Johnstown Symphony brings music online during pandemic

Posted on: May 5, 2020

“Area arts nonprofits have gone online to bring exhibits, classes and events home for the public,” writes Marianne Spampinato in Wednesday’s (4/29) Daily American (Johnstown, PA). “ ‘Our organization understands its role as leaders in the community whether we can be onstage performing live or not, and we are actively engaged in fulfilling our mission in the region, including two new initiatives,’ said Jessica Satava, executive director of the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra. ‘Music Heals: Connecting our Community with Sound’ is a playlist series curated by Music Director James Blachly based on music recommendations from the community.… ‘Each week we receive dozens of additions to the series … from members of the (symphony orchestra) family far and wide,’ Savata said…. #JSYO@Home is a learning and sharing series taught by David Anderson, Johnstown Symphony Youth Orchestra director. Anderson provides remote workshops on music theory, the college admission process, conducting, and other topics to his orchestra. Each week, students may participate by following the Johnstown Symphony Youth Orchestra on Facebook.” Other Johnstown-area nonprofits cited in the article include Cambria County Library, Community Arts Center of Cambria County, Johnstown Area Heritage Association, and Band of Brothers Shakespeare Co.