Youngstown State University Skeggs Lecture Series presents Martin Sheen on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 7:00pm at Stambaugh Auditorium.

Endeared to audiences nationwide for his acting career which spans more than five decades, Martin Sheen uses his dynamic presence and celebrity status to lend an inspired voice to political and humanitarian causes around the globe.

Tickets are available beginning September 9, 2019 through the Stambaugh Auditorium website or by calling 330-259-0555.

Youngstown State University Skeggs Lecture Series presents Kevin Smith on Friday, July 5, 2019 at 7:00pm at Stambaugh Auditorium.

Tickets are available beginning May 20, 2019 through the Stambaugh Auditorium website or by calling 330-259-0555.

Chelsea Chen, the organist L.A. Times called “charming” and “irresistible” will be performing at Stambaugh Auditorium on Sunday, April 28, at 4:00pm. Chen is known for being “rare musically” and broadening the classical organ repertoire with her own works based in Asian folklore. She has adapted music ranging from classical, video games and folk songs for the organ. Her own works have been repeatedly featured at regional and national conventions of the American Guild of Organists. After only two years of study, Chen was accepted into Julliard where she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. After completing her graduate degree, Chen went on to earn an Artist Diploma from Yale University. Her past organ teachers include Thomas Murray, John Weaver, Paul Jacobs, Monte Maxwell, and Leslie Robb. She is also the recipient of the 2009 Lili Boulanger Memorial Award and the 2005 winner of the Augustana/Reuter National Organ Competition. She has soloed with Wuhan Philharmonic in China, the Jakarta Simfonia in Indonesia and the Julliard Percussion Orchestra. Chen has received praise for her own compositions, “Taiwanese Suite” (2003) and “Taiwan Tableaux” (2007). Her CD’s include Reveries, Live at Heinz Chapel, Eastern Treasures and Live at the Coral Ridge. She is currently the organist and Artist-in-Residence at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and Artist-in-Residence at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Manhattan.

Tickets for the April 28th concert are on sale now. Ticket prices range from $7-$12 including applicable fees. For tickets, call 330-259-0555, go to, or visit the Florence and Ward Beecher Box Office at Stambaugh Auditorium in person. The box office is open Monday through Friday, 9am-6pm.

The Stambaugh Youth Concert Band will present their spring concert featuring a selected senior soloist and the presentation of the Barbara Armstrong Scholarship award on April 2nd at 7:30pm. The performance will celebrate Major League Baseball’s opening day with a performance of Casey at the Bat by Roland Alan Bass. Other works in the performance include Lightning Field by John Mackey, Symphonic Dance #3 Fiesta by Clifton Williams, A Childhood Remembered by Rosano Galante, and more. The SYCB is comprised of the top high school musicians from Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. The SYCB is currently under the direction of Dr. Brandt Payne and Tyler Husosky.

Tickets range in ticket price from $3-$6 and can be purchased through the Florence and Ward Beecher Box Office at Stambaugh Auditorium, online at or by phone at 330-259-0555.

The Young Artists of Opera Western Reserve will present Goldie B. Locks and the Three Singing Bears in the Jeanne D. Tyler Grand Ballroom at Stambaugh Auditorium. This operatic version of the story of Goldilocks is based on scenes from operas by W. A. Mozart and J. Offenbach. Goldie B. Locks doesn’t just like bugs, she loves them. When a beautiful butterfly flutters off into the woods, she chases it forgetting a promise made to her mom to stay close to home.  Ending up lost and alone, Goldie B’s story unfolds much like the traditional Goldilocks, but with one important difference. The Opera Western Reserve Young Artists travel around the tri-county area to perform at local schools. Their regular programs include “Fun with Opera,” which is an interactive performance where students help to create the scenario for a one-of-a-kind improvised opera.

Tickets for this event are $7, including service fees, and on sale now through the Florence and Ward Beecher Box Office.  For more information or for tickets, visit or call 330-259-0555. The Box Office is open Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm.

Youngstown State University Thomas Colloquium presents retired NFL Player, Actor, Entrepreneur, and Sports Analyst Eddie George on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:00pm at Stambaugh Auditorium.

Pro-Tential Management has collaborated with Eddie George and his various enterprises to include: EGX Lifestyle, a health & wellness initiative that he started by partnering with the Professional Football Mothers Association and multiple lateral events at his alma mater, The Ohio State University. Pro-Tential Management has also been a part of Eddie;s busy career as he transitioned into acting, motivational speaking, entrepreneurship and numerous other projects.

Tickets are available beginning February 11, 2019 through the Stambaugh Auditorium website or by calling 330-259-0555.

The Youngstown State University Skeggs Lecture Series presents Dan Abrams & Nancy Grace on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 7:00pm at Stambaugh Auditorium.

Dan Abrams is the founder of the Abrams Media Network and created and sold He is also a best-selling author, the Chief Legal Affairs Anchor for ABC News and the host of the hit show LivePD on A&E Network. Previously, Dan served as the General Manager of MSNBC. He also hosted “The Abrams Report“, a nightly legal affairs program, and the acclaimed “Verdict with Dan Abrams“. Additionally, he was the co-anchor of “Nightline” on ABC News. His latest book is Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency.

Nancy Ann Grace is an American legal commentator and television journalist. She was the host of Nancy Grace from 2005 to 2016, which was a nightly celebrity news and current affairs show on HLN, and of Court TV’s Closing Arguments. Currently, Grace manages a radio crime show on Sirius XM and the website She is also the author of the mystery thriller Hailey Dean book series.

Tickets are available beginning February 4, 2019 through the Stambaugh Auditorium website or by calling 330-259-0555.

On March 7, in the Anne K. Christman Hall, Youngstown born singer-songwriter and musician JD Eicher is releasing his 7th record “The Compass EP”, a collection of songs that push him thematically and sonically into new territory as an artist. The EP’s first single, “Ain’t My Scene,” was released in August and became the #1 most played song on 90.7/91.3FM The Summit in 2018 among all regional acts. Join us for an intimate evening of music. A copy of The Compass EP is included with ticket purchase. Small plates will be available for purchase, as well as a cash bar. To purchase tickets, click here.

The YSU Percussion Ensemble, Glenn Schaft, Director and the YSU Concert Band, Brandt Payne, Conductor, will perform new and standard repertoire for their respective performance mediums.

The YSU Wind Ensemble, Stephen L. Gage, Conductor, will host the 13th Annual YSU Wind & Percussion Invitational. This year’s guest ensembles are the Champion High School Symphonic Band, Tyler Husosky, Conductor, and the Seneca Valley High School (PA) Wind Ensemble, Robert Matchett, III, Conductor. The program will open with the YSU Percussion Ensemble, Glenn Schaft, Conductor and will close with the YSU Wind Ensemble performing music of Dimitri Shostakovich, Ron Nelson, Morten Lauridsen and John Mackey. For the grand finale, the seniors from the two high school ensembles will join the YSU Wind Ensemble in a rousing joint performance of the Sousa classic, Stars and Stripes Forever!

For tickets, visit the Stambaugh Auditorium website, call 330-259-0555 or visit the Florence and Ward Beecher Box Office, open Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 6:00pm, Saturday & Sunday closed.