The Mansfield Symphony Orchestra continues its season Saturday, February 4 at 8:00 PM with “Romance & Rachmaninoff,” a Side by Side concert with members of the Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra (MSYO) that will be performed onstage at the Renaissance Theatre.

As part of the OhioHealth Symphony Series, the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra presents a concert side by side with members of the Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra performing Sergei Rachmaninoff’s beautiful Symphony No. 2 and Ludwig van Beethoven’s masterful “Overture to Egmont”.

“The side-by-side concert is one of the most important performances for the MSO”, said Octavio Mas-Arocas, MSO Music Director.

“It is a privilege for the professional musicians to share their experiences with the talented students of the MSYO. Whether they decide to pursue a career in music or not, I know this concert will serve as an inspiration to love music for the rest of their lives. For us, the members of the MSO, it is a tremendous responsibility to be part of this important moment in the lives of these human beings. This is one of my personal favorite concerts of the year, and I can’t wait to share this incredible music with these incredible young people.”

“Our Youth Orchestra students have the opportunity every year to perform, hear, and watch world-class musicians and an outstanding conductor share their expertise in a few days,” said Domka, MSYO Director. “Considering the size of Mansfield and the ongoing economic struggles of Richland County, the Renaissance Performing Arts continues to be a beacon of light promoting and supporting the Arts. I am thankful this opportunity continues locally in our community.”

The MSYO is made up of some of North Central Ohio’s finest musicians, primarily in high school, from a 12-county region. It is the only youth orchestra within a 65-mile radius of Mansfield and represents approximately 90 members each season who perform concerts both onstage at the Renaissance and in the community.

“Current past students of MSYO have recently studied at Bowling Green, Cleveland Institute of Music, Cincinnati Conservatory, Ithaca, Kent State, and Oberlin Conservatory. All of these students had the opportunity to perform in the side-by-side concert with Octavio and his passionate conducting. This year will once again have the REN stage filled with beautiful music from Beethoven and Rachmaninoff. Come join us!” Domka said.

Our Mansfield Symphony Orchestra, along with members of the Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra, will be conducted by MSO Music Director and Conductor, Octavio Más-Arocas. Tickets begin at $10 and are available at the box office by visiting the Renaissance website

The Renaissance is a performing arts theater located at 138 Park Avenue West, Mansfield, Ohio. Looking for Things to Do in Mansfield? Visit the Ren’s website at to check out other great events or contact [email protected] for events, tours, arts, culture, and more. For behind-the-scenes videos and more visit the Renaissance Theatre’s YouTube Channel.

Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra

Source, Photo: Renaissance Performing Arts Association

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