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The Akron Symphony returns to performing live concerts this summer with a series called Outside Voices. The first concert, on June 19th, takes place at Lock 3 in Downtown Akron. The strings will be featured on the first half of the program, and winds on the second half. Composers to be featured include J. Rosamond Johnson, Florence Price, William Grant Still, Gustav Holst and others. There will be two concerts in July at Hale Farm, and three performances in Akron in August. Those planning to atend are requested to RSVP at the Orchestra's website.
Apollo's Fire presents three performances of Bach, Vivaldi and Friends. The live performances take place on Saturday, July 10th in Avon Lake, Tuesday, July 13th at Cain Park, and Wednesday, July 14th, at the Akron Art Museum. 216-320-0012 ext 6
ChamberFest Cleveland is holding a free outdoor festival this year, taking place through June 26th. There's a special Family Concert on Father's Day, Sunday afternoon, June 20th at 3PM at the Grove. Violinist Alexei Kenny will perform the story of Ferdinand the Bull, a program hosted and narrated by Liza Grossman. Check the website for information.
Peter Bogdanovich's 1985 Oscar winner MASK will be the first film presented by the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque when it resumes showing movies in its Peter B. Lewis Theater on July 1. 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 two new shows: Art of the Islamic World and Medieval Treasures from Muenster Cathedral . Reservations are required.
Cleveland Musicians Union
Local Four of the Cleveland Musicians Union continues its virtual concert series in June with a three-day festival of chamber music featuring works of living, primarily regional, female composers. Margaret Brouwer, Margi Griebling-Haigh, Dawn Sonntag and Natsumi Osbourn are some of the composers to be featured The series is called She Scores and will be live-streamed June 25th through 27th.
The Cleveland Orchestra has announced plans for its 104th season beginning in October. The return to full concert performances at Severance Hall will include many familiar performers, such as Emanuel Ax, Mitsuko Uchida and Alisa Weilerstein, along with new names including Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Latonia Moore. The season will culminate with an opera festival surrounding Verdi's Otello. Subscriptions are now available. And the summer season at Blossom begins with a pair of concerts on July 3rd and Fourth 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 and necessary protocols. And remember that the Adella app continues to present recent Orchestra Severance Hall concerts. Check the Orchestra's website for more information.
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.
Great Lakes Theater
Great Lakes Theater has announced its live season, to begin in October with Shakespeare's The Tempest, to be followed by A Christmas Carol, Ain't Misbehavin' . Much Ado About Nothing and finally the Off-Broadway juke box musical The Marvelous Wonderettes.
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 continues through August 29th. There are a number of events presented in conjunction with the exhibition,, including on-line tours.
Music Near the Market
The free Wednesday noontime organ recitals have returned to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and its Beckerath organ at West 30th and Lorain. Robert Myers highlights June Weddings on 23rd. On June 30th, Shane Brandes plays “Bach Fugues: Small, Big and Spurious.”
National Center for Choreography - Akron
The National Center for Choreography at the University of hosts a spring season of Dancing Conversations. The final program of the series takes place 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. The Center has also launched a new podcast called Inside the Dancer's Studio, featuring interviews with choreographers from across the United States. .
No Exit presnts an online evening of music performed by flutist Hong-Da Chin. He'll perform five original compositions, all of them incorporating traditional Chinese flutes. That performance takes place on Friday evening, July 2nd at 7:00. You can visit No Exit's website or view the program on facebook.
Ohio Light Opera
Ohio Light Opera has announced plans for a summer season in July combining outdoor live performances and live stream performances. Two shows will be featured, Trial By Jury and The Fantastics, as well as a show called The Musical Magic of OLO. Social distancing protocols will be observed. Streaming only performances will include The Daring of Diane, a one-act comic operetta from 1912, and Operetta: Rare and Well-Done. The box office opens June 1st.
Piano Cleveland presents The Grand Piano Pursuit, with fifteen artistically re-imagined piano placed around Greater Cleveland in unexpected places. It begins June 11th and continues through July 8th. Grand Piano Pursuit is a prelude to the Cleveland International Piano Competition, which will begin virtuallyJuly 7th and culminate in the final live rounds in Cleveland at the Museum of Art and Severance Hall.
Kent State University's Porthouse Theater will present three live musicals this summer. The Theater, adjacent to the Blossom Music Center, will operate at full capacity and also have a live streaming option available. Quilters is the first show, running June 18th through July 3rd. That will be followed by BKLYN July 9th through 24th, and Altar Boyz July 30th through August 15th.
Shadow of the Run
The Immersive Theater group Shadow of the Run will present three weekends of performances of DreamWalkers June 25th through July 11th. There are twelve performance times each evening, with ten tickets available per time slot.
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.