James Blachly, Music Director

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


"My Johnstown Symphony"

 2017-2018 Season: 


Saturday, May 12 - 7:30 p.m.
Symphonic Pictures

For the JSO's season finale, we present a game of artistic telephone. Modest Mussorgsky's was inspired by the exhibit of his friend Viktor Hartmann to compose the towering piano work, and Maurice Ravel orchestrated those important piano pieces for the full orchestra.  We are continuing this series of inspiration by inviting artists to create original works in response to the Ravel orchestrations, in collaboration with the Southern Museum of Art. 

In our performance, you will be invited to hear not only the Ravel orchestrations, but the original piano works played by Ilya Yakushev, a unique format that allows you to fully appreciate the music, its inspiration, and it inspires in artists of our own time.

On the second half, we feature Adam Schoenberg's evocative 
"Picture Studies," a series of pieces based on nine works of modern art. 

Premium: $40; Regular: $35

  Join our Mailing List