A Journey Serene

Sunday, November 20, 2022 - 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.

Dean Buck is a conductor based in Cleveland, Ohio. He currently serves as assistant conductor for the Firelands Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Pops Orchestra, and Cleveland Opera Theater. He is additionally music director of NOWfest, an annual festival of New Opera Works produced by Cleveland Opera Theater. Dean is Affiliate Faculty at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory where he recently conducted their production of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, and the premiere of Griffin Candey’s La Casa de Bernarda Alba (co-produced by Cleveland Opera Theater.) Other recent highlights include Adam’s Giselle with Ballet Western Reserve, and Gounod’s Romeo et Juiliette with Opera Western Reserve. Dean previously served as principal conductor for New York Based LoftOpera, where he conducted eight of their critically acclaimed productions including Puccini’s La boheme, Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, and Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte. Highlights for the 2022-2023 season are to include concerts with the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, Heights Chamber Orchestra, and performances of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker with Ballet Western Reserve, as well as Nkeiru Okoye’s We’ve Got Our Eye on You and Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory. Dean holds a master’s degree in Orchestral Conducting from the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Libby Larson
Deep Summer Music

Gustav Mahler
Lieder eines Fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer)


Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 2