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 DANCECleveland presents MalPaso: A Cuban Dance Project
At PlayhouseSquare
Saturday, February 27th

Based in Havana, Cuba, Malpaso Dance Company brings Cuban contemporary dance into the 21st century and into the spotlight! Malpaso has collaborated with top international choreographers while also nurturing new voices in Cuban choreography. Founded only in 2012, the young company will perform works by renowned American choreographers Ronald K. Brown and Trey McIntyre, as well as their artistic director, Osnel Delgado, Malpaso will provide a unique presentation, bringing Cuban modern dance, here to Cleveland for a fun and energetic performance featuring live music from Grammy winning- Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra!

Saturday, Feb. 27th at 8 p.m. Playhouse Square, Ohio Theatre, Cleveland, 216-241-6000

 Apollo's Fire presents 'Bach: St. John Passion'
Apollo's Fire
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Thursday, March 3rd - Sunday, March 6th

Bursting out of the gates from the agitated opening chorus, this is Bach’s most dramatic and theatrical oratorio. In Jeannette Sorrell’s acclaimed interpretation, true singer-actors perform the character roles from memory, while the renowned Apollo’s Singers evoke the wild mob with fierce intensity. A world-class array of soloists joins Sorrell and AF, taking the program to New York following local concerts.

Thursday, March 3, 7:30pm
The BATH Church (UCC)(WKSU members can receive $12 off full-price B-level tickets for this performance); Friday, March 4, 8:00pm
First Baptist Church, Shaker Heights; Saturday, March 5, 8:00pm, Trinity Cathedral, Cleveland; Sunday, March 6, 4:00pm St. Christopher Church, Rocky River; 216-320-0012

 Dobama presents 'The Revisionist'
Dobama Theatre Company
At Dobama Theatre
Friday, March 4th - Sunday, April 3rd

Young writer David arrives in Poland with a crippling case of writer’s block and a desire to be left alone. His seventy-five-year-old second cousin Maria (in this production played by the legendary Dorothy Silver) welcomes him with a fervent need to connect with her distant American family. As their relationship develops, she reveals details about her postwar past that test their ideas of what it means to be a family. This new play by well-known actor, playwright, and New Yorker humorist Jesse Eisenberg is filled with humor and unexpected plot twists.

March 4 - April 3, 2016, Dobama Theatre, 2340 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights, (216) 932-3396

 Cleveland Chamber Music Society presents Richard Goode, piano
Cleveland Chamber Music Society
At Plymouth Church of Shaker Heights
Tuesday, March 8th

Richard Goode has been hailed for music-making of tremendous emotional power, depth and expressiveness, and has been acknowledged worldwide as one of today’s leading interpreters of Classical and Romantic music. In regular performances with the major orchestras, recitals in the world’s music capitals, and through his extensive and acclaimed Nonesuch recordings, he has won a large and devoted following.

March 8th, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Plymouth Church, Shaker Heights, 216-291-2777

 Artist Recital Series: Miró Quartet
Oberlin Conservatory of Music
At Finney Chapel
Thursday, March 10th

Now in its 18th year, the Miro Quartet is consistently praised for its deeply musical interpretations, exciting performances, and thoughtful programming. Each season, the ensemble performs on the most important chamber music series and on the most prestigious concert stages, garnering accolades from critics and audiences alike.

Thursday, March 10, 8 p.m. Finney Chapel, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, 800-371-0178

 Explorer Series #8: Cranes: Ambassadors for Biodiversity and Goodwill
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Friday, March 11th

Majestic and lovely, cranes have, since time untold, evoked the emotions and imaginations of humans. Unfortunately, the actions of mankind now threaten 11 of the Earth’s 15 species of cranes. Founded in 1973, and based in central Wisconsin, the International Crane Foundation has a worldwide program to help cranes and use the charism of cranes to conserve wetlands, grasslands, watershed and flyways and to promote goodwill among the nations that share these special birds. This lecture features Dr. George Archibald, Co-founder and Senior Conservationist, International Crane Foundation.

Friday, March 11, 7:00 pm, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, University Circle, Cleveland, 216-231-4600

 Cleveland Pops presents 'Rodgers and Hammerstein'
Cleveland POPS Orchestra
At Severance Hall
Friday, March 11th

You’ll always leave a Rodgers and Hammerstein concert humming and whistling those tuneful melodies that came from the hearts and minds of the two greatest composers of musical theatre. The Cleveland POPS Orchestra and Chorus with guest vocalists bring the R&H legacy to life for you.

Friday, March 11, 2016, 8:00 pm, Severance Hall, University Circle, Cleveland, 216-765-7677

 Canton Ballet presents 'Cinderella'
Canton Ballet
At Canton Palace Theatre
Saturday, March 12th - Sunday, March 13th

Relive the enchantment of this timeless rags to riches tale of poignant yearning delightful humor and fulfilled romance with Ugly Stepsisters, a Fairy Godmother and a Handsome Prince.This everlasting love story turned into a renowned ballet with Prokofiev’s high-spirited score, features elaborate costumes and outstanding virtuoso performance. Cinderella is a heart-warming story, a family favorite that really does have something for everyone. Perfect for our 50th celebration!

March 12 & 13 at 2 p.m. Canton Palace Theatre, Canton, 330-455-7220

 Manfield Symphony Orchestra presents 'Drama Kings!'
Mansfield Symphony Orchestra
At Renaissance Theatre
Saturday, March 12th

'Drama Kings!' features many recognizable works of music's most emotional composers. From the dramatic 'Fate' theme of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony to the tender beauty of the arias of Puccini and Verdi, this program covers all the Romantic bases! The high-energy hijinks of Rossini's 'Barber of Seville.' Overture leads to some of opera's greatest solos and duets, and back again.

Saturday, March 12 at 8:00 p.m. the Renaissance Theatre, Mansfield, 419-522-2726

 Artist Recital Series: Robin Eubanks & The Mass Line Big Band
Oberlin Conservatory of Music
At Finney Chapel
Sunday, March 13th

The Mass Line Big Band is the product of a year of study by Oberlin trombone faculty Robin Eubanks, whose mission was to write, arrange, and record music for a large ensemble. Consisting of standard big band instrumentation, Mass Line numbers 16 musicians hand-picked by Eubanks.

Sunday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. Finney Chapel, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, 800-371-0178

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