The 2015 Youngstown State University Diversity Leadership Recognition Celebration will honor the efforts and continuous achievements of community and campus leaders in the area of diversity and inclusion, on Friday, March 27th, at Stambaugh Auditorium. The dinner and awards begin at 5:30 pm, to be followed by followed at 8:00 pm by special guest speaker and artist, Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr., the 2011 Winner of America's Got Talent. Tickets and reservations for dinner are due in advance by March 24th at 5:00 pm. More information at stambaughauditorium.org.
Singers from around the region are invited to participate in a Celebration of Music Song Service under the direction of Jared Jacobsen on Sunday, March 15, at 4:00 pm, at the Lakeside Performing Arts Center in Ashtabula. Mr. Jacobsen is the organist, choir director and director of worship at Chautauqua Institute, NY. Jacobsen will lead the choir and audience in a concert celebration of music in the format of a Chautauqua Sacred Song Service. Interested singers are invited to join the Ashtabula County Choral Music Society in pre-concert rehearsals at 1:30 pm.
The Ashtabula County Choral Music Society & the Austinburg United Church of Christ, located at SR 45 & Route 307 in Austinburg, invite piano students of all ages and proficiencies to perform in a Piano Recital/Masterclass with guest artist Jared Jacobsen, on Friday, March 13th, 4:00 - 8:00 pm. Mr.
Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown is presenting Christian pop artist TobyMac on Saturday, March 28th, at 7:00 PM. Capital Kings and Mandisa will also be featured at the show. Tickets and more information available at stambaughauditorium.com.
MTV and Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown are presenting Fifth Harmony's Reflection Tour on Wednesday, March 18th, at 7:00 PM. The group was featured on the second season of the television series X Factor. Jacob Whitesides, Jasmine V, and Mahogany Lox will also be featured at the show. Ticket and more information available at stambaughauditorium.com.
The Young Artists of Opera Western Reserve are presenting The Three Little Pigs in the Grand Ballroom of Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown on Sunday, March 8th, at 3:00 PM. The performance will feature music from four of Mozart’s operas (Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, Cosi fan tutte, and The Magic Flute). A meet and greet with the cast will occur after the performance. Tickets are available at stambaughauditorium.com.
The West End Ensemble presents a String Quartet Concert at Cedars at 706 Steel Street on the west side of Youngstown on Sunday, February 15. Doors open at 6:00 pm, and the concert begins at 7:00 pm. [Violinist Lisa Kim from the Akron Symphony Orchestra, and cellist Paul Miahky from the Canton Symphony Orchestra, join violinist Tina Gant and violist Vincent Scacchetti for a program including standard and popular works.] The West End Ensemble endeavors to bring Classical Music to new audiences in non-traditional venues. Tickets available at the door. You must be 18 and older to attend.
The Mahoning Valley Chorale, under the direction of Kris Harper, will present a concert of gospel music on Sunday, February 1 at 1:30 pm at St. Patrick Church, 1420 Oak Hill Ave, Youngstown, as part of the church's 'Sunday, Sauce and Song Concert Series." Songs include Southern gospel, gospel and African American Spirituals. The concert is open to the public.
The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra is joined by three American Idol finalists, on Saturday, February 14th at 8:00 pm, performing songs like Georgia on my Mind, My Heart Will Go On, I Will Always Love You, and The Devil Went Down to Georgia. Ticket information is available at youngstown symphony-dot-com or 330-744-0264.
The YSU Dana School of Music is presenting a Guest Artist Master Class, featuring David Starkey, Jr., General Director and Artistic Director of Asheville Lyric Opera, on Friday, March 27th, at 2:00 pm in YSU's Bliss Hall in Room 3026.