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Akron Symphonic Winds
The summer season of free concerts by the Akron Symphonic Winds begins on Saturday, June 25 at 12:30, with an appearance at the City of Green Freedomfest at Boettler Park and will continue with a Thursday evening concert on June 20th at Tallmadge Circle and a Sunday evening concert at Notre Dame College in South Euclid on July 3rd.
Lakewood's Beck Center will present the new musical Something Rotten. It's set in 1595 and involves two brothers, would-be rivals of William Shakespeare, who decide to write the world’s very first musical. The production takes place July 8th through August 7 in Back's Senney Theater.
Beck Center Art Gallery
Lakewood's Beck Center displays the work of Visual Arts faculty and staff in the Jean Bulicek Galleria on the first floor of the main building. Sue Ambro, Herbert Ascherman III, Ryan Finley and Tanya Long are just a few of the artists represented, The free exhibition runs through August 22nd.
At The Bop Stop on Detroit Road you can hear Red Light Roxy on Friday evening, May 27th, Bob Holz and A Vision Forward on Saturday the 28th, Gerald Clayton talking about Improvisation at the piano on June 1st and 2nd. presented with Piano Cleveland, and Hilario Duran's trio will be there on the 3rd of June, followed by a late-night jam session.
Borderlight Theater and Fringe Festival
BorderLight International Theatre and Fringe Festival is coming to Cleveland from July 20th to July 24th. It's a new festival of contemporary theatre, with 140 performances from Public Square to Playhouse Square. There'll be an array of performances from theatre, dance, circus, immersive experiences and more.
The tenth season of ChamberFest Cleveland will take place June 16th through July 3rd. There'll be a dozen concerts over three weekends at a variety of venues, including 3 encore performances at The Grove in Mayfield Village, the Cleveland Institute of Music, The Madison and Cultural Arts Center at Disciples Church.
Frantic Theatre Company will present Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, July 7th through10th at Clague Playhouse in Westlake. Rosencrantz amd Guildenstern follows two background characters from Hamlet as they try to figure out what life is supposed to be when they aren't part of the story.
The May - June schedule for Cleveland Cinemateque will feature 16 different programs in the Premiere Showcase seires, 21 films in the Second Look category, including Soylent Green, Distant and Nosferatu, and showcases examining the Iberian Triology of Bigas Luna and films of Kinuyo Tanaka.
Cleveland Federation of Musicians She Scores
The Cleveland Federation of Musicians will present its second annual She Scores New Music Festival, featuring new works by more than a dozen living female regional composers. Performances will take place at Harkness Chapel on the Case Western Reserve Campus June 23rd through 25th.
Cleveland Museum of Art
At the Clveland Museum of Art, Alberto Giacometti: Toward The Ultimate Figure, an exhibit that explores the artist’s years in Post-War Paris and works expressing the human form is running through June 12th. Also at the Museum of Art is The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion, showcasing unique photography with a focus on fashion. It's running through September 11th.
At Mandel Concert the annual Martlin Luther King Junior Celebration Concert takes place Saturday evening, June 4th. Free tickets are available on a first-come first-served basis. The Cleveland Orchestra's Blossom Festival season begins on July 2nd as VInay Paramesqaran leads the opening concert. Principal Cellist Mark Kosowser will be featured in Friedrich Gulda's Cello Concerto. Aaron Copland's Third Symphony is also on the program. And on July 3rd and 4th, Loras John Schissel will lead the Blossom Festival Band in the traditional July Fourth Salute to America concerts.
Cleveland Public Library
At Cleveland Public Library Main Branch, there'll be a free summer concert series in the Fine Arts Department in the 3rd floor lobby on Saturday afternoons. On June 4th, Good Company: A Vocal Ensemble will perform, and on August 6th, jazz pianist Theron Brown' Trio will be featured. 216-623-2848
Cleveland Public Theater
Cleveland Public Theater presentsThe Absolutely Amazing and True Adventures of Ms. Joan Evelyn Southgate, written and perfomed by Nina Domingue, at the Gordon Square Theater April 21st through May 14th. 216-631-2727
Cleveland Shakespeare Festival
The Cleveland Shakespeare Festival is back at full capacity this summer with two free outdoor productions. Hamlet is running first, with Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances at a different location for each show, June 24th through July 8th. The second production this year is by the French equivalent of Shakespeare, Moliere. His play The Learned Ladies will run July 22nd through August 7th.
