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Rivello Ensemble in Concert March 16

Take one jazz composer with respect for the tradition and an ear for modern classical music, add 12 supremely talented jazz musicians, and you get one band that uniquely blends notated and improvised music into an experience that moves the listener, musician or not! The Dave Rivello Ensemble is a twelve piece modern jazz orchestra playing new and original music, led by composer/conductor Dave Rivello.  The ensemble will be playing a concert on Thursday, March 16 at 7:30 at Youngstown State University's Chestnut Room in Kilcawley Center.  WYSU is sponsor of this free concert.

Former CIA Officer to Speak in Youngstown March 14

John Kiriakou, a former CIA officer, noted author and commentator, will speak on "Ethics in Intelligence Operations" on Tuesday, March 14, in Youngstown. The lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. and will take place at St. John's Church on Wick Avenue. Reservations are encouraged for this FREE event, by calling the church at 330-743-3175. Parking is available behind the church, off Walnut Street. WYSU and the James Dale Ethics Center are sponsors of this event.

City Club Plans for March 6 Event on Education

WYSU is proudly helping to sponsor the third City Club of the Mahoning Valley dinner and discussion on Monday, March 6, at Stambaugh Auditorium.  The event begins with dinner at 5:30pm and will be followed by a panel discussion on The Future of Public Education in Ohio's Cities at 6pm. Panelists include Christine Fowler-Mack, Chief of New & Innovative Schools and Programs, Cleveland Metropolitan School District; Krish Mohip, CEO, Youngstown City School District; and Joe Schiavoni, Ohio Senate Minority Leader.

Donate the old car that is close to your heart!

Your car has been good to you, so why not let it be good to someone else? By donating it through the Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program you will help the station pay for the programs you love!

Are You Mad about the Arts? Get Your Tickets Now!

Join us on Friday, February 17 for our signature fundraiser -- Mad About the Arts! Tickets are $80 each, and you can get them right here! It is too late for us to mail them to you, but purchase them at www.wysu.org and you can pick them up at the door that night. Some discounts may apply. We are 'mad about the arts' and hope you are, too!

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

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.

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