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Symphony Chugs At The Vault And The Happy Grape

31 Aug , 2018  

Symphony Chugs return again this year to augment the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra’s 2018-2019 Season and are part of the OhioHealth Symphony Series.

Led by music historian, Mark Sebastian Jordan, the Chugs will be held again at The Vault Wine Bar in Shelby on the first Tuesday of the month, and new this year, at The Happy Grape in Lexington on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. More…

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Mansfield Symphony Orchestra Opens Season With Spanish Fiesta

25 Aug , 2018  

The Mansfield Symphony Orchestra will present its opening concert of the 2018-2019 OhioHealth Symphony Series, “Spanish Fiesta” on Saturday, September 22 at 8 PM at the Renaissance Theatre. Under the direction of Octavio Más-Arocas, the event will feature a program inspired by the greatest musical images of Spain by several of the world’s best-loved composers. More…

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Mansfield Symphony And Chorus Pay Tribute To WWll

27 Apr , 2018  

Under the batons of Music Director Octavio Más-Arocas and Choral Director Brian Nabors, the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra will join forces with 140 singers from the Symphony Chorus and the Shelby High School Choir to perform “Joyous Finale,” May 12 at 8 PM at the Renaissance Theatre. The concert, presented as a part of the OhioHealth Symphony Series, will feature a concert adaptation of Michael Thomas’ original work, “Sentimental Journey,” as well as Shostokovich Symphony No. 5. More…

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MSO And MSYO Team To Present Out Of This World Music

5 Feb , 2018  

The Mansfield Symphony Orchestra will present its fourth concert of the 2017-2018 OhioHealth Symphony Series, “The Planets” this Saturday, February 10 at 8 PM at the Renaissance Theatre. Under the direction of Octavio Más-Arocas, the event will feature a program anchored by Gustav Holst’s masterwork, “The Planets.”

“The Planets is powerful, breathtaking, beautiful and outright thrilling. We are extremely excited to share this music and the rest of this program with the talented musicians of the Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra. This concert will not only celebrate fantastic music that is out of this world, but also the future generation of talented musicians,” reflects Más-Arocas. More…

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Bach To Rock Winning Singers Announced

12 Jan , 2018  

The Mansfield Symphony has announced the five finalists chosen to perform as guest artists on the upcoming “Bach to Rock®” Concert. Those finalists are: Madi and Ana Heichel, singing “Creep;” Thomas Clark, singing “Why Should I Cry For You;” Ellie Nickoli, singing “Journey to the Past;” Karen Clifton, singing “Alone;” and Isabelle Thoman, singing “Lost Boy.”

Each performer submitted a video of themselves for online voting as a part of the Mansfield Symphony’s Bach to Rock® Singing Contest during the last quarter of 2017. More…

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MSO Holiday Pops Concert On December 16

12 Dec , 2017  

The annual Holiday Pops Concert of the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will perform on the stage of the Renaissance Theatre on December 16 at 8 PM. The performance, conducted by Maestro Octavio Más-Arocas and Choral Director Larry Griffin will feature a program of holiday repertoire, closing with a traditional carol sing.

The concert will feature a children’s chorus conducted by Lori Turner as well as Rusty Cates as narrator on the Holcomb arrangement of “’Twas The Night Before Christmas.” As ever, a visit from Santa Claus will take place during the concert and guests will have the opportunity to capture a photo with Santa Claus in the lobby. More…

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Bach To Rock Singing Contest Underway

25 Nov , 2017  

Updated November 25: Reminder that online voting starts December 1st for this incredible opportunity to sing your favorite pop/rock song with the Mansfield Symphony!

The Mansfield Symphony announces the first ever “Bach to Rock Singing Contest,” an opportunity for local rock and pop singers to enter to win an opportunity to be a guest soloist with the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra on the March 24, 2018 “Bach to Rock” concert. The concert will feature classical repertoire mixed with contemporary rock and pop music performed by the orchestra and soloists to be determined based on the contest. More…


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Mas-Arocas Profiled On WOSU’s Music In Mid-Ohio

24 Oct , 2017  

The arrival of a new music director for the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra, and the first public performance of that ensemble under his baton, has not gone unnoticed around Ohio.

In fact, on Monday WOSU’s Music In Mid-Ohio published a profile on Director Octavio Mas-Arocas entitled, “Meet the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra’s Octavio Mas-Arocas.” According to the piece, WOSU’s classical announcer Christopher Purdy talked of a recent visit to Mansfield for Mid-Ohio Opera’s performance of La Boheme, and then talked about Mas-Arocas’ new engagement with the MSO. More…

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Regional Students To Perform Fall Strings Concert

23 Oct , 2017  

On Sunday, November 12 at 3 PM, the Mansfield Symphony Youth Strings will present their annual Fall Concert on the stage of the Mansfield Senior High Auditorium under the direction of Matt Domka. The concert will feature a variety of classical and contemporary music as well as some holiday repertoire, highlighting composers such as Tchaikovsky and Handel, among others. More…

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MSO Operation Bridge Building Continues With Free Concerts

19 Sep , 2017  

The Mansfield Symphony Orchestra will present its annual free education concerts on October 19th and 20th as part of the MSO’s Operation Bridge Building program. The performances feature two themes, geared to common core literacy standards, and including narration and multimedia elements. The Operation Bridge Building concerts are presented free of cost to students in kindergarten through grade 5. More…

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MSO’s Opening Night Concert To Tell Stories In Music

15 Sep , 2017  

The Mansfield Symphony Orchestra’s “Opening Night” concert on September 23 will feature a diverse program with programming for all tastes.

The Orchestra, under the helm of newly-appointed Maestro Octavio Más-Arocas, will perform Kodály’s Háry János, Stravinsky’s Firebird, as well as several Gershwin songs featuring local singers Condrea Webber, Maddie Beer, and Brian Hupp. More…

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MSO Auditioning For Open Positions

28 Jun , 2017  

The Mansfield Symphony will hold auditions to fill open positions on September 16, September 23-24.

Open positions include 2-Section Violin (Violin II), Section Cello, 2-Section Bass, Principal Cello, Principal Bass, Principal Oboe, Principal Bassoon, Principal Tuba, Principal Timpani, and Principal Percussion. More…

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