West Side Story – Complimentary Ticket Offer

West Side Story

West Side Story

Dear friends of the Studio Orchestra

Coming up on Halloween weekend, Steve Eva and the Chagrin Studio Orchestra team up with Tom Fulton and the Performing Arts Academy to present West Side Story.

My friend, do not miss this performance.  This is a rare opportunity to hear the complete show score live with some of Cleveland’s finest musicians.  Plus, the young actors / singers of the Academy will blow you away.


Friday, Oct. 31 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, Nov. 2 at 2:30 pm


Chagrin Performing Arts Center located on the campus of Chagrin High School.

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Just use this secure web form to donate to the Studio Orchestra and you will receive 1 complimentary ticket to this great show for every $50 you donate!

Tickets are limited to 4 but the sky’s the limit on your donation!  Tickets are limited, so act now.

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Help us in our mission to nurture new audiences to the live concert experience.

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Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore

BUY TICKETS FOR FRIDAY AUGUST 23 or SATURDAY AUGUST 24 at Chagrin Valley Little Theatre

BUY TICKETS FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 25 at Solon Center for the Arts

Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore is a hilarious and timeless comic Operetta and considered to be the most popular of all the G&S shows. The performance is being presented in concert by the Chagrin Studio Orchestra in conjunction with Opera per Tutti and the Western Reserve Chorale. The actors will be in full costume and “off book” and are joined by the orchestra on stage along with the Chorus. The show comes to life through the music with much of the dialogue abbreviated and will be presented in one act.

The Orchestra is conducted by Musical Director, Stephen Eva. The soloists / actors are directed by Scott Skiba and the Western Reserve Chorale is prepared by Director, David Gilson.

Only three performances: Friday, August 23 and Saturday August 24 at 8:00 at The Chagrin Valley Little Theater and Sunday, August 25 at 7:00 at Solon Center for the Arts. Tickets for CVLT production are available via www.cvlt.org or through the box office (440) 247-8955.

H.M.S. Pinnafore


East Meets West (A Butterfly Lovers Concert)

East Meets West

A Butterfly Lovers Concert

Elegant Chinese Music with Full Orchestra

Saturday March 23rd, 2013 8:00 pm

The Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto
Composed by
Chen Gang and He Zhanhao

The most beloved work in the Chinese classical repertoire
With solo violinist Steven Greenman

Also on the program:
The Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble with Director David Badagnani

Hosted by The Hermit Club
Cleveland’s Premier Performing Arts Club
Come share this unique showcase event with the Hermits and Cleveland’s Chinese community

$35 – only 90 tickets will be sold.

For tickets: www.chagrinfallsstudioorchestra.org or www.thehermitclub.org
1620 Dodge Ct. Cleveland, OH • 216-621-2325

Valentine’s Day Concert featuring Jinjoo Cho

Valentine’s Concert Chagrin Falls Studio Orchestra

Valentine's ConcertFebruary 15 & 16, 2013

Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 PM
Call 440-247-8955 (Mon-Sat, 1-6 PM) or BUY TICKETS ONLINE!
$35 adult, $20 child or student with valid ID

Steve Eva and the Chagrin Studio Orchestra present their 5th annual Valentine’s Day concert, featuring the world famous virtuoso violinist Jinjoo Cho performing the romantic Concerto for Violin and Orchestra by Samuel Barber. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear this world-class performer together with a full orchestra in such an intimate venue.

Jinjoo Choo’s playing has been described as having “an undeniable charisma and depth with an intense lyricism and heartfelt tenderness that will send shivers up your spine”, and The Cleveland Plain Dealer wrote of her Severance Hall performance with the Cleveland Orchestra: “Jinjoo is a young artist of extravagant gifts.”

Jinjoo has links to Cleveland and Chagrin Falls. She moved with her family from her native Korea in 2002 to study at the CIM with the Young Artists program and teacher Paul Kanter. She and her family still reside in Hudson, Ohio. Among many of her accomplishments, in 2005, Jinjoo was the Gold Medal winner at the Stulberg String Competition in Kalamazoo Michigan. Dr. Bernie Stulberg is a resident of Chagrin Falls, a violinist himself, and the son of the founder of the Stulberg competition. Dr. Stulberg is a big fan of Jinjoo and arranged support from the Stulberg competition for Jinjoo to perform with the Studio Orchestra.

