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.

Blank Canvas Theater

Blank Canvas Theater’s seventh season continues with Sideshow April 13th through 28th at the West 78sth Street Studios.  440-941-0458  

Canton Symphony

The Canton Symphony Orchestra’s next concert on Saturday evening, April 21st, will feature Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana as well as Dvorak’s Serenade for Winds.  The concert is at Canton’s Umstattd Performing Arts Hall.  330-452-2094  

Cleveland Institute of Art

Portals and Thresholds, a new exhibition about artifice and simulated reality, goes on view at the Cleveland Institute of Art March 29th through June 15th

Cleveland Orchestra

The Cleveland Orchestra’s two-week Festival called The Ecstasy of Tristan and Isolde will feature three stage performances of Wagner’s Opera on Saturday, April 21st, Thursday the 26th and Sunday the 29th.  In addition, there are two other concerts considering a variety of aspects of ecstatic love – on Wednesday the 25th, there’ll be a performance of Olivier Messiaen’s Turangalila symphony, and on Saturday the 28th, music from Gabrieli, Bach and Liszt exploring that theme.  And outside of Severance Hall, there’s also a special showing at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque of Lars von Trier’s apocalyptic fantasy Melancholia, which includes music from Tristan.  216-231-1111  

Cleveland Philharmonic

The next concert of the Cleveland Philharmonic will feature violinist Stephen Tavani, concertmaster of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia as soloist in Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5.  They’ll also play music of Copland and Dvorak. The two performances are on Saturday evening, April 21st at the Westlake Performing Arts Center and on Sunday afternoon, the 22nd, at the Tri-C Western Campus in Parma. 

Cleveland Playhouse

Next up for the Cleveland Playhouse is The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, running April 14th through May 6th.  216-241-6000  

Cleveland Public Theater

At the Gordon Square Theater of Cleveland Public Theater, Br’er Cotton is playing through April 21st.  216-631-2727 ext 501 

Cleveland Public Theater - Test Flight

Test Flight at Cleveland Public Theater is a multi-week series that showcases new work on its way to full production.  The last show is Daniel McNamara’s Odysseus Unraveled, playing April 19th through 21st .   216-631-2727 ext 501 

Cleveland Women's Orchestra

The Cleveland Women's Orchestra will present its 83rd anniversary concert at Severance Hall on Sunday afternoon, April 22nd.  The Orchestra will joined by pianist Angelin Chang for Serge Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2.  216-231-1111  

Heights Arts

The final concert of the Heights Arts Close Encounters chamber music series on Sunday, April 22nd, will feature Cleveland Orchestra cellist Dane Johansen performing an all-Bach concert called Strangers on Earth:  At Home With Bach.  Advance tickets are required.  216-371-3457  

John Knox Performance Series

On Friday evening, April 20th, the concert series at John Knox Presbyterian Church in North Olmsted will feature the group Harmonia in a program of Folk and Gypsy music from Eastern Europe.  440-777-3744 ext 120  

Kent Keyboard Series

The Kent Keyboard Series will feature guest pianist Logan Skelton in recital on Sunday, April 22nd.  He’ll play his own transcription of Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra, as well as Franz Liszt’s Piano Sonata.   330-672-2787  

Kent State University Museum

The Kent State University Museum has the Katharine Hepburn exhibit Dressed for Stage and Screen.  The show opens February 2nd and will continue through September 2nd in the Broadbent Gallery.  

Oberlin Choristers

The Oberlin Choristers will perform a concert called A Singing Celebration on Sunday afternoon, April 22nd, at Avon Lake United Church of Christ. 

Playhouse Square

Playhouse Square presents The Humans, winner of four Tony awards, playing  April 10th through the 29th.  216-241-6000