Johnstown Symphony Orchestra

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Johnstown Symphony Orchestra
Founded 1929
Location Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Concert hall Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center
Principal conductor Istvan Jaray

The Johnstown Symphony Orchestra(JSO) is a symphony orchestra based in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The symphony was founded in January 1929, and conducts a program of seven concerts from October to May. An annual opera festival began in 1992, and has featured many renowned performers including baritone Sherrill Milnes. The orchestra performs at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown's Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center.

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Istvan Jaray, music director since 1983, is a Hungarian-born conductor who was a protégé of Otto-Werner Mueller.

(1929–1932) Hans Roemer
(1932–1935) Silvio Landino
(1935–1944) Theodore Koerner
(1944–1951) Russell Gerhart
(1951–1961) Manfred Kuttner
(1961–1969) Phillip Spurgeon
(1969–1973) Michael Semanitzky
(1973–1983) Donald Barra
(1983–present) Istvan Jaray

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