Arts Calendar

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Akron Symphony Orchestra

The Akron Symphony Orchestra opens its new season on Saturday evening, September 24, with American Fanfare, musical portraits of the United States by six different American composers, including Aaron Copland, George Walker, Florence Price, Jerod Impichchgachaaha; Tate, William Grant Still and George Gershwin. The Akron Symphony Orchestra will continue the new season with a concert on Saturday evening, October 15th, which will include Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony as well as music of Benjamin Britten and Stella Sung, with animations by Amber Kempthorn.   And note that the Classics Series concerts have a new starting time this season: 7:30 pm.

Apollo's Fire

THe new season for Apollo's Fire opens with four performances of The Monteverdi Vespers of 1610  October 8th, 9th, 14th and 15th, in locations including Shaker Heights, Akron and Bay Village.   

Arts Renaissance Tremont

The Arts Renaissance Tremont concert series begins on Sunday afternoon, September 18th at St. Wendelin's Church.  Cellist Khari Joyner, new faculty member at Baldwin Wallace, will perform solo cello works and join the Cavani String Quartet in Franz Schubert’s Cello Quintet in C.  On Sunday evening, October 30th, it's The Magic of Mendelssohn, featuring the Amici and Cavani String Quartets for string octets of Felix Mendelssohn and Dmitri Shostakovich.  

Baldwin Wallace Conservatory Orchestra Concert

At Baldwin Wallace University, the first concert of the season by the BW Orchestra will be led by the new director of orchestral studies, Douglas Droste.  The concert will take place on Friday evening, September 30th, in Gavble Auditorium of the Kulas Musical ARts Bulding and will also be live streamed.

Baldwin Wallace Theater

Baldwin Wallace Theater is presenting Jennifer Haley's science fiction crime drama The Nether with five performances directed by Jennifer Haley,  Wednesday and Thursday, September 28th and 29th, and Saturday and Sunday, October 1st and 2nd.  The Nether was the winner of the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn prize.  The play involves mature themes and parental discretion is advised. The BW Theater Department will perform Dominique Morisseau's Detroit '67 Wednesday through Sunday, October 5th through  9th

BlueWater Chamber Orchestra

BlueWater Chamber Orchestra and Cleveland Chamber Choir join forces in a collaborative concert called Heaven and Earth.  ​The concert will feature Beethoven’s Mass in C and American composer Gwyneth Walker’s The Golden Harp, featuring WCLV's John Mills as narrator. The concert will take place on Saturday evening, October 8th at the Church of the Covenant. 

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. 

CityMusic Cleveland

CityMusic Cleveland's Orchestra series begins with a program called Batonless Beethoven, with Tess Lark as soloist in Romances for violin and orchestra by Beethoven and Dvorak, along with Beethoven's First Symphony and Starburst by  Jessie Montgomery.  There'll be four performances October 27th through 30th atTemple Tifereth-Israel, St. Noel Church, the Shrine of St. Stanislaus and Lakewood Congregational Church

Clague Playhouse

Clague Playhouse will open its 95th season with the musical suspense thriller Flames by Stephen Dolginoff. The play runs September 16th through October 9th. It includes adult language and situations. 440-331-0403  

Cleveland Ballet

Cleveland Ballet, Resident Company at Playhouse Square, will begin its new season with two performances of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake on Friday and Saturday evenings, October 21st and 22nd.  Performances will take place in the Connor Palace Theater. 216-320-9000 ext 107

Cleveland Chamber Choir

Cleveland Chamber Choir and BlueWater Chamber Orchestra join forces in a collaborative concert called Heaven and Earth.  ​The concert will feature Beethoven’s Mass in C and American composer Gwyneth Walker’s The Golden Harp, featuring WCLV's John Mills as narrator. The concert will take place on Saturday eveningOctober 8th at the Church of the Covenant. 

Cleveland Cinematheque

In September and October Cleveland Cinemateque will feature 17 different programs in its Premiere Showcase series, 16 classic films in the Second Look series, and nine classic films that were once considered among the ten best films made, but not ranked in the last Sight and Sound Magazine poll in 2012 - it's a new series called Going South:  A Festival of Demoted Screen Masterpices.  Films are shown in the Peter B. Lewis Theater of the Cleveland Institute of Art.  And remember as well the films streaming on the Cinemateque's Virtual Cinema series.

Cleveland Composers Guild

This season, the Cleveland Composers Guild is Celebrating the Year of the Voice.  All concerts will  be vocal, with the first one being art song, the second vocal chamber music, the third choral, and the fourth opera scenes. The first concert is an Art Song Mini-Festival, with sopranos taking cetner stage in music by area composers including Sebastian Birch, Jennifer Conner, Adam Roberts, Matthew Saunders and many others.  The concert will take place on Sunday afternoon, October 16th at Spahr Center at First Baptist Church on Fairmount Boulevard in Shaker Heights. 

