Special Exhibition: The Photography of Gil Gonzalez

This exclusive show features photography by Gil Gonzalez. Gonzalez has photographed a variety of subject matter and will share some of his favorite work in this exhibit. On the first of May, the museum curators will include nature photography by Kristina Smith. Admission to the exhibit is free. Sponsored by The Fremont Company and Walmart.

The Hayes Presidential Center, Inc. operates and manages the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums. As an NPO, the Hayes Presidential Library and Museum receives the majority of its funding through the Rutherford B. Hayes–Lucy Webb Hayes Foundation. The State of Ohio  provides yearly donation administered through the Ohio History Connection.

Thurs., Feb. 1–Sun., July 1, 2018
February Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday Noon–5 p.m.
March – July Hours: Monday–Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday Noon–5 p.m.; Closed Easter Sunday, April 1

Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont

DANCECleveland Presents: Che Malambo

The male Argentinian dance troop, Che Malambo excites audiences with practiced, exciting dance and a musical celebration. Since its premiere in Paris, France in 2007, Che Malambo has performed around the globe performing for audiences with their dynamic blend of precision footwork rhythmic stomping drumming and song.

Paris based Gilles Brinas first learned about Malambo while researching traditional dances. He was soon hooked on their rhythms and traveled to the Pampas region of Argentina to learn from the gaucho and further his research of their traditions.

Inspired by the dance and its originators, Brinas created Che Malambo to share this passion imbued form via international showcases. Capturing the essence of the gaucho, otherwise know as the South American cowboy, Brinas has created an evening work calling to the stage agility strength and dexterity all characteristics that make up the center of Che Malambo. The nimble footwork and whirling boleadoras will have audiences standing and cheering and will transport them into a world of rhythm. The show is on Saturday, March 17th.

From a church basement to the glittering lights of the renovated theatres of PlayhouseSquare, few organizations have a history as rich as DANCECleveland.

In April 1955, Gertrude Schurr, a dancer from the Martha Graham Dance Company, was brought to Cleveland to teach a class. The class was organized by Marian Holmes, a physical education and recreation instructor and was open to anyone with an interest in dance. 30 participants, dancers from all areas of Ohio, attended. Many were unacquainted with each other, but they all had a keen interest in the fledgling art form of modern dance. Hungry for dialog and further classes, two of the dancers, Lillian Weisberg and Joy Kane, called the other class members and prompted the establishment of an association to increase interest in modern dance as an art in Cleveland.

Today that organization is DANCECleveland.

Henry James’ “The Turn of the Screw” Adapted to Stage, Oberlin Opera Theater

Benjamin Britten’s version of the Henry James story focuses on the drama of the original work and includes a score that explores tonality and dissonance in a Britten fashion. Libretto by Myfanwy Piper; performed in English with super-titles. Oberlin Opera Theater is known for artistic excellence and innovation. Whether a new version of an operatic classic, the world premiere of a modern voice, or a researched version of a unknown diamond in the rough, Oberlin Opera Theater often challenges operatic norms. Its productions have received the highest critical acclaim from local and national publications, earning positive reviews in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Plain Dealer.

Oberlin Opera Theater has long been associated with groundbreaking performances. Staging two major productions with orchestra each year, Oberlin Opera’s performances have received the highest critical acclaim, often challenging the operatic norm. Past conductors have included Robert Spano, Stephen Lord, Ward Holmquist, and Ari Pelto. The program has created some of the day’s most important stars, including Denyce Graves, Franco Farina, Christopher Robertson, Lisa Saffer, and Robert Sims.

Runs from March 7th to 11th.

Source: Oberlin.edu

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: Strauss The Knight of the Rose, 23. Feb 2018

Explore the philosophy of love and life in this shinning program book-ended by famous works by Richard Strauss: the music of the so-called “merry prankster” Till Eulenspiegel, and the classic Suite from The Knight of the Rose. Violin adept Simone Lamsma, who the Cleveland Plain Dealer called “polished, expressive and intense”, returns by popular demand to perform Bernstein’s Serenade to celebrate his 100th birthday.

Explore the minds of composers and the spirit of opera music with Classical Conversations, one hour before each Friday, Saturday and Sunday Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra subscription concerts.

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, which also performs as the Cincinnati Pops, is one of America’s finest and most versatile ensembles. With a single-minded search greatness and a tradition that dates back well over a century, the internationally acclaimed CSO attracts the best musicians, artists and conductors from around the world to Cincinnati.

Orchid Mania, Cleveland Botanical Garden

Cleveland Botanical Garden celebrates strange and beautiful flowers at its annual Orchid Mania show. The show opening is Saturday, January 27 and runs through Sunday, March 11. Visitors to this year’s show will find the hidden beauty of secret gardens come to life with colorful orchids. More than a thousand orchid flowers, of varieties strange and familiar will fill the halls of the Botanical Garden, creating exotic encounters that will excite adults and children alike.

First established in 1930 as the Garden Center of Cleveland. Today the Cleveland Botanical Garden is a not-for-profit organization that hosts hundreds of thousands of guests annually and provides plant-science lessons to thousands of school children and welcomes as many Cleveland families each year.

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Wednesday: 10am – 9pm
Sunday: Noon – 5pm
Monday: Closed