Arts Calendar

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 Symphonic Winds

The Akron Symphonic WInds will have a holiday concert on Tuesday evening, December 21st, at The Chapel - Green Campus on Raber Road in Uniontown.  

Apollo's Fire

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

At Lakewood's Beck Center, the holiday show is Elf The Musical a stage adaptation of the film. It will open December 3rd and continue through January 2nd.  

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

Cavani Quartet

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

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.  

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. 

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.


Clague Playhouse

Clague Playhouse in Westlake continues its 94th season with the holiday comedy Ethan Claymore by Norm Foster.  The play runs November 5th through December 5th.

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.

Cleveland Cinematheque

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 Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art has a special exhibition called Revealing Krishna:  Journey to Cambodia's Sacred Mountain.  That exhibition continues through January 30th.

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.

Cleveland Orchestra

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.  

Cleveland Philharmonic

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 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

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.  

Les Delices

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

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.

Near West Theater

Cleveland's Near West Theater is staging the musical The Little Mermaid from November 19th through December 5th.  The theater is at 6702 Detroit.

No Exit

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. 

Quire Cleveland

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.   

Singers Club

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

Tuesday Musical

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   

Weathervane Playhouse

Akron's Weathervane Playhouse will present the Tim Rice - Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat from November 18th through December 19th.



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.

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