Dana concert a tribute to Robert Fleming

Robert Fleming

Robert Fleming

A concert titled, “Remembering Robert E. Fleming: A Musical Tribute,” will be performed by Youngstown State University’s Concert Band, Wind Ensemble and the Dana All Star Band at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, in Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown.

The concert will be preceded by a tribute dinner at 5:30 p.m. in Stambaugh’s Anne Kilcawley Christman Memorial Hall honoring the late Robert Fleming, former YSU director of Bands. Proceeds from the dinner will fund an endowed scholarship in Fleming’s name.

The concert features John Barnes Chance’s Incantation and Dance; Kaddish, conducted by graduate student Eric Bable; Midnight on Main Street; Toccata Marziale; and Carmen Fantasie, featuring senior flutist Heidi Keener; The Pines of Rome.

The Dana All Star Band is comprised of YSU band alumni from across the region as well as from across the United States. The All Star Band will pay tribute to Fleming, whose work at YSU from 1968 to 1984 helped elevate the band program to a nationally recognized status. The All Star Band will perform a march medley, Amazing Grace and  Symphony No. 1 in G Minor: IV. Finale.

Alumni who want to participate in the Dana Alumni All Star Band should contact Stephen Gage, ysuconductor@ysu.edu.

Tickets for the scholarship dinner are $60 per person or $100 for two and may be reserved by e-mailing Catherine Cala, cacala@ysu.edu.

Concert-only tickets will be available at the door and are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, and free with a valid YSU ID.