Stambaugh Auditorium is presenting the classic silent film, "The Kid," with live accompaniment by organist Peter Richard Conte on Friday, May 1st at 7:30 pm. The film stars Charlie Chaplin, who
was also the writer, director and producer. More information at stambaughauditorium.com.
The YSU Office of Student Diversity Programs, the Latino Student Organization, and the Mexican Mutual Society is holding a Cinco de Mayo celebration on Friday, May 1, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, in the Ohio Room of Kilcawley Center at Youngstown State University. The event will present live music, traditional dances and ethnic food.
The Mahoning Valley Chorale, under the direction of Kris Harper, will present a concert, “From Italy With Love” at the Brier Hill Cultural Center, 145 Jefferson St., in Youngstown on Sunday, April 26th at 3:00 pm. The concert will feature Italian opera, love songs and folk songs. Tickets can be reserved by calling 330-707-2144 and will also be available at the door.
The Warren Philharmonic Orchestra is presenting its spring concert The Power of Fate, on Sunday, April 12, at 3:00 pm, at Christ Episcopal Church, 2627 Atlantic Street NE in Warren. Music director Susan Davenny Wyner leads the Orchestra in performances of Johann Sebastian Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, the Carmen Suite No. 1 by Georges Bizet, and Peter Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4. Tickets are available at warrenphilharmonic.org, and also at the door.
The Stambaugh Chorus under the direction of Dr. Hae-Jong Lee will present a Spring Concert entitled A Few of Our Favorite Things, on Sunday April 26, at 4:00 pm, at Blessed Sacrament Church, 3020 Reeeves Road NE, in Warren. The concert will feature selections from Haydn’s The Creation and the Chorus of Hebrew Slaves from Nabucco and the Anvil Chorus from Il Travatore, both by Verdi. On the lighter side, the Stambaugh Chorus will sing a medley from The Sound of Music on its 50th Anniversary.
Coming up at the McDonough Museum of Art on Thursday, April 2 at 7:30 pm is a concert titled CutTime Simfonica. The concert will feature well-known orchestral works as well as some new "funky and groovy" compositions by Rick Robinson, formerly a bassist with the Detroit Symphony. Performing will be musicians from several regional orchestras. The concert is free and open to the public.
Compass Family & Community Services is presenting nationally renowned songwriters Bob DiPiero and Friends in a concert at the DeYor Performing Arts Center in downtown Youngstown, on Friday, April 24th at 8:00 pm. Youngstown-native DiPiero and some of Country music’s most prolific songwriters bring their #1 hits to life. Reserve your tickets at the DeYor Box office or at 330-744-0264or purchase online at youngstownsymphony.com.
The graduate chapters of Delta Sigma Theta and Kappa Alpha Psi are presenting an evening with tenor and Youngstown native Lawrence Brownlee. Brownlee, accompanied by pianist Damien Sneed, will perform his “Spiritual Sketches” recital, at The DeYor Performing Arts Centre in downtown Youngstown on Sunday, April 19, at 6:00 pm. More information is available at Youngstown-symphony-dot-com or 330-744-0264.
The Great Music Without Barriers Concert Series of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Ashtabula will present the Amici String Quartet -- consisting of members from the Cleveland Orchestra -- in a concert featuring two of Beethoven’s string quartets on Sunday, April 26, at 2:00 pm at St. Peter’s in downtown Ashtabula. The concert and reception are free and open to the public. The concert is sponsored by the Fine Arts Concert Committee of St. Peter’s. More information is available at 440-992-8100.
The West End Ensemble presents a String Chamber Music Concert at Cedars at 706 Steel Street on the west side of Youngstown on Sunday, March 22. Doors open at 6:00 pm, and the concert begins at 7:00 pm. [The West End Ensemble consists of Joseph Kromholz, Professor of Violin at Youngstown State University; violinist Lisa Kim, Akron Symphony Orchestra, cellist Paul Miahky, Canton Symphony Orchestra; and violist Vince Scacchetti.] The program includes Haydn's String Quartet in G Major, Opus 76 Number 1 and a wide selection of other works. Tickets available at the door.