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More Music Added to Evenings on 88.5 WYSU!

In July, WYSU is adding more music to the evening schedule – both classical and jazz! 


Beginning Monday, July 4, you’ll hear an extra hour of classical music Monday through Thursday, with Fred Child and Performance Today starting one hour earlier, at 7 pm.  And on Friday night, you’ll get an extra hour of jazz with Rick Popovich’s Jazz Sofa , kicking off at 7 pm.

World Class German Violinist to Perform in Youngstown

Platin Scala Orchestra of Wenden, Germany, has been producing classic orchestral concerts and magnificent opera singers for 25 years. And now Platin Scala is making it possible for audiences here in the Mahoning Valley to hear a rising star in the world of outstanding violinists!

YSU Summer Festival of the Arts

The 18th annual YSU Summer Festival of the Arts is July 9 - 10, 2016 at -- and around! -- the Youngstown State University Campus.  A juried arts fest with over 75 artists selling their artwork, dozens of performances, and participation from arts, culture and creative groups makes this a not-to-be missed event.

Cabaret Nights continue at the DeYor

What happens at the DeYor Performing Arts Center when the Youngstown Symphony is OFF season?  A lot! This spring and summer Easy Street Productions is hosting a string of Cabaret Nights, featuring music from all genres and talents, many of them local.  The next is July 22 & 23, when the McClellans bring their act to the DeYor.

Pops Postponed Until Sunday May 22

POPS at the Ballpark, scheduled for Saturday, May 21st at Eastwood Field, has been postponed to Sunday, May 22nd, due to impending inclement weather and the sensitivity to the performers and instruments. The opening act will begin an hour earlier, at 6:15 pm and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra will be set to take the stage at 7:00 pm, with gates opening at 6:00 pm.

WYSU is Headed to Sicily!

WYSU's next travel destination is Sicily and you're invited! Spend 11 unforgettable days in the Mediterranean with a seasoned tour guide, unparalleled travel companions, and, of course, Barbara Krauss. Space is limited so make your reservation today! For more information, visit the WYSU Go Ahead Tour's website.

Happy Travels!

YSU Stages Mozart's Cosi fan tutte

The Donald P. Pipino Performing Arts Series and the Dana School of Music are staging Mozart’s opera Cosi fan tutte April 22 through the 24.  The opera is sung in Italian with supertitles in English. In English the title of the opera is usually translated as "Women are Like That."  Written by Mozart in 1790, it is a comic tale of love and faithfulness set to the tunes of Mozart’s beautiful music.  Three performances will take place in the Ford Theater in Bliss Hall.

Chatham Baroque Concert is April 29!

The Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University welcomes Chatham Baroque, the nationally acclaimed string trio.  Chatham Baroque will perform "Bach & Before" on Friday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m. at St. John CHurch 323 Wick Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio. A pre-concert lecture by Dr. Randall Goldberg, titled "Instrumental Music Before Back" will start at 7:00 p.m.  

WYSU Open House at Melnick Hall Draws a Crowd

On Monday, February 22, the staffs of WYSU and the YSU Foundation, new neighbors in Melnick Hall, hosted an open house to show off the new location. 

It is something to be celebrated as it is the first time in WYSU’s 46 year history that a space has been designated and designed specifically to house a public radio station. The open drew hundreds of people to both the WYSU and YSU Foundation offices, including a member of the Melnick family. See additional pictures on our Facebook page.

Trip to Scandinavia not Sold Out

A couple of spots have opened up on our upcoming station-sponsored tour of Scandinavia, departing on May 12th this spring. We'll be spending two weeks exploring Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway, with an optional 3-day extension to St Petersburg. If you think you would like to join us, don't wait -- contact Barbara Krauss weekday mornings at (330) 941-3363 or anytime by e-mail, krauss@wysu.org.


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