James Blachly, Music Director

500 Galleria Drive #284 
Johnstown, PA 15904
Phone: 814-535-6738



September 22, 2018 - 7 PM

In our most exciting Gala performance yet, we feature the music of the BEATLES and the dynamic foursome of Classical Mystery Tour!

Imagine the Beatles playing in concert with a symphony orchestra.  What would that have sounded like?  Find out yourself when Classical Mystery Tour performs live with the Johnstown Symphony!

Gala tickets include premium seating for gala concert.  Performance-only tickets also available.

Tickets available though the Johnstown Symphony only! Call 814 535-6738 for details.


Festive Season Opener "A tradition of excellence: Andrés Cárdenes returns!"

Premium: $45, Regular: $40           


Having served as concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony for 22 years, Andrés Cárdenes is a world-renowned soloist and conductor and brings his signature tradition of excellence to Johnstown, performing Tchaikovsky's beloved Violin Concerto. 

We are honored and delighted to welcome him back!

Tickets on sale September 24th at 10 am!


Symphonic Journeys

Premium: $45, Regular: $40           


The JSO takes you on a symphonic journey with Mendelssohn's famous exploration of Scotland, American composer John Luther Adams's visionary musical painting of water, Dark Waves, and the ultimate dream-voyage in Strauss's Don Quixote, featuring cellist Andrew Yee.

Tickets on sale September 24th at 10 am!


Handel's Messiah


Premium: $50, Regular: $45                  

Handel's timeless masterpiece returns in this JSO holiday tradition, featuring world-renowned soloists and the Johnstown Symphony Chorus all under the direction of Maestro James Blachly.

This performance will be repeated in Indiana, Pennsylvania at the Fisher Auditorium at IUP on December 9th.

Buy tickets early, as this holiday tradition always sells out!

Tickets on sale September 24th at 10 am!


Movie Night at the Symphony!

Saturday, Feburary 9, 2019

Premium: $45. Regular: $40           


Hollywood comes to Johnstown as the JSO features scores from some of your favorite movie composers such as James Horner (Titanic), Michael Giacchino (UP), Henry Mancini (Breakfast at Tiffany's) and Howard Shore (The Lord of the Rings).

Tickets on sale September 24th at 10am!


Hidden Gems: Orchestral Music of Black Composers

Premium: $45, Regular: $40           


The music of black composers is too rarely heard in our concert halls, but thanks in part to a new wave of scholarship, more and more is available for performance. 

Maestro James Blachly has carefully curated this concert of music featuring a "highlight reel" of music from this beautiful, under-performed repertoire.

Tickets on sale September 24th at 10 am!


Musical Friendships

Premium: $ 45, Regular: $40           


Brahms's friendship with Joseph Joachim was one of the most collaborative and productive in the history of music, and Maestro Blachly's long-standing musical friendship with Saint Lawrence String Quartet violinist Owen Dalby goes back many years. 

To round out this concert featuring musical friendships, the JSO performs Elgar's Enigma Variations, a piece of music composed as a "portrait"of his closest friends.

Tickets on sale September 24th at 10 am!


90th Anniversary Concert

Premium: $45, Regular: $40           


Returning to recently-renovated Cochran Auditorium, the JSO performs Gustav Mahler's inspiring Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection" in honor of the 130th anniversary of the Johnstown Flood, and as a rousing call for new life for the great city of Johnstown!

Featuring the JSO Chorus and internationally-acclaimed soloists Sarah Brailey and Sara Murphy.

At the Johnstown Cochran School. Tickets are available though the Johnstown Symphony only! Call 814 535-6738 for details.

Tickets on sale September 24th at 10 am!

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