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 Podcasts

The Akron Symphony has announced a new podcast channel called Backstage at the hi-hat, co-hosted by Thomas Moore, Director of Marketing for the Symphony, and Akron-based jazz pianist Theron Brown.  The first installment talks about the pdcasts name and the historic jazz entertainemnt district in downtown Akron.  The pdcasts are availabe on a variety of channels, including Apple, Google, Spotify and Libsyn. 



ChamberFest Cleveland

ChamberFest Cleveland has announced that there WILL be a free outdoor festival this year, taking place June 9th through 26th.  More information will be coming at the beginning of May.  Check the website for information. 

Church of the Covenant

At the Church of the Covenant in University Circle, there are two series of drive-in carillon concerts, on Fridays at lunchtime, 12:15, and on Sunday afternoons at 4:00.


CityMusic Cleveland

The next concert by CItyMusic Cleveland is called Syncretism.  It takes place on Sunday afternoon, April 11th at the Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus.  The program includes Han by Jyungyoon Wie and the Clarinet Quintet of Samuel Coleridge Taylor.   Other programs yet to come include a Romantic Sampler of Sweden and German on April 23rd, In Search of Peace on May 14th and 15th,  and music of Schubert and Zwillich on June 4th and 5th.  


Cleveland Chamber Music Society

THe Cleveland Chamber Music Society will return to live programming for the remainder of the season.  On May 11th, the Junction Trio plays music by Zorn, Ives and Beethoven.  The season will conclude on May 18th with violinist James Ehnes and pianist Andrew Armstrong completing the Beethoven Sonata cycle that was begun last season.  Social distancing will be observed and seating will be limited for the live performances at St. Paschal Baylon Church in Highland Heights.  The concerts will also be live streamed. 

Cleveland Cinematheque

Cleveland Cinemateque’s Virtual Multiplex has more than twenty films available for viewing on line, with new films being added each week.  You can check out the current list at their website. 

Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art is open for in-person visits.  The Museum is currently presenting a show called Stories from Storage -  items from the Museum's collection that have not generally been on public view. That show ends May 17th.  Two new shows will open in May:  Art of the Islamic World begins May 15th, and  Medieval Treasures from Muenster Cathedral opens on May 22nd.  Reservations are required. 


Cleveland Musicians Union

Local Four of the Cleveland Musicians Union continues its virtual concert series with two performances each month, on the second and third Thursday evenings.   Both classical and jazz performances will continue through May,  In June, a new sereis will begin.  It's called She Scores - devoted to music by living female composers. 

Cleveland Orchestra

The Cleveland Orchestra has added a twelfth concert to its summer series of outdoor concerts at the Blossom Music Center with a concert on July 3rd for the Fourth of July weekend and continuing through Labor Day.  The concerts will be presented with limited seating both on the lawn and in the Pavillion.  You can check the Orchestra's website for information about ticket availability andnecessary protocols.  And remember that the Adella app continues to present recent Orchestra Severance Hall concerts.  For details and streaming dates, check the Orchestra's website.

Great Lakes Theater

Great Lakes Theater will continue its online series called Great Genres.  It was in 1982 that Great Lakes Theater first produced a holiday show, A Child's Christmas in Wales.  A few years later came the first production of A Christmas Carol.  The on-line focus for Great LAkes is next on the Holidays.  

Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

At the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, the special exhibition The Notorious RBG:  The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg opens February 24th and will continue through August 29th.  There are a number of events presented in conjunction with the exhibition,, including on-line tours. 

National Center for Choreography - Akron

The National Center for Choreography at the University of hosts a spring season of Dancing Conversations.  On May 20th, Liz Lerman and her collaborators will discuss the domization of women and the invisibility of women as they age, and on June, 17th Akron's Dancing Lab:  BLKmenMoves will be joined by Satellite Residency Artist Iquail Shaheed to discuss their experiences working as Black male-identified choreographers.   


No Exit

Cleveland's New Music Ensemble No Exit joins forces for the third time with the Saint Paul-based new music quartet Zeitgeist on Friday evening, May 21st for a concert of New Sound Worlds by Isang Yun, Frederic Rzewski, Harold Budd and others, as well as a multimedia work by Philip Blackburn


Piano Cleveland

Piano Cleveland will present its Listening Series: Prelude to Piano, a virtual three-part series on Wednesday evenings, May 5th, 12th and 19th.  Sessions are free, but registration is required.


Rocky River Chamber Music Society

The Rocky River Chamber Music Society will end its 63rd season with a live streamed evening of chamber music for winds and piano.  Pianist Christine Dahl will join Cleveland Orchestra wind players Mary Kay Fink, Frank Rosenwein, Robert Woofrey, Barrick Stees and RIchard King in Anton Reicha's Wind Quintet, Op. 88, Beethoven's Quintet for Piano and Winds, and Tzigane by Valerie Coleman.  The program will be live streamed on Monday evening, May 17th at 7:30,  It can be viewed at Facebook and You Tube   




Verb Ballets

Verb Ballets presents a virtual performance of Contemporary Creations by choreographers including Stephanie Martinez, Christopher L. Huggins and Mo Liu on Friday evening, May 14th. 

Verb Ballets

Verb Ballets will present its first live in-theater performance for a limited number of physically distanced seats on Saturday evening, June 26,  at 7 at the Breen Center for the Performing Arts. Following the performance a virtual encore will be available. Verb’s Directors have chosen highlights from the 2020-21 season. The program features the new commission by Stephanie Martinez titled World of Another, audience favorite, Bolero, and the previously canceled company premiere of Heinz Poll’s Triptych.

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