Brian Keith JohnsonAlso on the program, Opera Baritone Brian Keith Johnson teams up with our own soprano Ryann Angelotti to perform music from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. This talented duo will melt your hearts. Ryann has been a star with the orchestra many times at CVLT. Brian Johnson recently was a guest performer at the CVLT production of The Roar of the Greasepaint — The Smell of the Crowd. Mr. Johnson is a well known opera performer in Northeast Ohio.

In addition, the Orchestra will open the program with a dazzling arrangement of Disney Classic songs including music from Peter Pan, Mary Poppins, Cinderella and more.

The program is sponsored in part by:

Hamlet Village     Stulberg Competition

Holiday Concert – December 22 & 23

December 22 & 23, 2012
Saturday night at 7 PM, Sunday at 2:00 PM
Call 440-247-8955 (Mon-Sat, 1-6 PM)
$20 adult, $15 child or student with valid ID

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Steve Eva and the Studio Orchestra will delight you once again with their 5th annual Wassail Christmas Concert full of your favorite Christmas songs and true Holiday spirit. This event is light and designed for children and the whole family with an early start time of 7:00 on Saturday, December 22 and a special matinee on Sunday, December 23 at 2:00.

This year we will explore the Christmas sounds of Celtic music featuring Scottish Gaelic singer Frances Acar and friends. The fiddles will fly as the orchestra joins them in music of The Lord of the Dance.

The audience can join in with a sing along of popular Christmas Melodies led by CVLT’s own “angels”, Sophie Dennis, Ashleigh Nagy, Emily Mculley, Lilly Saunders, Sophie Longo and Chloe Longo. These young voices will touch your heart. Our own Pamela LaForce is lending her talents to choreograph these young Carolers.

In celebration of our troops — many of whom cannot be home for the Holidays — the concerts will include a video tribute honoring their service and containing special greetings from the soldiers to their families who reside in the Chagrin area. “It is our honor and pleasure to bring messages from the troops to their families during the holidays,” notes conductor Stephen Eva, “and we are thrilled that our Christmas Concert is so popular that we can now fill the theatre for two high-energy performances.”

Finally, Chagrin’s own Opera tenor Ryan Fitzpatrick will be on hand to perform Caccini’s passionate Ave Maria. Ryan is training under the ‘Opera great’ Tim Culver at Kent State University and has spent last summer training in Italy.

Come join us to bring in Christmas with the sounds of the Holidays!

The Christmas Wassail Concerts are co-presented by the Studio Orchestra and Chagrin Valley Little Theater.

The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd

September 14, 15, 16, 2012
Friday and Saturday nights at 8 PM
Sunday at 2 PM
Call 440-247-8955 (Mon-Sat, 1-6 PM) or
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Chagrin Valley Little Theatre, now opening its 83rd season, presents its fifth annual musical event featuring the nearly 30-piece Chagrin Falls Studio Orchestra, as director Don Edelman and conductor Stephen A. Eva team up for Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley’s 1965 Broadway musical THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT – THE SMELL OF THE CROWD this weekend. It has become increasingly uncommon for a local theater to present a complete musical with full orchestration, making CVLT’s annual collaborations with the CFSO a rare treat.

Just in time for the heat of the election season and relevant as ever, ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT is an allegorical satire on the British class system, which demonstrates how the working class can’t get ahead because of the constantly changing rules and social structures. Many of the songs in the score became standards, including “A Wonderful Day Like Today”, “The Joker”, “Who Can I Turn To?”, “The Beautiful Land” (made famous by Tony Bennett), and “Feeling Good” (a hit for Nina Simone, and more recently Michael Bublé).

Writer/composer/lyricist Leslie Bricusse is a multiple Academy Award nominee, with nominations for nine Grammys and four Tonys. He has two Oscars, a Grammy and eight Ivor Novello Awards. Bricusse’s other musicals include Stop The World – I Want To Get Off (1961), Goodbye, Mr Chips (1969), Scrooge (1970), Sherlock Holmes – The Musical (1989) and Jekyll And Hyde (1997). Anthony Newley, who also was also the book writer, composer and lyricist also had an acting, singing and directing career that spanned more than 50 years – he died in 1999. The duo collaborated on many works, including the beloved songs for Gene Wilder’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory film.

