YSU’s Dana ensembles set to perform at Stambaugh Auditorium

Staff report

YOUNGSTOWN — Concerts next week will feature performances by three Dana School of Music ensembles.

The Youngstown State University Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will perform Monday at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, while the Dana Symphony Orchestra performs Tuesday at Bliss Hall’s Ford Theater.

The Wind Ensemble, directed by Michael S. Butler, will perform music by William Schuman, Eric Whitacre and Frank Ticheli. Misook Yun, vocalist and Dana School of Music faculty, will be a featured soloist, and graduate conductor is Benjamin Pickard.

Kayla Gilmore, a senior performance major, also will be a featured soloist after winning the 2021-22 Dana School of Music Young Artist Competition. She will perform “Carmen Fantasie Brillante” by Francois Borne.

Gilmore recently won the collegiate division award at the 39th annual Central Ohio Flute Association’s flute competition at The Ohio State University on April 2.

At Tuesday’s concert, Butler will lead the Dana Symphony Orchestra in a program that will include Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring Suite” and Victor Herbert’s “Serenade for String Orchestra.” Graduate conductor is Gabriella Sandy.

Both concerts start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for Monday’s concert are $8 for adults, $7 for senior citizens and free for anyone with a valid YSU ID. They can be purchased in advance at www.stambaughauditorium.com or at the door the evening of the concert.

Admission for Tuesday’s performance is free.



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