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The Akron Symphony Orchestra
Winter & Spring Concerts to Warm the Heart and Soul!

The Akron Symphony OrchestraClassic Valentine – SAT February 14 at 8 PM
El amor brujo, Falla’s “gypsy zarzuela,” is music of love and ghosts. The most celebrated of all guitar concertos, Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, dances and delights, soars and swoons. The elegance of Mozart sets up a perfect Valentine night.

Gospel Meets Symphony – SAT February 21 at 7:30 PM
Gospel Meets Symphony combines the power of 200 voices with a first-rate orchestra in a high-combustion mix of two great musical traditions. It brings together talent from all over Northeast Ohio, making us one community year after year.

Four Rivers – SAT March 14 at 8 PM
Cities, nations, and cultures are shaped by rivers. The Viennese have their Beautiful Blue Danube and the Czechs their Moldau. Duke Ellington’s “river ballet” describes human life as a journey from its initial source to the final oceanic expanse.

A New Birth of Freedom – SAT April 11 at 8 PM
The peace accord signed at Appomattox on April 9, 1865 ended slavery’s nightmare. Six days later, Lincoln was assassinated. Kurt Weill’s final work for Broadway was a triumph of lyric beauty, and a stirring reflection on race relations.

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WKSU Arts & Culture Partners

 Latin American and Latino Art at the Allen
Allen Memorial Art Museum
Tuesday, September 2nd - Sunday, June 28th

This academic year, the Allen Memorial Art Museum will feature its Latin American collection in a comprehensive exhibition organized by Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Denise Birkhofer. The works range from Mexican Revolution-era prints to recent conceptual installations, organized into thematic groupings.

Sept. 2, 2014 to June 28, 2015, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, 87 North Main St, Oberlin, (440) 775-8665

 Mammoths and Mastodons
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Saturday, November 22nd - Sunday, April 19th

For millions of years they survived, great beasts weighing as much as eight tons and bearing tusks up to 16 feet long. Mammoths and mastodons were wonderfully successful creatures of the Ice Age. But despite their size and ability to adapt to different habitats, these early cousins of the elephant eventually went extinct.

Nov. 22, 2014 - April 19, 2015, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, University Circle, Cleveland, (216) 231-4600

 Forgotten First Ladies Exhibit
National First Ladies' Library
At Education and Research Center
Wednesday, January 21st - Friday, September 11th

In Forgotten First Ladies we are presenting
the ladies we have come to know. They are important because their stories are part of the story of our country, and we call that
History. Featured in the exhibit are Martha Wyles Skelton Jefferson, Elizabeth Kortright Monroe, Rachel Donelson Jackson, Hannah Hoes van Buren, and many more.

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, - Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, Education and Research Center 205 S. Market Ave. Canton, (330) 452-0876

 The Visitors
Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland
Friday, February 6th - Monday, May 4th

Incorporating elements of theater, music, and visual art, Ragnar Kjartansson creates performances that explore the boundaries between reality and fiction, melancholy and joy. Often made with groups of other people, including artists, musicians, family, and friends, his work explores the nature of relationships and collaboration.

Feb. 6, 2015 - May 4, 2015, Museum of Contemporary Art, (216) 421-8671

 Rare: Portraits of Endangered Species
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Saturday, February 7th - Sunday, June 7th

For two decades, National Geographic photographer and fellow Joel Sartore has been on a mission to document North American species facing extinction. The exhibition spotlights 60 of these species, including well-known endangered species and more unfamiliar species in danger of extinction.

Feb. 7, 2015 - June 7, 2015, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Dr, Cleveland, (216) 231-4600

 The Novel and the Bizarre: Salvator Rosa's Scenes of Witchcraft
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Sunday, February 15th - Sunday, June 14th

Salvator Rosa (1615–1673) was fiercely committed to his independence and originality and obsessed with promoting his reputation as a great painter of history, philosophy, and morality.

Feb. 15, 2015 - June, 14, 2015, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, University Circle, Cleveland, (216) 231-4600

 Cleveland Creates: A Juried Exhibition of Northeast Ohio Artists
Friday, February 20th - Sunday, April 19th

Cleveland Creates is a juried exhibition of original works by ARTneo members in the Northeast Ohio region. The exhibition showcases the great talent and quality of contemporary art being created in our region, supplementing ARTneo's regular programing of regional art historical exhibitions.

Feb. 20, 2015 – April 19, 2015, ArtNEO, 1305 W. 80th St., Suite 016, Cleveland, (216) 227-9507

 Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Sunday, February 22nd - Sunday, May 31st

Some of the most beloved artistic creations of sub-Saharan Africa, masks, figures, and decorative art labeled as Senufo have been the subject of numerous studies by African, American, and European scholars since the 1930s. Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa examines the shifting meanings of the term Senufo since the late nineteenth century.

Feb. 22. 2015 - May, 31, 2015, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, University Circle, Cleveland, (216) 231-4600

 Films from Cinematheque
At Cleveland Institute of Art
Sunday, March 1st - Sunday, April 26th

The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque is one of the country’s best repertory movie theaters, proclaimed by The New York Times. Founded in 1986, the alternative film theater shows art, independent, and foreign films as well as revived classics.

March 1, 2015, - April, 26, 2015, Cleveland Institute of Art, 11141 East Boulevard
Cleveland, (216) 421-7450

 Tuohy Lecture Series
John Carroll University
At Dolan Science Center
Monday, March 9th - Monday, March 30th

Under the auspices of the Tuohy Chair, John Carroll University offers a series of courses and free public lectures on interreligious topics. This spring's theme is Praise the Name of the Lord: Meditations on the Most Beautiful Names of God and features Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald.

Monday Evenings, March 9 – 30, at 7:30 p.m., Donahue Auditorium, 20700 North Park Blvd., University Heights, (216) 397-4700

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Member Benefits

As a way of saying “thanks” to WKSU members, many Northeast Ohio cultural organizations offer special benefits for cinema, museums, music, theatre and dance and more that include 2-for-1 performance tickets and other discounts.

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