Youngstown Symphony Orchestra with Francisco Noya


October 13, 2023


Edward W. Powers Auditorium

Event Start

10:00 am

Doors Open

9:00 am


On Sale

Online ticket sales will close two hours prior to doors opening on the event date.

Guest conductor, Francisco Noya, will lead Your Youngstown Symphony Orchestra through an educational experience for children/students of all ages, in Powers Auditorium at the DeYor Performing Arts Center. This concert will introduce children to classic Latin and Spanish music, such as La Bamba, Tico-Tico no Fubá, and many other known classics. This educational program for children/students will showcase how historic events have affected Latin music in different regions.

Conductor Francisco Noya

Francisco Noya is now in his sixth season as the Music Director of the Boston Civic Symphony Orchestra. His reputation for versatility and expertise in conducting both symphonic and operatic works has established him as a prominent figure in the Boston and New England music communities.

Noya’s rich conducting experience includes past positions as Resident Conductor of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, Music Director of the New Philharmonia Orchestra and Longwood Symphony Orchestra, and conductor of the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra. He also holds the distinction of being a member of the conducting faculty at the Berklee College of Music.

Noya’s professional journey began in Venezuela as conductor of the Youth Orchestra of Valencia, one of the original ensembles of “El Sistema.” He later earned advanced degrees in composition and conducting from Boston University, serving as assistant conductor for the Caracas Philharmonic and the Teatro Teresa Carreño. In the U.S., he made significant contributions as Music Director of the Empire State Youth Orchestra, leading them on European tours and performing at renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall and Tanglewood.

Noya has appeared as guest conductor with numerous orchestras, including the Boston Pops, Baltimore, Nashville, San Antonio and Omaha Symphonies, he has also made international appearances with orchestras in Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Spain, Italy, and Russia. He made his Ravinia Festival debut in September 2021 with Ben Folds and the Ravinia Festival Orchestra.

Guest Artist Thorgy Thor

Thorgy Thor is a NYC based drag performance artist, event host, TV personality and professional musician.

Thorgy was a contestant on the Emmy Award winning show Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 8 and Rupaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 3. She has also appeared on Amazon’s Mozart and the Jungle , VICE, WWHL with Andy Cohen and is a cast member of Dragnificent! on TLC/Hulu.

Thorgy Thor has toured the world with MPpresent Haters Roast comedy tour & A Drag Queen Christmas for the past 4 years.

Thorgy Thor has had the honor of playing solo violin, viola and cello in Thorgy and the Thorchestra with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Nova Scotia, Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and has debuted a solo show at Gramercy Theater in NYC in 2019.