- Cheri Russo
Communications and Marketing Manager
Lancaster – Ohio University Lancaster Adjunct Professor Dr. Paul Young and several other music professors from Ohio University will be performing this weekend as part of the American Music Concert
in Lancaster. This is the 26th
year of the event.
“I think what is really exciting about this event is that it’s an opportunity to hear good performers from the area play,” said Young. “It’s a good opportunity to see people of all ages perform all styles of music.”
The concert is comprised of professional musicians and vocalists. Many have performed across the United States and internationally. The concert is Sunday, February 2 at 2:00 p.m. in the sanctuary at the First Presbyterian Church. It is free and open to the public.
“The group of people that are brought together and the variety, it’s just an eclectic version of music that is so unique,” said Young. “You will hear gospel, jazz and, in my case, Broadway.”
Young will be performing Marvin Hamlisch’s “The Way We Were” on the trombone. He will also perform on the piano, which he is still learning to play.
“This makes me appreciate what I do to the students in the classroom when I push them out of their comfort zone,” said Young.
Several other music professors from Ohio University will be performing at the event including, Matt James, professor of saxophone & jazz studies, Youmee Kim, assistant professor of piano, Jordan Reed, graduate assistant (saxophone), Allyn Reilly, professor emeritus of music theory, Greg Sigman, music and dance librarian, and C. Scott Smith, associate professor of horn and theory.
The concert is sponsored by the Lancaster Music Club. No tickets are required. All of the performers share their time and love of music. There will be a reception following the concert.