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Akron Art Museum
At the Akron Art Museum illustrations of the South African studio Good Hope are on display in the Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation Gallery, and Rory and Dedee O’Neil Lobby through May, 2023. The artists explore the flora, fauna and folklore of their hometown.
Akron Symphony Orchestra
The Akron Symphony Orchestra opens its new season on Saturday evening, September 24, with American Fanfare, musical portraits of the United States by six different American composers, including Aaron Copland, George Walker, Florence Price, Jerod Impichchgachaaha; Tate, William Grant Still and George Gershwin. The Akron Symphony Orchestra will continue the new season with a concert on Saturday evening, October 15th, which will include Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony as well as music of Benjamin Britten and Stella Sung, with animations by Amber Kempthorn. And note that the Classics Series concerts have a new starting time this season: 7:30 pm.
THe new season for Apollo's Fire opens with four performances of The Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 October 8th, 9th, 14th and 15th, in locations including Shaker Heights, Akron and Bay Village.
Arts Renaissance Tremont
The Arts Renaissance Tremont concert series begins on Sunday afternoon, September 18th at St. Wendelin's Church. Cellist Khari Joyner, new faculty member at Baldwin Wallace, will perform solo cello works and join the Cavani String Quartet in Franz Schubert’s Cello Quintet in C. On Sunday evening, October 30th, it's The Magic of Mendelssohn, featuring the Amici and Cavani String Quartets for string octets of Felix Mendelssohn and Dmitri Shostakovich.
Baldwin Wallace Theater
Baldwin Wallace Theater is presenting Jennifer Haley's science fiction crime drama The Nether with five performances directed by Jennifer Haley, Wednesday and Thursday, September 28th and 29th, and Saturday and Sunday, October 1st and 2nd. The Nether was the winner of the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn prize. The play involves mature themes and parental discretion is advised. The BW Theater Department will perform Dominique Morisseau's Detroit '67 Wednesday through Sunday, October 5th through 9th.
BlueWater Chamber Orchestra
BlueWater Chamber Orchestra and Cleveland Chamber Choir join forces in a collaborative concert called Heaven and Earth. The concert will feature Beethoven’s Mass in C and American composer Gwyneth Walker’s The Golden Harp, featuring WCLV's John Mills as narrator. The concert will take place on Saturday evening, October 8th at the Church of the Covenant.
CityMusic Cleveland's Orchestra series begins with a program called Batonless Beethoven, with Tess Lark as soloist in Romances for violin and orchestra by Beethoven and Dvorak, along with Beethoven's First Symphony and Starburst by Jessie Montgomery. There'll be four performances October 27th through 30th atTemple Tifereth-Israel, St. Noel Church, the Shrine of St. Stanislaus and Lakewood Congregational Church
Clague Playhouse will open its 95th season with the musical suspense thriller Flames by Stephen Dolginoff. The play runs September 16th through October 9th. It includes adult language and situations. 440-331-0403
Cleveland Ballet, Resident Company at Playhouse Square, will begin its new season with two performances of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake on Friday and Saturday evenings, October 21st and 22nd. Performances will take place in the Connor Palace Theater. 216-320-9000 ext 107
Cleveland Chamber Choir
Cleveland Chamber Choir and BlueWater Chamber Orchestra join forces in a collaborative concert called Heaven and Earth. The concert will feature Beethoven’s Mass in C and American composer Gwyneth Walker’s The Golden Harp, featuring WCLV's John Mills as narrator. The concert will take place on Saturday eveningOctober 8th at the Church of the Covenant.
In September and October Cleveland Cinemateque will feature 17 different programs in its Premiere Showcase series, 16 classic films in the Second Look series, and nine classic films that were once considered among the ten best films made, but not ranked in the last Sight and Sound Magazine poll in 2012 - it's a new series called Going South: A Festival of Demoted Screen Masterpices. Films are shown in the Peter B. Lewis Theater of the Cleveland Institute of Art. And remember as well the films streaming on the Cinemateque's Virtual Cinema series.
Cleveland Composers Guild
This season, the Cleveland Composers Guild is Celebrating the Year of the Voice. All concerts will be vocal, with the first one being art song, the second vocal chamber music, the third choral, and the fourth opera scenes. The first concert is an Art Song Mini-Festival, with sopranos taking cetner stage in music by area composers including Sebastian Birch, Jennifer Conner, Adam Roberts, Matthew Saunders and many others. The concert will take place on Sunday afternoon, October 16th at Spahr Center at First Baptist Church on Fairmount Boulevard in Shaker Heights.
Cleveland Institute of Music
Carlos Kalmar conducts the CIM Orchestra at Severance on Saturday evening, September 24th. The program includes Haydn's Oxford Symphony and Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe Suite No.2, Jessie Montgomery's Records From a Vanishing City, and The Eleventh Heaven by CIM allumnus Julian Fueyo. And on Wednesday evening, October 5th, also at Severance, the program will include muisc of Gyorgi Ligeti, Alberto Ginastera and Johannes Brahms.
