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Blue Water Chamber Orchestra
The Blue Water Chamber Orchestra will begin its tenth season on Sunday afternoon, September 15th, with a program called Meditations and Serenades, to be performed at Temple Tifereth Israel in Beachwood. 440-781-6215
Burning River Baroque
Burning River Baroque will launch its eighth season with a program called A Mad, Burning Desire - featuring mad scenes by Henry Purcell, John Eccles, Godfrey Finger and John Blow. There’ll be a performance on Friday evening, August 23rd, at Art House on Denison Avenue in Cleveland, as well as two house concert performances in Cleveland Heights and Fairlawn on the 22nd and 24th.
Cleveland Classical Guitar Society
The Cleveland Classical Guitar Society will present its 2019 season-opening Showcase Concert on Saturday evening, September 14th, at the Maltz Performing Arts Center in University Circle. Performers will include Colin Davin, the Gruca-White duo and Jason Vieaux.
Cleveland International Piano Competition
The Cleveland International Piano Competition will present an evening of music for two pianos and piano four hands with pianists Shai Wosner and Orion Weiss in Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall on Saturday, September 14th. They’ll play music by Schubert, Brahms and David Lang.
The Cleveland Orchestra will be at the Blossom Music Center for the last set of concerts of the summer with three showings of The Empire Strikes Back on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 30th and 31st and September 1st with music by John Williams. 216-231-1111
The Cleveland Orchestra will be at the Blossom Music Center on Saturday evening, August 24th as Andy Einhorn and the Orchestra present South Pacific– the full musical, in collaboration with the Baldwin Wallace Music Theater program directed by Victoria Bussert. The Orchestra will also perform twice at Severance Hall on Friday evening, August 23rd, and Sunday afternoon, August 25th. They’ll be joined by the Blossom Festival Chorus and conductor Ludwig Wicki to provide the music for two screenings of the 1989 film version of Batman with Danny Elfman’s score. 216-231-1111
Columbus Crossing Borders
The Columbus Crossing Borders Project is a traveling art exhibit and documentary film relating to the record high numbers of displaced persons across the world. It features the works of 34 artists depicting stories shared by refugees, and includes a documentary film titled Breathe Free. It’s coming to Lakeland Community College on Wednesday and Thursday, September 11th and 12th.
Divinity Lutheran Church
Violinist Elayna Duitman and pianist Carolyn Gadiel Warner, both members of the Cleveland Orchestra, will perform in recital at Divinity Lutheran Church in Parma Heights as part of the Church’s Outreach Through the Arts Series on Sunday afternoon, September 15th. They’ll play music of Mozart, Brahms and Grieg. 440-845-2060
At the Dobama Theater, it’s the Cleveland premiere of Anton Posner’s play called Stupid (blank) Bird – a very loose adaptation of Anton Chekov’s The Seagull. It opens September 6th and continues through the 29th.
First Lutheran Church of Lorain
First Lutheran Church of Lorain, in co-operation with the Cleveland Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, will host a dedicatory recital for the new organ built by Paul Fritts and Company. The church was destroyed by an arson fire two years ago. Organist Katelyn Emerson will perform music of Bach, Franck, Muffat, Brahms and others on the new instrument on Sunday afternoon, August 25th, at 3:00.
The new music ensemble No Exit begins a two-year collaboration with cimbalom player Chester Englander in September as part of a series of three performances that will include a piece or cimbalom and piano by Kati Agocs. There’ll also be pieces by Philip Blackburn, Adonai Henderson, Sean Parks and Nicholas Underhill. The concert will be performed on Friday, September 6th at Spaces Gallery, Saturday, September 7th at Heights Arts, and Friday, September 13th, at Cleveland State University.
Saints Constantine and Helen
Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral presents its annual Greek Festival in Cleveland Heights Thursday through Sunday, August 22nd through 25th. 216-932-3300
Theater in the Circle
Theater in the Circle’s new season will open with a review called The World Goes ‘Round, with music from Broadway and film scores by John Kander and Fred Ebb. There’ll be five performances at Judson Manor in University Circle Thursday through Sunday, September 12th through 15th.
Tremont Arts in August
The Tremont Arts in August Festival is at Lincoln Park and will feature a night of indie music on Friday, August 23rd, the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra on Saturday, the 24th, and the band Kombilesa Ase on Sunday afternoon, August 25th.
Trinity Lutheran Church
The noontime Wednesday organ concerts at Trinity Lutheran Church at West 30th and Lorain near the West Side Market will feature organist Robert Myers playing a program called Major Delights – music in major keys by a variety of composers, on Wednesdays August 21st and 28th.