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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.

Streeter Gallery

The Streeter Gallery at Judson Park presents Retrospective:  View with a Twist, featuring works in a variety of media by Leonard Trawick, showing through October 3rd

Cleveland Playhouse

The new season at the Cleveland Playhouse begins with All the Way, a drama about Lyndon Johnson, in the Allen Theater September 17th through October 9th.


Musical Theater Project

The Musical Theater Project and the Kent State University Musical Theater program will present two in-concert performances of Mark Blitzstein’s The Cradle Will Rock, at the Beck Center for the Arts on Wednesday evening, September 21st,  and Sunday afternoon, September 25th, at Kent State’s Stump Theater.  216-247-8687 (Musical Theater Project) or 330-672-2787 (Kent) 

Workshop Players

The next production for Amherst’s Workshop Players is the comedy Dearly Beloved, running September 8th through 25th.  440-988-5613  

Cleveland Orchestra

The Cleveland Orchestra’s 99th season will begin at Severance Hall on Thursday and Friday, September 29th and 30th, with a pair of concerts led by Music Director Franz Welser-Moest.  He’ll also lead the October 1st Gala Concert which will feature pianist Emmanuel Ax.  216-231-1111  

Cleveland Chamber Music Society

The new season of concerts presented by the Cleveland Chamber Music Society begins on Tuesday evening, September 27th, at Plymouth Church of Shaker Heights.  The Montrose Trio will play trios by Turina, Beethoven and Brahms.


Ensemble Theater

Ensemble Theater’s 2016-2017 season opens with The Bloodless Jungle by Peter Lawson Jones.  Performances take place September 15th through October 5th


Great Lakes Theater Festival

The Great Lakes Theater Festival will have the classic musical My Fair Lady at the Hanna Theater in Playhouse Square September 23rd through October 29th.  Twelfth Night will be running in repertory beginning on September 30th.  216-241-6000  

Tuesday Musical

The Emerson String Quartet will open the Tuesday Musical season  on Tuesday evening, September 27th, at the E. J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall.  The concert will include the world premiere of a new work by Mark Anthony Turnage, who’ll present a pre-concert talk.   330-761-3460  

Cleveland Cinemateque

Two new film series at the Cleveland Cinemateque will begin September 30th and continue through October – Another Mess:  The Restored Laurel and Hardy, and American Demagogue.  Also coming on October 8th is Otto Preminger’s 1959 version of Porgy and Bess, starring Sidney Poitier and Dorothy Dandrige.  216-421-7450  

Trinity Lutheran Church

On Wednesdays, September 21st and 28th, organist Robert Myers will perform music of Bach, Bruhns, Boehm and Buxtehude as part of the noontime concert series at Trinity Lutheran Church, at West 30th and Lorain, near the West Side Market.       216-281-1700  


The lute song duo Mignarda and friends will present late 15th century music for voices, lute and viol by Agricola, Binchois, DuFay and others on Sunday afternoon, September 25th, at Immaculate Conception Church at East 43rd and Superior. 

St. John Cathedral - Quire Cleveland

Quire Cleveland will present a program titled Monteverdi:  Mantuan Masterpieces, including his Mass of the Most Blessed Virgin, on Friday evening, September 30th, at St. John Cathedral in downtown Cleveland.  216-771-6666 ext 5510  

Beck Center

Lakewood’s Beck Center has the cult musical Ruthless in the Mackey Theater through October 16th.  216-521-2540 ext 10  

Near West Theater

The irreverent musical satire Urinetown is being staged through September 25th by the young players of Near West Theater in the Gordon Square Art District.  216-961-6391  

National Singing Stars

Open Call auditions for the National Singing Stars Cleveland Competition will take place on Saturday, September 24th, and Sunday, September 25th, from noon until 6:00PM at 23333 Aurora Road in Bedford Heights.  To register, e-mail


Dover Congregational Church

Internationally-known organist Hector Olivera will perform at Dover Congregational Church in Westlake on Saturday evening, October 1st at 7:00.  440-871-1050

Oberlin Artist Recital Series

Oberlin College’s Artist Recital Series brings violinist Pinchas Zukerman’s Trio to Oberlin’s Finney Chapel on Friday evening, September 30th. 


Canton Symphony Orchestra

Music Director Gerhardt Zimmermann leads the opening concert of the season by the Canton Symphony Orchestra on Saturday evening, October 1st, in Umstattd Performing Arts Hall.  Sara Davis Buechner will be the soloist in Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.  330-452-2094  

Arts Renaissance Tremont

Arts Renaissance Tremont’s first concert of the year will feature Cleveland Orchestra Principal Cellist Mark Kosower and pianist Jee-Won Oh in music of Schumann, Beethoven, Dohnanyi, Brahms and Ginastera.  The concert takes place at Pilgrim Congregational Church in Tremont on Sunday afternoon, October 2nd.


Rocky River Presbyterian

The clarinet and accordion duo Acclarion will perform at Rocky River Presbyterian Church in Rocky River on Sunday afternoon, October 2nd.  440-333-4888  

Cleveland State University

The opening concert of the Dr. John A. Flower Concert Series at Cleveland State University will feature the Faculty Jazz Septet on Monday evening, October 3rd, in Drinko Recital Hall. 

Apollo's Fire

Apollo’s Fire’s 25th anniversary season begins with choral music of Henry Purcell.  There’ll be four performances in Fairlawn, Shaker Heights and Rocky River October 6th through 9th.  216-320-0012  

Bay Arts

BayArts has two exhibits on view through October 29th – Ohio Views:  Light and Shadow, with works by Christopher Leeper and Dan Knepper, and Here There Be Monsters, featuring works of Gary and Laura Dumm.  440-871-6543  

Kent State University

At Kent State University’s Ludwig Recital Hall, the Verve Chamber Players will present their first concert of the year with music of Faure, Mozart and Haydn on Saturday afternoon, October 8th.  330-672-ARTS (2787) 


Cleveland Philharmonic

The Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra presents an early Halloween program with music of Saint-Saens, Mussorgsky, Dukas and others.  Performances are Saturday, October 8th at Tri-C’s Western Campus Theater, and Sunday, October 9th, at the Westlake Performing Arts Center.   216-556-1800  

Suburban Symphony

The Suburban Symphony Orchestra will have saxophonist John Perrine as soloist in the Concerto by Alexander Glazunov, along with music of Dvorak and Kodaly, at the ensemble’s opening concert at Beachwood High School on Sunday afternoon, October 9th

Dance Cleveland

Dance Cleveland’s Performance Series will bring the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company to Akron’s E. J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall on Sunday afternoon, October 9th.  216-991—9000