EVENTS & CONCERTS: THE YOUNGSTOWN EXPERIENCE
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Saturday, April 2020
This event has been canceled. YSU’s fraternities and sororities perform in this entertaining musical competition, which features serious acts to those of side-splitting hilarity. Each year, the Greek Life committee and co-chairs pick a theme for the night. The winners will be chosen by a panel of judges based on singing ability and presentation. Greek Life at YSU is lively with 13 chapters under three governing councils. Although each council has different focal points, operational structures, and history, there is…Find out more »
This event has been postponed. New date TBA. 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 Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 7:30pm. The SYCB is comprised of the top high school musicians from Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. The concert's repertoire includes works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, John Mackey, Samuel Hazo and a special performance by the SYCB percussion ensemble of Jamaican Me…Find out more »
This event has been canceled. YSU Bands finishes its 2019-2020 performance season with a joint program with the YSU Concert Band, Brandt Payne, Conductor, and the YSU Wind Ensemble, Stephen L. Gage, Conductor. This program will include an appearance by composer/conductor, Robert Traugh, a YSU alum, who will guest conduct his 2018 work, The River at First Light. The Wind Ensemble will also perform Steven Bryant’s award-winning Ecstatic Waters for Wind Ensemble & Electronica. YSU Dana School of Music Professor…Find out more »
This event has been canceled. Stephen J. Dubner is an award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality. He is best known as coauthor of the Freakonomics book series, which has sold more than 7 million copies in over 40 countries. He is also the host of Freakonomics Radio, which gets 8 million monthly downloads and airs on NPR stations and elsewhere. Freakonomics, published in 2005, was an instant international bestseller and cultural phenomenon. For tickets, go to stambaughauditorium.com, or visit…Find out more »
Wednesday, May 2020
This event has been postponed. New date TBA. Scooby-Doo and his meddling, mystery-solving friends will embark on a new adventure to solve a brand new mystery brought to life with cutting-edge technology, original music, puppetry, magic, singing, dance, interactive video, aerial arts, acrobatics, and video mapping. In Scooby-Doo! and The Lost City of Gold, fans of music, discovery, and gh-gh-ghosts! won’t need a passport to travel with Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Daphne, Fred, and Velma to Alta Luz, a fictitious South American…Find out more »
This event originally scheduled for Saturday, March 14 has been rescheduled for Friday, May 29. Please note the location and time WILL NOT change, only the date. The 15th Annual Beer & Wine Tasting hosted by The Grocers Association takes place Saturday, March 14, from 6-9pm at Stambaugh Auditorium. The popular fundraiser, which usually includes a sell-out crowd, benefits the children’s program of the Ursuline Sisters HIV/AIDS Ministry. Guests can sample their choices of more than 100 wines and 50…Find out more »
Scott Dettra playing is praised for its clarity, rhythmic intensity, and musical elegance, and has been described by The American Organist as “music making of the absolute authority and sophisticated expression.” Dettra began piano study at age three and organ study at age eight. Mr. Dettra holds two degrees from Westminster Choir Collegein Princeton, where he was a student of Joan Lippincott, and also studied organ and jazz piano at Manhattan School of Music. He combines an active performance schedule…Find out more »
Friday, June 2020
Opera Western Reserve will host Opera Ooh-La-La: A Summer Cabaret, its fifth annual Cabaret, held in the Tyler Grand Ballroom at Stambaugh Auditorium on June 26, 2020 at 6:00pm. The evening will feature opera arias and cabaret music, an appearance by the dancers of Ballet Western Reserve, a French-themed buffet dinner, dessert and cash bar. Proceeds from the event will support Opera Western Reserve. Tickets can be purchased for $60 plus ticket fee, by visiting operawesternreserve.org or by calling the…Find out more »
Sunday, July 2020
Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Youngstown presents ‘Dance to the Music’. Professional studio dancers along with Pro-Am performers will create a thrilling experience for the audience through Ballroom and Latin dance. The ticket price includes dinner and after-show party. Ticket proceeds will benefit the Limitless Dance Company, an organization whose goal is to offer a safe dance environment with classes and performance opportunities for all children with disabilities. The Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Youngstown have been providing the community…Find out more »
Friday, November 2020
Opera Western Reserve presents Verdi's La Traviata on Friday, November 13, 2020 at 7:30pm at Stambaugh Auditorium. Scott Skiba has been contracted as Opera Western Reserve's new Production Director, joining Conductor & Music Director, Susan Davenny Wyner. For tickets and more information, call 330-480-0693 or visit OWR's Facebook page or operawesternreserve.org.Find out more »