Youngstown Symphony Orchestra with Francisco Noya
October 14, 2023
Edward W. Powers Auditorium
On Sale July 7
Online ticket sales will close two hours prior to doors opening on the event date.
As the weather gets colder, Powers Auditorium will get hotter as Latin Fire erupts from the stage. Guest Conductor Francisco Noya will lead Your YSO through a dazzling pops concert full of Latin flare!
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.