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.
Iron Roots Urban Farm presents their cooking class schedule. The classes are designed to work with families, local growers, and community cooks to help foster a healthier and more sustainable community. All classes will be held on Fridays from 6:00-8:00 PM in the HMHP Foundation Demonstration Kitchen located at 822 Billingsgate Avenue in Youngstown. More information about these free classes is available at 330-480-0423 or online at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The United Eastern Lenape Nation is proud to present the Healing Mother Earth 6th Annual Native American Powwow, September 5 - 7, at Fischer’s Pine Lake, 3796 Maple Road in Jefferson, OH. All drums and dancers are welcome to participate! There will be Native Vendors, Native American Storytelling, Flute & Auction; Evening Activities include Trade Blanket, Moonlight Dancing, and Drumming.
The Mahoning Valley Chorale is looking for new members to join us in our 2014-15 season. Membership is open to all singers with a strong interest in performing a variety of choral music. Everyone is welcome to audition. Auditions are by appointment only on Sunday afternoon, August 24 at St. Patrick Church, 1420 Oak Hill Ave., Youngstown. Reservations can be made at 330-707-2144. Details about the audition process, membership, and this season’s concert line up is available on the Chorale's Facebook page.