December 2015: Upcoming major events for Youngstown/Warren

 

WEB Annie Moses Band 12-15

The Annie Moses Band Featuring Joshua Carswell. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.packardmusichall.com. The concert will be presented by Warren Civic Music. 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9. $40, $10.

DECEMBER
Michael Bolton: Greatest Hits And Holiday Favorites. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.packardmusichall.com. Bolton will perform his hits and holiday music. 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2. $55-$35, plus applicable service fees.

Carols & Cocoa. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504; 330-259-0555. http://www.stambaughauditorium.com. YSU’s “Carols & Cocoa” and Dana Holiday Concert dates back some 30 years, and involves most of the Dana School of Music’s vocal and music students. The event begins in the Grand Ballroom and moves to the Concert Hall for the Dana Holiday Concert. Free admission for YSU students and faculty with ID. 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2.

CMT Tour with Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.covellicentre.com. The 14th Annual CMT Tour comes to Covelli with Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett and their “Suits & Boots Tour.” Features special guest Danielle Bradbery. 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3. $34.75, $29.75, plus applicable fees.

The Youngstown Nutcracker. DeYor Performing Arts Center/Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-0264 and http://www.youngstownsymphony.com. “The Nutcracker,” one of Tchaikovsky’s most popular works, presented by the Ballet Western Reserve. Senior and student discounts available. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5.

YSYO & Symphonette. DeYor Performing Arts Center/Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-0264 and http://www.youngstownsymphony.com. The Youth Orchestra will perform “Concerto No. 2 in B Flat,” by Carl Maria von Weber (featuring 2015-16 YSYO Concerto Winner Anthony Fimognari on clarinet), “The Russian Easter Overture, Op. 36” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, “Symphony No. 4” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and “Pavane for a Dead Princess” by Maurice Ravel. 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6.

Tuba Christmas. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504; 330-259-0555. http://www.stambaughauditorium.com. This is the 42nd anniversary of “Tuba Christmas.” The idea, conceived in 1974 by Harvey Phillips, was a tribute to his teacher and mentor, William J. Bell. The first “Tuba Christmas” was conducted by Paul Lavalle at New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza Ice Rink in 1974. Traditional Christmas music performed at the first concert was arranged by American composer, Alec Wilder. Noon, Sunday, Dec. 6. A donation at the door is requested.

Annie Moses Band Featuring Joshua Carswell. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.packardmusichall.com. The concert will be presented by Warren Civic Music. 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9. $40, $10.

Disney On Ice: Treasure Trove. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.covellicentre.com. Features a live skating performance to Disney’s animated films. Multiple dates and times: 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10; 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12; 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 13. $44-$14, plus applicable fees.

The Chords Of Christmas. DeYor Performing Arts Center/Ford Family Recital Hall, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-0264 and http://www.youngstownsymphony.com. Dunkin’ Donuts and WFMJ present The “Chords of Christmas,” a concert to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank and the “Feed Our Valley” campaign. “Chords of Christmas” is comprised of 10 professionally trained musicians, vocalists and narrators who perform Christmas favorites. The show also features an original Christmas story narrated with the music. 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11. Tickets start at $20.

The Pops: Christmas On Broadway. DeYor Performing Arts Center/Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-0264 and http://www.youngstownsymphony.com. Elizabeth Southard and Gary Mauer from Broadway’s “Phantom of the Opera” and the national tour of “Showboat” will perform holiday and Broadway melodies. YSU President James Tressel will narrate “ ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” and local personalities perform “The Toy Symphony.” The concert is underwritten, in part, by the William B. and Kathryn C. Pollock Foundation and Stifel Nicolaus & Co., Inc. 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12.

Stambaugh Chorus Holiday Concert. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504; 330-259-0555. http://www.stambaughauditorium.com. The Stambaugh Chorus and the Youngstown Area Community Concert Band will host “A Holiday Concert of Giving,” which benefits the Second Harvest Food Bank. Goodwill offerings will be accepted at the door. 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 13.

David Phelps Christmas. Westminster College Celebrity Series. Orr Auditorium, 319 S. Market St., New Wilmington, Pa.; 724-946-7354. David Phelps performs one show at Westminster College as part of his 16th annual Christmas tour. Phelps is an American Christian vocalist, songwriter, and vocal arranger. He has released several solo albums, including four Christmas collections.7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 14.

Kenny G Holiday Concert. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504; 330-259-0555. http://www.stambaughauditorium.com. In a recording career that spans almost three decades and 23 albums, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G has grafted elements of R&B, pop, and Latin to a jazz foundation. Since the early 1980s, his melodies have resulted in sales of more than 75 million records and more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard’s contemporary jazz chart. He will be performing many of his career hits and as well as songs of the holiday. 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 15. $50-35.

Miracle On Easy Street. DeYor Performing Arts Center/Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-0264 and http://www.youngstownsymphony.com. “Miracle on Easy Street” returns for its 27th consecutive year. Easy Street co-founders Maureen Collins and Todd Hancock – and over 100 singers, dancers, and children – will perform. 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 18; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 19; and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 20.

JANUARY
The Rat Pack Is Back. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.packardmusichall.com. Performance recreates the music of the Rat Pack. 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 8. $67-$31, plus applicable service fees.

Tracy Lawrence & Diamond Rio. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504; 330-259-0555. http://www.stambaughauditorium.com. Diamond Rio is a multi-platinum country group with over 10 million albums sold. They became the first country music group in history to reach No. 1 with a debut single (“Meet in the Middle”). The band is celebrating their 25th Anniversary. Their long history includes hits such as “How Your Love Makes Me Feel,” “One More Day,” “Beautiful Mess,” “Unbelievable,” and “In a Week or Two.” Tracy Lawrence has earned 22 songs on the Billboard Top 10 chart with 18 No. 1 singles. Some of his most recognizable songs include “Paint Me a Birmingham,” “Time Marches On,” “Alibis,” and “Find out Who Your Friends Are.” He has sold over 13 million albums in a career that spans 20 years. 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 17. $50-35.

