YSO plays Mozart and Tchaikovsky on Sat.

Works by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be on the program when the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra performs Saturday at Stambaugh Auditorium.

Principal Guest Conductor Miriam Burns will make her third appearance with orchestra this season. She has called Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 one of her all-time favorite pieces.

Burns is director of orchestras at The Ohio State University and serves as artistic director and conductor of the Paragon Philharmonic in northern Virginia and music director of The Orchestra of the Redeemer in New York City.

Nicholas Thompson, principal clarinet with the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra and the Lima Symphony Orchestra, will be the featured soloist on Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622.

Thompson is a founding member of the Chamber Artists of Southeast Michigan, a chamber music collective founded in 2017 that is committed to bringing an exceptional cultural experience to southeast Michigan through live performance, scholarship opportunities and educational engagement.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Stambaugh, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. Tickets range from $42 to $62 and are available online at stambaughauditorium.com and by calling the Stambaugh box office at 330-259-0555.


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