Press Release

September 26, 2023

The Youngstown Symphony Society Receives Grant from the Kennedy Family Fund & Arnett Family Fund

Youngstown, OH (September 26, 2023): The Youngstown Symphony Society received $7,500 from the Kennedy Family Fund and Arnett Family Fund, component funds of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley. These funds will be used to support the 2023/2024 the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra season.

The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra’s 2023/2024 season will open with Thorgy Thor and the Thorchestra on September 21 at the DeYor Performing Arts Center. The season will include Latin Fire, Home Alone with live orchestra accompaniment, and The Vindy’s Meet Your Youngstown Symphony, which will be held at DeYor. Masterworks With Guest Conductor Lawrence Loh and Unknown & Gorgeous: River & Iron will be housed at Stambaugh Auditorium. The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra will also present a children’s concert with guest conductor Francisco Noya on October 13th. This concert will provide an educational experience for students, introducing them to classic Latin and Spanish music.

The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra’s 2023/2024 Season will feature a variety of programming that has been designed to entice new audience members as well as delight its long-standing patrons. The blend of exceptional guest conductors and artists with the excellence of Your Youngstown Symphony Orchestra musicians is sure to produce a season full of exciting and memorable live concerts.

Guest conductor Erik Ochsner will return this season after his Youngstown debut last October during the two-show run of Ghostbusters in Concert. Two new guest conductors will take the podium; Lawrence Loh (Symphoria) and Francisco Noya (Boston Civic Symphony Orchestra). While the search for a music director continues, the Youngstown Symphony Society’s goal remains the same, to engage with the audience and orchestra on and off the stage through community engagement events, as well as design programming to grow the audience.