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 Symphony

The Akron Symphony’s next concert at Akron’s E. J. Thomas Hall on Friday evening, March 23rd,  is called Planet Earth.  330-535-8131  

Burning River Baroque

Cleveland’s Burning River Baroque has a program called Suppressed Voices:  Music of the Banished, with compositions by Handel, Rosenmueller, dall’Abaco and others.  There are five performances at a variety of locations March 21st through 24th

Canton Symphony

The Canton Symphony Orchestra’s next concert includes music of Ginastera, Haydn and Brahms at Canton’s Umstaattd Performing Arts Hall on Sunday evening, March 25th.  330-452-2094  

Clague Playhouse

Clague Playhouse presents Laura Gunderson’s Silent Sky, the true story of Henrietta Leavitt and the women working behind the scenes at the beginning of 20th century astronomy March 9th through 31st.   440-331-0403  

Cleveland Chamber Music Society

The Cleveland Chamber Music Society will feature the trio of Wu Han, Philip Setzer and David Finckel performing all of Beethoven’s Piano Trios on two evenings, Monday and Tuesday, March 26th and 27th,  at Fairmount Temple.  216-291-2777  

Cleveland Institute of Art

Portals and Thresholds, a new exhibition about artifice and simulated reality, goes on view at the Cleveland Institute of Art March 29th through June 15th

Cleveland Orchestra

Guest Conductor Stephane Deneve will lead four Cleveland Orchestra concerts Thursday through Sunday, March 22nd through 25th.  Jory Vinokur will be the harpsichord soloist in Poulenc’s Concert Champetre.  216-231-1111  

Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra

The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra will hold auditions during the month of May for middle and high school student instrumentalists who are studying privately and are involved in their school music programs.  Although the auditions are in May, the application deadline is the end of March. 

Cleveland Public Theater - Test Flight

Test Flight at Cleveland Public Theater is a multi-week series that showcases new work on its way to full production, running March 22nd through April 21st.  Everything is OK is the first production, March 22nd through 24th.  216-631-2727 ext 501 

Cleveland State University

The next concert in Cleveland State’s Dr. John Flower Faculty Recital series will feature violinist Peter Otto, First Associate Concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra, in music of Joerg Widmann, Sergei Prokofiev and Astor Piazzolla on Monday evening, March 19th in Drinko Recital Hall.  

Dobama Theater

Dobama Theater will have the Midwest premiere of Lucy Prebble’s The Effect, 2012 winner of the UK Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play.  It runs February 28th through March 25th.  216-9392-3396  

East Cleveland Theater

At the East Cleveland Theater, it’s The Penultimate Problem of Sherlock Holmes from March 23rd through April 8th.  216-851-8721  

Inlet Dance Theater

Inlet Dance Theater performs the premiere of the dance theater adaptation of Kobi Yamada’s children’s book called What Do You Do With an Idea? One night only at Playhouse Square on Wednesday, March 21st.  216-241-6000  

Kent State University

Kent State University’s Verve Chamber Players’ next program will feature music of Mozart, Brahms and Kent State Faculty Member Frank Wiley.  The concert takes place Tuesday evening, March 20th at the Kent State Performing Arts Center.  330-672-2787  

Kent State University Museum

The Kent State University Museum has the Katharine Hepburn exhibit Dressed for Stage and Screen.  The show opens February 2nd and will continue through September 2nd in the Broadbent Gallery.  

Lorain County Metroparks

Children of Eden will be the next production at the French Creek Theater of the Lorain County Metroparks, running from March 9th through the 25th.   440-949-5200  

North Coast Men's Chorus

Vocalist Maureen McGovern joins the North Coast Men’s Chorus in its 30th   anniversary concert at the KeyBank State Theater in Playhouse Square on Saturday evening, March 24th

Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra

The last concert of the season for the Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra will feature all four of the organizations ensembles in music of Mussorgsky, Soomin Kim, and others.  The concert will take place on Sunday afternoon, March 25th, in Oberlin College’s Finney Chapel.  440-775-3059

Oberlin Artist Recital Series

The Oberlin Artist Recital Series next concert will feature the Brentano String Quartet in Finney Chapel on Friday evening, March 30th.  The program will include music of Shostakovich and Stephen Hartke as well as settings of Renaissance madrigals.  


The Rent Twentieth Anniversary Tour is at the Connor Palace at Playhouse Square March 6th through 25th.  216-241-6000

Saint John Cathedral.

The Cathedral of St. John in Downtown Cleveland presents a recital by nationally-known organist David Higgs on Friday evening, March 23rd.  His program will include music of Liszt, Whitlock, Mendelssohn and others. 

Sandra Shapiro

Pianist Sandra Shapiro will speak and perform music from her family’s cultural history from Russia to Argentina to Israel and ultimately to the United States in a recital called In My Father’s Footsteps.  It’s at CIM’s Mixon Hall on Wednesday evening, March 21st.  216-791-5000  

Stars in the Classics

Stars in the Classics presents an afternoon Classical Cabaret Concert with music of Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann and others on Sunday, March 25th, at Orange Village Hall.  216-702-7047  

Stow Symphony

The Stow Symphony will present the 3rd concert of its 20th anniversary season on Saturday evening, March 24th, at Tallmadge Alliance Church in Tallmadge.  The program will include music of Dubois and Bizet as well as Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2.  330-678-0029  

Trinity Cathedral

Violinist Jinjoo Cho and organist Todd Wilson will take part in a Candlelight Concert celebrating solo music for those two instruments by Bach at Trinity Cathedral in downtown Cleveland on Tuesday evening, March 20th

Tuesday Musical

Akron’s Tuesday Musical brings the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and violinist Augustin Hadelich to E. J.  Thomas Hall on Wednesday evening, March 28th

Weathervane Playhouse

It Shoulda Been You is the next production of Akron’s Weathervane Playhouse.  It’s running in the Founders Theater March 22nd through April 15th.  330-836-2626  

Workshop Players

Amherst’s Workshop Players have Steel Magnolias on stage through March 25th.  440-988-5613