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Youngstown Symphony with salute to Journey

Published: Thu, September 14, 2017 @ 12:05 a.m.

Staff report


The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra will launch its season with a tribute to the classic rock band Journey.

The pops concert begins at 8 p.m. Saturday at Powers Auditorium. Conducted by Randall Craig Fleischer, the show will feature the orchestra, a rock band and vocalists performing such songs as “Any Way You Want It,” “Wheel in the Sky,” “Only the Young,” “Open Arms,” and “Don’t Stop Believin’” and “Faithfully.”

Tickets are available by phone at 330-744-0264, and online at youngstownsymphony.com.

The YSO’s Stained Glass Concert Series, a slate of free concerts at area houses of worship, begins Sunday at 3 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave.

This year’s concerts will include a new piece composed and arranged by Fleischer titled “Coming to Youngstown,” featuring vocalist Tania Grubbs and inspired by the 10 stained-glass windows at St. John’s. Each circular window shows scenes of men in various phases of steelmaking and attached to each is a text from the Book of Psalms.

Grubbs is a graduate of Dana School of Music and is active in the Pittsburgh music scene. She is a four-time recipient of the Heinz Foundation Ready for Life Grant for working with children through music and movement. Also joining in the St. John’s Stained Glass Concert will be church organist Richard Konzan.

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