Music

Stambaugh Auditorium: Organist Thomas Murray

Stambaugh Auditorium presents a recital featuring Organist Thomas Murray, on Sunday, March 15, at 4 pm, at Stambaugh Auditorium, on Fifth Avenue, in Youngstown.  Murray is Professor of Music at Yale, a former American Guild of Organists International Artist of the Year, and has appeared in England, Japan, South America, and Australia, and all over continental Europe.  Tickets at stambaughauditorium.com.

Arts & Education at the Hoyt: Salon to the Shtetl

Arts & Education at the Hoyt in New Castle presents Salon to the Shetl (sh-state-l): Works for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano, by Igor Stravinsky, Aram Khachaturinan, and Paul Schoenfield, on Thursday, March 12, at 7 pm.  The program features Nanette Kaplan Solomom, Janice Coppola and Roy (zonna). More information at hoytartcenter.org

New Music Guild: Annual Winter Concerts

The New Music Guild will host violinist Galo Arboleda Solorzano and pianist Jacob Bernhardt at its Annual Winter Concerts, Friday, February 21, at 7 pm, at Holy Apostles Parish: Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 421 Covington Street in downtown Youngstown; and Saturday, February 22nd, at 7 pm, at Jefferson Congregational Church , 41 East Jefferson Street, in Jefferson, Ohio.  [Solorzano and Bernhardt will perform works by Grieg, Bach, Robert Rollin, and others.]

Thiel College Con Spirito Concert Series: New Orford String Quartet

Thiel College presents the Con Spirito Concert Series featuring the New Orford String Quartet, on Monday, March 9, at 7 pm, at the David Johnson Memorial Chapel, on the Thiel College campus, in Greenville. The concert is free and open to the public.

Boardman United Methodist Church: Boardman Community Hymn Sing

The Boardman United Methodist Church presents the Boardman Community Hymn Sing, Monday, March 2, at 7 pm, at Boardman United Methodist Church, 6809 Market Street, in Boardman.  The Boardman United Methodist Church and the Westminster Presbyterian Church choirs will be featured, along with the Boardman High School Choirs. [This is an ecumenical event, and a free-will offering will be taken of which all proceeds will benefit the Boardman Local Schools music department.]

Christ Episcopal Church, Warren: Gospel Mass

The Christ Church Parish Choir along with members from other local church choirs will present the Ohio premiere of Andre Thomas’ new Mass: A Celebration of Love and Joy, on Sunday, February 9 at 5 pm, at Christ Church, 2627 Atlantic Street NE, in Warren.  This performance is in celebration of Black History Month and is free and open to the public. 

Bach Choir: Langston Hughes: Harlem’s Jazz Poet

The Bach Choir will present Langston Hughes: Harlem’s Jazz Poet, a concert of Hughes’ poetry set to music, on Saturday, February 8th at 7:30 pm; and Sunday, February 9th at 4 pm, at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 250 North Highland Avenue, in Pittsburgh. Hughes' jazz poems, such as “In Time of Silver Rain” and “I Dream a World,” will serve as lyrics for a program of choral arrangements.] Tickets available at bachchoirpittsburgh.org

St. John's Episcopal Church: Burning River Baroque: Witches:Revered and Reviled

St. John's Episcopal Church presents Witches:Revered and Reviled, a concert featuring Burning River Baroque, on Friday, March 20, at 7:00 pm, at St. John's church, on Wick Avenue, in Youngstown.  Burning River Baroque creates Baroque music programs that inspire dialogue about contemporary social issues. Witches: Revered and Reviled explores repertoire that tells the stories of Circe, the Witch of Endor, and the Furies, in a broad range of national styles and traditions of the 17th century.

Youngstown Symphony Orchestra: Spiritual Journey: The Road to Peace and Freedom

The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra presents the concert Spiritual Journey: The Road to Peace and Freedom on Saturday, March 7, at 8 pm, at the Edward W. Powers Auditorium, in downtown Youngstown. The concert features Youngstown native and internationally-renowned tenor Lawrence Brownlee in a program of arias, spirituals, and songbook standards. Also performing will be Singers Together, Simple Gifts Interfaith Choir and the Youngstown Connection. Tickets at youngstownsymphony.com

Stage Left Youth Players: Legally Blonde the Musical Jr

Stage Left Youth Players will present the musical comedy, Legally Blonde, the Musical Jr, this final weekend, at the historic Trinity Playhouse in downtown Lisbon. Evening performances are at 7, and the Sunday matinee is at 2.  [The performance features a 7th-12th grade cast.] Tickets can be purchased online at StageLeftPlayers.org.

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