York Symphony Orchestra To Be Featured On NPR's FROM THE TOP, 4/15

York Symphony Orchestra To Be Featured On NPR's FROM THE TOP, 4/15

he York Symphony Orchestra will be featured in a national broadcast and live recording as they present NPR's From the Top with Host Christopher O'Riley, the preeminent showcase for young musicians on Saturday, April 15 at 4 p.m. at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center. From the Top features amazing performances and captivating personal stories of extraordinary young classical musicians from across the country. The Emmy Award-winning program's appearance with the York Symphony Orchestra is sponsored by Menchey Music Service and WITF-FM.

The concert in York will feature performances by outstanding young musicians and concerto performances alongside the York Symphony Orchestra, including 16-year-old pianist Baron Cao from State College, Pennsylvania; 16-year-old violinist Daniel Rafimayeri from New York, New York; 17-year-old cellist Zoe Lin from Palo Alto, California; and 19-year-old clarinetist Andrew Mazanko from Sovetsky, Russia, now attending Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan.

Professional violinist Ben E. Detrick, originally from Seven Valleys, Pennsylvania, will also be featured. Detrick, currently living in Vienna, Austria, is a 2002 alumnus of From the Top and a former member of the York Symphony Orchestra. His mother, Venona Detrick, is a longtime second violinist with the York Symphony Orchestra, and his father, Joe Detrick, is a longtime member of the bass section with the York Symphony Chorus.

"We are beyond thrilled to host this acclaimed show," said Lawrence Golan, music director and conductor of the York Symphony Orchestra. "Collaborating with NPR's From the Top gives national attention to the great work the York Symphony is doing as well as the Greater York community."

The York Symphony Orchestra will present NPR's From the Top with Host Christopher O'Riley on Saturday, April 15 at 4:00 p.m. at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center in York. Single tickets starting at $29 for adults and $10 for students are available online at www.yorksymphony.org and by calling 717-846-1111.

About York Symphony Orchestra

Made up of talented professional musicians from the Greater York area and beyond, the York Symphony Orchestra has been engaging audiences with outstanding orchestral music for more than 80 years. Performing at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, the York Symphony Orchestra presents an eclectic mix of classical pieces combined with contemporary arrangements. The 2016-2017 season is sponsored by M&T Bank, the Classical Series is sponsored by W. Dale Brougher Foundation, and the Pops Series is sponsored by PeoplesBank. The York Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to music education, offering programs to engage youth and adults. For more information on the York Symphony Orchestra, visit http://www.YorkSymphony.org or find us on Facebook.

About From the Top

From the Top is America's largest national platform celebrating the stories, talents and character of classically-trained young musicians. Through live events, NPR and YouTube broadcasts, scholarships and leadership programs, From the Top empowers these extraordinary young people to engage and inspire music lovers of all ages.

Support for From the Top's radio program is made possible through grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. It is also supported through the generous contributions of individuals and institutions as well as public radio stations. From the Top's founding partners are New England Conservatory and WGBH.

From the Top is an independent nonprofit organization proudly based in Boston's vibrant cultural district. Learn more atwww.fromthetop.org.

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