The Johnstown Symphony Orchestra will begin the spring half of its 82nd season Feb. 13 with an afternoon concert at the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center on the Pitt-Johnstown Campus.
“From the ‘Tutu’ to the ‘Tango’” will highlight dance music throughout the ages, including ancient and folk dance music, as well as songs from movies, ballets and opera.
“We are delighted to finally be able to work with Sherry Lynn,” Maestro Istvan Jaray said. “She and her partner Brian will dance on stage with the orchestra, demonstrating the visual side of the dance music. We are trying to give our audience the visual experience as well as hearing music that’s synonymous with the dances.”
Compositions included selections from Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake,” Bizet’s “Carmen” and Weber’s “Invitation to the Dance.”
JSO executive director Pat Hofscher said the concert’s 2:30 p.m. afternoon start should make the event more accessible to audiences.
“We decided to offer this bright and bouncy program on a Sunday afternoon. We know winter weather often controls nighttime activities this time of year. We thought this would be a great opportunity to offer audiences a very upbeat concert during the daylight hours.”
Tickets are available by calling the JSO at 535-6738 or the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center at 269-7200.