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Benjamin Zander will be the guest conductor of the Akron Symphony's all-Russian program at E. J. Thomas Hall on Saturday evening, September 21st. The program includes muisc of Glinka, Mussorsky, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky. 330-535-8131
Blue Streak Ensemble
Margaret Brouwer’s Blue Streak Ensemble will perform a concert titled Fire on the River at the Western Reserve Fire Museum at 310 Carnegie Avenue in Cleveland on Monday evening, September 23rd. There’ll be two pieces by Margaret Brouwer as well as compositions by Greg D’Alessio, Dawn Sonntag, Judd Greenstein, Gene Koshinski and Missy Mazzoli.
Brass Band of the Western Reserve
Keith Wilkinson directs the Brass Band of the Western Reserve’s first concert of the new season, Curtain Up. It will feature Philip Harper’s The World’s Greatest Storyteller – a Musical Tribute to Roald Dahl. The concert on Saturday evening, September 21st, is at the Medina Performing Arts Center.
The Cleveland Orchestra’s 2019- 2020 concert season, the ensemble’s 102nd, will get under way as Music Director Franz Welser Moest leads the opening concert series on Thursday and Friday, September 19th and 20th with Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 3, and the complete first act of the ballet Romeo and Juliet by Serge Prokofiev. 216-231-1111
At the Dobama Theater, it’s the Cleveland premiere of Anton Posner’s play called Stupid (blank) Bird – a very loose adaptation of Anton Chekov’s The Seagull. It opens September 6th and continues through the 29th.
IngenuityFest, Cleveland, a festival of interactive art and technology, returns September 27, 28th and 29th, with events in ingenuity labs and the Hamilton Collaborative in Saint Clair-Superior.
Carlos Ferrari’s Spanish-language comedy The Unusual Case of Miss Pina Colada makes its Cleveland debut courtesy of the LatinUs Theater Company. All performances will feature English supertitles. There’ll be two performances at Tri-C’s Studio Theater in the Metropolitan Campus on Friday and Saturday, September 20th and 21st, a performance at Lakeland Community College on Sunday afternoon, October 6th, and two performances on Friday and Saturday, October 11th and 12th, at the Helen Lab Theater in Playhouse Square. www.latinustheater.com
The new music ensemble No Exit begins a two-year collaboration with cimbalom player Chester Englander in September as part of a series of three performances that will include a piece or cimbalom and piano by Kati Agocs. There’ll also be pieces by Philip Blackburn, Adonai Henderson, Sean Parks and Nicholas Underhill. The concert will be performed on Friday, September 6th at Spaces Gallery, Saturday, September 7th at Heights Arts, and Friday, September 13th, at Cleveland State University.
Rocky River Presbyterian
Violinist Andrew Sords and friends will perform an afternoon of romantic chamber music on Sunday, September 22nd, at Rocky River Presbyterian Church on Detroit Road. The program will include trios by Mendelssohn and Shostakovich. 440-333-2888
Trinity Lutheran Church
The noontime Wednesday organ concerts at Trinity Lutheran Church at West 30th and Lorain near the West Side Market will next feature organist Robert Myers with Minor Delights, a follow-up to his recent Major Delights concert. He’ll perform the program on two Wednesdays September 18th and 25th.
The new season for Akron’s Tuesday Musical will begin with the duo of guitarist Jason Vieaux and violinist Adam Barnett-Hart on Tuesday evening, September 24th, at Akron’s E. J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall. 330-761-3460