State of the Arts

Credit Mark Arehart & Andrew Meyer / WKSU

Theater and dance, museums and music, film and food: From fine art to pop culture, from the mainstream to the cutting edge, Northeast Ohio is full of experiences to tantalize the senses.  Friday’s on Morning Edition, WKSU’s Mark Arehart explores all that Northeast Ohio has to offer on State of the Arts.

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Akron Symphony Lets its City Hear How it Sounds

Apr 15, 2016
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Akron Symphony Orchestra / Akron Symphony Orchestra

Correction:  The evening is billed as "Sounds of Akron," not "Sounds of Home."  We also previously reported the Akron Symphony would also be performing  Dvorak’s “My Home” Overture.

Saturday night, E. J. Thomas Hall will resonate with the sounds of Akron. The Akron Symphony Orchestra will perform the world premiere of  “City Meets Symphony.”

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A world premiere tonight at the Cleveland Play House will feature live music by the Cleveland Orchestra.

The joint production is part of a festival of new plays and one of the few ever written for a combined effort by a theater group and a symphony  orchestra. In this week’s State of the Arts WKSU’s Vivian Goodman has a preview of “The Good Peaches.”   

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A very young audience will get a classical music treat next week in Canton.

Kindergarteners and first graders are invited to the Canton Symphony’s 44th annual Kinder Concert.  

In this week’s State of the Arts, WKSU’s Vivian Goodman reports it will be the culmination of a series of performances for the very young called "SymphonyLand."

For nearly 80 years, the Canton Symphony has been introducing audiences to serious music. Sometimes in a playful way.

That’s what’s happening this morning at the Zimmerman Symphony Center.

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Roger Mastroianni / The Cleveland Orchestra

Three art forms come together tonight at Severance Hall.  The Cleveland Orchestra is joining forces with opera stars and the Joffrey Ballet for a unique double-bill titled “Bartok on Stage.”

WKSU’s Vivian Goodman reports on the world premiere production.

Dancers, singers and musicians will collaborate in Cleveland for four concerts beginning tonight and running through the weekend.

Two works by the 20th Century Hungarian composer Bela Bartok will be performed.

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An art exhibit in Sandusky is inviting visitors to consume art in a new way. This weekend, the Sandusky Cultural Center is hosting artist R!ch Cihlar’s “Cleveland Artifact Machine." It’s a mid-century cigarette machine that dispenses artwork instead of smokes.

Cihlar says the machines are a throwback because they require no electricity; everything is mechanical. And they’re also helping visitors interact with and appreciate art in a new way.