Johnstown Symphony Orchestra

The Johnstown Symphony Orchestra performs a series of concerts at the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center each season.

The 88th season of the JSO featured Music Director James Blachly.

October 21, 2017
American Music Festival Part I:  Past and Future

Featuring the powerful music of Leonard Bernstein, Samuel Barber, Aaron Copland, and Schubert's Symphony No. 8 "Unfinished," music of unmatched beauty and mystery that reflects the unfinished nature of Johnstown's future success.  There will be a special preview performance on Friday night at the former Cambria Iron Works.

November 11, 2017
American Music Festival Part II:  All American Program in Honor of Veteran's Day

Our American Music Festival continues with a program to honor Veteran's Day with ticket discounts for all active military and veterans.  We present the music of Copland, Barber, and a commission from American composer Matthew Browne.  
The Johnstown Concert Ballet will join us for a fully-staged performance of Copland's Appalachian Spring

December 16, 2017
Johnstown Symphony Christmas
Choir Spectacular

A Choral Christmas Spectacular, featuring the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra Chorus and a collaboration with several area choruses. This concert will feature a combination of Christmas carols and anthems that will warm the heart and celebrate the spirit of the season.

February 10, 2018
JSO Pops:  Eight Decades of Broadway, Johnstown, and the JSO

Featuring music from West Side Story, Porgy and Bess, South Pacific, and much more!

April 7, 2018
North American Premiere:  
Ethel Smyth's The Prison

Ethel Smyth is one of the most important female composers of the modern era.
As far as we know, The Prison, for soloists, chorus and orchestra, has never been performed in North America.  The work features the voice of the Prisoner and his Soul.  Other works to be performed:  Wagner's Tristan und Isolde and Beethoven's Overture to Fidelio

May 12, 2018
Symphonic Pictures

For our season finale, we present a game of artistic telephone.  In the performance, you will be invited to hear not only the Ravel orchestration of Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, but also the original piano work performed by Ilya Yakushev.  We will be inviting artists to create original works in response to the Ravel orchestration, in collaboration with the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art.   The second half of the program will feature Adam Schoenberg's "Picture Studies," a series of pieces based on nine works of modern art.

 Tickets: 814-535-6738