Three Dog Night. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504; 330-259-0555. http://www.stambaughauditorium.com. Three Dog Night has announced that their tour dates will continue as scheduled following the death of member Cory Wells. Wells died on Oct. 20. The original show date (Oct. 11) at Stambaugh was postponed. Tickets purchased for the Oct. 11 date will be honored on Jan. 24. 7:30 p.m., Sunday
Jan. 24.

Harlem Globetrotters. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.covellicentre.com. The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters perform one show at Covelli. 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 27. $79-$24, plus applicable fees.

Toughest Monster Truck Tour. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.covellicentre.com. The big-wheeled, monster trucks return to the dirt track at Covelli. 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 29 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 30. $28-$10, plus applicable fees.

FEBRUARY
O.A.R. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.packardmusichall.com. 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4. $42-$36.50, plus applicable service fees.

Steven Curtis Chapman. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504; 330-259-0555. http://www.stambaughauditorium.com. Steven Curtis Chapman is a Dove and Grammy Award winning Christian artist. He has 58 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, five Grammy Awards, and 47 No. 1 singles. His debut album, “The Great Adventure,” was released in 1992. Since then, he is approaching 11 million albums sold. His current album, The Glorious Unfolding, is his first studio album of all original material in seven years. No. 1 songs include “Do Everything,” “Yours,” “All Things New,” “Much of You,” “All About Love,” “Live Out Loud,” “The Change,” “Lord of the Dance,” “Signs of Life,” “Christmas is All in the Heart,” “Heaven in the Real World,” and “King of the Jungle.” 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5. $40-20.

The Pops: Disney In Concert — Tales As Old As Time. DeYor Performing Arts Center/Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-0264 and http://www.youngstownsymphony.com. This is the final Pops concert of the 2015-16 season. Youngstown Symphony Orchestra and vocalists will perform against the backdrop of screened scenes from Disney animated feature films. Featured songs and movie clips include “Tangled,” “Hercules,” “The Princess and the Frog,” “Frozen,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Peter Pan,” “Alice in Wonderland” and “The Lion King.” The concert is underwritten, in part, by The Jane F. Lamb Foundation and PNC Bank. 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 6.

Chicago. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.packardmusichall.com. 7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 28. $85.50-$55.50, plus applicable service fees.

MARCH
Jay Leno. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.packardmusichall.com. The comedian and former “Tonight Show” host performs one show. 7 p.m., Friday, March 4. $86.50-$56.50, plus applicable service fees.

Disney’s Beauty & The Beast. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.packardmusichall.com.
The hit Broadway musical comes to Warren for one show. 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 8. $77-$45, plus applicable service fees.

Ansel Adams: America. DeYor Performing Arts Center/Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-0264 and http://www.youngstownsymphony.com. This concert features the “Overture to Mozart’s Magic Flute,” Beethoven’s “Third Symphony” (“Eroica”) and the new composition by the jazz father and son team, Dave and Chris Brubeck, titled “Ansel Adams: America.” The performance includes a multimedia performance presenting 101 photographs of the American landscape by Ansel Adams and is accompanied by a Brubeck score. The concert is underwritten, in part, by Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley and John and Denise York and The DeBartolo Corporation. 8 p.m., Saturday, March 12.

Robert Wittman – In Search Of Stolen Treasures. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.packardmusichall.com. Trumbull Town Hall 38th Annual Celebrity Series continues with a program with Robert Wittman. 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 16. $28, plus applicable service fees.

Carrie Underwood: The Storyteller Tour. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.covellicentre.com.
The seven-time Grammy winner brings her 360-degree stage to Youngstown. 7 p.m., Thursday, March 17. $73, $43, plus applicable fees.

The World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.packardmusichall.com. Presented by the Animal Welfare League Of Trumbull County. 3 p.m., Saturday, March 19. $46-$12, plus applicable service fees.

In The Mood – a 1940s Musical Revue. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.packardmusichall.com.
Warren Civic Music will present this 1940s musical revue. 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 22. $40-$10.

APRIL
Hebraic Rhapsody. DeYor Performing Arts Center/Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-0264 and http://www.youngstownsymphony.com. The final offering of the 2015-16 season features Israeli-American cellist Inbal Segev in the “Bloch Schelomo” (“Hebraic Rhapsody”) and “Bernstein’s Mass: Three Meditations.” Other orchestra selections include Copland’s “The tender land: Suite” and “Adagietto” from Mahler’s Fifth Symphony. The concert is underwritten, in part, by The Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation. 8 p.m., Saturday, April 9.

The Texas Tenors. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.packardmusichall.com. Warren Civic Music will present this popular country trio in a return performance to Packard Music Hall. 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 13. $50-$10.

Dr. Elliot Engel – The Wright Brothers. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.packardmusichall.com.
Trumbull Town Hall 38th Annual Celebrity Series concludes with Engel’s presentation on the Wright Brothers. 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 20. $28, plus applicable service fees.

JUNE
Celtic Woman: Destiny World Tour. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.packardmusichall.com.
The Celtic Woman tour comes to Warren for one show. 7 p.m., Thursday, June 16. $99-$39, plus applicable service fees.

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WEB Michael Bolton 12-15

PICTURED: Michael Bolton: Greatest Hits And Holiday Favorites. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.packardmusichall.com. Bolton will perform his hits and holiday music. 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2. $55-$35, plus applicable service fees. Photograph by Naomi Kaltman.

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