Arts Calendar

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Baldwin Wallace Conservatory

There are three concerts coming up at Baldwin Wallace University.  On Friday evening, October 1st, David Becker will conduct the Baldwin Wallace Symphony in music by Dvorak, Brahms and Saint-Saens.  On Sunday evening, October 3rd, Cleveland Orchestra clarinetist and BW Faculty Member Daniel McElway and friends will have music of Mendelssohn, Dahl and Brahms.  And on Friday evening, October 8th, there'll be a  performance by the Baldwin Wallace Symphony Wind Ensemble.  All performances will also be live streamed. 

Baldwin Wallace University

At Baldwin Wallace University, Ohio artist Kimberly Chapman is presenting an exhibition titled "Eighty-six Reasons (for asylum admission)," which examines why women were sent to asylums during the Victorian era and the incorrect diagnoses and treatments they received.  The exhibit will include porcelain sculptures and tintype images. The exhibit runs August 30 - September 24 at the Kleist Center for Art & Drama's Fawick Gallery Opening reception is Friday, September 10, 5-8 p.m.  

Beck Center

At Beck Center in Lakewood, Broadway Bound, the final play in Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical trilogy which also includes Brighton Beach Memoirs and Biloxi Blues, opens the Professional Theater season, running September 10th through October 3rd.  Broadway star Austin Pendleton heads the cast as Ben   




Chagrin Documentary Film Festival

This year's Chagrin Documentary Film Festival takes place Octorber 5th through 10th.  Films will be screened at multiple venues in Chagrin Falls, as well as on the CDFF On Deman app.  The Festival will also broadcast live question and answer sessions from the Live on Main Studio. 

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. There are two guest carillon performers coming to the Church of the Covenant.  On Sunday afternoon, September 19th,  Michelle Lam will pay tribute to nine women composers and arrangers, in tribute to the late Supreme Court Justic Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  On Sunday, October 3rd, Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra will celebrate the many ways that carillons bring together communities in times of struggles and celebration.

City Music Cleveland

CIty Music Cleveland will open its season on Friday evening, September 24th, with an appearance by the Pantheon Ensemble.  They'll perform Antonin Dvorak's Piano Quintet as well as music by George Gershwin, Denise Ondishko and Nadia Boulanger.  The concert will take place at the Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus. On Friday and Saturday evenings, October 1st and 2nd, City Music presents a Program called Musical Matirx, with music of Max Bruch, Kotoka Suzuki, Paul Schoengield and Mozart.  The October 1st concert is at St. Noel Church in Willoughby Hills, while the October 2nd concert is at the Maltz Performing Arts Center.


Clague Playhouse

Clague Playhouse will open its 94th season with the comedy Mrs. Mannerly by Jeffrey Hatcher.  The show opens on September 10th and will run Thursdays through Sundays through October 3rd.     440-331-0403

Cleveland Chamber Music Society

The Cleveland Chamber Music Society will open its new season with the Imani Winds in performance at Plymouth Church on Tuesday evening, October 5th.  The program will feature music of Bozza, Cartet, Tomasi, Hillborg and Coleman. 

Cleveland Cinematheque

Cleveland Cinematheque has resumed in-person screenings at the Peter B. Lewis Theater at the  Cleveland Institute of Art  A wide variety of films are being shown.  There's a special series of nine films being shown in September and October, films by Federicao Fellini.  And the  Cleveland Cinematheque  will continue its Virtual Multiplex on line, with new films being added each week.  You can check out the current list at their website. 

Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art is open for in-person visits.  The Museum is currently presenting two new shows:  Art of the Islamic World  and  Medieval Treasures from Muenster Cathedral . Reservations are required. 


Cleveland Orchestra

The Cleveland Orchestra will begin its 2021-2022 season at Severance Hall with concerts to be led by Music Director Franz Welser-Moest October 14th through 17th.  Alissa Weilerstein will be the soloist in the Cello Concerto by Joan Tower.  Riachard Strauss's  tone poem Macbeth will open the program, and Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5 will conclude.  All guests at Severance Hall must provide proof of vaccination or provide a negative PCR test, and all guests, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask. You can check the Orchestra's website for more information.  

