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.
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 Youngstown Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Randall Craig Fleischer presents two of the world’s most beloved classic works on Saturday, September 20 at 8:00 pm in Powers Auditorium: Antonin Dvorak’s 9th Symphony and Sergei Rachmaninv’s Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini. Rachmaninov's Rhapsody features rising young pianist Tomoki Sakata, a finalist at the most recent Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas. Ticket information available at 330-744-0264 and online at youngstownsymphony.com.
The Oberlin Baroque Trio from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music will perform a concert of classical music at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in downtown Ashtabula on Sunday, October 5, at 3:00 pm. The concert is sponsored by the Fine Arts Concert Series of the Church and is part of the Church’s on-going “Great Music Without Barriers” Concert Series. It is free and open to the public and a free and open reception follows the recital.More information is available at 440-992-8100.
The Rust Belt Theater Company will celebrate its 5th Anniversary season by staging Electra, on Friday and Saturday, August 29 & 30, at 8:00 pm. Electra is adapted by Robert Dennick Joki, from the writings of Sophocles, Euripides, and Aeschylus. The Rust Belt Theater Company is located in the Calvin Center at 755 Mahoning Avenue, just outside of downtown Youngstown. Reservation information is available at 330 507 2358. Seating is very limited for this intimate show.
The Literary Society of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County will host author and speaker Jennifer Weiner (whiner) on Thursday, September 18, at the Lake Club in Poland. Jen is known for her books In Her Shoes and The Guy Not Taken, as well as numerous tv appearances. The evening begins with an author reception and cocktails at 6:00 pm followed by dinner and a presentation by Ms. Weiner (whiner). Reservation information is available at LibraryVisit.org/LiterarySociety.
The Mahoning Valley Historical Society is hosting a free Founders Day Open House at the Arms Family Museum on Sunday September 7th from 1-5 pm, in celebration of the Society’s 139th anniversary. The museum will be open for tours, the education staff will have indoor and outdoor games and activities for all ages and refreshments. More information is available at 330-743-2589 or online at www.mahoninghistory.org.
The New Music Guild and the YSU New Music Society present Bulgarian pianist Avguste Antonov in a concert on Sunday, August 31 at Holy Apostles Church on Covington Street in Youngstown. Antonov will perform works by American composers. He also will perform at The Butler Institute of American Art on Wednesday, September 3 at noon.