PATRICIA C. SYAK | Symphony notes Annual meeting to feature vote
The Youngstown Symphony Society will conduct its annual meeting Tuesday at noon in the Grand Lobby at the Symphony Center.
Society president Jacquelyn W. Brauninger will preside during the business meeting and the election of new members to the board of directors. The slate of board appointments will be presented by Jo Ann Major, chairman of the Board Development Committee.
Certificates of appreciation will be presented by Brauninger to these society affiliates: the Women's Committee for Children's Concerts, for nurturing music appreciation in children; the Youngstown Symphony Chorus for excellence in choral performance and support of choral art; the Youngstown Symphony Guild for its financial support; and the Youngstown Symphony Youth Orchestra for the advancement of music education and performance.
Musical program: After the meeting, a musical program will be presented by orchestra Concert Master Calvin Lewis. As first violinist with the Youngstown Symphony String Quartet, Lewis has performed before 12,000 students at Young People's Concerts and community site Tiny Tot and Fanfare Concerts.
In addition to his duties with the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra as concert master and personnel manager and with the Youngstown Symphony String Quartet, Lewis serves as Assistant Concert Master of the Erie Philharmonic, Wheeling Symphony Principal Second Violin and violinist with the Pittsburgh Opera Company.
Before his appointment as Youngstown Symphony Orchestra concert master in 1993, Lewis served as Principal Second Violinist with the Canton Symphony and was a member of its String Quartet.
Education: Lewis is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he received both his bachelor of music and master of music degrees. Lewis has attended numerous music festivals, including Kent-Blossom, Spoleto and Lancaster Music festivals, and has performed with the American-Soviet Youth Orchestra and the National Repertory Orchestra.
Lewis has presented solo performances with the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, most recently with guest artist double bassist Gary Karr in the Bottasini Grand Duo. Accompanying Lewis on several selections will be violist Jocelyn Smith. Smith is assistant principal violist with the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra and violist with the Youngstown Symphony String Quartet.
To attend: For annual meeting luncheon reservations, open to all members of the Youngstown Symphony Society, contact the Symphony at (330) 744-4269. Membership in the Society is open to all community residents holding a Masterworks, Pops or Flex subscription series to the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra or the society-sponsored Broadway Series, or donors above $50 annually.