Johnstown Symphony to honor veterans at concert featuring music by Still, Scheer, Williams, Rodgers, Beethoven

Posted on: November 4, 2021

“The Johnstown Symphony Orchestra plans on performing a concert titled ‘V for Victory’ dedicated to local veterans,” writes Alexis Loya in Monday’s (11/1) WTAJ-TV (Altoona, PA). “The concert will take place … Nov. 13… at the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center on the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown’s campus.… Submissions are open to salute a veteran to be honored as part of the concert. Loved ones can submit their name and photo, which will be displayed as part of the performance, by Nov. 9.… The concert will feature: William Grant Still’s Fanfare for American War Heroes; Gene Scheer’s American Anthem; John Williams’ Hymn to the Fallen; Richard Rodgers’ Victory at Sea; and Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony…. ‘The V for Victory concert is an important night for our Symphony, as it marks our first performance back at the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center since February of 2020, more than 18 months ago,’ JSO Music Director James Blachly said. ‘The concert has special significance as we are dedicating this entire performance to the brave men and women who have served our country from this region,’ he said…. ‘This performance is a way for us to honor and celebrate their service, through music.’ ”