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Holiday Music Events

Holiday Music EventsThe classical musical organizations of Northeast Ohio make the season bright with concerts featuring traditional, classical and contemporary music. The Cleveland Orchestra presents Handel's Messiah at Severance Hall on Dec. 3 - 5, with the much-anticipated Christmas Concerts featuring the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and guest choruses on Dec. 11 - 20. Apollo's Fire presents two Christmas-themed programs in December. On Dec. 9, 12 and 13, Cleveland's Baroque Orchestra performs Sacrum Mysterium: A Celtic Christmas followed by Christmas Vespers: Music of Michael Praetorius on Dec. 17 - 20.

Many classical ensembles will also be putting on their glitter and tinsel for Pops concerts this month (Santa may even be making an appearance)! The Canton Symphony kicks off the fun at Umstattd Hall on Dec. 6, with the Akron Symphony at E.J. Thomas Hall and the Wooster Symphony at McGaw Chapel both issuing holiday cheer on Dec. 11. The Mansfield Symphony rings the bell at the Renaissance Theatre on Dec. 19 and 20.


WKSU Arts & Culture Partners

 Kent State University Museum Displays Garments “Inside Out” for New Exhibit
Kent State University
At Kent State University Fashion Museum
Thursday, March 12th - Sunday, February 14th

A new exhibition of historic and couture clothing at the Kent State University Museum will focus on the hidden interiors and construction of garment.

Thursday, March 12, 2015 – Sunday, February 14, 2016. 515 Hilltop Drive, Kent, (330)672-0300

 A Gift to Cherish
National First Ladies' Library
At National First Ladies' Library Education and Research Center
Thursday, September 17th - Friday, February 26th

Tokens of gratitude preserve memories of special events in our lives. No one knows this as well as the President and First Lady. A Gift to Cherish is an exhibit of unique gifts First Ladies have given to personal friends, staff members, acquaintances, and admirers.

Sept. 17, 2015 - Feb. 26, 2016, National First Ladies' Library, Canton, (330) 452-0876

 Canton Symphony presents 'Transformations'
Canton Symphony Orchestra
At Umstattd Performing Arts Hall
Wednesday, October 21st - Saturday, April 23rd

Hidden in each of tonight's pieces is a story of transformation - a change of heart, grief turned to hope, lives linked through generations, and music refreshing itself. Assoiciate Conductor Rachel L. Waddell, CSO Director of Chorus Britt Cooper and the Canton Symphony Chorus take us through this journey.

Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, Canton, (330) 452-2094

 NEO Geo at the Akron Art Museum
Akron Art Museum
Saturday, November 21st - Sunday, April 24th

Geometric abstraction pares visual art down to pure shapes, lines and colors, yet infinite possibilities lie within those boundaries. NEO Geo features recent work by artists in the surrounding region who explore the potential of geometric abstraction. Media represented include painting, printmaking, drawing, installation, sculpture, fiber and photography.

Nov 21, 2015 - Apr 24, 2016, Akron Art Musuem, One South High, Akron, Ohio 44308, 330-376-9185

 Akron Art Museum presents 'Snack'
Akron Art Museum
Saturday, January 16th - Saturday, September 3rd

An exhibition showcasing depictions of food or the places we buy and consume it, Snack is drawings, paintings, ceramics, collage, prints, photographs and sculpture drawn primarily from the collection - all of which approach the subject of food through humor, pop culture and nostalgia.

Jan. 16 - Sept. 3, Akron Art Museum, Akron, 330-376-9185

 Dobama presents 'The Realistic Jones'
Dobama Theatre Company
At Dobama Theatre
Friday, January 22nd - Sunday, February 14th

In Will Eno’s hilarious new comedy, meet Bob and Jennifer Jones and their new neighbors, John and Pony Jones. These two suburban couples have more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationships begin to irrevocably intertwine, the Joneses must decide between their idyllic fantasies and their imperfect realities.

Jan. 22 - Feb. 14, Dobama Theatre, 2340 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights, 216-932-3396

 Coach House Theatre presents 'Murder on the Nile'
Coach House Theatre
Thursday, January 28th - Sunday, February 21st

In this thriller by "Queen of Crime" Agatha Christie, a young couple on their honeymoon cruise of the Nile is surrounded by mysterious, potentially dangerous characters, as well as the groom's jilted fiance.

January 28 - February 21, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 pm, Sundays at 2:30 pm. Coach House Theatre, Akron, 330-434-7741

 Weathervane Playhouse presents 'The Lyons'
Weathervane Community Playhouse
Thursday, February 4th - Sunday, February 14th

In describing this dark comedy about death, New York magazine put it best: 'The Lyons isn't trying to make a case for freshness or formal innovation. It's simply trying tell a funny, furious little tale of family annihilation with honesty, savagery, and humanity, a story about how we all, ultimately, pick out our own urns. It succeeds marvelously.'

February 4th-14th, Weathervane Playhouse, 1301 Weathervane Lane, Akron, 330-836-2626

 Tuesday Musical presents Marina Piccinini, Andreas Haefliger, flute and piano
Tuesday Musical
At E.J. Thomas Hall
Tuesday, February 9th

Just two days after they perform on EJ's stage in Akron, this husband-and-wife musical duo will perform at the Kennedy Center as part of the Washington Performing Arts Virtuoso Series. Their Tuesday Musical performance will include works by Prokofiev, Boulez, Dalbavie and Franck.

Tuesday, February 9 at 7:30 p.m., E.J. Thomas Hall, Akron, 330-761-3460

 Tuesday Musical presents Academy of St. Martin
Tuesday Musical
At E.J. Thomas Hall
Tuesday, February 9th

Building upon the performance of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble in 2015, and Joshua Bell’s performance in our collaboration with the Akron Symphony Orchestra in 2014, this concert will feature the Academy in its most robust composition.

Friday, February 9th, at 7:30 p.m. E.J. Thomas Hall, Akron, 330-761-3460

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