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A Night in Vienna for the Canton Symphony

The Canton Symphony Orchestra is presenting a "Night in Vienna" on Saturday, January 28, at 8:00 pm at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall in Canton. The concert celebrates Europe’s City of Music from waltzes to polkas. The program includes Suppé’s Pique Dame overture and Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony, followed by Thunder and Lightning,  Jockey Polka, Pleasure Train Polka and Emperor Waltzes by Johann Strauss and his sons.

Holiday Programming on 88.5 WYSU

Your holiday season is made brighter by WYSU's special programming. Listen on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for an extended schedule of favorites, old and new.  Read on!

Monday - Friday Schedule

Save the Date for Mad About the Arts!

Youngstown State University’s signature fundraiser – Mad About the Arts – will be held Friday, February 17, 2017 from 7:00 -10:00 p.m. at the John J. McDonough Museum of Art. Now in its 22nd year, the event benefits two important cultural organizations that directly serve the Valley community: the McDonough Museum, YSU’s center for contemporary art, and 88.5 WYSU, the Valley’s public radio station since 1969.  Tickets can be purchased here. 

Gary Interviews YSU Piano Professor Cicilia Yudha

Listen to the interview on our Public Affairs page!

​Indonesian pianist Cicilia Yudha made her debut with the Cleveland Orchestra in 2003. As a versatile soloist and chamber musician, she has given performances in the U.S., Canada, Cambodia, Austria, France, Germany and Indonesia.

Yudha began playing piano with her mother at age 3, and joined the Music Course for Kids. In 1996, she was invited to be in the Young Artist Program at Cleveland Institute of Music.

Board of Trustees Meeting

The YSU Board of Trustees Institutional Engagement Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 30, at 11:30am, in the Trustees Meeting Room in Tod Hall on the YSU campus. The YSU Board of Trustees General Meeting will be held on Thursday, December 1 at 2:00pm, also in the Trustees Meeting Room in Tod Hall. Both meetings are open to the public.

Opera Western Reserve Presents 'Carmen' on November 11

Opera Western Reserve continues its 13th anniversary season with Georges Bizet’s Carmen on Friday, November 11, at 7:30 p.m. at Stambaugh Auditorium, Youngstown. When it premiered in 1875, Bizet’s brilliant score followed none of the rules of the day, breaking musical and theatrical boundaries of every sort. The title character is an exotic gypsy who dominated every man she encountered, a temptress who could be tamed only by death.

Canton Symphony performs "Four Seasons" with Four Soloists November 19

The Baroque style of Vivaldi’s "The Four Seasons" will be accentuated when the Canton Symphony Orchestra performs its third Masterworks concert this season, called Seasonings. The concert is Saturday, November 19, at 8 p.m. at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall in Canton.

Piazzolla’s emotional Four Seasons of Buenos Aires will follow Vivaldi. Both pieces will be performed by four violin soloists from the Canton Symphony: Vivek Jayarman, Solomon Liang, Emily Cornelieus, and Rachel Sandman.

Second Event for City Club Focuses on Election and Impact

The City Club of the Mahoning Valley is holding their second event on Monday, November 14.  Like the launch event in September, this City Club meeting will be held at Stambaugh Auditorium and follow a similar format.

WYSU'S 38-hour Fund Drive Starts Wednesday, October 19!

WYSU-FM’s fall 2016 on-air fund drive is scheduled for Wednesday, October 19 through Saturday, October 22. 

Sounds Good! WYSU Antenna Repair Complete!

We are very happy to report that, except for some relatively minor fine tuning to be done in the next couple weeks, our $50,000 antenna repair is complete, and we are back and better than ever.  A lightning strike in mid-June severely damaged our antenna, reducing its power by 40%.  It took six weeks to fabricate the replacement parts, and then another full week to install them.  Thank you for your patience, and for your support of WYSU. Check out additional photos of the damage and repair process on our Facebook page.

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