Mansfield Symphony

Mansfield Symphony

May 15

Mansfield Symphony: Portrait of a Queen—Enduring Generations

May 15

The Mansfield Symphony Orchestra performs a season finale of timeless works, spanning generations. Carlos Simon's Portrait of a QueenBruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor featuring concertmaster, Victor BeyensBeethoven's Symphony...

The Mansfield Symphony was founded in December 1930 by Eugene Weinberger, who formed the group under the premise of creating a collaborative organization that serves the community in many ways. Since then, the Mansfield Symphony has grown from a fine regional orchestra into a professional orchestra with a rich musical legacy that includes such noted soloists as Jerome Hines, Frank Guarrera, Itzhak Perlman, Leonard Rose, Lorin Hollander, Peter Nero, and Sarah Vaughn.

A Symphony Chorus was formed as a permanent part of the Mansfield Symphony Society in 1977, and two Youth Orchestra programs were added in 1984.

In 1997, the Renaissance Theatre and the Mansfield Symphony merged, forming the not-for-profit umbrella organization now known as the Renaissance Performing Arts Association. Today, the Mansfield Symphony is one of the premier small-budget orchestras in the country, drawing not only talented local performers but also numerous young musicians from some of the greatest music schools in the country, including the Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College and the Cleveland Institute of Music.

The mission of the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra is to provide a quality symphonic experience that engages musicians, patrons, and youth alike.

Music Director

Octavio Más-Arocas is a versatile and dynamic conductor whose achievements demonstrate his talent and musicianship.

Personnel

The Mansfield Symphony is comprised of talented local performers and numerous young musicians from some of the greatest music schools in the country, including the Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College and the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Symphony Chorus

The Mansfield Symphony Chorus performs each year alongside the Symphony.  The Chorus welcomes any community member to participate in the choir and is always trying to find new ways of reaching audiences from all ages.

Youth Ensembles

The Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra and Youth Strings ensembles were formed in 1984.