The Renaissance Podcast

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Octavio Más-Arocas and YOUR Mansfield Symphony Orchestra

Newly-appointed Mansfield Symphony Orchestra Music Director Octavio Más-Arocas glows about the jewel that Mansfield holds, his vision for the orchestra, and details his exciting plans for the 17-18 season.

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BONUS: Interview with Rick Springfield

Rick Springfield, performing at the Renaissance on September 15, 2017, is interviewed by iHeartRadio's Charles Robinson all about his upcoming "Stripped Down" concert at the Renaissance. Take a listen!

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MY Theatre Students Kristin Kaufman and Tommy Secrist

Youth performers Kristin Kaufman and Tommy Secrist talk about their experiences performing and rehearsing with the MY Theatre cast of Disney's "The Lion King, Jr.," what made them audition, and what they're learning through the process of bringing the show to life. See them on stage September 8-10, 2017!

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Chelsie Thompson and Sensory-Friendly Performances

Executive Director Chelsie Thompson gives the low-down on sensory-friendly performances: what they are, who they're for, how we make them happen, and why we're doing them, along with telling us the story of how she ended up at the Renaissance. 
Read more about our sensory-friendly performances here: http://bit.ly/2u1vVrP

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Under the Sea with Kris Kyer

Director Kris Kyer tells us the story of his multifaceted lifelong career as a performer and glows about all of the great talent here in Mansfield as he talks about the upcoming production of Disney's The Little Mermaid. 

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Linda Chambers and Mike Miller on Season Programming

Renaissance President and CEO Mike Miller and Executive Assistant and Bookings Manager Linda Chambers spill the secrets of how we choose artists and shows to make up our season lineup. Plus, Mike tells us about his feature in Tiger Beat back in the '70s, adjacent to one of the performers on our lineup.

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Alice Magoto and Madeline Carter on Miss Ohio

Miss Ohio 2016 Alice Magoto and Miss Greater Cleveland 2017 Madeline Carter talk about their Miss Ohio experience, their childhood dreams of performing, and their upcoming production of The Little Mermaid at the Renaissance. 

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Jean Halpin and Logan Doup on the Healing Power of the Arts

OhioHealth Mansfield and Shelby Hospitals President Jean Halpin and Speech Language Pathologist Logan Daup join Colleen Cook from the Renaissance to talk about the healing power of music and the arts, and how partnering with the Renaissance as the series presenter of the Mansfield Symphony is making our community a healthier place.

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Mark Sebastian Jordan and the More Things Change…

Brilliant storyteller and Music Historian Mark Sebastian Jordan joins us once again to share a few of the secrets of the composers and the tales of the pieces on the upcoming Mansfield Symphony Masterworks program. Listen to find out which composer a famous conductor thought should be "shot" for their innovative piece, and what the tie is between electronica and the Respighi piece. 

Mark will be sharing many more of these stories at 7 PM on May 13th at the free Symphony Chat in the Ballroom of the Renaissance Theatre before the "Take Me to Your Leader" concert - join us!

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Mansfield Symphony Candidate Douglas Droste

The third candidate for music director of the Mansfield Symphony tells us about his Buckeye roots, the section he's the pickiest about, and his vision for the Mansfield Symphony. 

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