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.More…
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The sounds of the season will come alive as the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra and Chorus present its “Holiday Pops” concert at the beautiful Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield.
A perennial family favorite, the Mansfield Symphony and Chorus ring in the season with an enchanting concert of traditional holiday classics along with new favorites, featuring a mix of contemporary and classic holiday repertoire and beloved carols!
Under the direction of Octavio Más-Arocas, the concert features a variety of holiday music and beloved Christmas carols. As part of the Ohio Health Symphony Series, the orchestra will perform on Saturday, December 17 at 8:00pm.
The enchanting program will feature songs such favorites as the “Carol of the Bells,” “O Holy Night,” Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride,” and Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus.”More…
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Mansfield is home to a wide variety of artists, musicians, and performers. On October 22nd audiences will have the opportunity to witness a rare collaboration between favorite local singers and the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra.
Featured artists include Jai Merina, Emily Raff, and Jeffrey Boyd.
You may recognize Jai from her multiple appearances performing across Ohio, including locally alongside the Red Ball Jets on the Brickyard stage. “What an amazing honor for this small-town solo musician to be invited to share the stage with such a prestigious and accomplished conductor and musicians of this caliber. It truly humbles me.” Jai said.
Jeffrey Boyd is a jazz music staple in Mansfield that can be regularly seen playing solo or as a part of local jazz groups the Boyd Brown Project and the Mike Lorenz Trio.More…
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The Mansfield Symphony opens its season this Saturday, September 17 at 8:00 pm with “An American Journey,” dedicated to American composers and the beauty of America.
One piece featured in this performance is “Lincoln Portrait;” in addition to its popularity as a work by celebrated American composer Aaron Copland, the narrated piece is dedicated to honoring the life and service of the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.
When it came to choosing a narrator for this piece, it made sense to include someone locally who, like Lincoln, has dedicated their life to honoring our great country. Joining the ranks of previous narrators for this piece including Maya Angelou, Neil Armstrong, Phylicia Rashad, Alec Baldwin, Tom Hanks, Samuel L. Jackson, James Taylor, and many more will be Colonel Michael Howard of the 179th Airlift Wing.More…
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In a masterful finale concert like no other, the Mansfield Symphony celebrates the season and honors the past on Saturday, May 14 at 8:00 PM with “1001 Nights”. The concert will feature the Mansfield Symphony Chorus and special guest vocalists, Heidi Kirschenheiter-Vega (soprano) and Andrew Potter (Bass), on both classic and innovative works that will catch the attention of all music-lovers.
“We are very excited to bring to all of you our 1001 Nights concert. The title is a direct reference to Scheherazade, one of the most exotic, sensual, and thrilling pieces of music ever written. With virtuosic solos by our own concertmaster, Victor Beyens, and many other of our principal instruments, this piece is not only a thrilling way of telling a beautiful story but also a showcase of your incredible Mansfield Symphony” said Mansfield Symphony Conductor, Octavio Más-Arocas.More…
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The Sound of Music, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s final and most beloved musical, will take the stage of the Renaissance Theatre for a concert performance with the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, March 19 at 8PM.
Featuring a full cast of actor/singers, it will be conducted by Maestro Octavio Más-Arocas, with stage direction by Renaissance Artistic Director Michael Thomas, vocal direction by Lori Turner and choreography by Caroline Grace Williams. The production also features the talents of the Mansfield Symphony orchestra and chorus.More…
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The Mansfield Symphony continues its season Saturday, February 12 at 8:00 pm with “The Titan,” a Side by Side concert with members of the Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra (MSYO) that will be performed onstage at the Renaissance Theatre.
The Mansfield Symphony presents a concert side by side with members of the Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra, performing Mahler’s “Titan” Symphony No. 1, a lush piece of well-known classical repertoire featuring innovative themes, including the use of the string bass on an iconic “Frère Jacques” solo.More…
The spirit of the season is alive and well in Richland County, and certainly is strong on Park Avenue West.
The Renaissance Theatre has announced a remainaged Holiday Special to be broadcast on television and virtually. The concert will feature the Mansfield Symphony and Chorus, with additional performances from local artists including: More…
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The sounds of the season will come alive as the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra and Chorus present its “Holiday Pops” concert with two performances at the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield.
Under the direction of Octavio Más-Arocas, the concert features a mix of contemporary and classic holiday repertoire with the ever-popular, carol sing! Performances will be on Saturday, December 19 at 8:00 PM and Sunday, December 20 at 2:30 PM and are part of the OhioHealth Symphony Series.
The enchanting program will feature songs from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker ballet, It’s the Very Best Time of the Year by John Rutter, Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride, and many more. More…
Led by music director Octavio Más-Arocas, the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra recently opened its OhioHealth Symphony Series’ 90th Season with the concert ‘Mash-up’ at the Renaissance Theatre. The incredibly inventive and triumphant concert held the finals of its vocal competition where Ashland resident Audrey Lee-Strohm was awarded first place.
In November 2019, 26 videos were submitted online for entry into the vocal competition. With over 40,000 votes by the public and a weeklong review by a team of expert judges, six finalists were announced. The finalists who performed at the Mash-up concert were Allie Lynn Nicolas, Ashlea Shaw, Audrey Lee-Strohm, Jarica Awwiller, Patrick Clinage, and Ryan Shreve.
Before the vocal competition began the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra gave a rousing performance of Beethoven’s Egmont Overture. Jarica Awwiller then performed Frank Sinatra’s classic, “Fly Me to the Moon.” Ryan Shreve performed next with The Phantom of the Opera’s “The Music of the Night.” Allie Lynn Nicolas sang Judy Garland’s “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and Ashlea Shaw performed “Shallow” from A Star is Born. Audrey Lee-Strohm performed “I Dreamed a Dream” from the musical Les Miserables and Patrick Clinage ended the competition with another Frank Sinatra great, “My Way.” More…