Events

The 15th annual fall opera, Verdi’s Macbeth, will be performed in Stambaugh Auditorium on Friday, November 15 at 7:30pm. Tickets may be purchased by visiting operawesternreserve.org or by calling the Stambaugh Auditorium Box Office at 330-259-0555.

A Battle of the Big Bands featuring the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra is coming to Stambaugh Auditorium Wednesday, October 30 at 7:30pm. From the Montreal Jazz Festival to Lake Mary, FL, this audience favorite show wows the crowd! Just like the Big Band battles from the ’30s and ’40s, the two bands take the stage in a back-and-forth competition that showcases jazz, swing, and favorite standards from the glory years. The clear winner is always the audience. No Big Band or jazz lover should miss a rematch!

The Glenn Miller Orchestra is the most popular and sought after Big Band in the world for both concert and swing dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world. The orchestra’s present music director is Nick Hilscher.

In Big Band history, Tommy Dorsey’s Orchestra is recognized as one of the best all-around dance bands. It could swing with the best of them, and no other band could come close to Tommy’s when it came to playing ballads. Tommy Dorsey, “The Sentimental Gentleman of Swing,” was a master at creating warm, sentimental, and always musical moods – at superb dancing and listening tempos. Tommy sustained these moods through the arrangements of Paul Weston, Axel Stordahl, Sy Oliver, and showcased singers who could project them brilliantly.

Ticket prices range from $20-$80. For more information and to order tickets, visit stambaughauditorium.com, or call the Florence and Ward Beecher Box Office at Stambaugh Auditorium directly at 330-259-0555. The box office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00am-6:00pm.

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.

Distant Signals achieves the essence and style of Rush by performing all of their classic hit songs. However, the band also adheres to many Rush fans desires to play songs that even Rush themselves haven’t played in a very long time. Distant Signals was formed on the sole premise to replicate the music of Rush to perfection and share with Rush fans.

Awaken is comprised of extremely talented and seasoned musicians dedicated to celebrating the music of Yes. By combining elements from the original studio recordings along with the inspirational power of past live Yes performances, Awaken provides a truly authentic and dramatic musical experience that will impress even the most critical and passionate fans of the band they pay tribute to.

For tickets, visit the Stambaugh Auditorium website or call 330-259-0555.

The Guess Who will bring their familiar chords and catchy choruses to Stambaugh Auditorium. This concert is welcomed by The Classic Rock Station Y103. The Guess Who, is connected to pop culture history with fourteen Top 40 hits, including “These Eyes,” “Clap For the Wolfman,” “American Woman,” “Hand Me Down World,” “No Time,” “Star Baby,” “Share the Land,” “Laughing,” “Undun,” and more. Founding member and original drummer/songwriter Garry Peterson says, “We’re coming at a new generation of fans who are seeing how the band can execute with enthusiasm. And we’re also making sure the respect level remains at an all time high for the fans who have been with the band from the beginning.” Joining Peterson onstage are veteran musicians keyboard player/flutist Leonard Shaw, lead guitarist Will Evankovich, bass legend Rudy Sarzo, and lead vocalist/guitarist Derek Sharp. Together the quintet annually tours North American with their awe-inspiring execution and their decades of radio hits.

Reserved tickets range from $35-$80. To purchase tickets, call 330-259-0555, go to stambaughauditorium.com, or visit the Florence and Ward Beecher Box Office at Stambaugh Auditorium in person. The box office is open Monday through Friday, 9am-6pm.

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.

With a legendary career spanning more than four decades, KANSAS has firmly established itself as one of America’s iconic classic rock bands. This “garage band” from Topeka released their debut album in 1974 after being discovered by Wally Gold, who worked for Don Kirshner and have gone on to sell more than 30 million albums worldwide. Composing a catalogue that includes fifteen studio albums and five live albums, KANSAS has produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-Platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, Best of KANSAS), one platinum live album (Two for the Show), and two one million-selling gold singles, ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ and ‘Dust in the Wind.’ KANSAS appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the ’70s and ’80s and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe, and Japan. ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ continues to be one of the top five most played songs on classic rock radio, and ‘Dust In the Wind’ has been played on the radio more than three million times!