Dance Cleveland

As part of its  65th Anniversary Season,  DanceCleveland will bring Monica Bill Barnes and Company to Akron's E. J. Thomas Hall on Saturday evening, September 25.  The company will present the world premiere of an evening-length work called The Running Show.

Great Lakes Theater

Great Lakes Theater has announced its live season, to begin in October with Shakespeare's The Tempest, to be followed by  A Christmas Carol, Ain't Misbehavin' . Much Ado About Nothing and finally the Off-Broadway juke box musical The Marvelous Wonderettes.

LatinUs Theater Company

LatinUs Theater Company will perform The House of Bernard Alba, the final work by Spanish playwright Federico Garcia Lorca, performed in Spanish with English supertitles from September 17th through October 3 at The Pivot Center on West 25th Street in Cleveland in the Clark-Fulton Neighborhood.


Les Delices

The ensemble Les Delices will open its 2021-2022 season on Thursday evening, October 7th, with an on-line program called Song of Orpheus, two cantatas based on that story by Jean-Philippe Rameau and Philippe Courbois.  The program will be available through November 7th.   






Les Delices Salon Era

The new season of Salon Era concerts by Les Delices begins on Monday evening, September 13th, with Bach and Beyond.  The virtual series will also include a program devoted to Performer-Composers on September 27th,  Song of Orpheus on October 7th, Phoenix of Mexico on October 18th and Divine Love on November 8th.   

Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory

The Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory  on East 47th Street in Cleveland has a gallery exhibition called Cross Generations:  Bridging the Gap of Artists, on view through September 30th, and will open a new exhibition called In Search of A Second Moon, highlighting new works by founder Tom Balbo, running September 24th through October 30th. 




Music Near the Market

The free Wednesday noontime organ recitals continue at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and its Beckerath organ at West 30th and Lorain.  On September 15th,  Florence Mustric plays a program called A Tribute to Karl Haas.  And on Wednesdays September 22nd and  29th,  Robert Myers plays “Minor delights,” music by Scheidemann, Boehm, and Bach.

No Exit

The Cleveland New Music Ensemble No Exit will begin its new season with a series of live performances at Cleveland State's Drinko Recital Hall on Friday, Sseptember  24th, at Spaces on Detroit on Friday, October 1 and at Heights Arts on Saturday, October 2nd.  There'll be a wide variety of music by Derrik Balogh, Giuseppe Desiato, Jiri Trtik, Timothy Beyer and Agata Zubel, including two world premieres. 

Playhouse Square - Lion King

Disney's The Lion King will open its North American tour at Cleveland's Playhouse Square, from October 1st through the 15th. 

ReSound 2022

Re:Sound is an annual new and experimental music festival that brings together and showcases pioneers in the arts with diverse programming at venues throughout Cleveland. By connecting local and visiting artists, the festival further propels the innovation and artistry flourishing in Northeast Ohio. 
Through October 1st, ReSound is accepting performance proposals and, new this year, educational proposals for lectures, interactive workshops, and presentations. Re:Sound 2022 runs June 9th through 12th.


Rocky River Chamber Music Society

The first concert of the new season to be presented by the Rocky River Chamber Music Society will take place on Monday evening, October 4th, at the Lakewood Congregational Church on West Clifton Boulevard.  Germany's Auryn Quartet will present music of Haydn, Beethoven and Mendelssohn. 

Tuesday Musical

In Akron, Tuesday Musical’s popular “Music al fresco: Passport 2021” series opens Sunday, Aug. 29, with concerts at 1 and 3 p.m. featuring Cleveland-based OPUS 216 with music from Irish fiddle tunes to classical to Appalachian  on the lawn of the historic Barder House in West Akron. On Sunday, September 12th, the program will feature Brazilian samba and bossa nova with the Moises Borges Quartet, and on Sunday, September 26th, it’s Zydeco with Mo Mojo.  330-761-3460  

Verb Ballets

Verb Ballets continues its seres of performances around the area.  On the evening of September 3rd, they’ll perform in the Evans Amphitheater in Cain Park.  Then, on Saturday, September 11th, at 1:00. they’ll travel to Wooster’s  Public Square to dance Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf.  And on Saturday evening, September 18th, they’ll present Pandemoniouom at Cleveland Public Theater. 


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