Cleveland Institute of Music

Carlos Kalmar conducts the CIM Orchestra at Severance on Saturday evening, September 24th.  The program includes Haydn's Oxford Symphony and Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe Suite No.2, Jessie Montgomery's Records From a Vanishing City, and The Eleventh Heaven by CIM allumnus Julian Fueyo.  And on Wednesday evening, October 5th, also at Severance, the program will include muisc of Gyorgi Ligeti, Alberto Ginastera and Johannes Brahms.  


Cleveland Museum of Art

At the Clveland Museum of Art,  you can view  Impressionsim to Modernism:  The Keithley Collection.   There are paintings by George Braque, Henri Matissi, Andrew Wyeth and Pablo Picasso, watercolors by John Marin a pastel by Eugène Boudin, as well as a selection of European and American decorative arts.  The exhibitoin opens September 11th and continues through January 8th, 2023.

Cleveland Orchestra

The Cleveland Orchestra will return from its European tour at the end of September with two performances of Mahler's Resurrection Symphony on September 29th and 30th at Mandel Concert Hall. Thierry Fischer will be the first guest conducor of the season for the Ckeveland Orchestra in concerts on Friday and Saturday, October 7th and 8th.  Vilde Frang will be the soloist in Stravinsky's Violin Concerto.  The program will also include Notations by Pierre Boulez and the Organ Symphony of Camille Saint-Saens.  October 13th through 16th, Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, will lead the Orchestra in a program that will include Lamentation on the Disaster of War by Kamir Al-Zand, Bloch's Schelomo with Principal Cellist Mark Kosower as soloist, and Beethoven's Eroica Symphony.

Cleveland Phlharmonic

The Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra will open its 85th season with a pair of concerts on Saturday and Sunday, October 15th and 16th.  The Saturday evening concert will take place at Westlake Performing Arts Center, while the Sunday afternoon program is at Cleveland State University's Waetjen Audotorium.  Music to be performed will include the Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso by Saint-Saens, Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante and the Fourth Symphony by Brahms.  Sooists will be William Barbini, violin, and Keniko Okumura, viola.

Cleveland Playhouse

The new season of performances by the Cleveland Playhouse opens Saturday, September 17th, with the music-filled comedy American Mariachi, playing in the Allen Theater through Octgober 9th.  241-6000

Cleveland Public Theater

Cleveland Public Theatre presents Candlelight Hypothesis, dreated and directed by Raymond Bobgan October 13th through 31st at the Gordon Square Theater. Previews are October 6th and 7th, and opening night is October 8th.  It's an immersive performance in which guests curate their own experience. in what has been described as a theatrical museum or an artistic haunted house, a mythical world where origami comes to life.  

Divinity Lutheran Church

Divinity Lutheran Church of Parma Heights will present its first Arts and Action Concert of the season.  Cleveland Orchestra members Emma Shook, Elayna Duitman, Eric Wong, and Tanya Eli will perform a program called Music of Eastern Europe, with Dvoark's American Quartet, Haydn's Joke Quartet and folk songs by Bela Bartok.  The concert takes place on Sunday afternoon, October 9th.  

Divinty Lutheran Church

On Sunday afternoon, November 21st at 2:00, the Arts and Action Committee concert series at Divinity Lutheran Church in Parma Heights will present Cleveland Orchestra memebrs Elayna Duitman, violin, and Carolyn Gadiel Warner, piano and violin, .  They'll of Mozart, Bach and Franck 

Dobama Theater

Dobama Theater is staging the drama The Thin Place by Lucas Hnath, October 7th through 30th. 

Fairmount Center for the Arts

Fairmount Center for the Arts in Novelty will host eight speakers through its Pull Back the Curtain Speaker Series. Speakers from the visual arts, film, classical music, dance, poetry and culinary worlds will share their perspectives and engage in dialog with participants during these free events. The Speaker Series programs will begin in September and continue through April.  The series will begin on Sunday, September 18th when Marjorie Williams will discuss a Japanese literary class called The Tale of Genji: Wives, Demons, and Lovers.  Then, on Sunday, October 9th,  Felicia Zavarella Stadelman will present Through the Eyes of the Artist: Henri Matisse.  440-338-3171.

FRONT International 2022

Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows is the title for the second iteration of FRONT International, a multi-venue exhibition that embraces art as an agent of transformation.  The exhibition features more than 75 regional, national, and international artists working across painting, drawing, sculpture, textiles, ceramics, photography, video, text, performance, and other media. There will be continuing exhibitions and public installations at a wide variety of locations across Cleveland, Akron and Oberlin, as well as online and time-based programs.   The project runs from July 16th through October 2nd. 

Great Lakes Theater

Great Lakes Theater will open its season with the musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors at the Hanna Theater in Playhouse Square September 16th through October 9th.  

