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 Zimmerman plays Bartók
Cleveland Orchestra
At Severance Hall
Thursday, May 12th - Saturday, May 14th

Violin player Frank Peter Zimmermann performs Béla Bartók's pieces Violin Concerto No. 2
and Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta. He also performs Liszt's Orpheus: Symphonic Poem No. 4

May 12th-14th, Severance Hall, Cleveland, 216-231-1111

 Explorer Series #10: A Deadly Diet: The Chemical Ecology of Tropical Poison Frogs
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Friday, May 13th

The use of poisons is widespread in the animal kingdom. Animals generally use poisons to defend themselves from predators and parasites. While most animals make their own poisons, some must acquire them from other organisms—often by eating them. Tiny and brilliantly colored tropical poison frogs fall into this category, and acquire their poisons by eating certain mites and ants. Their conspicuous coloration warns predators of their poisonous nature, a phenomenon known as aposematism. In this talk, Dr. Saporito will summarize his ongoing research into understanding their poisonous ecology and warning coloration, and share some of his lab’s most recent findings.

Friday, May 13, 7:00 pm, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, University Circle, Cleveland, 216-231-4600

 Great Lakes Theater presents 'The Fantasticks'
Great Lakes Theater
At PlayhouseSquare
Friday, May 13th - Sunday, May 29th

A charming and romantic musical about one young couple, two 'feuding' fathers and an infinite love that transcends over time, The Fantasticks whimsically whisks audiences on a journey of imagination into a world of moonlight, magic and memory. Along the way, love is found, lost and rediscovered again after a poignant realization that 'without a hurt, the heart is hollow.'

May 13 - May 29, Playhouse Square, 1501 Euclid Ave, Cleveland. 216-241-6000

 Mansfield Symphony Orchestra American Tribute
Mansfield Symphony Orchestra
At Renaissance Theatre
Saturday, May 14th

The Mansfield Symphony presents a tribute to popular patriotic music, featuring the works of Copland, Gould, Barber, and of course, Sousa.

Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 8 p.m. 138 Park Avenue West, Mansfield, 419-522-2726

 Actors' Summit presents 'Tinytypes'
Actors' Summit Theater
Thursday, May 19th - Sunday, June 19th

Tinytypes is a tune-filled musical melting pot; the Great American Songbook come to life. It offers snapshots of America in its last Age of Innocence. This TONY nominated, nostalgic, musical revue takes us back to turn of the 19th century America and is a brew of popular songs from 1890 to 1917. It’s the era of Charlie Chaplin and Teddy Roosevelt. Featuring a long list of great American tunes 'Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight,' 'Meet Me In St. Louis,' 'Yankee Doodle Boy,' and 'You’re a Grand Old Flag,' this American musical revue is a great family hit.

May 19 - Jun. 19, Actors' Summit Theater, Greystone Hall, Akron, 330-374-7568

 Scientist Lecture Series #5
Holden Arboretum
At Warren H. Corning Visitor Center
Thursday, May 19th

This lecture features Allison Dealton Oakes, research assistant at the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry.


Thursday, May 19 at 7 p.m. Holden Arboretum, Kirtland, (440) 946-4400, ext 224

 Beethoven's Emperor Concerto
Cleveland Orchestra
At Severance Hall
Thursday, May 19th - Sunday, May 22nd

The Cleveland Orchestra performs pieces fit for an emperor! This performance includes Dvo?ák's The Wood Dove, Janá?ek's Suite from From the House of the Dead
and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 ('Emperor').

May 19th-22nd, Severance Hall, Cleveland, 216-231-1111

 Quire Cleveland presents 'England's Phoenix'
Quire Cleveland
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Saturday, May 21st - Sunday, May 22nd

William Byrd was England’s greatest Renaissance composer. Hear why with this program of glorious motets and anthems, nestled around his magisterial Mass for 5 Voices. This program features some of the best of the best, including two motets that survive in a set of manuscript partbooks in Case Western Reserve’s Special Collections Library, and an exquisite anthem that only came to light in 1982.

Saturday, May 21 at 7:30 pm, with a pre-concert lecture at 6:30 pm, St. Bernard Catholic Church, Akron; Sunday, May 22 at 4 pm with a pre-concert Lecture at 3 pm, Historic St. Peter Church, Cleveland; 216-223-8854

 Performing Artists Series: December '63
Stocker Arts Center
Saturday, May 21st

The music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons comes to life in this re-creation of a Frankie Valli concert experience. December '63 showcases all your favorite songs including the one of a kind classics that have been thrilling audiences for decades.

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 7:30pm, Stoker Arts Center, Elyria 1-800-995-LCCC

 Cleveland Pops presents 'An American Salute'
Cleveland POPS Orchestra
At Severance Hall
Friday, May 27th

This will be the 16th celebration of The POPS’ annual patriotic classic. Be prepared for the best of military-inspired music and pageantry, magnificently expressed by Cleveland POPS Orchestra, Chorus and guest artists.

Friday, May 27, 2016, 8:00 pm, Severance Hall, University Circle, Cleveland, 216-765-7677

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