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.
The Canfield Community Concert Band will present a concert on Sunday, March 22 at 3:00 pm in the auditorium at Canfield High School. The theme of the concert is Crossing Borders and the program will feature music for wind band representing classic and contemporary styles from around the world.
The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra will celebrate Hometown Heroes with the help of Warren native Sean Jones, performing the Arutunian Trumpet Concerto, on April 18th at 8:00 pm, at the Edward W. Powers Auditorium in the DeYor Performing Arts Center in Youngstown. The Youngstown Symphony Youth Orchestra will perform Jean Sibelius’ Second Symphony on the concert. More information at youngstown-symphony-dot-com or 330-744-0264.
The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra will perform Charlie Chaplin's film score during a live screening of his 1931 silent film City Lights, on March 21st at 8:00 pm. at the Edward W. Powers Auditorium in the DeYor Performing Arts Center in Youngstown. Mozart's Symphony Number 38, the Prague Symphony, is also on the concert. More information at youngstown-symphony-dot-com or 330-744-0264.