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Guest Conductor Nicholas McGegan will lead Apollo's Fire, Apollo's Singers and guest soloists in five performances of Handel's Messiah December 8th through 12th. Those performances will take place in locations from Akron to Bay Village to the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Art Song Festival
The Art Song Festival at the Cleveland Institute of Music will present its first Winter Mini-Festival with a recital on Friday evening, December 10th, by countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo and pianist Bryan Wagom. There will also be master clases on Thursday, December 9th and Saturday, December 11th.
Baldwin Wallace Conservatory
There are several concerts coming up at the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory. They are all presented live and also live-streamed. There'll be two performances of the BW Men's Chorus conert on Saturday, December 4th at 4 and 7:30. The BW Conservatory Holiday Concert takes place on Sunday afternoon, December 5th at 3:00.
Baldwin Wallace Fawick Art Gallery
A new exhibity at Baldwin Wallace's Fawick Art Gallery is titled Don't Paniic! Brace for Impact, featuring works by Rich Cihar, Bob Peck and others. The show runs November 12th through December 3rd, with an opening reception on Friday evening, November 12th.
Baldwin Wallace Music Theater
Baldwin Wallace's Music Theater program and Department of Dance return to live performance with Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods, running Wednesdays through Sundays, November 10th through 21st. There''ll be a Music Theater Senior Celebration on Saturday evening, December 4th.
Beachwood Arts Council
The Beachwood Arts Council will present a special exhibit titled Textile Art Alliance: Uncommon Threads.Twenty-five members of the Textile Art Alliance will show their work, including batiks, embroidery, fabric collages, quiles and more at the gallery at the Beachwood Community Center. The show will run November 3rd through December 5th, with a special meet-and-greet evening on Saturday, November 13th.
Beck Center Nutcracker
Lakewood's Beck Center will produce the Dance Education Production The Nutcracker 2021. More than fifty Beck Center dance students will be featured in four performances in the Recital Hall in the Music and Dance Building at 4 and 7 on Saturday, December 111th and 1 and 3 on Sunday, December 12th. The Saturday evening performance will also be available as a stream. Live performance tickets will be on sale on Sunday, November 21st. 216-521-2540 ext 10
The Cavani Quartet's Beyond Beethoven series willl conclude with a performance in Severance Hall on Tuesday evening, December 14th of two Beethoven quartets, Op. 135 and Op. 59 No. 3, as well as the premiere of a new piece by Josh Henderson. The Cavani Quartet will be joined by young artists performing side by side as well.
Celebration of Art and Music
The Cleveland Arts Prize presents A Celebration of Art and Music by Our Giants of Yore on Saturday, December 4th at the Cleveland History Center. The most ambitious showing of Cleveland masterworks in nearly thirty years, this exhibition spotlights the achievement of Cleveland’s most remarkable artists from this period, some internationally famous, some still relatively little known, including August Biehle, Margaret Bourke-White, Charles Burchfield, Clarence Carter, R. Guy Cowan, Clara Deike, Carl Gaertner, Raphael Gleitsmann, Joseph Jicha, Max Kalish, Henry Keller, There's an opening reception from 1 until 4, and a concert at 2:30. Members of the Cleveland Orchestra and friends will perform music by Antonin Dvořák and His Cleveland protegees including Charles Rychlik, Johan Beck Douglas Moore, Ernest Bloch and John Stepan Zamecnik.
Cesear's Forum presents the one-woman play The Year of Magical Thinking, a stage adaptation of the award-winning memoir by Joan Didon at Kennedy's Down Under at Playhouse Square November 5th through December 11th. 216-241-6000
Chagrin ValleyLittle Theater
The Chagrin Valley Little Theater is preseting the stage adaptation of the classic holiday film Miracle on 34th Street November 19th through December 11th on the Main Stage of the Theater on River Street in Chagrin Falls.
CIM New Music Festival
Margaret Brouwer's Blue Streak Ensemble and Burning River Baroque will join forces for Cycles of Creation and Annihilation, part of the 2021 - 2022 CIM New Music Festvial at CIM's Mixon Hall on Wednesday evening, December 15th. Margaret Brouwer's Blue Streak Ensemble and Burning River Baroque will join forces for Cycles of Creation. he program includes works by local Cleveland composers Margaret Brouwer, Malina Rauschenfels, and Dolores White, as well as Bach and Telemann.
Cleveland Chamber Music Society
The Cleveland Chamber Music Society's next concert will feature the Cavani String Quartet, continuing the group's exploration of all of Beethoven's Quartets, paired with modern works for String Quartet. On Tuesday evening, December 7th, Beethoven's Quartets Op. 95 and 127 will bookend a piece by Osvaldo Golijov at Plymouth Church in Shaker Heights.
In November and December Cleveland Cinemateque will feature three 1930s films by Jean Renoir as well as an assortment of first-run movies in their Cleveland area premieres. November 6th and 7th will include two previous film versions of Frank Herbert's Dune - one realized and one not, but analyzed in a documentary. And Cleveland Cinemateque continues to present an ever-changing selection of new movies virtually through its website.
Cleveland Opera Theater
Cleveland Opera Theater will stage three performances of Giancarlo Menotti's holiday opera Amahl and the Night Visitors in Cleveland, Cleveland Heights and Rocky River Friday through Sunday, December 17th, 18th and 19th.
