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
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
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
Baldwin Wallace University
At Baldwin Wallace, the Department of Theater and Dance presents The Last Days of Judas Iscariot in the Black Box Theater at the Kleist Center Wednesday through Saturday, October 23rd through the 26th. 440-826-2240
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, 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 Institute of Music
The Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland Institute of Art and Hale Farm and Village have collaborated for a production of Philip Glass’s 1984 opera The Juniper Tree. There’ll be three performances at CIM’s Mixon Hall Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 31st, November 1st and 2nd. 216-795-3211
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
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 presents Cleveland’s own variety circus theater, Pinch and Squeal’s Wizbang for two nights, Friday and Saturday, October 25th and 26th, in the James Levin Theater in the Gordon Square Arts District. 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
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
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 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 afternoon, 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.
Akron’s Tuesday Musical’s next concert combines the Dover and Escher String Quartets for a program called October Octets. This disability-inclusive concert takes place at E. J. Thomas Hall on Wednesday evening, October 30th. 330-761-3460