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.
The Akron Symphony’s next concert will be led by Guest Conductor Benjamin Zander. That program, in Akron’s E. J. Thomas on Saturday evening, January 19th, will feature Alexander Korsantia as soloist in Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3.
Art Song Festival
German baritone Benjamin Appl will perform in a recital presented by the Art Song Festival. The concert, at CIM’s Mixon Hall on Friday evening, January 18th, will include songs by Schubert, Schumann, Duparc and others.
Cleveland International Piano Competition
The Cleveland International Piano Competition will present Jeremy Denk in recital on Saturday evening, January 19th, at Mixon Hall at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He’ll play music of Beethoven, Bizet, Mendelssohn, Schumann and John Adams. 216-707-5397
Cleveland Jazz Orchestra
The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra and the Musical Theater Project will combine forces to present two performances of Cole Porter on Broadway. They’ll be at the Hanna Theater in Playhouse Square on Saturday evening, January 19th, and at Temple Tifereth Israel on Sunday afternoon, the 20th. 800-838-3006
On Sunday afternoon, Jaunary 20th, at the Federated Church in Chagrin Falls, violinist Andrew Sords will be joined by members of the Cavani String Quartet and pianist Elizabeth DeMio in the Schumann Piano Quintet as well as muisc of Rachmaninoff, Brahms, Sarasate and Moszkowski. 440-247-6490 www.fedchurch.org/events/
Play It Forward Cleveland
Play It Forward Cleveland is an instrument donation drive for the children of Cleveland. The Cleveland Orchestra is cooperating with Cleveland City Councilman Kevin Conwell, Arts Cleveland, the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District in collecting previously-loved, playable instruments for children who want to study music. The first collection date is MLK Monday, January 21st from noon until five. There will be other dates in February and March. https://www.facebook.com/CleCityCouncil/
Theater in the Circle
Theater in the Circle has a new retelling of the O. Henry classis The Gift of the Magi with five performances Thursday, Decembr 6th, through Sunday the 9th at Judson Manor in University Circle.