The new season for the Cleveland Orchestra continues at Mandel Concert Hall at Severance Music Center. Brett Mitchell will return to Cleveland to conduct the Cleveland Orchestra, Chorus and soloist Capathia Jenkins in a dozen holiday concerts beginning December 9th and continuing through th e19th.All guests at Severance Music Center 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.
The Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra will present two performances of its next concert on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon, December 11th and 12th. Both performances take place at Cleveland Stage University's Waetjen Auditorium. There'll be holiday music and music as well by Milhaud, Shostakovich and Falla. Cleveland Orchestra assistant principal cellist Charles Bernard will be the guest soloist.
Cleveland Public Theater
Cleveland Public Theater's holiday presentation is Ten Minutes to Midnight - part variety show, part cabaret and part ten-minute holiday (and non-holiday) play festival. The show runs Wednesays through Sundays, with a preview night on December 2nd and continues through the 18th.
Contemporary Youth Orchestra
New Music Director Kristopher Morran will lead the Contemporary Youth Orchestra in concert on Saturday evening, December 11th at 6 at the Cuyahoga Community College Metro Campus. The concert will include muisc of Moussorgsky and Valerie Coleman.
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 perform.music of Mozart, Bach and Franck
Great Lakes Theater
Great Lakes Theater's holiday tradition, Gerald Freedman's adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, opens November 26th and continues through December 23rd in the Mimi Ohio Theater in Playhouse Square
Karamu House will celebrate the holidays with Black Nativity, celebrating the birth of Christ in the town of Bethlehem, created by Karamu alumnus Langston Hughes. Performances begin on December 2nd and will continue through December 23rd. 216-795-7077
LatinUs Theater Company
LatinUs Theater Company is presenting the comedy Banos Publicos, S. A., Public Bathrooms by Cuban writer Esther Suarez Duran at the Pivot Center on West 25th Street. It's performed in Spanish with English supertitles December 3rd through 19th.
The final Salon Era on line concert by Les Delices will take place on Monday, December 13th. Soprano Grace Srinivasan and harpsichordist Patrick Merrill will perform holiday treasures that include rarely-heard solo motets by Philipp Friedrich Böddecker and Giovanni Battista Bassani Violinist Shelby Yamin performs Heinrich Biber’s The Nativity sonata. You can also hear selections from Noel, Noel in this episode. Noel, Noel is an hour-long concert film pairing original arrangements of early carols from French, German, English, traditions with classic and contemporary poetry. It's available all through December.
Loganberry Books will host a book reading and discussion of Far From Their Eyes: Ohio Migration Anthology on Sunday afternoon, December 12th at 2:00. Participants will include Lynn Tramonte, Director of Ohio Immigrant Alliance and anthology editor and Michele Rudolph, member of Cleveland Association of Black Storytellers and anthology contributor. You can just show up, and RSVP is optional. check this event page for updates
Maltz Performing Arts Center
The Maltz Performing Arts Center is presenting a holiday concert series ranging from jazz to classical to polka. The schedule will include free Candelelight Concerts on December 2nd and 18th at 6 and 8:30 both days featuring music from The Nutcracker, The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra with a program called Sing a Song for the Holidays on December 4th, the North Coast Men's Chorus on December 11th and 12th, and the Chardon Polka Band on the 17th.
Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory
The Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory on East 47th Street in Cleveland will be presenting a holiday show spotlighting works by its members beginning November 27 and running through December 23rd. There are also several workshops scheduled in the near future, including Japanese Papermaking on November 20th, Virtual Patterns and Prints on December 7th and Miniature Zines on December 11th.
Cleveland's New Music Ensemble No Exit will present three performances of music by the consortium of composers known as The Collective - such comospers as Amelia Kaplan, Matthew Rosenblum, Cindy Cox and Pamela Madsen. Performances will be at Kent State University on December 10th, the Bop Stop on December 11th, and Praxis Fiber Workshop on Waterloo Road in Cleveland on December 18th. .
North Coast Men's Chorus
The North Coast Men's Chorus, directed by Richad Cole, will present two performances of Holidays with You at the Maltz Center for Performing Arts on Saturday evening, December 11th and Sunday afternoon, December 12th.
There'll be three performances of Quire Cleveland's annual holiday concert this year, December 2nd, 3rd and 4th at St. Paschal Baylon in Highland Heights, Our Lady of Peace in Cleveland's Buckeye-Shaker neighborhood, and St. Ignatius of Antioch in Cleveland's West Boulevard-Cudell area. Quire Cleveland's 11th Carols for Quire program is Mary's Song.
The Singers Club of Cleveland will perform its annual holiday concert with traditional favorites and some surprises as well. New Artistic Director Don Verkuilen leads the Singers Club at the Cleveland Museum of Art's Gartner Auditorium on Thursday evening, December 9th at 7:00
Akron's Tuesday Musical has announced the cancellation of the concert by Rodney Marsalis and the Philadelphia Big Brass which had been scheduled for Tuesday evening, December 7th. Check with Tuesday Musical for more information.330-761-3460
University of Akron Dance Institute
The Dance Institute of the University of Akron will present The Akron Nutcracker in collaboration with Verb Ballets and the Akron Symphony Orchestra for two evenings, December 16th and 17th, at Akron's E. J. Thomas Hall. 330-972-7570
Western Reserve Chorale
Artistic Director David Gilson leads the Western Reserve Chorale in concert on Sunday afternoon, December 5th at 3:30 at the Church of the Gesu in University Heights. The concert will also be live streamed and archived.