Say hello to cello

The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra and guest cellist Inbal Segev will premiere a new work at the opening concert of the orchestra’s 2013-14 season.

The Cello Concerto by Arner Dorman was commissioned by the Youngs-town orchestra, Segev and the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and Anchorage Symphony. All three ensembles are lead by Randall Craig Fleischer.

Dorman has described the concerto as being “for a cello that forgot it was a cello.”

For Saturday’s concert, the cello will be amplified and accompanied by an upright piano and rhythm section instead of the usual nine-foot grand piano.

Since 2008 Dorman has been an Israeli Cultural Excellence Foundation Chosen Artist, one of Israel’s most prestigious designations for excellence in the arts.

Born in Tel Aviv, Dorman currently serves as professor of theory and composition at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania and recently was named music director of the Cleveland Chamber Orchestra.

Segev equally is committed to new repertoire and known masterworks. She is a founding member of the Amerigo Trio with New York Philharmonic Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow and violinist Karen Dreyfuss. She has performed with numerous orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic and the Israel Philharmonic, and is a recipient of the American-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship.

Underwriting assistance for the commissioned work was provided by the Youngstown Area Jewish Foundation.

Other selections on the program include Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony and the Glinka Russian and Ludmilla Overture.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. Saturday at Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown.

Tickets are $55, $50, $45 and $40 and are available at the DeYor Performing Arts Center box office and by calling 330-744-0264.