The Dana School of Music presents a recital featuring saxophonists Dr. Chien-Kwan Lin of the Eastman School of Music and Dr. James Umble of YSU on Monday, March 17th at 8 P.M. in the Bliss Recital Hall on the Youngstown State University campus. [Dr. Lin has appeared as a soloist and guest artist with the United States Navy Band and philharmonic and chamber orchestras in America and Asia, and Dr. Umble is a nationally recognized soloist, recitalist, and clinician.] More information about this free recital is available at (330) 941-3636.
As part of African American History Month, Youngstown State University presents a lecture by Denise Narcisse entitled Modern Day Slavery In Human Trafficking, on Tuesday, February 18th at 6:30 P.M. in the Ohio Room of Kilcawley Center. [Denise Narcisse is an associate professor in the YSU Department of Anthropology and Sociology, and has done extensive research on human trafficking and its impact on victims and the community.] More information about this event is available at (330) 941-3097.
The Dana School of Music presents the Dana Symphony Orchestra in a Concert, featuring the three Dana Young Artist's Contest winners, on Monday, February 24th at 8 P.M. at Stambaugh Auditorium (1000 Fifth Avenue) in Youngstown. [This concert will include performances of the Concertino for Trombone and String Orchestra by Lars-Erik Larsson; Joaquin Rodrigo's Fantasia para gentil hombre;Misero! O sogno, by Mozart, and Gustav Holst's The Planets.] Tickets and more information about this concert are available at (330) 259-0555.
As part of African American History Month, Youngstown State University presents a lecture by Molefi Asante on Tuesday, February 11th at 7 P.M. in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center. [Dr. Asante is a professor in the Department of African American Studies at Temple University and has been recognized as one of the 10 most widely read African American scholars.
The Dana School of Music presents the Dana Chamber Orchestra in a concert on Sunday, February 2nd at 4 P.M. in the Christman Memorial Hall in Stambaugh Auditorium (1000 Fifth Avenue) in Youngstown. [The Dana Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of John Wilcox, will perform St. Paul's Suite by Gustav Holst, the Metamorphosen For Strings by Richard Strauss, and Beethoven's Piano Concerto Number 3, with soloist Cicilia Yudha.] Tickets and more information about this Concert are available at (330) 259-0555.
As part of African American History Month, Youngstown State University's Bliss Hall Gallery (Room 2300) presents an exhibition of the art work of Maple Turner, running from Saturday, February 1st through Friday, February 28th. [Turner is a native of Youngstown who works in watercolor, acrylic, oil, sand, and reused materials.] More information about this exhibition is available at (330) 941-3097.
The 10th Annual Game Of Hope Classic Basketball Game will be presented on Saturday, February 22nd at 4 P.M. at the Beeghley Center at Youngstown State University. The new Kids Fun Zone will open at 2 P.M. [This annual celebrity basketball winter classic game will feature competing teams comprised of elected officials, media personalities, and community leaders.] More information about the Kids Zone or the basketball game is available at (330) 728-2669.
The Youngstown State University Poetry Center and Etruscan Press present a poetry reading by Bruce Mills on Tuesday, February 11th in the Auditorium in the John J. McDonough Museum of Art (525 Wick Avenue) in Youngstown. [Bruce Mills teaches at Kalamazoo College in Michigan, his works have been published in The Georgia Review, New England Review, and more, he is the author of An Archaeology of Yearning, a memoir of his experience with his autistic son, and he is an advocate for education on autism.] More information about this free reading is available at (330) 941-1952.
As part of African American History Month, Youngstown State University presents a panel discussion on African American Contemporary Art on Friday, February 7th at 6:30 P.M. in the Auditorium at the John J. McDonough Museum of Art (525 Wick Avenue) in Youngstown. [An Exhibition by African-American contemporary artist, Youngstown native, and YSU graduate, Maple Turner, will be on display in the Bliss Hall Gallery throughout the month.] More information about this event is available at (330) 941-3097.
The Ward Beecher Planetarium, on the campus of Youngstown State University, presents the program Black Holes: The Other Side Of Infinity, running on Fridays and Saturdays from Friday, March 14th through Saturday, March 22nd at 8 P.M. each night. [This program journeys to a black hole, showing a place where everything, including light, is captured and can never escape, and where space and time come to a halt.] More information about this program is available at (330) 941-1370.