Cleveland Museum of Art
At the Clveland Museum of Art, you can view Impressionsim to Modernism: The Keithley Collection. There are paintings by George Braque, Henri Matissi, Andrew Wyeth and Pablo Picasso, watercolors by John Marin a pastel by Eugène Boudin, as well as a selection of European and American decorative arts. The exhibitoin opens September 11th and continues through January 8th, 2023.
The Cleveland Orchestra will return from its European tour at the end of September with two performances of Mahler's Resurrection Symphony on September 29th and 30th at Mandel Concert Hall. Thierry Fischer will be the first guest conducor of the season for the Ckeveland Orchestra in concerts on Friday and Saturday, October 7th and 8th. Vilde Frang will be the soloist in Stravinsky's Violin Concerto. The program will also include Notations by Pierre Boulez and the Organ Symphony of Camille Saint-Saens. October 13th through 16th, Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, will lead the Orchestra in a program that will include Lamentation on the Disaster of War by Kamir Al-Zand, Bloch's Schelomo with Principal Cellist Mark Kosower as soloist, and Beethoven's Eroica Symphony.
The Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra will open its 85th season with a pair of concerts on Saturday and Sunday, October 15th and 16th. The Saturday evening concert will take place at Westlake Performing Arts Center, while the Sunday afternoon program is at Cleveland State University's Waetjen Audotorium. Music to be performed will include the Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso by Saint-Saens, Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante and the Fourth Symphony by Brahms. Sooists will be William Barbini, violin, and Keniko Okumura, viola.
The new season of performances by the Cleveland Playhouse opens Saturday, September 17th, with the music-filled comedy American Mariachi, playing in the Allen Theater through Octgober 9th. 241-6000
Cleveland Public Theater
Cleveland Public Theatre presents Candlelight Hypothesis, dreated and directed by Raymond Bobgan October 13th through 31st at the Gordon Square Theater. Previews are October 6th and 7th, and opening night is October 8th. It's an immersive performance in which guests curate their own experience. in what has been described as a theatrical museum or an artistic haunted house, a mythical world where origami comes to life.
Divinity Lutheran Church
Divinity Lutheran Church of Parma Heights will present its first Arts and Action Concert of the season. Cleveland Orchestra members Emma Shook, Elayna Duitman, Eric Wong, and Tanya Eli will perform a program called Music of Eastern Europe, with Dvoark's American Quartet, Haydn's Joke Quartet and folk songs by Bela Bartok. The concert takes place on Sunday afternoon, October 9th.
Fairmount Center for the Arts
Fairmount Center for the Arts in Novelty will host eight speakers through its Pull Back the Curtain Speaker Series. Speakers from the visual arts, film, classical music, dance, poetry and culinary worlds will share their perspectives and engage in dialog with participants during these free events. The Speaker Series programs will begin in September and continue through April. The series will begin on Sunday, September 18th when Marjorie Williams will discuss a Japanese literary class called The Tale of Genji: Wives, Demons, and Lovers. Then, on Sunday, October 9th, Felicia Zavarella Stadelman will present Through the Eyes of the Artist: Henri Matisse. 440-338-3171.
FRONT International 2022
Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows is the title for the second iteration of FRONT International, a multi-venue exhibition that embraces art as an agent of transformation. The exhibition features more than 75 regional, national, and international artists working across painting, drawing, sculpture, textiles, ceramics, photography, video, text, performance, and other media. There will be continuing exhibitions and public installations at a wide variety of locations across Cleveland, Akron and Oberlin, as well as online and time-based programs. The project runs from July 16th through October 2nd.
Groundworks Dance Theater
The Fall season of Groundworks Dance Theater will take place over two weekends. On Friday and Saturday evenings, September 30th and October 1st, the group will perform at Playhouse Square’s Outcalt Theatre. And on the following Friday evening and Saturday afternoon, October 7th and 8th, they'll be at the Knight Stage at Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St., Akron.
Heights Chamber Orchestra
Guest conductor Carl Topilow will lead the Heights Chamber Orchestra in the ensemble's opening concert on Sunday afternoon, October 9th, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. The program includes Dudley Buck’s Festival Overture on ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’, Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 featuring Concertmaster Emily Cornelius, Mendelssohn's Kinderstücke, Op. 72 arranged by Carl Topilow, music of Rossini as orchestrated by Respighi for the ballet The Fantastic Toyshop and the finale from Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 2.
Les Delices Live Concerts
Les Delices will present three performances of Winds of Change on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 21st, 22nd and 23rd, at Akron Public Library, Church of the Covenant in Cleveland and West Shore Unitarian Church in Rocky River.
Les Delices Salon Era
Les Delices resumes its on-line Salon Era series beginning Monday, October 3rd, with a program called Musicians of the Ospedali. In the 18th century, the orphaned girls of the Ospedali were famous in the musical firmament of Venice. Antonio Vivalid wrote many works for them. Baritone/scholar Lisandro Abadie will be the guide.
