North of Madison Avenue Better Block Association Celebration

The North of Madison Avenue Better Block Association is sponsoring a celebration on Friday, October 2, 4:30 - 10:00 pm, and all day on Saturday, October 3. It will include a “pop-up” market, YSU Student Jazz Ensemble at Dorian Books; lectures, movement and cooking demos; music, poetry, and food. Music at Madison presents "Songs of Broadway" on Saturday evening - reservations required. The North Side Farmer’s Market will also expand and have some extra activities on Saturday. More information on Facebook, and at (330) 360-0648.

Salem Youth Chorus Concerts

The Salem Youth Chorus presents an eclectic program of a capella, sacred choral music and chant, by composers such as Mendelssohn, Stanford, Rheinberger, Elgar, and others.

Friday, October 30th at 7:30 pm, First Presbyterian Church, 436 E. 2nd St., Salem The Salem Youth Chorus is directed by Jon Simsic, who is also Organist/Choir Master at St. Joseph’s Church in Canton.

Visit The Salem Youth Chorus on Facebook for more information, pictures and news of upcoming concerts and events.

Warren Civic Chorus Children's Choir Auditions

The Warren Civic Chorus is holding open auditions for a children's choir, under the direction of Mrs. Nancy Moore, on Sunday, September 20th, from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM, at the Howland United Methodist Church, at 730 Howland Wilson Road in Warren. The auditions are open to students in grades 3-8. Rehearsals will be Tuesdays at 6:30 pm, beginning September 29. More information available at

Youngstown Symphony Orchestra: Ansel Adams: America

The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Randall Craig Fleischer presents "Ansel Adams: America," on Saturday, March 12 at 8:00 pm in Powers Auditorium. "Ansel Adams: America" is a new composition Dave and Chris Brubeck and includes a multimedia performance of the American landscape photographs by Ansel Adams. Beethoven’s Third Symphony is also on the program. Ticket information available at 330-744-0264 and online at

Warren Civic Chorus: Handel's "Messiah" Auditions

The Warren Civic Chorus will hold a potluck dinner to begin rehearsals to begin for this seasons performance of Handel's "Messiah" on Monday, September 28th at 6:30 PM at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Warren. Participation is open to all who have an interest in singing with no auditions or tryouts necessary. Regular rehearsals will be held at 7:30 PM each Monday evening and the performance will be presented on Sunday, December 6th. More information can be found at

Westminster College/New Castle Lyric Opera: Katharina von Bora, Pop Opera

Orr Auditorium at Westminster College will host the premiere of the pop opera “Katharina von Bora,” a joint production of the Westminster College music program and the New Castle Lyric Opera. The work premieres Saturday, November 7th at 7:30 in Orr Auditorium on the Westminster campus. The composer, Mihai Valcu, is resident conductor of Opera Westminster, and he will also conduct the performance. Tickets will be available at the door or by calling New Castle Lyric Opera at 724-714-3003.

Stambaugh Auditorium: Organist Isabelle Demers

Stambaugh Auditorium presents organist Isabelle Demers on Sunday, September 20th at 4:00 pm. Dr. Demers is and Organ Professor and head of the Organ Department at Baylor University in Texas. More information is available at

The Soap Gallery: Opening Gala and Art Walk

Youngstown's newest fine art gallery, The Soap Gallery, will host their Grand Opening Gala and Art Walk on Friday, October 2nd, at 5:00 pm at 117 S. Champion Street. The Opening will feature artists who unite the arts in Youngstown and represent a range of artistic styles. Live music will be provided by Third Class and Bitter Alms. More information can be found at or

Annual Tribute to Black Excellence

The Youngstown Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority presents its Annual Tribute to Black Excellence Award Dinner, honoring outstanding African Americans who contributed in Delta's Five Point Programmatic Thrust: Educational Awareness; Political Awareness; Physical and Mental Health; International Awareness, and Economic Development. The dinner is scheduled for Friday, September 25, at 6:30 pm.

St. John’s Episcopal Church: Baroque Orchestra “Apollo’s Fire” Concert

WYSU and St. John’s Episcopal Church are co-sponsoring a concert by members of “Apollo’s Fire,” the popular Baroque Orchestra -- on Friday, September 25th, at St. John’s, 323 Wick Avenue, Youngstown. The concert starts at 7:30, and ticket information can be found at 330-743-3175, or ( The ticket includes a dinner option at V2 that begins at 5:30.


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