Youngstown Symphony Begins 92nd Season Sept. 29

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra will begin its 92nd season with a performance Sept. 29 featuring works by Amadeus Wolfgang Mozart, accompanied by renditions of correspondence between the composer and his father.

The performance, created by music director Randall Craig Fleischer, begins at 8 p.m. at Powers Auditorium downtown. The season also marks the Youngstown Symphony’s 50th at the venue.

In “a departure from the typical concert format,” the opening-night show, “Amadeus Live: Love & Romance,” will feature James McClellan in the role of Mozart and Misook Yun and Thomas Scurich as soprano and baritone, respectively, in Mozart’s arias from “Don Giovanni,” “The Magic Flute” and “The Marriage of Figaro.”

McClellan is the operations manager at The Youngstown Playhouse and has previously worked with Ballet Western Reserve, Easy Street Productions, Youngstown State University and Oakland Center for the Arts.

Yun, a voice professor at YSU, has performed the roles of Mimi and Musetta in “La Boheme,” Cio Cio San in “Madama Butterfly” and Violetta in “La Traviata,” among others. Scurich is a music teacher at Canfield School District and has performed more than 50 works in opera, oratorio and musical theater.

Before the show begins, the Youngstown Symphony will host The Opening Gala in the Eleanor Beecher Flad Pavilion Lobby. The gala features a champagne toast, Viennese cuisine and a performance by the Youngstown Symphony String Quartet at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 and do not include the purchase of a concert ticket.

Tickets for “Amadeus Live” and the gala are available at the DeYor Performing Arts Center box office or by phone at 330 744 0264.

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