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.
An awards ceremony will be held on Friday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. at the Chestnut Room in Kilcawley Center on the Youngstown State University campus to honor the winners in the 2016 Dom Leone Writing Competition involving the Youngstown Diocesan Schools in the Mahoning Valley. The competition is named after Dom Leone, a Youngstown native and graduate of Youngstown schools and Youngstown State University, who died of cancer in 1989. Dom was a successful writer, cartoonist, songwriter, and musician.
The Mahoning Valley Chorale, under the direction of Kris Harper, will present their popular Italian concert, “To Italy With Love” on Sunday, April 24th at 3:00 pm at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 1125 Turin Avenue, Youngstown, in the Historic Brier Hill District. The concert will feature Italian opera, love songs and folk tunes which are favorites of the Italian culture. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Kris Harper at 330-707-2144 or through email at email@example.com. We can also be contacted through our facebook page The Mahoning Valley Chorale.
The Canfield Community Concert Band will present a concert on Sunday, April 10 at 3:00 pm in the auditorium at Canfield High School. The theme of the concert is Heroes & Villains and the program will feature music representing the classic struggle between good and evil.
The YSU Dance Ensemble celebrates 25 years of beautiful dance with gorgeous music, original choreography and spectacular YSU talent, Thursday, April 14 through Saturday, April 16 at 7:30 pm. In Bliss Hall’s Ford Theater. Enjoy an evening of dance genres musical theater, tap, hip hop, belly dance and modern. More information at 330 941-3105; tickets at ysu.tix.com.
The Southside Fine Arts Academy will offer summer programming in collaboration with Neighborhood Ministries Center at Rockford Village, 1402B Dogwood Lane, in Youngstown, on Wednesdays through August 17th from 11:00 am-3:00 pm. Classes in creative writing/poetry, choir, visual arts, dance and drum circle will be offered. Summer programming will resume at the Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 1420 Youngstown-Poland Road through August 23rd from 4:00 - 7:00 pm.
The Youngstown Flea hosts a “Market For Makers” once per month right in the heart of the Downtown Youngstown area. This market is dedicated to local/regional vendors of hand-made, antique and repurposed wood/metal/furniture, vintage clothing, and collectibles. It is located in the heart of the city next to the Covelli Convention center. The next market date is Saturday April 23, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. [Also May 21, June 25, July 23, Aug 30, Sept 24, Oct 22] More information at youngstownflea.com.