The Dana School of Music presents a guest artist recital featuring pianist Dr. Sean Schulze, on Thursday, September 11, at 7:30 in Bliss Recital Hall. Dr. Schulze is on the piano faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music. The program is titled An Evening with Claude Debussy. The recital is free and open to the public.
Western Reserve PBS and The Butler Institute of American Art will present a preview of a new documentary by award-winning filmmaker Karen Thomas titled James McNeill Whistler and the Case forBeauty onSunday, Sept. 7, at 2 pm in the Youngstown Butler’s Beecher Center Auditorium. The film examines the life of the art star, dandy and radical artistic visionary. Whistler introduced ideas and forms that were avant-garde for their time and paved the way for today’s notion of modern art. This program is free and open to the public.
The Annie Moses Band will give a holiday concert at Stambaugh Auditorium on Friday, December 12 at 7:30 pm. This acclaimed classical crossover ensemble will perform arrangements of holiday favorites for strings, harp, and vocals. Ticket information is available at stambaughauditorium.com.
The Stambaugh Youth Concert Band presents a concert on Wednesday, November 19 at 7:30 pm in Stambaugh Auditorium. The band is made up of the top high school band musicians from Northeastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania, and under the direction of Dr. John Veneskey and Dr. Brandt Payne. Ticket information is available at stambaughauditorium.com.
The second Sundays at Stambaugh event of the season features performers from Opera Western Reserve on Sunday, October 26 at 12:30 pm, presenting a preview of their production of the opera Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart A catered lunch by Fifth Season will precede the performance. Ticket information is available at stambaughauditorium.com.
Speedy, a comedy released in 1928 and featuring Harold Lloyd, will be presented with organ accompaniment at Stambaugh Aditorium on Sunday, October 19 at 4:00 pm. Speedy is the story of a recently unemployed soda jerk. He spends the day with his girlfriend at Coney Island, becomes a cab driver, and then organizes the neighborhood to save the last remaining horse-drawn carriage.
Jonathan Ryan, one of North America's premier young concert organists, will perform at Stambaugh Auditorium on Sunday, September 28 at 4:00 pm. Ryan is currently the Assistant Director of Music at Christ Church in Greenwich, CT, and has received numerous awards, including First Prize and LeTourneau Prize in the 2009 Jordan II International Organ Competition. Ticket information is available at stambaughauditorium.com.
Electra, adapted by Robert Dennick Joki from the writings of Sophocles, Euripides, and Aeschylus, tells the story of the aftermath of the Trojan War, as family members fight to decide who will control the throne of Atreus. The performance by Rust Belt Theater takes place on Sunday, September 21 at 12:30 pm, in the Formal Garden. Ticket information is available at stambaughauditorium.com.
The YSU McDonough Museum of Art presents the Reunion II Alumni Invitational, which runs through November 7. The YSU Department of Art along with the McDonough have invited a selection of the most distinguished alumni, many of whom have achieved national and international, to participate in a group exhibition. More information about the exhibit and museum hours are available at 330-941-1400.
The Butler Institute of American Art, located at 524 Wick Avenue in Youngstown, is exhibiting a 300 pound bronze sculpture of Martin Luther King, Jr., in the museum’s main floor through November 7th. The three dimensional portrait was created by sculptor John Wilson as a prototype for an eight-foot bronze sculpture that was installed in October, 1983, in Martin Luther King, Jr., Park in Buffalo, NY.