Announcing the 2017-18 Concert Season
"My Johnstown Symphony"
Our past, present, and future together

 

A Choral Christmas Spectacular, featuring the Johnstown Symphony Chorus, Inclined to Sing Chorus, Richland High School Choir, and the UPJ Chamber Choir. There will also be a special appearance by the Johnstown Concert Ballet.  This concert will feature a combination of Christmas carols and anthems that will warm the heart and celebrate the spirit of the season.

February 10, 2018
JSO Pops:  Eight Decades of Broadway, Johnstown, and the JSO

Featuring music from West Side Story, Porgy and Bess, South Pacific, and much more!


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Two Benefit Concerts
Saturday, March 10 7:30 pm
Sunday March 11 2:00 pm

Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center
Tickets at www.upjarts.org


April 7, 2018
North American Premiere:  
Ethel Smyth's The Prison

Ethel Smyth is one of the most important female composers of the modern era.
As far as we know, The Prison, for soloists, chorus and orchestra, has never been performed in North America.  The work features the voice of the Prisoner and his Soul.  Other works to be performed:  Wagner's Tristan und Isolde and Beethoven's Overture to Fidelio

May 12, 2018
Symphonic Pictures

For our season finale, we present a game of artistic telephone.  In the performance, you will be invited to hear not only the Ravel orchestration of Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, but also the original piano work performed by Ilya Yakushev.  We will be inviting artists to create original works in response to the Ravel orchestration, in collaboration with the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art.   The second half of the program will feature Adam Schoenberg's "Picture Studies," a series of pieces based on nine works of modern art.