The First Presbyterian Church of Salem presents a concert by pianist Dr. Calvin Taylor, on Sunday, May 15, at 4:00 pm, at the Church, 436 East 2nd Street, in Salem. Dr. Taylor will perform hymns, spirituals, classics, and patriotic music. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis, and there is no charge for admission. [Dr. Taylor has degrees in music from Oberlin Conservatory, The University of Michigan, and the University of Kentucky. He has authored music books including Spirituals for the Piano, Sacred Classics, The Patriotic Piano, and Five Spirituals for Organ.]
The Summer Concerts at Warren Amphitheater opens with local rock legends Donnie Iris and the Cruisers on Saturday, May 28th, at 8:30 pm. Gates open at 5:00 pm, with Full Moon Allstar Band performing at 5:30 pm. Tickets and more information available at RiverRockattheAmp.com
The DeYor Performing Arts Center in Youngstown presents “Nashville Comes Home,” featuring singers & songwriters from Youngstown now working in Nashville, on Friday, June 24, at 7:30 pm. Reservations can be made at 330-744-0264 or YoungstownSymphony.com.
Easy Street's Cabaret Nights at the DeYor presents Tania Grubbs in Concert, on Friday, May 20th, at 7:30 pm, in the Flad Pavilion at the DeYor in downtown Youngstown. This special evening will feature old and new standards, including songs of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Frank Loesser, Stephen Sondheim, Joni Mitchell and others. The Overture Restaurant and lobby of Ford Recital Hall will be transformed into a cabaret setting. Reservations can be made at 330-744-0264 or online at youngstownsymphony.com.
The Southside Fine Arts Academy will host a performance of scenes from the opera Cosi fan tutte by Mozart on Thursday, May 12th at 5:45 pm, by members of the YSU Dana School of Music Opera Workshop. This free performance will be held at the Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road. More information about the performances or the Southside Fine Arts Academy can be obtained by calling 330-707-2144.
The Southside Fine Arts Academy will host a performance of the opera The Billy Goats Gruff, on Tuesday, May 10th at 4:45 pm by the Young Artists of Opera Western Reserve. This operatic version of the Norwegian fairy tale is adapted from music of Mozart, Donizetti and Rossini. The performance is free and will be held at the Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road. More information about the performances or the Southside Fine Arts Academy available at 330-707-2144.
Simply Slavic is a celebration of the Mahoning Valley’s Slavic culture, on Saturday, June 18th in downtown Youngstown from noon to mindight. The festival includes music, Slavic food, folk dancers, workshops, vendors, and It’s Simply Slavic—a celebration of the valley’s Slavic culture. More information at information at Simply Slavic dot org.
The Gala Festival Concert of the New Music Festival will take place on Sunday, April 24th, at 4:00 pm, at Saints Peter and Paul Church, Holy Apostles Parish in Downtown Youngstown. The performance by the Festival Chamber Orchestra includes guest composer Matthew Saunder’s Suite for String Orchestra, Gwyneth Rollin’s Impressions for String Orchestra, Robert Rollin’s African Images for String Orchestra, and more.
Our Lady of Fatima Church, at 601 Roemer Blvd, in Farrell, will be celebrating the restoration of their 1909 Tellers Pipe Organ with a concert on June 26, at 2:00 pm in the church. Music by Handel, Bach, Gounod and Franck will be featured. Performing artists include organist Vic Marsilio, trumpeter Thomas Mastramico, soprano Christine Russo, the Our Lady of Fatima Choir. The Pipe Organ was renovated by Master Organbuilder, Vic Marsilio of Victor Organ, LLC, in Austintown. The concert is free and open to the public.
First Class Big Band will be presenting the Tony Leonardi Jazz Concert on Monday, May 23rd, 7:00 - 9:30 pm, at Los Gallos in Boardman. First Class Big Band is comprised of almost all Dana School of Music (YSU) alumni, faculty, and students.