Groundworks Dance Theater

The Fall season of Groundworks Dance Theater will take place over two weekends.  On Friday and Saturday evenings, September 30th and October 1st, the group will perform at Playhouse Square’s Outcalt Theatre.  And on the following Friday evening and Saturday afternoon, October 7th and 8th, they'll be at the Knight Stage at Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St., Akron.  




The Ohara School of Ikebana Northern Ohio Chapter will be celebrating its 40th anniversary at the Cleveland Museum of Art with a special guest from Japan on Friday, September 30th. The event will be preceded at 4:00. by a lecture by Sinéad Vilbar, Museum curator of Japanese Art. At 5:00, the Headmaster of Japan’s Ohara School of Ikebana, Hiroki Ohara, will give a demonstration of the art of Ikebana, highlighting how Ikebana continues to be globally recognized as an admired art form.  On September 29th, there will be two workshops for members of the Ohara School at the Cleveland Botanical Garden, there will be an exhibition of arrangements by workshop participants 216-421-7350

Maelstrom Collaborative Arts

Maelstrom Collaborative Arts will present a showcase of original work by its reinvented team of creative producers, The Cadre. Local interdisciplinary artists Naomi Columna, Nate Puppets, and Silk Allen will be combining music, fashion, dance, and puppets to tell unique stories that range from the bizarre to the sublime. The Cadre Showcase will run Thursdays through Mondays from October 27th to November 12th. Maelstrom Collaborative Arts  is at 5403 Detroit Avenue.  Tickets will go on sale October 1st.

Market Garden Brewery

Brazilian guitarist Diego Figeuirdo will return to Cleveland on Sunday evening, October 2nd, at the Market Garden Brewery on West 25th Street near Cleveland's West Side Market.  The evening will open with guitarist and vocalist Moises Borges.

Olde Towne Hall Theater

Olde Towne Hall Theater on Center Ridge Road in North Ridgeville will stage Moving Day, a new farce written by Avon Lake's Breianne Knight.  Perforomances run from September 30th through October 15th.

Players Guild Theater

The Players Guild Theater is now the Resident Theater Company at Kent State University's Stark Campus.  They'll feature the jukebox musical Million Dollar Quartet, with music of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash October 14th through 30th.

Playhouse Square

Playhouse Square is the starting point for the national tour of Les Miserables as part of its touring Broadway Series, playing October 7th through 30th.

Rocky River Chamber Music Society

The 64th season of free concerts presented by the Rocky River Chamber Music Society will begin on Monday evening, September 26th, at West Shore Unitarian Universalist Chuch in Rocky River with a concert by the Balourdet String Quartet, the Quartet in Residence at the New England Conservatory of Music. Their program will include aurtets by Debussy and Brahms as well as Memento Mori by Nina C. Young.  You may attend the concert in person at watch it on you tube or on the RRCMS sebsite.  

Suburban Symphony

Music Director Domenico Boyagian leads the opening concert of the Suburban Symphony's new season.  The program, at First Baptist Chruch, will feature vocal soloists and the Choir of First Baptist Church with the Orchestra performoing Gabriel Faure's Requiem on Sunday afternoon, October 2nd.  

Tri-C Performing Arts

Tri-C Performing Arts will present Wynton Marsalis and The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra on Saturday evening,  October 8th, at the Tri-C Metro Campus Auditorium.  And on October 15th, the series will continue with trumpeter Terence Blanchard with his E-Collective and the Turtle Island String Quartet.

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church at West 30th and Lorain hosts noontime organ recitals every Wednesday at 12:15.   On September 21st and 28th, Robert Myers plays “Major delights,” music by Bach, Pachelbel, and others.

Tuesday Musical Season

TIckets are now available for Akron's Tuesday Musical Concert Series.  The season begins with the Soweto Gospel Choir on October 2nd and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra with Nicola Benedetti performing Mendelssohn and Bruch on October 20th.  The season will include an evening with violinist Itzhak Perlman April 27th.

Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus

The Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus of North America is presenting a concert series dedicated to the late 19th and early 20th century writer Lesya Ukrainka on Saturday evening, October 1st, at the Maltz Performing Arts Center.  "LESYA: Her Voice and Poetry Through Seven Strings" will be set to the sound of 60 stringed banduras and dedicated to this female writer and to Ukrainian Literature.


Verb, Ohio Contemporary Ballet, returns to the Breen Center for the Performing Arts at St. Ignatius High School to perform a ballet program with the BlueWater Chamber Orchestra on Saturday evening, October 15th. The company will present Schubert Melodies, an evening of dance celebrating Franz Schubert.

Weathervane Playhouse

At Weathervane Playhouse, it's Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd...The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, on stage through October 16th. 

Youngstown State University

At Youngstown State University, the work of five diverse artists will open the fall exhibition schedule at the McDonough Museum of Art from  September 6th through October 29th. An opening reception will take place on Friday evening, September 9th.  The artists represented include Alisa Henriquez, Gavin Benjamin, Eva Kwong, Scott Goss and the late Kirk Mangus.   The McDonough Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday.

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