SAMA reveals award winners
JOHNSTOWN - Joe Berezansky of Johnstown was awarded the Josephine Paul Memorial Award, given to the work chosen Best of Show, in the Allied Artists of Johnstown 77th Annual Juried Art Exhibition. On view at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Johnstown through Dec. 4, the exhibition features more than 50 works in a variety of media created by artists throughout Western and Central Pennsylvania.
Kathleen Kase Burk of Ebensburg received the Robin Strachan Award as first runner-up. Other award winners include Michael C. Begenyi of Northern Cambria, Mark Parrish of Westover, Daniel C. Helsel of Davidsville, Ned Wert of Brush Valley, Sallie Zoerb of Somerset, and Diane M. Safko, Jim Richey and Sam Howard, all of Johnstown.
The Singing Boys of Pennsylvania will open the Music at St. John’s Concert Series at 3 p.m. Oct. 18 at St. John the Evangelist Church.
Music series starts Oct. 18
The 2009-2010 Music at St. John's Concert Series will begin at 3 p.m. Oct. 18 with The Singing Boys of Pennsylvania, a choir of boys ages 10 to 14.
The second performance will feature the St. John's Combined Choirs performing sacred Advent and Christmas music at 7 p.m. Dec. 13.
Pianist Enrico Elisi, a Penn State University Park teacher, will perform with his Chihara Trio - also featuring violist Timothy Deighton and clarinetist Anthony Costa - at 3 p.m. Jan. 24. Also performing will be several of Elisi's master piano students.
Acclaimed flutist Eugenia Zukerman will close the Music at St. John's series at 7 p.m. April 25 with the show "An Evening with Eugenia Zukerman: Flutist, Journalist and Writer."
All concerts will be held at St. John the Evangelist Church, 344 Baynton Ave., Lakemont. The suggested donation for admission is $10 for adults and $20 for families.
For more information, call 943-1489.
Musician plays Portage show
PORTAGE - The Portage Area Historical Society will host an hour of music and song at 2 p.m. Oct. 18, when Pennsylvania Humanities Council Commonwealth Speaker and musician Ed McDade presents "Singin' On The Rails."
The presentation is free and will be held at the Portage Station Museum, 400 Lee St. For more information, call 736-9223
Juilliard group to play show
HOLLIDAYSBURG - The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra from New York City will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School Auditorium.
In addition to the concert, the orchestra will be working with the Hollidaysburg Area High School Jazz Band during a master class and will also be performing for the students in the afternoon. Hollidaysburg alumus Aaron Kimmel will perform on drums with the Juilliard group.
Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door.
'Wars' event heads to area
PITTSBURGH - The multi-media event "Star Wars: In Concert" will come to Pittsburgh's Mellon Arena at 5 p.m. Nov. 29.
"Star Wars: In Concert" features a live symphony orchestra and choir featuring music from all six of John Williams' "Star Wars" scores, live narration by Anthony Daniels (the actor who portrayed C-3PO in all six films) and an exclusive exhibit of Star Wars costumes, props, production artwork and memorabilia.
Tickets range from $35 to $75 and are available at the Mellon Arena Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, including select Giant Eagle, Macy's and FYE locations, by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at Ticketmaster.com.
Goldfarb focus of exhibits
This fall, the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona welcomes home the art of Altoona native artist Shirley Goldfarb. In "Shirley Goldfarb: The Early Years," the museum will showcase more than 40 works created by the artist between 1950 and 1954, capturing the early development of Goldfarb's career.
The exhibition opens Oct. 23 and will remain on view through Feb. 14.
In addition, SAMA's Loretto site will display an exhibition of the artist's later works in "Shirley Goldfarb: The Later Years," on view Nov. 20 through Feb. 20.
SAMA-Altoona will host a Lunch a l'Art program with author Rebecca Cohen at noon Dec. 9.
Call 946-4464 for reservations or more information.