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.

Apollo's Fire

Scarborough Fayre – Music from Merry Old England is up next for Apollo’s Fire.  Performances take place at several locations November 21st through 24th.  216-320-0012  

Arts Renaissance Tremont

As part of its 29th season, Arts Renaissance Tremont will present The Blue Water Chamber Orchestra in concert on Sunday afternoon, November 24th, at Pilgrim Congregational Church.  Daniel Meyer will conduct, and Jinjoo Cho will be the soloist in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. 

Blue Water Chamber Orchestra

Daniel Meyer will conduct the Blue Water Chamber Orchestra in two performances of music of Schumann, Ades and Tchaikovsky – Jinjoo Cho will be the soloist in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto.  They’ll play at Plymouth Church of Shaker Heights on Saturday evening, November 23rd, and as part of Arts Renaissance Tremont’s series, at Pilgrim Congregational Church on Sunday afternoon, November 24th.  440-781-6215  

Christmas in Ireland

Tenor Emmet Cahill’s Christmas in Ireland Concert takes place in Strongsville, at the Strongsville United Methodist Church on Royalton Road on Sunday afternoon, December 1st

Cleveland Ballet

Cleveland Ballet’s holiday tradition, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, is at the Hanna Theater in Playhouse Square for a dozen performances from December 5th through the 15th.  216-241-6000  

Cleveland Chamber Music Society

The next presentation of the Cleveland Chamber Music Society will feature the Dover Quartet playing music of Benjamin Britten, David Bruce and Johannes Brahms on Tuesday evening, December 3rd, at Plymouth Church of Shaker Heights.   216-291-2777    

Cleveland Messiah Chorus

Virginia Wieland-Mast will lead the Cleveland Messiah Chorus in selections from Handel’s Messiah.  There’ll be two performances, on Sunday afternoon, November 24th at Forest Hills Presbyterian Church, and on Sunday afternoon, December 1st,  at the Church of the Western Reserve in Pepper Pike. 

Cleveland Opera

Cleveland Opera and the Cleveland Women’s Orchestra will present two performances of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut in the Grand Ballroom of the Tudor Arms Hotel in University Circle on Friday evening, November 22nd, and Sunday afternoon, November 24th.  216-816-1411  

Cleveland Orchestra

Lorenzo Viotti will make his Cleveland Orchestra debut at Severance Hall with pianist  Yuja Wang as soloist in Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 4, as well as music by Sergei Prokofiev, Francis Poulenc and Maurice Ravel. Thanksgiving week concerts take place on Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoon, November 29th and 30th  and December 1st.   216-231-1111  

Cleveland Orchestra

Guest Conductor Nicholas McGegan will return to lead the Cleveland Orchestra in three concerts at Severance Hall  on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, November 21st, 22nd and 23rd.  The Cleveland Orchestra’s Principal Trumpet, Michael Sachs, will be the soloist in Hummel’s trumpet concerto.  There’s also music by Schubert and Haydn.   216-231-1111  

Cleveland Pops

The Cleveland Pops Orchestra’s Holiday Spectacular concert takes place on Sunday afternoon, December 1st, in the Connor Palace Theater in Playhouse Square. 

Cleveland Treatment Center

Cleveland Treatment Center presents the world premier theatrical adaptation of Rob Vollmar’s best-selling graphic novel Bluesman.  There’ll be three performances on Friday and Saturday, November 28th and 29th, at the Breen Performing Arts Center at Saint Ignatius High School.   216-861-4246  

Dobama Theater

Dobama Theater continues to celebrate its 60th season with the play with music The Old Man and the Old Moon, opening December 6th and running through January 5th

Duo Mignarda

Duo Mignarda will perform music for Advent and Christmas from the 15th , 16th and 17th centuries at St. Noel Church in Willoughby Hills on Sunday afternoon, December 1st.  440-946-0887   

Great Lakes Theater

Great Lakes Theater’s holiday tradition, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, is on stage in the Mimi Ohio Theater in Playhouse Square from November 29th through December 22nd

Heights Arts

The second concert of the season for Heights Arts will feature music of four female composers, including Teresa Carreno, Margaret Brouwer, Rebecca Clarke and young composer Anna Weesner.  The concert takes place at Dunham Tavern on Sunday afternoon, November 24th.  216-361-3457  

Karamu House

Black Nativity Reimagined is a new version of the classic by Langston Hughes.  It’s at Karamu House December 5th through 29th.   216-795-7077  

Mean Girls

The national tour of the musical comedy Mean Girls will be at the Connor Theater in Playhouse Square December 3rd through 22nd.  216-241—6000  

Playhouse Square - White Christmas

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas is the stage adaptation of the classic movie.  It’s at Playhouse Square for one week only, beginning November 26th.  216-241-6000  

Saint John Cathedral.

The Helen D. Shubert concert series at the Cathedral of St. John in Downtown Cleveland will present the Daughters of St. Paul Choir in a Christmas program on Monday evening, December 2nd.   

Saint Sebastian Parish Akron

Brook Benedict and Friends will perform an organ and brass concert on Sunday afternoon, November 24th, at Saint Sebastian Church in Akron.   330-836-2233

Tuba Christmas

Tuba Christmas, a world-wide holiday tradition, happens in Cleveland on Sunday afternoon, December 1st.  Keith Wilkinson will conduct and WCLV’s Jim Mehrling will narrate the afternoon’s adventures at First Baptist Church on Fairmount Boulevard.  

University Heights Symphonic Band

Matthew Salvaggio will conduct the annual holiday concert of the University Heights Symphonic Band on Thursday, December 5th, at Kulas Auditorium at John Carroll University. 

Weathervane Playhouse

Weathervane Playhouse in Akron will present Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in the Founders Theater November 26th through December 22nd.  330-836-2626  

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