Johnstown Symphony set for side-by-side concert with its youth orchestra

Posted on: March 24, 2021

“Johnstown Symphony Orchestra is coming together to share music with area students,” writes Kelly Urban in last Thursday’s (3/18) Tribune-Democrat (Johnstown, PA). “The symphony will present its Young People’s Concert at 10 a.m. March 30 for a small invited audience in the Ed Fry Arena at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus, and live-streamed on the JSO’s YouTube channel. Musicians will be joined by members of the Johnstown Symphony Youth Orchestra, directed by David Anderson, in the side-by-side concert… The concert … will be streamed to more than 2,000 students…. The concert… will feature Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 … music by John Williams [and] music from Disney’s ‘Frozen.’ ‘This concert marks a new beginning for us all at the JSO, and we are so excited to be performing in this incredible space for so many students in the area,’ said James Blachly, JSO music director…. Jessica Satava, executive director of the JSO, said, … ‘Inviting our musicians back to perform together again after a long and difficult period of collective quiet is emotional and exhilarating’ … The performance will remain on JSO’s YouTube channel through April 30.”