On March 30 at 10:00 AM, the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Music Director James Blachly, reconvenes for the first time in more than a year to perform a concert for area school children, demonstratingthe importance of the organization’s commitment to the region’s youth and the crucial role of music and the arts in education. The professional orchestra will be joined by members of theJohnstown Symphony Youth Orchestra,directed by David Anderson, in a “side-by-side” concert, where the students play alongside the professionals.
The concert is called “V for Victory” and featuresBeethoven’s 5thSymphonyand music by John Williams, including the famous “Imperial March” from Star Wars. The concert will end with a performance of music from Disney’s Frozen.
Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Ronald McDonald House Charities Mid Penn Region andthe PNG Foundation, the JSO was able to collaborate with the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex to stage the concert in the Ed Fry Arena. The concert will be held on March 30 at 10:00 AM in the basketball arena for a small audience and will be streamed live, and will remain available for viewing on the orchestra’s YouTube channel through April 30.