Soprano Kendra Colton will join the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra for its final concert of the 2013-14 season.
Colton, who teaches at Oberlin College, has been a soloist with such major orchestras as Boston Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Houston Symphony, National Symphony and the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa.
She has released two solo CDs, "Le Charme" and "He Brought Me Roses," and has recorded for Koch International Records and Emmanuel Music.
Colton is active in performing and commissioning new works and seldom-heard repertoire from the last 50 years. Originally, Colton was to perform the premiere of a new composition by Dana School of Music professor Robert Rollin on Saturday. When Rollin was unable to deliver the completed score and orchestrations, the symphony and the composer decide to delay the premiere of Four Symphonic Lyrics for Soprano and Orchestra on an Ancient Greek Poem by Anacreon until a later date.
Instead, Colton and the orchestra will perform Samuel Barber's "Knoxville: Summer of 1915," based on a poem by James Agee. Other works on the program will be Aaron Copland's "Billy the Kid Suite" and Gustav Holst's "The Planets."
The concert starts at 8 p.m. Saturday at Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown. Tickets range from $40 to $55 and are available at the DeYor Performing Arts Center box office and by calling 330-744-0264.