As part of the 30th New Music Festival, the Dana School of Music presents the Gala Festival Concert featuring Swedish composer and YSU alumnus Lars Brondum, on Wednesday, April 30th at 8 P.M. in the Bliss Recital Hall, on the campus of Youngstown State University. [This concert will include the premiere of Brondum's Variations for String Orchestra, based on a Swedish folk tune; a premiere of Passing Doble, written as a memorial for two friends; and Moorland, both by composer Kathy Henkel.] More information about this free concert is available at (330) 941-3636.
The Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens present their annual Spring Plant Sale and Bulb Pre-Sale on Thursday, May 8th from 4 until 7 P.M., Friday, May 9th from 9 A.M. until 7 P.M., and Saturday, May 10th from 9 A.M. until 3 P.M. at the Gardens (123 McKinley Avenue) in Youngstown. [This event features perennials, annuals, shrubs, trees, vegetables, spring blooming bulbs, and master gardeners to offer advice and tips.] More information about this event is available at (330) 740-7116.
The Butler Institute of American Art (524 Wick Avenue) in Youngstown presents the Maurice Sendak Memorial Exhibition running from Sunday, May 18th through Sunday, July 6th. [Fifty years ago, artist and illustrator Maurice Sendak created his classic children's book Where The Wild Things Are, and this exhibition includes some of his original drawings for the book, studies, and other materials related to his career.] Museum hours and more information about this exhibition are available at (330) 743-1107.
Dulci-More Folk and Traditional Musicians present a spring concert on Sunday, April 27th at 2:30 P.M. in the meeting room of the Dale Shaffer Research Library of the Salem Historical Society (239 South Lundy Avenue). [This concert will feature Madeline MacNeil as she sings, tells stories, and performs using the mountain and hammered dulcimer.] Tickets and more information about this concert are available at (234) 564-3852.
The Ohio Cultural Alliance presents an Old World Traditions - Lost And Retained Lecture by Dr. Charles Sung, who will discuss South Korean traditions on Monday, May 5th at 6 P.M. at The Saxon Club (710 South Meridian Road) in Austintown. [Dr. Sung is a native of South Korea. Cultural enrichment will be provided by soprano Dr.
The Mahoning Valley Historical Society and Youngstown State University's Melnick Museum present a lecture by Betsy Estilow entitled Overlooked And Undervalued - The Role Of African Americans In Civil War Medicine on Wednesday, April 30th at 7 P.M. at the Tyler History Center (325 West Federal Street) in Downtown Youngstown.
The Butler Institute of American Art (524 Wick Avenue) in Youngstown presents Reflections, an exhibition from the Myrna Colley-Lee Collection running through Sunday, June 8th. [This exhibition features 50 works presenting the lives, traditions, and environments of African Americans from the 20th century to the present on various media, including paintings, works on paper, photographs, and fabric works.] More information about this exhibition is available at (330) 743-1107.
As part of their 145th Anniversary, the Dana School of Music& the Stambaugh Chorus will present The Armed Man - A Mass For Peace by Karl Jenkins performed by the Youngstown State University Wind Ensemble, the Dana Symphonic Choir, and the Stambaugh Chorus on Sunday, May 4th at 6 P.M. at Stambaugh Auditorium (1000 Fifth Avenue) in Youngstown. [This work was dedicated to the victims of Kosovo, alternates between scenes of war and the sections of the mass, and challenges audiences to find and tread the path from war to peace.
The Youngstown State University College of Fine and Performing Arts and Power of the Arts, in The Arts Mean Business Lecture Series, present the lectureThe Changing Art Market in the Digital Age on Wednesday, May 14th at 5:30 P.M. at The Raymond John Wean Foundation (147 West Market Street) in Warren.
As part of their Spring Ensemble Season, Cedars West End (706 Steel Street) in Youngstown presents a concert by violinist Smiliana Lozanova and several colleagues from the West Virginia and Canton Symphony Orchestras, on Sunday, May 11th at 8 P.M. Miss Lozanova will present the 12 Caprices by Petar Hristokov, Dmitri Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 7, and a String Trio by Josef Haydn.