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CAMBRIA COUNTY – Enjoy an evening of world-class music, right here in Johnstown!

The Johnstown Concert Series hosts internationally acclaimed organist and composer Albert Ahlstrom this weekend. Dr. Ahlstrom opens the season with a lively program including two famous pieces: Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, and the Toccata Finale from Widor’s Fifth Symphony.

As an exciting gift to our region, Dr. Ahlstrom will also present an original piece written just for Johnstown: Variations and Fugue on Hockeyville.

The concert is at First Presbyterian Church in Johnstown, Saturday, September 24th at 7:30pm. Tickets are available at the door.

Dr. Ahlstrom honed his craft as a Fulbright scholar in France, studying composition, organ, and improvisation. He also holds a doctorate from the Julliard School and several awards from the American Society of Composers and Publishers. He is a graduate of the Westminster Choir College, where he sang with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Philharmonic, the National Symphony, and other orchestras all over the world.

Funding for the nonprofit Concert Series is managed through the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies.

The series continues through May 2017.

  • October: Pittsburgh Concert Society vocalists William Andrews and Katie Manukyan
  • November: Pianist Tina Fagen, D.M.A.
  • March: the Pitt Men’s Glee Club
  • April: Kevin McManus & the Collective Jazz Octet
  • May: Faure String Trio

The musicians offer a question and answer session at the end of every concert, where you can talk with them about their craft in the relaxed, intimate setting. Find the complete listing of upcoming concerts at

The Johnstown Concert series is in its eleventh season. It was created to give music lovers in our region the opportunity to experience excellent performances without travelling to larger cities like Pittsburgh or New York.

If you’d like to support the concert series with a donation, you can do that here on our website.

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