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Dana Music Presents ‘American Operatic Gems’ Nov. 17

November 8, 2018

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University will present a concert by the Opera Ensemble, instructed and accompanied by Anthony Ruggiero, on Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Bliss Hall’s Ford Theater.

The concert, American Operatic Gems, is free to attend and features music by American composers including Jerome Kern’s Show Boat, Victor Herbert’s Naughty Marietta, Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors and The Consul; John Adams’ I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky, Adam Guettel’s The Light in the Piazza, William Grant Still’s Costaso and Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music

Students in the Opera Ensemble are Lindsay Heavner, Sara Eckenrode, Emilio Sanchez, Sarah Hunter, Geena Badalamenti, Alexander Kluchar and Amanda Bertilacci.


This school year, the Dana School of Music will celebrate 150 years as one of the region’s finest cultural institutions. William Henry Dana’s visionary “Musical Institute” has produced generations of professional musicians who perform in prestigious orchestras, military and jazz bands, and contemporary ensembles; teach in elite conservatories; and develop future musicians in primary and secondary schools throughout the U.S.

More information is available by calling the Office of Community Engagement and Events at 330 941 2307.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.