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 Great Lakes Theater presents 'Love's Labour's Lost'
Great Lakes Theater
At PlayhouseSquare
Friday, April 8th - Sunday, April 24th

When a King decrees that his court be free of women so that he and his men may study without distraction, what could possibly go wrong? Nothing, until a beautiful princess and her delectable entourage pay a visit and put the men’s resolve to the ultimate test. Love letters gone awry set in motion a series of hysterical misadventures which turns the court topsy-turvy in a hilarious Shakespearean study of 'Wooing 101.'

April 8 - April 24, Playhouse Square, 1501 Euclid Ave, Cleveland. 216-241-6000

 Players Guild Theatre presents 'The Hobbit'
Players Guild Theatre
At Player's Guild Theatre
Friday, April 8th - Sunday, April 24th

Bilbo Baggins leaves home and sets off with a band of adventurers to slay a dragon and recover an enormous treasure. Along the way he encounters trolls, elves, goblins and a host of other fantasy characters. Told with wit and humor, 'The Hobbit' is sure to please!

April 8th - 24th, Players Guild W G Fry Theatre, Cultural Center for the Arts, Canton, 330-453-7617

 Actors' Summit presents 'Talley's Folly'
Actors' Summit Theater
Thursday, April 14th - Sunday, May 1st

Talley’s Folly deals with the courtship of the young Sally Talley and her Jewish suitor, Matt Friedman. Written by Lanford Wilson this play, set in Lebanon Missouri in 1944, deals with definably American themes. A warm, rich, love story to savor and cheer.

Apr. 14 - May 1, Actors' Summit Theater, Greystone Hall, Akron, 330-374-7568

 Mozart and Haydn
Cleveland Orchestra
At Severance Hall
Thursday, April 14th - Saturday, April 16th

The Cleveland Orchestra will perform classics from Mozart and Haydn. This performance features conductor Jane Glover, flutist Joshua Smith and harpist Yolanda Kondonassis.

April 14th-16th, Severance Hall, Cleveland, 216-231-1111

 Explorer Series #9: Music Therapy and Medicine: A Dynamic Partnership
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Friday, April 15th

Explore the stunning benefits of music therapy in health care from the most fragile newborn in the neonatal intensive care unit to the adult in the operating room. Clinical applications and research outcomes will be shared from the multiple patient populations engaged in music therapy at University Hospitals including those with mood disorders, and medical/surgical, oncology, stroke and rehabilitation patients. This lecture features Dr. DeForia Lane, MT-BC, Director of Art & Music Therapy at University Hospitals Case Medical Center/Seidman Cancer Center.

Friday, April 15, 7:00 pm, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, University Circle, Cleveland, 216-231-4600

 Akron Symphony presents 'Sounds of Home'
Akron Symphony
At E.J. Thomas Hall
Saturday, April 16th

What does Akron sound like? Record your sounds, your neighborhood beat, your own music at soundsofakron.com. Your submission may become part of Sounds of Akron: City Meets Symphony. Music of our home, our symphony, our world.

Saturday, April 16, 2016, 8:00 pm, E.J. Thomas Hall, Akron, OH 330-535-8131

 Artist Lecture Series: The Cleveland Orchestra
Oberlin Conservatory of Music
At Finney Chapel
Sunday, April 17th

The relationship between Oberlin College and the Cleveland Orchestra dates back nearly a century, beginning with the philanthropy of John Long Severance, an 1885 Oberlin graduate and flutist, who founded the Musical Arts Association, under which the Cleveland Orchestra was established in 1918. Severance and his wife were major donors for the construction of Severance Hall, home of the Cleveland Orchestra. The orchestra first performed at Oberlin in 1919, and has returned each season since—totaling more than 200 performances to date.

Sunday, April 17, 4 p.m. Finney Chapel, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, 800-371-0178

 Cleveland Chamber Music Society presents Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Cleveland Chamber Music Society
At Plymouth Church of Shaker Heights
Tuesday, April 19th

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, (CMS) is one of eleven constituents of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the largest performing arts complex in the world. Along with other constituents such as the New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, Lincoln Center Theater, and The Metropolitan Opera, the Chamber Music Society has its home at Lincoln Center, in Alice Tully Hall – the finest hall in the world for chamber music. Through its performance, education, and recording/broadcast activities, it draws more people to chamber music than any other organization of its kind.


April 19th, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Plymouth Church, Shaker Heights, 216-291-2777

 Beethoven's Heroic Symphony
Cleveland Orchestra
At Severance Hall
Thursday, April 21st - Sunday, April 24th

The Cleveland Orchestra performs Beethoven's Heroic Symphony, in addition to Wagner's Polonia: Concert Overture, and Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2.

April 21st-24th, Severance Hall, Cleveland, 216-231-1111

 Tuesday Musical presents Gregg Kallor, Adriana Zabala, piano and mezzo-soprano
Tuesday Musical
At E.J. Thomas Hall
Thursday, April 21st

Tuesday Musical welcomes pianist and composer Gregg Kallor back to Akron following an outstanding FUZE! concert in 2014. This concert will feature many of Gregg’s compositions and other more familiar works as he collaborates with mezzo soprano Adriana Zabala.

Thursday, April 21st at 7:30 p.m. E.J. Thomas Hall, Akron, 330-761-3460

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