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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

 Jack Hanna's Into the Wild
University of Akron
At E.J. Thomas Hall
Wednesday, April 30th - Thursday, April 30th

America's most beloved animal expert, Jack Hanna, brings his two-time Emmy Award winning television series to the live stage with Jack Hanna's Into the Wild Live! In this awe-inspiring event, Jungle Jack will introduce you to some of the world's most spectacular animals.

Thursday, April 30, 2015, at 7:00 p.m., E.J. Thomas Hall, 198 Hill St. Akron, (330) 972-7570

 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

 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

 MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition
Great Lakes Science Center
Saturday, February 7th - Sunday, May 3rd

Based on the popular TV series, MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition lets you try cool experiments that will get your heart and mind racing.Explore authentic props and gadgets direct from the MythBusters set and get ready to put your scientific curiosity to the test.

Saturday, February 7, 2015 - Sunday, May 3, 2015, Great Lakes Science Center, 601 Erieside Avenue, Cleveland, (216) 696-3644

 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

 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

 Kent State University Museum Displays Garments “Inside Out” for New Exhibit
Kent State University
At Kent State University Fashion Museum
Thursday, March 12th - Sunday, February 14th

A new exhibition of historic and couture clothing at the Kent State University Museum will focus on the hidden interiors and construction of garment.

Thursday, March 12, 2015 – Sunday, February 14, 2016. 515 Hilltop Drive, Kent, (330)672-0300

 Herb Ritts: The Rock Portraits
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
At Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Friday, March 13th - Thursday, December 31st

Presented in collaboration with the Herb Ritts Foundation, the exhibit includes 30 never-before-seen photographs, original video footage, contact sheets with Ritts’ red-pencil markings, new video interviews and other well-known portraits from the revolutionary photographer and filmmaker's collection.

Friday, March 13, 2015 - Thursday, December 31, 2015, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, (216) 781-7625

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Arts & Cultural Organizations

Northeast Ohio is home to a wide variety of professional and community arts and culture organizations. Click on a link below for easy access.

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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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