Maelstrom Collaborative Arts
Maelstrom Collaborative Arts will present a showcase of original work by its reinvented team of creative producers, The Cadre. Local interdisciplinary artists Naomi Columna, Nate Puppets, and Silk Allen will be combining music, fashion, dance, and puppets to tell unique stories that range from the bizarre to the sublime. The Cadre Showcase will run Thursdays through Mondays from October 27th to November 12th. Maelstrom Collaborative Arts is at 5403 Detroit Avenue. Tickets will go on sale October 1st.
Magical Theater Company
In Barberton, Magical Theatre Company, Northeast Ohio’s original professional resident and touring theatre for young audiences and families, opens the season with the Ohio premiere of The Amazing Lemonade Girl. The Amazing Lemonade Girl runs October 14th through 23rd, and is intended for families with children ages 8 and up. The theater is on West Tuscarawas in Barberton. 330-848-3708.
Market Garden Brewery
Brazilian guitarist Diego Figeuirdo will return to Cleveland on Sunday evening, October 2nd, at the Market Garden Brewery on West 25th Street near Cleveland's West Side Market. The evening will open with guitarist and vocalist Moises Borges.
Music from the Western Reserve
Pianist Peter Takacs will perform an all-Beethoven program to open the 40th season of Music From the Western Reserve on Sunday evening, October 2nd at 5:00 at Christ Church Episcopal, in downtown Hudson. The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra will perform on Sunday, October 23rd, followed by a special 40th anniversary concert with pianist Zsolt Bognar on November 10.
Olde Towne Hall Theater
Olde Towne Hall Theater on Center Ridge Road in North Ridgeville will stage Moving Day, a new farce written by Avon Lake's Breianne Knight. Perforomances run from September 30th through October 15th.
Players Guild Theater
The Players Guild Theater is now the Resident Theater Company at Kent State University's Stark Campus. They'll feature the jukebox musical Million Dollar Quartet, with music of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash October 14th through 30th.
Playhouse Square Broadway Series
One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, Cats will come to Playhouse Square from November 1-20 as part of a multi-season North American tour. Tickets are available now. 216-241-6000
The Singers' Club of Cleveland wil present a special concert honoring the lives lost to the COVID pandemic. The program will include David Briggs' Requiem, commissioned by the Singers' Club. The concert takes place Friday evening, October 14th at First Baptist Church.
Music Director Domenico Boyagian leads the opening concert of the Suburban Symphony's new season. The program, at First Baptist Chruch, will feature vocal soloists and the Choir of First Baptist Church with the Orchestra performoing Gabriel Faure's Requiem on Sunday afternoon, October 2nd.
Tri-C Classical Piano Series
Pianist Alexandre Dossin will explore six decades of the music of George Walker in a recital at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The performance is part of the Tri-C Classical Piano Series. The free concert takes place on Sunday afternoon, October 9th at the Cleveland Museum of Art's Gartner Auditorium.
Tri-C Performing Arts
Tri-C Performing Arts will present Wynton Marsalis and The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra on Saturday evening, October 8th, at the Tri-C Metro Campus Auditorium. And on October 15th, the series will continue with trumpeter Terence Blanchard with his E-Collective and the Turtle Island String Quartet.
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church at West 30th and Lorain hosts noontime organ recitals every Wednesday at 12:15. On September 21st and 28th, Robert Myers plays “Major delights,” music by Bach, Pachelbel, and others.
Tuesday Musical Season
TIckets are now available for Akron's Tuesday Musical Concert Series. Because of travel problems, the concert by the Soweto Gospel Choir, originally set for October 2nd, has been rescheduled to Sunday, November 27th. Before that, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra with Nicola Benedetti performing Mendelssohn and Bruch on October 20th. The season will include an evening with violinist Itzhak Perlman April 27th.
Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus
The Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus of North America is presenting a concert series dedicated to the late 19th and early 20th century writer Lesya Ukrainka on Saturday evening, October 1st, at the Maltz Performing Arts Center. "LESYA: Her Voice and Poetry Through Seven Strings" will be set to the sound of 60 stringed banduras and dedicated to this female writer and to Ukrainian Literature.
Verb, Ohio Contemporary Ballet, returns to the Breen Center for the Performing Arts at St. Ignatius High School to perform a ballet program with the BlueWater Chamber Orchestra on Saturday evening, October 15th. The company will present Schubert Melodies, an evening of dance celebrating Franz Schubert.
Youngstown State University
At Youngstown State University, the work of five diverse artists will open the fall exhibition schedule at the McDonough Museum of Art from September 6th through October 29th. An opening reception will take place on Friday evening, September 9th. The artists represented include Alisa Henriquez, Gavin Benjamin, Eva Kwong, Scott Goss and the late Kirk Mangus. The McDonough Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday.