Youth Orchestras

Akron Youth Symphony

The Akron Youth Symphony (AYS) is one of the oldest youth orchestras in Ohio and is the flagship ensemble of the Akron Youth Orchestra program.

Akron Youth Philharmonic

Akron Youth Philharmonic is dedicated to building the technical and musical skills of young musicians and to provide the opportunity to perform in a full orchestra with peers.

Upcoming Akron Youth Orchestra Concerts

The Akron Youth Orchestras will present four concerts during the upcoming season.

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November 2018

AYS Fall Concert

November 11, 2018 at 3:00 pm
MAPS Air Museum 2260 International Pwky.
North Canton, OH 44720 United States
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$5.00 – $35.00

The AYS opens the season with a special concert at the MAPS Air Museum in North Canton.

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January 2019

AYO Winter Concert

January 27 at 3:00 pm
Tallmadge High School 140 N Munroe Rd
Tallmadge, OH 44278 United States
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Free – $35.00

The Akron Youth Orchestras will present a Winter Concert on January 27 at 3 p.m. at Tallmadge High School.

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March 2019

AYO Side-by-Side Concert

March 10 at 3:00 pm
Medina Performing Arts Center 851 Weymouth Rd
Medina, OH 44256 United States
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Free – $35.00

The Akron Youth Orchestras will present their Side-by-Side Concert at the Medina Performing Arts Center.

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May 2019

AYS Spring Concert

May 5 at 3:00 pm
Tallmadge High School, 140 N Munroe Rd
Tallmadge, OH 44278 United States
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The Akron Youth Symphony and Music Director Eric Benjamin will present their Spring Concert on May 5 at 3 p.m. at the Tallmadge High School Auditorium.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available to support the Akron Youth Symphony and the Akron Youth Philharmonic. Our thanks to the many generous individuals, companies and foundations whose gifts and support enable our youth programs to provide opportunities for our students to experience educational and musical excellence.

Sustaining Sponsor

Eric Benjamin and Melanie Baird
The Stewart-Bates Family

Vivace Sponsor

William and Clytemnestra Fedak

Allegro Sponsor

JeongHoon Choi
Carolyn Mackey
Joan E. Marsh
Charles and Deborah Walsh

Andante Sponsor

Yijing Chen
Christina Kamm
Shirley Kangas
Jennifer and John Matheos
Xianwei Meng
John and Paige Nicholas
Pauline Persons
Michael Van Ness
Michael Williams and Heather Queen-Williams

Adagio Sponsor

Joseph Blubaugh
Marjorie Fogle
Carl Hopper
Peijun Liu
Marjorie O’Connor
Kathryn Roebuck
Gordon and Shirley Williams

Sponsorships carry a variety of benefits and are available at the following levels:

Sustaining Sponsor $1,000+

  • Recognition at the concert
  • Recognition on all event signage and program page in My Symphony
  • Recognition on all press and promotions
  • Plus all of the benefits listed below

Vivace $500 – $999

  • Invitation to Akron Symphony Orchestra year-end concert plus donor reception
  • Plus all of the benefits listed below

Allegro $250 – $499

  • Blue Chair sponsorship of an AYS/AYP musician
  • Plus all of the benefits listed below

Andante $100 – $249

  • Two season subscriptions to Akron Youth Symphony/Akron Youth Philharmonic
  • Plus all of the benefits listed below

Adagio $25 – $99

  • Listing on Akron Symphony website and in My Symphony
  • Complimentary Akron Youth Orchestras yard sign

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact the Symphony Office at 330.535.8131.

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