron Civic Theater on Saturday evening, October 19th.  330-253-2488  

Akron Symphony

The Akron Symphony’s next concert is Symphonic Shakespeare will feature music by Shostakovich and Walton, as well as Ethel Smyth’s overture The Wreckers.  Music Director Christopher Wilkins conducts the program o Saturday evening, October 19th, at Akron’s E. J. Thomas Hall.  330-535-8131  

Apollo's Fire

Echoes of Venice is the title of the next set of concerts by Apollo’s Fire.  They’ll perform music of Gabrieli, Monteverdi, Praetorius and Schuetz in Bath, Cleveland, Shaker Heights and Avon Lake in programs from Thursday, October 17th, through Sunday, October 20th.  216-320-0012  

Beck Center Studio Theater

At Beck Center in Lakewood, the Studio Theater will present Carson McCullers’s The Member of the Wedding October 4th through November 3rd

CityMusic Cleveland

CItyMusic Cleveland opens its new season with a program called Between Two Giants.  New Music Director Amit Peled leads music of Mozart, Bruch, Montgomery and Haydn, and will also be the cello soloist in Max Bruch’s Kol Nidrei.  There’ll be performances in four different locations from Thursday, October 17th, through Sunday, October 20th

Cleveland Ballet

Cleveland Ballet, resident ballet company of Playhouse Square, opens its season with Carmen, set to Bizet’s music, at the Mimi Ohio Theater on Friday and Saturday evenings, October 18th and 19th.  216-241-6000  

Cleveland Chamber Music Society

The Cleveland Chamber Music Society’s concert series will bring the Jerusalem Quartet to Plymouth Church of Shaker Heights on Tuesday evening, October 22nd.  The ensemble will perform quartets by Mozart, Korngold and Shostakovich.  216-291-2777  

Cleveland Orchestra

Guest Conductor Klaus Maekaela will lead the Cleveland Orchestra in three  performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, October 17th, 18th  and 19th.    Augustin Hadelich will make his Severance Hal debut in Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2.    216-231-1111  

Cleveland Philharmonic

The Cleveland Philharmonic’s season-opening concert will feature Odin Rathnam as soloist in the Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No. 3.  The Orchestra will also perform Robert Schumann’s Rhenish Symphony.  They’ll play on Saturday evening, October 19th, at Cleveland State University’s Waejten Auditorium, and Sunday afternoon, October 20th, at West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church in Rocky River. 

Cleveland Public Theater

Cleveland Public Theater will present the world premiere of Rastus and Hattie by Lisa Langford, October 5th through the 26th.  216-631-2727 ext 501

Divinity Lutheran Church

The Divinity Arts and Action concert series at Divinity Lutheran Church in Parma Heights will feature music for organ, piano, trombone, bassoon, percussion and bagpipes – in various combinations – by Bach, Colgrass, Pratt, Handel and others, on Saturday evening, October 19th.  440-845-2060  

Dobama Theater

Dobama Theater presents a new play by Will Eno titled Wakey, Wakey.  It opens October 18th and continues through November 10th

Friends of the Cleveland Orchestra

Friends of the Cleveland Orchestra will host an event called Bluegrass ‘n Blue Jeans.  Five members of the Cleveland Orchestra will perform as the Cleveland Bluegrass Orchestra at the Bop Stop on Sunday, October 20th.  216-408-0450   

Heritage Chorale

Reverend William Brewer leads the 17th annual Anniversary Concert by the Heritage Chorale with spirituals, anthems, hymns and gospels at Christ Episcopal Church on Warrensville Center Road in Shaker Heights on Sunday afternoon, October 20th.  216-751-3083   

Karamu House

Karamu House has the regional premiere of Paradise Blue by Dominique Morisseau.  It runs September 26th through October 20th.  216-795-7077  

Karamu House Film Series

The film series at Karamu House will feature the biographical drama Lady Sings the Blues with Diana Ross and Billy Dee Williams on Monday evening, October 21st.  216-795-7077  

Rocky River Presbyterian

Violinist Mary Beth Ions and Friends perform Musica Latina as part of the Artist Concert Series at Rocky River Presbyterian Church on Detroit Road on Sunday afternoon, October 20th.  440-333-2888  

Saint John Cathedral.

Matthew Robertson will direct The Thirteen Chamber Choir as part of the Helen D. Schubert Concert Series at St. John Cathedral on Wednesday evening, October 23rd.  The program is called Tallis Through the Looking Glass, with music by Britten, Purcell, Monk, and others. 

St. Paul's Episcopal Church

The Fall Celebration of Music at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights will feature Erik Suter in a program of French music on Friday evening, October 18th; Steven Plank will play organ music of the seventeenth century on Saturday afternoon, the 19th, and Karel Paukert and narrator John Orlock will perform Petr Eben’s Labyrinth of the World and Paradise of the Heart on Sunday afternoon, the 20th

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