CVLT’s production features Bob Keefe as the aristocratic ‘Sir’, and Dan Hoy as the working class ‘Cocky’. Caitlin Houlahan appears as ‘The Kid’, Evie Koh as ‘The Girl’, Brian Keith Johnson as ‘The Negro’ and Jerry Schaber as ‘The Bully’. The production also features a chorus of young street urchins, played by Sophi Dennis, Jeanne Greminger, Sophie Longo, Emily McCulley, Ashleigh Nagy, and Lilly Saunders. Ida Porris serves as choreographer.

Tickets for THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT – THE SMELL OF THE CROWD are $20. Performances are 8 PM on Friday 9/14 and Saturday 9/15, and at 2 PM on Sunday 9/16. Tickets are available by phone at 440-247-8955, Monday through Saturday from 1-6 PM at on the theatre’s website at CVLT.org around the clock. The theater is located at 40 River Street in historic Chagrin Falls Village, and is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture and supported by the Ohio Arts Council.

CFSO Presents “The Mikado”

May 11 & 12, 2012
Friday and Saturday nights at 8 PM
$30 adult, $15 student with valid ID
Call 440-247-8955 (Mon-Sat, 1-6 PM) or
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Once again, Music Director Steve Eva and the Chagrin Studio Orchestra bring you an entertaining musical experience to the intimate setting of the Chagrin Valley Little Theater.  This time, presented in collaboration with Opera per Tutti (directed by Scott Skiba) and the Western Reserve Chorale (directed by David Gilson) – two of Cleveland’s finest Performing Arts organizations.

“The Mikado” is heralded as “the best of Gilbert and Sullivan” and epitomizes the British tongue in cheek humor still prevalent today with the likes of Monty Python, Benny Hill and Rowan Atkinson.

“The Mikado” is an Operetta…a cross-over between opera and what we know today as Musical Theater.  It features professionally trained voices and chorus but is interspersed with dialogue more typical of musical theater.  The plot of the show is a silly parody on Japanese culture about a Lord High Executioner who is just too nice a guy for the job.  The story twists and turns and, in the end, nobody loses their head…everything you would expect from Gilbert and Sullivan.

This presentation will be “In Concert”, lightly costumed with the full orchestra and chorus on stage.   Much of the dialogue is cut and the music itself will carry the audience through the story in one Act without Intermission and will end in time for you to still enjoy the night life of Chagrin Falls after the show.

Come share the music with us.

Sponsored by Hamlet Village

A Concert for You and Your Valentine!

February 11, 2012
Saturday night at 8 PM
$35 adult, $20 child or student with valid ID
Call 440-247-8955 (Mon-Sat, 1-6 PM) or
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Do not miss this event featuring concert pianists Dmitri Levkovich and Marina Radiushina!

This concert is the ultimate in musical sharing. Together with the orchestra, both Dmitri and Marina will reach right out into your heart with the most romantic music ever written. They both re-define the musical experience.

Dmitri Levkovich

Dmitri Levkovich

No matter what your musical background or taste, this concert will reach you. This will be Dmitri’s 3rd performance on the CVLT stage. This master pianist has performed with the finest orchestras all over the world including our own Cleveland Orchestra…and yet, Dimitri describes performing on our own CVLT stage to the Chagrin audience as a “thrilling musical experience…one that he has looked forward to all year”.

For this concert, Dmitri has chosen to bring the Rachmaninoff #4 piano concerto to life. This lesser known work features a gentle second movement that is perhaps the composer’s best effort ever. In place of the 3rd Movement, Dmitri has asked to insert the single movement Prokofiev Piano Concerto #1. This exciting rhythmic piece will bring you right out of your chair.

Marina Radiushina

Marina Radiushina

Marina Radiushina will bring a commanding presence to the stage as she performs the intimate Grieg Piano Concerto in A Minor. Donald Rosenberg, music critic of The Plain Dealer, referred to her artistry as “the essence of expressive fervor and discipline.” A Ukrainian-American, Radiushina has won the Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Poland, and the Cleveland Institute of Music concerto competition. She made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2008.

The Studio Orchestra will introduce the evening with music from Tchaikovsky’s Ballet, Swan Lake.

The thunderous applause and cheers from the standing ovation crowd last year still echo in the halls of the Theater. Come share the excitement as Steve Eva and the Chagrin Falls Studio Orchestra present a new vision in musical entertainment.