The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra will perform at 3 p.m., Nov. 24, at the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown. The Stained Glass Concert Series is part of the Youngstown Symphony Society’s community outreach program. During each season, the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra and music director Randall Craig Fleischer visit Mahoning Valley houses of worship, community centers, and hospitals. The Stained Glass Concerts series seeks to strengthen ties between the community and the orchestra through the performance of informal concerts that introduce the orchestra and the art form and provide opportunities for local artists from neighborhood churches to perform with the orchestra because music has the power to bring people together. It is underwritten in part by the Charles W. and Sarah J. Syak Foundation and the Howard and Jeanne Karr Charitable Foundation.
The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra began in 1926 as “The Little Symphony Orchestra,” composed of twelve members all under the age of sixteen, directed by brothers Carmine and Michael Ficocelli. Recognizing the need for a permanent administrative body, the Youngstown Symphony Society was formed in 1935. The Society acquired the Warner Bros. Theatre in downtown Youngstown in 1968. Today, the DeYor Performing Arts Center houses the 2,300-seat Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 600-seat Ford Family Recital Hall and the over-9,000-square-foot Adler Art Academy.
The JCC event is free. Light refreshments will be served. Visit jccyoungstown.org to register by Nov. 15.