On Saturday, July 30th, DanceCleveland will bring back its free Community Dance Day at Playhouse Square. There'll be all styles of free movement from African Drum and Dance to modern and jazz and more. And also on the 30th, DanceCleveland will feature its Northeast Ohio Student Showcase in the Allen Theater. Free tickets will be available beginning June 27th. 216-241-6000
Divinty Lutheran Church
On Sunday afternoon, November 21st at 2:00, the Arts and Action Committee concert series at Divinity Lutheran Church in Parma Heights will present Cleveland Orchestra memebrs Elayna Duitman, violin, and Carolyn Gadiel Warner, piano and violin, . They'll perform.music of Mozart, Bach and Franck
Encore Chamber Music Institute
The Encore Chamber Music Institute has expanded into a full-scale Music and Ideas Festival, with classical, bluegrass and jazz concerts as well as lectures, discussions, workshops and family activities. The Festival's theme is Fire, centered around eight individuals who sparked inspiration in Festival founder, violinist Jinjoo Cho, ranging from Marie Curie and Albert Enstein to Billie Holiday, Fredie Kahlo and Greta Thunberg. The Festival runs from June 6th through July 17h at the Dodero Center at Gilmour Aademy. The concert season begins on June 10th with Tales of War and Grief with the Signum Quartet and continues on the 12th with Tales from the Homeland.
First Lutheran Church Lorain
At First Lutheran Church in Lorain, the First Music series will present flutist Kathie Stewart and harpsichordist Mark Edwards in music of Bach, Telemann, Blavet and Locatelli on Sunday afternoon, June 26th at 3:00.
Kent Blossom Music Festival
Kent State University's 2022 Kent Blossom Music Festival runs July 6th through August 3rd. The festival features musicians from the Cleveland Orchestra, Miami String Quartet, and McGill McHale Trio. The festival is held at Kent State University's Ludwig Recital Hall Tickets and information at kent dot edu slash blossom.
No Exit wiill present an evening of music for solo trombone performed by trombonist John Faieta. The program will feature music of Vincent Persichetti, Norman Bolter, Werner Heider, Alyssa Reit, Anthony Plog, and Luciano Berio. There'll be two performances, on Friday evening, June 24th at the Bop Stop, and on Saturday, July 2nd at Height Arts on Lee Road in Cleveland Heights.
Ohio Light Opera
Ohio Light Opera has announced its plans for the summer at the College of Wooster. The box office will open to the public on Wednesday, January 19th. The season begins June 22nd and continues through July 31st. There'll be six shows in all, including the Rodgers and Hammerstein version of Cinderella, Hello Dolly, The Student Prince, Pirates of Penzance and The Mock Marriage. Those five shows will be performed indoors, while the Fantasticks will be staged outdoors. . 330-263-2345
Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University's summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, presents its 2022 season with Little Shop of Horrors opening on June 16th, Godspell opening on July 7th and West Side Story opening on July 28th.
After a two-yearhiatus, the 43rd annual Tri-C JazzFest returns to Playhouse Square June 23 through 25th, with nine indoor shows. Performers will include Cleveland natives Joe Lovano and Dominic Farinacci, along with John Clayton, John Pizzarelli, Sean Jones, Dave Douglas and many more. 216-987-4444
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church at West 30th and Lorain hosts noontime organ recitals every Wednesday at 12:15. On Wednedays, June 15 and 22nd, Robert Myers presents “Minor delights.”
University Heights Symphonic Band
University Heights Symphonic Band led by Devlin Pope will present a series of summer concerts. The programs will run the gamut of concert band music, from marches to show tunes, light classics to contemporary compositions. The schdule will find the band at John Carroll University with outdoor performances in front of the Dolan Center on Thursdays June 30th and July 28th, and at Longwood Manor in Macedonia on July 21st.
University of Akron
Galen Karriker conducts the University of Akron Summer Symphonic Band, an ensemble of students, alumni, and community members, in a free concert that will include a tribute to George Gershwin and patriotic tunes on Wednesday evening, June 29, at Guzzetta Recital Hall. 30-972-8301
Verb Ballets will begin its series of summer outdoor shows with a free performance at Cain Park on Saturday evening, June 25th. The new work, Anti/gone, by award-wining choreographer, Tommie-Waheed Evans will be featured.
Weathervane Playhouse in Akron will stage Disney’s Newsies June 2 through the 26, with a score by Alan Menken and book by Harvey Feirstein. Performances run Thursdays through Sundays. 330-836-2626
Yiddish Concert in the Park
On Sunday eveing, June 26th, it's the 40th annual Yiddish Concert in the Park at Cain Park, featuring Yiddishe Pirat, the klezmer supergroup. The poerformance is at 7:30 at Evans Amphitheater.