Chagrin Valley Little Theatre

Valentine's Extravaganza BenefitChagrin Falls Studio Orchestra

Valentine's Concert

Performance Dates & Tickets

February 11, 2017
Saturday night at 7:30 PM
Call 440-247-8955 (Mon-Sat, 1-6 PM)
$75 concert ticket
$100 concert plus pre-show events (limit 50!)
All tickets include valet parking and are 75% tax-deductible


About the Event

Maestro Eva and the Chagrin Studio Orchestra's annual benefit, with internationally renowned pianist Dmitri Levkovich and the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto #3


Maestro Eva and the Chagrin Studio Orchestra's second annual benefit, with internationally renowned pianist Dmitri Levkovich and the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto #3.

Dmitri LevkovichDmitri and the orchestra received a thunderous applause and standing ovation for his brilliant performance of the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto #3 at last year's Valentine's Day Benefit show. Dmitri demonstrated why he is one of the most sought after pianists on the world stage today and to experience such a master in the intimate context of CVLT is truly overwhelming.

Darlene Nelson, owner of the Imagery Gallery is hosting a pre-concert private party beginning at 5:30 with Champagne and hors d'oeuvres at the gallery located right up the street from CVLT at 91 East Main St. with all proceeds going to benefit the Orchestra. Valet parking will be on hand at the Gallery and there will be a shuttle to take you over to the Theater for show time. There are only limited tickets available for this party so get your reservations in early.

Enjoy this elegant evening with the orchestra decked out in tuxedo and gowns. Pull your car right up to the main door for valet parking and enjoy meeting friends and other guests in the newly remodeled and larger theater lobby. (not to mention the new restrooms!)

The doors open at 6:45 and the show downbeats at 7:30 with the orchestra performing some of the most romantic music in the repertoire including the passionate Adagio movement from the Rachmaninoff second Symphony after which Dmitri Levkovich will take the stage to bring you a performance you will never forget.

At 8:50, the party begins Elegant light fare by Chef Andrew Yanak of Cuyahoga Group Catering will be served after the show, along with fine wines and beers poured personally by Kurt and Yolanda from Chagrin's own Chuck's Fine Wines will be on hand. Meet and greet Dmitri and the fabulous musicians of the Chagrin Studio Orchestra

"Dmitri's musical ability is as powerful and spontaneous as a force of nature. It is as if the music is born in the moment of its performance. His intense, emotional temperament and his open noble heart make an immediate contact with his audience. I think of him as one of the most important new romantic pianists of the 21st Century."
Sergei Babayan
renowned pianist / teacher, CIM Cleveland

Plus The Jam Session starts at 9:00 after the show

The main hall will stay open and tables will be set right on stage where members of the Chagrin Studio Orchestra will entertain and WOW you with their talent. Everything from Jazz to Broadway to String Quartets, Brass ensemble and singers will be on hand throughout the evening. Breeze in and out of the main hall and share the fun with these great musicians.

This will be Dmitri's 5th performance with the Studio Orchestra. The overwhelming applause from his previous performances still echo at The Theater. Dmitri Levkovich has been featured as a soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, Utah Symphony, China National Orchestra the Gulbenkian Orchestra Portugal and many others.

Valet parking included with both ticket prices.

  • $100.00 includes the before party at Imagery Gallery with champagne and hors d'oeuvres, the concert, after party with food, fine wines and the Jam Session (only 50 tickets available)
  • $75.00 includes Dmitri Levkovich Rach 2 concert, after party with food, fine wines and the Jam Session.
  • $250 special sponsor ticket available for both events and includes a voucher for 6 tickets to any other Studio Orchestra Shows.

About the Studio Orchestra

The Chagrin Falls Studio Orchestra is volunteer-driven, nonprofit musical endeavor that brings studio arrangements, as well as the classics that inspired them, to stages in the Chagrin Valley community.

The Studio Orchestra is the only known orchestra in the region with a particular focus on studio arrangements. Written as film scores and rarely played live, studio arrangements represent some of the most dynamic, high-energy music of our time, by some of the most respected composers.

The Studio Orchestra affords its musicians the privilege and honor to play these original works—and its audience members the rare opportunity to hear them played live. With guest musicians and vocalists as well as multimedia presentation, the performance experience is more than just a concert—it represents a new vision in musical entertainment.

About the Conductor

Stephen A. Eva is a native Clevelander from a musical family and graduate of Shaker Heights High. Mr. Eva, an accomplished trumpet player in his youth, attended The National Music Camp at Interlochen where he sustained injury to his lip from overplaying. His attention quickly turned to his true love, conducting, and he became the first student conductor ever at Shaker High School. Mr. Eva graduated from Grove City College with degrees in Economics and Philosophy where he organized and directed the first Jazz Ensemble.

For the past 23 years, Mr. Eva has been the conductor and driving force of the Hermit Club Symphony Orchestra (Cleveland's premier performing arts club.) Through the Hermit Club Orchestra, he has conducted numerous large-scale symphonic works, concertos, chamber music, musical theater, choral and pops concerts.

Mr. Eva is well known in Chagrin as the Musical Director of the Chagrin Light Orchestra for the past two seasons where he introduced fun, innovative programming to the Community. Mr. Eva is self-employed as an industrial equipment systems integrator. He lives with his wife Marilyn in neighboring Auburn Township and is a dedicated father of 5 children.