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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

 The Legacy of Ferdinand A. Brader
Canton Museum of Art
Thursday, December 4th - Sunday, March 15th

Travel Pennsylvania and Northeast Ohio in the unique 19th century drawings of folk artist Ferdinand A. Brader, whose meticulous works featured family farms and businesses. This exhibition showcases Brader's large-scale, detailed drawings, which tell a story of life throughout the countryside in the late 1800s.

Dec. 4, 2014 - March 15, 2015, Canton Museum of Art, Cultural Center for the Arts, Canton, (330) 453-7666

 The Legacy of Ferdinand Brader
Canton Museum of Art
Thursday, December 4th - Sunday, March 15th

Travel Pennsylvania and Northeast Ohio in the unique 19th century drawings of folk artist Ferdinand Brader, whose meticulous works featured family farms and businesses — many still in existence today.

Dec. 4, 2014 - March 15, 2015, Canton Museum of Art, 1001 Market Ave N, Canton, OH 44702, (330)-453-7666

 The Great Decisions Speaker Series
The College of Wooster
At Gault Recital Hall
Tuesday, January 27th - Tuesday, March 24th

The Great Decisions of Wayne County speaker series presents experts on foreign policy and international affairs. The series continues with award winning journalist Eileen O'Connor and author Lawrence Korb with Perspectives on Afghanistan. Both O'Connor and Korb's backgrounds are steeped in foreign relations experience.

Thursday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m., Gault Auditorium at the Scheide Music Center, The College of Wooster,

 Orchid Mania at the Cleveland Botanical Garden
Cleveland Botanical Gardens
Saturday, January 31st - Sunday, March 8th

At Orchid Mania you can take an enchanting tropical escape without ever leaving Cleveland. Thousands of orchids in every shape, size, scent and stunning color will fill the halls and Glasshouse. This year, the captivating beauty of the orchid has finally met its perfect match as it's paired it with the temptation-filled setting of New Orleans in a Mardi Gras-themed orchid extravagance.

January 31 - March 8, Cleveland Botanical Garden, University Circle, (216) 721-1600.

 Players Guild Theatre presents 'The Giver'
Players Guild Theatre
At Player's Guild Theatre
Sunday, February 22nd - Sunday, March 8th

Jonas' world is perfect until he is chosen for special training from The Giver—to receive and keep the memories of the community. The Giver holds the memories of real pain and real joy. Through this astonishing and moving adaptation, discover what it means to grow up, to grow wise, and to take control of your own destiny.

Feb. 22 - March 8, Players Guild Theater - Main Stage, 1001 Market Avenue North, Canton,(330) 453-7617

 The Book Club Play
Actors' Summit Theatre
Thursday, February 26th - Sunday, March 15th

Book lovers rejoice! A famous filmmaker chooses Ana's book club to be part of his next documentary. Ignore the camera! Even as it records both the book discussions and the interpersonal conflicts. Pick: Moby Dick or the Twilight Saga?

Feb. 26 - March 15, Actors' Summit Theatre, Greystone Hall, 103 High Street, Akron, (330) 374-7568

 Dial M for Murder
Great Lakes Theater
At Hanna Theater
Friday, February 27th - Sunday, March 22nd

Deception, passion and greed prove potent ingredients for a mystery in this darkly gripping thriller, famously filmed by Alfred Hitchcock. Ex-tennis professional Tony Wendice married his wife Margot for her money; now he plans to kill her for the same reason.The exciting ending of this erotic and suspenseful story will leave you at the edge of your seat.

Feb. 27, - March 22, Hanna Theater at PlayhouseSquare, 2067 E 14th St, Cleveland, (855) 305-4862

 Civil war Cantatas by Richard Bales
Voices of Canton
At Timken Auditorium
Sunday, March 8th

It was the moment that changed history! Voices of Canton will present Richard Bales' rarely performed Civil War cantatas, "The Confederacy" and "The Union," based on period music ranging from popular songs and ballads to symphonic works.

Sunday, March 8 2015, 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Timken Auditorium, 521 West Tuscarawas, Canton, (330) 452-4098

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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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