Press Release

July 28, 2022

Your Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, 2022 - 2023 Season on Sale Now

Experience Your Youngstown Symphony Orchestra! Season subscriptions and renewals as well as individual tickets are on sale now for the 2022/2023 Season. 

Your Youngstown Symphony Orchestra’s (YSO) 2022/2023 Season will feature 9 concerts, with programming designed for all audiences. A blend of Pops and Masterworks will once again be split between The DeYor Performing Arts Center and Stambaugh Auditorium, with Pops in Powers Auditorium and Masterworks to be showcased in the Concert Hall at Stambaugh Auditorium.

As the search for a music director continues this season, audience members will see some familiar faces from this past season, as well as new guest conductors at the podium. The Youngstown Symphony Society’s goal is to find a music director that can not only engage with the audience and orchestra while on stage, but plan concert programming that will grow community and audience engagement.

Matt Pagac, Chief Executive and Operating Officer said [about the programming], “The musicians are the Youngstown Symphony Society’s greatest asset and we want to provide them with opportunities to exhibit their talent and be an active part of the area’s performing arts community.” 

The Season will open with the first Pops in Powers concert on Saturday, September 10th at 7:30 pm at the DeYor Performing Arts Center. YSO Pops Mask-erade will welcome guest conductor Chelsea Gallo to the podium. Gallo invites the audience to grab their favorite domino mask [superhero mask] for a night out to enjoy the music of popular superheroes and classic pieces featured in popular films.

Gallo started conducting in 2012, and will make her performance debut with Your YSO this season. Gallo attended Vienna Conservatory in Austria for her Master of Arts in Orchestral Conducting and the University of Michigan for her Doctorate in Musical Arts. Gallo is also the Staff Conductor for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Assistant Conductor for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Gallo will also be an Associate Conductor of the Florida Orchestra and Principal guest conductor for the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra for the 2022/2023 Season.  

Gallo stated, “It’s a really great balance between the traditional classical music you see at a masterworks concert, and music from pops concerts like Star Wars, and Romeo & Juliet because the first time they meet each other is at a mask ball. It’s a great way to start off the season.” She added, “You can expect really excellent polished masterworks, very fun joy-filled film music and a very special modern way of making a hybrid experience of both of these types of music.”

New this season, Your YSO will take the audience on a nostalgic ride through Elmer Bernstein’s Grammy-nominated score as Ghostbusters is screened live with guest conductor, Peter Bernstein, at the podium. The performance will be held in Powers Auditorium at the DeYor Performing Arts Center on Saturday, October 8th at 7:30 pm and Sunday, October 9th at 2:30 pm.

Ring in the Holiday season with a festive Pops in Powers concert. Iconic country and pop singer, dancer, actor, author, entrepreneur, and public speaker, Marie Osmond will join Your Youngstown Symphony Orchestra for a holiday spectacular! The lushly orchestrated and heartwarming show, Marie Osmond: A Symphonic Christmas will enchant audiences on Thursday, December 8th at 7:30 pm. 

Season subscriptions and renewals as well as individual tickets are on sale now. Season Subscribers will have the choice between Pops and Masterworks concerts, as well as full-season packages. Previous Season Subscribers will have the opportunity to renew their previous seats for the 2022/2023 season through the box office. The Pops in Powers Series Season Subscriptions range from $225-$375 plus fees, and the Masterworks Series Season Subscriptions range from $80-$160 plus fees. Individual tickets range from $22-$85 plus fees depending on the concert and pricing tier. Additional benefits for Season Subscribers include free parking to all events at the DeYor Performing Arts Center. 

Season Sponsorship packages are available and include program advertising, premium tickets for each performance, and invitations to exclusive VIP events.  For more information, contact JoAnn Stock, Chief Development Officer at [email protected] or by calling 330-747-5175.