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.

December 18

Mansfield Symphony: Holiday Pops

Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 8:00 PM

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

February 12

Mansfield Symphony: The Titan (Side×Side)

Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 8:00 PM

The Mansfield Symphony presents a concert side by side with members of the Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra, performing Mahler's "Titan" Symphony No. 1, a lush piece of well-known classical repertoire...

February 13

Sing Out!

Sunday, February 13, 2022 at 3:30 PM

The Mansfield Symphony Chorus combines forces with our region's finest high school choirs to present an evening of incredible choral singing. This event is free with a suggested donation of...

March 19

Mansfield Symphony: The Sound of Music

Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 8:00 PM

Performed live in concert with the Mansfield Symphony and featured vocalists, the final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. Featuring a trove...

May 14

Mansfield Symphony: Choral Collaboration

Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 8:00 PM

In a choral showpiece like no other, the Mansfield Symphony celebrates the season and honors the past with its final concert, featuring the Mansfield Symphony Chorus and special guest vocalists...

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.