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Mansfield Symphony Partners With Youth Orchestra

23 Jan , 2020  

The Mansfield Symphony Orchestra will present its fourth concert of the 2019-2020 OhioHealth Symphony Series, “Revolutions” on Saturday, February 8 at 8:00 PM at the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield, Ohio. Under the direction of Octavio Más-Arocas, the event will feature a program celebrating Russian-themed masterworks of some of the world’s greatest composers.

The Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Randy Heidlebaugh, will join the symphony. Together, the groups will perform Sibelius’ Finlandia, “Bacchanale” from Saint-Saens’ Samson and Delilah, and end with the rousing, revolutionary Shostakovich Symphony No. 12. The Youth Orchestra is composed of 75 student musicians primarily in grades 9 through 12 from the following schools: Ashland, Clearfork, Colonel Crawford, Galion, Home School, Lexington, Mansfield St. Peter’s, Mapleton, Mt. Vernon, Ontario, River Valley, Willard Intermediate, Wooster, and Wynford.

The concert will also include an interactive component in the Renaissance App. During Shostakovich Symphony No. 12, patrons will be encouraged to open the Renaissance App and enjoy the concert like never before, with pictures and insights synced with the music.

Prior to the event at 7:00 PM, music historian Mark Sebastian Jordan will host Symphony Chat in the second-floor ballroom of the Renaissance Theatre. These popular free pre-show events offer fascinating information about the program and pieces, stories about the composers, as well as highlighting significant moments in the repertoire. Free hors d’oeuvres proved by Doc’s Deli and 1/2 price drinks will be served.

Tickets are on sale now for this concert at the Renaissance Box Office, via phone at (419) 522-2726, and online at A limited number of $50 Family Four Pack tickets, as well as $10 student tickets, $75 Date Night tickets and $125 Me +3 tickets, are available for this event. Full-price tickets range from $15 to $40. The Mansfield Symphony’s “Revolutions” concert is presented in part thanks to funding from the Ohio Arts Council and is sponsored by Metronome Music.

Source, Photo: Renaissance Performing Arts Association, 1812Blockhouse

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