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 Symphony

As part of its Summer Parks Concert Series, the Akron Symphony Orchestra will perform on Sunday evening, July 28th, at Forest Lodge Park.  They’ll play music of Sousa, Offenbach, Brahms and selections from Riverdance as well. 

Beck Center

Scott Spence directs Matilda The Musical at the Beck Center’s Mackey Theater from July 12th through August 11th.  216-521-2540  

Borderlight International

The Borderlight International Theater and Fringe Festival will bring more than 100 theatrical performances and special events from around the world to Cleveland on 14 different stages from Public Square to Playhouse Square July 24th through 27th

Clague Playhouse

Clague Playhouse’s Red Barn Youth Theater will perform two one-act plays, Pajama Party and A Guide to the Teenage Zone on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 26th, 27th and 28th.  440-331-0403  

Cleveland International Piano Competition

The Cleveland International Piano Competition is hosting its inaugural Preparatory Camp for Young Artists.  There’ll be three public performances, including a faculty concert at Baldwin Wallace’s Gamble Auditorium on Tuesday evening, July 23rd, performances by students and faculty at the Beachwood Community Center on Thursday evening, July 25th, and the finals of the Camp Competition at the Music Settlement on Friday evening, July 26th.  

Cleveland Orchestra

The Cleveland Orchestra will be very busy.  They’ll accompany the three finalists in the Cooper International Violin Competition in the concerto round at Severance Hall on Friday evening, July 26th.  Bramwell Tovey will conduct that concert and the Saturday evening Blossom Festival program in which Gerard Capucon will be the soloist in the first of the two Cello Concertos of Camille Saint-Saens. Musicians from the Kent Blossom Music Festival will join the Cleveland Orchestra in a side by side portion of the concert.  And, they’ll present their own pre-concert concert starting at 7:00, one hour before the full Cleveland Orchestra program.  And the Orchestra will switch gears in a special concert Sunday evening, July 28th, for a tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.  216-231-1111  

Cleveland Shakespeare Festival

The Cleveland Shakespeare Festival’s outdoor performances will next feature Much Ado About Nothing  weekends July 19th through August 4th at nine different locations around Greater Cleveland.  

Cooper Competition

The Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the Cleveland Orchestra present the tenth annual Cooper International Competition.  Twenty-four young violinists will compete at Oberlin beginning Saturday, January 20th.  The finalists will perform at Severance Hall with the Cleveland Orchestra on Friday evening, July 26th

Cooper Competition

The Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the Cleveland Orchestra present the tenth annual Cooper International Competition.  Twenty-four young violinists will compete at Oberlin beginning Saturday, January 20th.  The finalists will perform at Severance Hall with the Cleveland Orchestra on Friday evening, July 26th

Hungarian Pannon Childrens Choir

The Hungarian Pannon Children’s Choir will perform in Cleveland as part of its North American tour on Saturday evening, July 27th, at the West Side Hungarian Reformed Church on Puritas Road in Cleveland.  The program will include music of Kodaly, Bartok and others.  440-224-4078  

Kent/Blossom Music Festival

The Kent-Blossom Music Festival Faculty recitals continue as Cleveland Orchestra principals Frank Rosenwein, oboe, Afendi Usuf, clarinet and Barrick Stees, bassoon, are joined by pianist Randall Fusco in music of Beethoven, Jeffrey Rathbun, Leonrd Bernstein and Erwin Schulhoff on Wednesday evening, July 24th.  The Kalichstein – Laredo – Robinson trio will perform on the 31st.  The next Young Artists concerts take place August 1st through 3rd.  330-672-2787  

Nighttown

Cellist Rene Schiffer and pianist Shuann Chai present an evening of chamber music by Bach, Beethoven and Paul McCartney on Thursday evening, July 25th at Nighttown.  

Ohio Light Opera

The Ohio Light Opera’s 41st season continues at the College of Wooster.  Perchance to Dream completes the lineup, joining The Devil’s Rider Music in the Air, South Pacific, Girl Crazy, Into the Woods, and Pirates of Penzance,     330-263-2345  

Playhouse Square

The Broadway musical Come From Away makes its Cleveland debut at Playhouse Square July 9th through 28th.  216-241-6000  

Rabbit Run Theater

Rabbit Run Theater in Madison has the musical Mamma Mia weekends July 19th through August 10th.  

Underground Classical

The Underground Classical series at Praxis Fiber Workshop will present the Brooklyn and Cleveland based TMT Trio Plus 2 on Friday evening, July 26th.  

Verb Ballets

Verb Ballets returns to the Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival at the new West Akron location of Forest Lodge Park on Friday and Saturday, July 26th and 27th

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