The band, which is currently comprised of keyboardist Tom Brislin, original drummer Phil Ehart, bassist/vocalist Billy Greer, vocalist/keyboardist Ronnie Platt, violinist/guitarist David Ragsdale, guitarist Zak Rizvi, and original guitarist Richard Williams. KANSAS continues to perform in front of large and enthusiastic audiences around the world. Along with constant touring, KANSAS continues to remain a fixture of Classic Rock radio. The band has reached a whole new audience through their unmistakable presence on the popular video games Rock Band and Guitar Hero, and through their songs’ inclusion in various television shows such as ‘Supernatural,’ and ‘South Park,’ and with films ‘Old School,’ and ‘Anchorman.’

All tickets are reserved seating. For tickets, call 330-259-0555, go to stambaughauditorium.com, or visit the Florence and Ward Beecher Box Office at Stambaugh Auditorium in person. The box office is open Monday through Friday, 9am-6pm.

What makes The Prince & The Revolution tribute band stand apart is frontman DaVaughn Weber, the nationally-known Prince impersonator who has made appearances around the country and is infamous for his extreme likeness to “The Purple One”.  The Prince Project is known for its authenticity in looks and near-perfect Revolution sound. Fans who’ve never seen Prince & The Revolution live will be amazed by the exact sound and look of the band, especially with Weber in the titular role.

Opening Act: Geo C and tha Storm. Geo C and Tha Storm performs mostly original funk based rock, however, they also play a few cover songs that they feel are right for their sound. Some examples include: “Miss You” – The Rolling Stones, “Give Up The Funk” – Parliament Funkadelic, “Turn It Out” – Rick James, “Purple Rain” – Prince, “Fire” – The Ohio Players, “Sex Machine” – James Brown, “Desperado” – The Eagles, “Everyday People” – Sly and the Family Stone , and “Pick Up The Pieces” – Average White Band.

For tickets, call 330-259-0555 or visit the Stambaugh Auditorium website.

Organist Edward Alan Moore returns to Stambaugh Auditorium for a sonic spectacular of music for organ and full brass ensemble with percussion. Dr. Moore will be joined by The Brass Roots, a Pittsburgh based brass ensemble. The first half of the concert will feature works by French composers, including the famous finale from the ‘Organ’ Symphony by Camille Saint-Saëns. The second half of the concert will take the audience on a journey through space and time with the music of John Williams from blockbuster films such as Star Wars, Superman, and Harry Potter.

Girard, Ohio native, Edward Alan Moore, is the Organist/Music Director at East Liberty Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, PA. Moore received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in organ performance from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, studying organ with Michael Farris, improvisation with Gerre Hancock and Richard Erickson, and serving as research assistant for Professor Wm. A. Little. As a recitalist, Dr. Moore was the first organist chosen to perform on the Millennium Stage concert series at the Kennedy Center in 2004. Other recitals include those at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in New York City, the Cathedral of Saint Philip in Atlanta, Princeton University Chapel, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, and the Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, MI.

A collection of Western Pennsylvania’s finest brass musicians form The Brass Roots, committed to translating the experience of the symphony hall to the more intimate setting of chamber music through dynamic musicianship and innovative programming. Quickly becoming a Pittsburgh favorite, The Brass Roots is noted for the brilliance and power of their sound. Going into their fifth year, The Brass Roots is expanding their concert schedule, their reach throughout the community both in person and online, and building relationships with Pittsburgh arts organizations and underserved communities through strategic concert programming and partnerships.

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

Stambaugh Chorus will present “Peace In Time of War”, featuring Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass. Other songs, such as Beston’s Prayer of the Children, Jake Runested’s Let My Love Be Heard, Allen Pote’s The Prayer, and Paul Simon’s Bridge Over Troubled Water have been chosen as a way to promote peace throughout the Mahoning Valley and beyond. Stambaugh Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Hae-Jong Lee, exists to promote and perform choral music while giving back to the Mahoning Valley and enhancing the cultural life of the community.