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ticketsmallAMERICAN DOO WOP GRAFFITI

August 15, 2014 | 8 PM | EDWARD W. POWERS AUDITORIUM

American Doo Wop Graffiti features an evening filled with the classic American Doo Wop sounds of Charlie Thomas’ Drifters, Larry Chance and the Earls, Jimmy Beaumont & the Skylines, The Jarmels, Randy & the Rainbows featuring Randy Safeto and Jamie Rodgers.

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POPS AT THE BALLPARK

August 23, 2014 | 6:45 PM | EASTWOOD FIELD

The Mahoning Valley Scrappers and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra are excited to host one of the Valley’s premiere summer events, POPS at the Ballpark, presented by Northwestern Mutual and 21 WFMJ. Enjoy a night at Eastwood Field as the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra performs selections from their repertoire, culminating in a spectacular fireworks finale.

Gates open at 6PM; tickets may be purchased at www.mvscrappers.com, or by calling the Scrappers Box Office at 330.505.0000.

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ticketsmallTRANSITION

August 23, 2014 | 7 PM | FORD RECITAL HALL

Transition the stage play is the story of love, betrayal, and transformation. Filled with laughter, twists and turns, the story of Jerome and his desire to change his life despite his past is a lesson for all who will hear that God rules over all, and it will minister to the lost and broken with a message of inspiration and hope.

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ticketsmallOPENING CONCERT

SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 | 8:00 PM | EDWARD W. POWERS AUDITORIUM

The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra will perform two of the world’s most beloved classic melodies: Dvorak’s Ninth Symphony subtitled “From the New World” inspired by Negro songs the composer came to love while living in America, and Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini — featuring the youngest competitor at the most recent Van Cliburn Competition, nineteen year old Japanese pianist Tomoki Sakata. The orchestra will also perform Beethoven’s Egmont Overture which is similar in style to his famous Fifth Symphony. Rounding out the program is Francis Scott Key’s Star Spangled Banner

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ticketsmallAn Evening with Maurice LoMonaco

September 21, 2014 | 6:30 PM | FORD RECITAL HALL

Maurice LoMonaco is a classically influenced singer/songwriter, a lyrical tenor with a “POP’ERA” heart and an expansive repertoire of over a thousand songs in five languages. With his versatile voice he can take you on a journey from Rock, Jazz, Gospel, R&B, Musicals to Opera and more. His gift, which goes beyond the voice, takes him on a mission to touch hearts all across the world, transmitting the power of love, that is the gift of healing…

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ticketsmallONE SINGULAR SENSATION

OCTOBER 18, 2014 | 8:00 PM | EDWARD W. POWERS AUDITORIUM

Join us for a tribute to this Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Pulitzer and Golden Globe winning composer featuring such hits as The Way We Were, Nobody Does it Better, Through the Eyes of Love (from Ice Castles), The Sting, and selections from A Chorus Line and They’re Playing Our Song with Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie, the original Cassie from A Chorus Line, and Christiane Noll and Doug LaBrecque, who both frequently worked with composer/conductor Marvin Hamlisch, and featuring West Branch High School Vocal and Theatre Department students.

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ticketsmallGHOSTLY STORIES

NOVEMBER 1, 2014 | 8:00 PM | EDWARD W. POWERS AUDITORIUM

A disappearing conductor and the star of Kiss of the Spider Woman and Rent, Darius De Haas, Morgan James from The Addams Family and Hot 101 personalities AC and Kelly present such classics as Berlioz’s March to the Scaffold, songs from Broadway’s Little Shop of Horrors, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera and the poetry of Dr. Seuss. Come dressed in your favorite costume and Trick or Treat in the Powers Lobby before the concert.

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ticketsmallANYTHING GOES

November 4, 2014 | 8:00 PM | POWERS AUDITORIUM

When S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love….proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, and exotic disguise and some good old fashioned blackmail. Peppering this timeless classic are some of musical theater’s most memorable standards, including “I Get A Kick Out of You,” “You’re the Top,” and of course, “Anything Goes.” Don’t miss what the AP exclaims as “So DELIGHTFUL, So DELICIOUS, So DE-LOVELY!”

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ticketsmallA HOLIDAY CELEBRATION

DECEMBER 13, 2014 | 8:00 PM | EDWARD W. POWERS AUDITORIUM

Winner of the Disney Legends Award, Jodie Benson is the beloved, original voice of Ariel in the Academy Award winning Walt Disney animated film “The Little Mermaid.” Benson heads a cast of performers including the Youngstown Connection, Simple Gifts Interfaith Choir, and Easy Street’s Little Rascals.

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ticketsmallSYMPHONIC VALENTINE: SYMPHONY IDOL

FEBRUARY 14, 2015 | 8:00 PM | EDWARD W. POWERS AUDITORIUM

Three finalists from the television smash hit American Idol: Lakisha Jones and Haley Scarnato from Season Six and Matt Giraud from Season Eight join the orchestra performing songs like Georgia on my Mind, My Heart Will Go On, I Will Always Love You, The Devil Went Down to Georgia and many more.

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ticketsmall7 Brides For 7 Brothers

FEBRUARY 16, 2015 | 8 PM | POWERS AUDITORIUM

Set in Oregon in 1850, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS tells the story of Millie, a young bride living in the 1850s Oregon wilderness. Her plan to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law to ensure the success of her own marriage backfires when the brothers, in their enthusiasm, kidnap six women from a neighboring town to be their brides. Bursting with the rambunctious energy of the original film, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS is all boisterous fun and romance that hearkens back to the glory days of the movie musical.

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ticketsmallCITY LIGHTS

MARCH 21, 2015 | 8:00 PM | EDWARD W. POWERS AUDITORIUM

From the comedic genius of Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp to the musical versatility of Mozart, you are sure to enjoy symphonic cinema at its most exciting when the orchestra performs the Chaplin score to the live screening of his 1931 silent film City Lights. One of the greatest most aggressive of all Mozart’s works, the Symphony No. 38 (Prague) completes the program. Premiered in 1786, the Prague received such an enthusiastic response that the audience could not be quieted until Mozart responded with improvisations at the piano.

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ticketsmallHOMETOWN HEROES

APRIL 18, 2015 | 8:00 PM | EDWARD W. POWERS AUDITORIUM

Warren, Ohio native Sean Jones will perform the Arutunian Trumpet Concerto and the combined Youngstown Symphony Orchestra and Youngstown Symphony Youth Orchestra in Sibelius’ Second Symphony.