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Featured Event

The 38th Season of Ohio Light Opera
June 18th - August 13th

The 38th Season of Ohio Light OperaOhio Light Opera returns to Freedlander Theatre on the campus of The College of Wooster for another fun-filled season of light opera and classic musical comedies! The cast brings together young talents, familiar stage veterans and a live orchestra.

Enjoy seven productions presented in repertory, including Cole Porter's "Kiss Me Kate," Irving Berlin's "Annie Get Your Gun," Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Mikado," Jerome Kern's "Have a Heart," Jacques Offenbach's "La Vie Parisienne," Ivor Novello's "The Dancing Years," and Emmerich Kalman's "The Little Dutch Girl."

Find the complete schedule online at OhioLightOpera.org.

 



WKSU Arts & Culture Partners

 Cleveland Museum of Art presents 'Art and Stories from Mughal India'
Cleveland Museum of Art
Sunday, July 31st - Sunday, October 23rd

Discover the art and stories behind the Indian empire that built the Taj Mahal. Explore Mughal India through 100 newly-acquired, exquisitely detailed and vibrant paintings, along with lavish decorative objects on loan from across the country.

July 31 - Oct. 23, Cleveland Museum of Art, University Circle, Cleveland, 216-421-7350

 Canton Museum of Art presents 'Three Voices'
Canton Museum of Art
Thursday, September 1st - Sunday, October 30th

An all-Ohio exhibit featuring artists Judy Brandon, Leslie Shiels and Carol Snyder. With defining voices in both images and words, these artists bring their thoughts, concerns, and life experiences to our attention through watercolor, oil, and porcelain creations. These conversations are inspired by these women and their art focus on life and conflict.

Sept. 1 - Oct. 30, Canton Museum of Art, Cultural Center for the Arts, Canton, 330-453-7666

 Kent State University presents a Wonder Woman Symposium
Kent State University
At Cleveland Public Library
Thursday, September 22nd - Saturday, September 24th

In honor of the 75th anniversary of the comic book super heroine Wonder Woman, celebrate the intersections of public literacy, comics, and feminism. Centering on the figure of Wonder Woman and her heirs, this symposium features addresses by major creators in the industry and historians of the comics world, and workshops by comics creators on creating graphic narratives and comics.

Sept. 22 - 24, Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland, kent.edu/wonderwoman

 Coach House Theatre presents 'A Thousand Clowns'
Coach House Theatre
Thursday, September 22nd - Sunday, October 16th

In this classic American comedy, free-spirit Murray is an unconventional, unemployed television comedy writer, who is raising his precocious nephew, Nick. When social workers come to interfere with their situation, Murray unwittingly stumbles upon love, purpose, and a new course in life.

Sept. 22 - Oct. 16, Coach House Theatre, Akron, 888-71-TICKETS

 Akron Symphony Orchestra's Opening Night
Akron Symphony
At E.J. Thomas Hall
Saturday, September 24th

Christopher Wilkins and the ASO launch the 2016-2017 season. Three icons of the late Romantic age. Elgar’s ceremonial classic opens, then Sibelius’s most personal symphony, created to reflect nature’s wonders. Rachmaninoff’s Third Concerto is prized for its technical bravura and haunting beauty.

Saturday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m., E.J. Thomas Hall, Akron, 330-535-8131

 Kent Creativity Fest
Kent State University
At Lester Lefton Esplanade
Saturday, September 24th

This free event offers an opportunity for people of all ages and skill levels to come together to create, share and explore the creation of all forms of art. Activities include dance, cartooning, artistic journaling, hula hooping, steel drum workshop, storytelling, felt-making, sculpting - and much more! Plus, a variety of performances.

Saturday, Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lester Lefton Esplanade, Kent State University, Kent, www.kent.edu/kcf

 Tuesday Musical presents the Emerson String Quartet
Tuesday Musical
At E.J. Thomas Hall
Tuesday, September 27th

The season’s opening concert features the world premiere of a composition by English composer Mark-Anthony Turnage, commissioned to celebrate Emerson’s 40th anniversary. The Emerson String Quartet has accumulated an unparalleled list of achievements over three decades: 30+ acclaimed recordings, 9 Grammys, 3 Gramophone Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize, and Musical America’s “Ensemble of the Year."

Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m., E.J. Thomas Hall, 330-761-3460

 Cleveland Chamber Music presents Montrose Piano Trio
Cleveland Chamber Music Society
At Plymouth Church of Shaker Heights
Tuesday, September 27th

Formed in 2014, the Montrose Trio is a collaboration stemming from a long and fruitful relationship between pianist Jon Kimura Parker and the Tokyo String Quartet. Mr. Parker was the quartet’s final guest pianist, and a backstage conversation with violinist Martin Beaver and cellist Clive Greensmith led to the Montrose Trio’s creation.

Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m., Plymouth UCC Church, Shaker Heights, 216-291-2777

 The Heritage Series presents The Railsplitters
Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park
At Happy Days Lodge
Wednesday, September 28th

The Railsplitters offer a fresh, modern take on bluegrass that pushes the genre forward with an adventurous spirit. They write hip, lyrical, and catchy music for the open road, the open dance floor, and the open ears – music of the American West, made for all to enjoy. Also available Dinner in the Valley at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m., Happy Days Lodge, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, 330-657-2909

 KSU Stark Guitar Weekend
Kent State University - Stark Campus
At Kent State University, Stark Campus
Friday, September 30th - Sunday, October 2nd

Kent State University at Stark’s Guitar Weekend is a three-day festival celebrating all styles of guitar playing. This free event is open to guitar enthusiasts at any level. Join us for exciting, intimate concerts and hands on workshops given by some of the most respected guitarists in Ohio and from across the country.

Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, Fine Arts building, Kent State Stark, N. Canton, 330-244-5071

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Member Benefits

As a way of saying “thanks” to WKSU members, many Northeast Ohio cultural organizations offer special benefits for cinema, museums, music, theatre and dance and more that include 2-for-1 performance tickets and other discounts.

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