Mansfield Symphony

Mansfield 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.

October 22

Mansfield Symphony Idol: Pops Concert

Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 7:30 PM

Back by popular demand, the symphony singing competition returns with a new look. "Mansfield Symphony Idol" will feature a singing competition with live judges and music from the movies. Mansfield...

December 17

December 17

December 17

Holiday Pops—Mansfield Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 8:00 PM (Other Show Times)

A family favorite, the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra and Chorus ring in the season with an enchanting concert of traditional holiday classics along with new favorites, featuring a mix of contemporary...

February 4

Romance & Rachmaninoff—Mansfield Symphony (Side×Side)

Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 8:00 PM

The Mansfield Symphony presents a concert side by side with members of the Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra, performing Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2 and Beethoven's Overture to Egmont. Conducted by Octavio...

February 5

Sing Out! A Mansfield Symphony Chorus Celebration

Sunday, February 5, 2023 at 3:00 PM

Choirs of all ages from Richland County and beyond combine with the Mansfield Symphony Chorus to present an afternoon of incredible singing in this choral festival under the baton of...

March 18

Carmina Burana—Mansfield Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 8:00 PM

Mansfield Symphony Orchestra and Chorus join forces with local choirs to present one of the biggest and baddest pieces of all time, Orff’s choral masterpiece, Carmina Burana. Conducted by Octavio...

May 6

Sweeney Todd in Concert—Mansfield Symphony

Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 8:00 PM

Mansfield Symphony presents a Broadway collaboration with Artistic Director Michael Thomas and a cast of Renaissance Theatre performing artists as they present Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street...

Music Director

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


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.