YSO Pops Mask-erade

Saturday, September 10 • 7:30 pm

Grab your domino mask for a night out in Youngstown. Your Youngstown Symphony Orchestra will open the 2022/2023 Season with a Mask-erade. Enjoy the music of your favorite heroes and classic pieces featured in popular films with guest conductor Chelsea Gallo at the podium. The hybrid pops and masterworks concert will feature music from Star Wars, Batman, and The Phantom of the Opera, as well as classical pieces such as Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet Suite and Mozart’s Don Giovanni Overture.

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Autumn Ablaze

Sunday, September 25 • 2:30 pm

Set your emotions ablaze, and experience the soaring expressions of Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 and the bursting assertiveness of Mikhail’s Ruslan and Lyudmila: Overture. Puccini’s I crisantemi (The Chrysanthemums) release sentiments of grief that rise into excitement as The Firebird engulfs the hall’s acoustics. Guest conductor Raffaele Ponti returns to lead Your Youngstown Symphony Orchestra through this passionate concert.

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Ghostbusters in Concert

Saturday, October 8 • 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 9 • 4:00 pm

Join the original paranormal investigation and elimination team, and of course, Your Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, for a nostalgic ride through Elmer Bernstein’s Grammy-nominated score. Guest conductor Erik Ochsner will take the podium as Ghostbusters is screened live. The two-time Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated film by Ivan Reitman stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, co-starring Sigourney Weaver, Rick Moranis, and Ernie Hudson.

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A Journey Serene

Sunday, November 20 • 2:30 pm

Experience a serene musical journey performed by Your Youngstown Symphony Orchestra. The deep colors and calm breeze of harvest time create sensations of peace felt through Libby Larsen’s Deep Summer Music. A journey in itself Mahler’s Lieder eines Fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer) will take the audience through the emotions of love and loss. The concert will close with Brahms’ Symphony No. 2. Composed lakeside in 1877, scenes of peace and tranquility are painted in this classical work. Guest Conductor Dean Buck will lead the YSO.

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Marie Osmond: A Symphonic Christmas

Thursday, December 8 • 7:30 pm

Iconic country and pop singer, dancer, actor, author, entrepreneur, and public speaker Marie Osmond will join Your Youngstown Symphony Orchestra for a holiday spectacular! The lushly orchestrated and heartwarming show, Marie Osmond: A Symphonic Christmas will enchant audiences.

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Classical Exploration

Sunday, January 29 • 2:30 pm

Embark on an exploration through the classical works of Strauss, Coleridge-Taylor, Haydn, and Dvořák. As the music unfurls, the plot is revealed to listeners as the tale of Don Juan is told through energetic brass, romanceful winds, and the hushed tones of his last breath. Coleridge-Taylor’s Danse Nègre is a festive celebration of the African spirit. The adoration of the various cultures within the continent shine within the swinging rhythms and angular melodies. Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, commonly known as “From the New World”, demonstrates his admiration of African American spirituals. The piece moves from old worlds to new employing stylistic elements of Bohemian, German, French, Scottish blended with plantation songs of the American South. Guest Artist Brian Neal will join Your YSO for Haydn’s delightful Trumpet Concerto in E Flat, composed to showcase the capabilities of the newly invented instrument.

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Blockbuster Broadway

Thursday, February 16 • 7:30 pm

It’s a show-tune song and dance extravaganza! Celebrate Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, The Lion King, Waitress, West Side Story, Wicked, and more in one thrilling, crowd-pleasing performance. The only thing better than spending an evening at a hit Broadway show is spending an evening at ALL of them. Guest Conductor André Raphel returns to Youngstown to entertain audiences by conducting these show-stopping tunes.

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Musical Titans; Mahler, Mozart, Strauss

Friday, March 10 • 7:30 pm

Experience works from titans of classical music by composers Strauss, Mozart, and Mahler. The infectious melodies heard in Strauss’ Overture to Der Fledermaus can be enjoyed by long-time and new symphony goers alike. Guest Pianist, David Allen Wehr, joins Your YSO for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.23 A major. Interchanges between the winds, strings, and solo piano create the sweeping gestures of the achingly beautiful piece. Dubbed “Titan, a tone poem in symphonic form,” Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D Major envelopes nature and the human experience taking listeners through many emotions with changing musical tones.

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A Night for Jazz

Thursday, March 30 • 7:30 pm

Join Your YSO and guest vocalist Brianna Thomas for a night of jazz with some soul, and a little side of funk. Born and raised in Peoria, Illinois, Brianna Thomas made her singing debut at the age of six, and by age twelve by age 12, her talents and dedication propelled her to worldwide success. Showcasing a uniquely soulful and captivating voice, Brianna Thomas presents a book of songs that encapsulates common human experiences.

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