A Black Eye Affair

Feb 6, 2020

Johnstown Symphony Orchestra: Music of Johnstown, including songs for ‘Slapshot’ and ‘All the Right Moves’

The Johnstown Symphony Orchestra is set to score big on February 8th.

The Orchestra will present JSO Pops: Movies from Johnstown and Open Mic Night at the Symphony at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center on the Pitt-Johnstown campus, Richland Township.

The concert combines the city’s 91-year history of symphony music and sports-themed movies made in Johnstown, including “All the Right Moves,” about a high school football player starring Tom Cruise, and the iconic hockey movie “Slap Shot,” featuring Paul Newman.

Followed by our Open Mic Night at the Symphony with local talent from our October Open Mic Night auditions

Open Mic Night will showcase the local talent of the Jam Session Band, Dave DiStefano, Mary Jo Swank, Arlene Huth, Ava DiPasquale, Dany Vavrek, Amber Gobbel, Nick Tercek, Victoria Bechtold and Clara and Dana Cooper.

Following the concert, the event will continue with a fundraising event JSO Scores! A Black Eye Affair at Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center, 301 Napoleon St., downtown Johnstown, and it will celebrate Johnstown’s Hollywood and hockey history.

The post-concert party will be complete with stadium-themed hors d’oeuvres, games, movie and sports memorabilia, celebrity guests and live and silent auctions. The JSO’s annual fundraiser has taken several forms through the years, from the Opera Fest to more recent events featuring a circus and Venice-themed music as well as a Beatles tribute group.

While the theme changes year to year, the goal remains the same – to ensure a bright future for one of the longest performing professional symphonies in the country.

Concert tickets are $45 for premium seats and $40 for regular seats.

Tickets for both the concert and fundraising after-party are $100 or $60 for the after-party only.

For for information or to order tickets, call 814-535-6738 or visit www.jsoscores.com