James Blachly, Music Director

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

2019-2020 Season Subscriptions


single concert tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on october 5 at the pasquerilla performing arts center box office and online.


JSO presents The Music of Queen

September 21, 2019 - 7:30 p.m. 

*Concert performed at the JWF

*Tickets to this concert are available:

        - At the JSO Office directly. 
Please call 814-535-6738.

        - Online at

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.

Opening Night

Premium: $45; Regular: $40
Tickets on sale October 7

Slavic Season Opener with Dvorak and the Tamburitzans.

Our season leaps off to a dynamic beginning with the virtuosic folk dance troupe, the Tamburitzans, as they perform authentic choreography to great Eastern European music for orchestra, including Brahms’s Hungarian Dance No. 5, Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances, and Enescu’s Romanian Rhapsody No. 1. The concert begins with Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8 in G Major, the last symphony he composed before coming to America.

Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.

Made in Brahms-Town

Premium: $45; Regular: $40
Tickets on sale October 7, 2019

The JSO Performs Brahms and Italian Opera. Featuring the masterful Symphony No. 1 of Brahms and selections from Italian operas by Rossini, Verdi, and Puccini.

The rich sumptuous music of Johannes Brahms is what inspired Maestro Blachly and many others to become professional musicians, and his symphonies are widely regarded as the most beloved in the repertoire. Italian operas formed the heart of JSO’s Opera Festivals for more than 20 years, and these stellar selections will be both familiar and beloved.

Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 3:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. (Two Performances)

The Joy of Christmas!

Tickets: Premium: $50; Regular: $45
ickets on sale October 7

Featuring the full Johnstown Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Inclined to Sing and the Johnstown Symphony Christmas Brass, this concert will be a heartwarming celebration of Christmas, Hanukkah, and the joys of the holiday season.

Our beloved Christmas POPS concert is back, and to accommodate increased demand and years of sold-out performances, we have added a matinee performance - perfect for audiences of all ages.

Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 7:30 p.m.

JSO POPS: Movies from Johnstown
Open Mic Night at the Symphony

Premium: $45; Regular: $40

Tickets go on sale October 7

Featuring performances of music from Slap Shot and All the Right Moves, and guest appearances with local legends and rising stars. Come celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime chance to hear friends and local bands play with your own professional orchestra.

Auditions: October 2019

More information to come

Saturday, March 14 2020 - 7:30 p.m.

Romanticism Across Cultures: Italian,
Polish, African American, and Nordic


Premium: $45; Regular: $40
Tickets on sale October 7, 2019

This lush and romantic concert traces the musical expression of passion and beauty across cultures and time, with music of Mozart, Chopin, American composer Jessie Montgomery, and Jean Sibelius’s majestic Symphony No. 2. This evening will bring cultures together and celebrate a sense of freedom in sound.

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 7:30 p.m.

Choral Festival


Premium: $45; Regular: $40
Tickets on sale October 7, 2019

For the first time in Maestro Blachly’s tenure, we dedicate an entire subscription concert to the Johnstown Symphony Chorus, under the direction of Jeffrey Webb, and Inclined to Sing - the Johnstown Symphony’s Children’s Chorus - under the direction of Kim Rauch.

With special guests to be announced, this concert will lift your spirits and celebrate American music and Johnstown’s choral tradition.

Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 7:30 p.m.

Grand Finale!


Premium: $45; Regular: $40 Tickets on sale October 7

As a rousing conclusion to the season, we perform music of the British Isles - including Scotland, Ireland, and Wales,

Featuring world-renowned flutist and composer Chris Norman and his modern-day tone poem about Scotland, “Out of Orkney,” and original arrangements for orchestra by Maestro Blachly of Irish folk songs, all culminating with the majestic masterpiece by English composer Gustav Holst, The Planets, including images from the Hubble Telescope.

A concert not to be missed!

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