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York Symphony Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Season

York Symphony Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Season

The York Symphony Orchestra is proud to announce the 2017-2018 season, World Tour: A Musical Voyage Around the Globe, featuring some of the most recognizable classical music compositions from Ireland, Austria, Cuba, Mexico, Russia and the United States. World Tour will treat audiences to eleven performances including six Classical Series programs, four Pops Series programs and the annual Young Person's Concert.

"We are thrilled to invite audiences on a musical journey around the world during the 2017-2018 season," said Lawrence Golan, music director and conductor of the York Symphony Orchestra. "We look forward to presenting well-known and influential compositions that capture the spirit of incredible places from around the globe."

Season subscriptions for the 2017-2018 York Symphony Orchestra season will be available beginning April 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Once again this year, guests have the option of subscribing to the complete Classical & Pops season or selecting the Classical or Pops series individually.

In addition, guests may select the flexible "Pick 5" Package that allows them to mix and match five performances (Classical or Pops) to create a custom season experience. Pick 5 Packages will be available beginning July 3, 2017.

Single tickets-starting at $9 for adults and $5 for students-will also be available beginning July 3, 2017. Season subscriptions, Pick 5 Packages and single tickets may be purchased, when available, by calling 717-846-1111 or visiting

"The 2016-2017 season has been filled with an amazing energy, and we are grateful to see many long-time friends and new faces at each performance as we have had the pleasure to play for full houses over the past several months" said Golan. "We are eager to continue this momentum as we launch our 2017-2018 season and invite audiences from across the York area as well as the greater Central Pennsylvania and Maryland regions to join us on an incredible trip around the world."

The exciting 2017-2018 season includes the following performances:

Classical Series

Prost! A Toast to Oktoberfest
Oct. 14, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

The World Tour begins with an Oktoberfest celebration in Germany and Austria with the music of Schubert, Mozart and Brahms. Featuring the York Symphony Chorus and the York Symphony Orchestra's new concertmaster, Denise Dillenbeck.

When In Rome
Jan. 20, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Italy wasn't just home to famous composers - it was a popular vacation spot for both Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn. Enjoy the award-winning Italian pianist, Roberto Plano, as he dazzles you in a virtuosic piano concerto.

South of the Boarder
Feb. 17, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

The York Symphony Orchestra heads to Latin America with the vibrant and colorful sounds of Brazil, Argentina, Cuba and Mexico. Mariachi Champaña Nevín also takes the stage in a

night of soulful mariachi band music.

Celtic Celebration
March 10, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

This Celtic sojourn leads audiences through the lush green fields of Scotland and Ireland. Renowned Uilleann bagpiper, Jerry O'Sullivan, will have everyone getting in the St. Patrick's Day spirit.

Back in the U.S.S.R.
May 5, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Russia was the center of much revolution in the 20th century. Audiences will be treated to the inventive and dramatic music of Shostakovich and Prokofiev with pieces that captured the cultural spirit of the time.

American Classics
May 19, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

The World Tour ends at home in the United States. In honor of Armed Forces Day, the York Symphony Orchestra will pay tribute to the military with a Color Guard and Armed Forces Salute. The season finale also includes music by Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, and a commemoration of Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday.

Pops Series

Classical Night Fever

Sept. 23, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Strap on your platform shoes and put on your bellbottoms as the York Symphony Orchestra takes you on a journey through the hottest 1970s disco music this side of the Milky Way Galaxy. A feel good musical extravaganza audiences won't soon forget!

Holiday Pops Spectacular

Nov. 25, 2017 at 4 p.m.

Kick off the holiday season with the York Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and the Gettysburg Children's Choir in a performance of popular favorites the whole family will know and love.

April in Paris
April 7, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Join us as we feature some of the most beautiful French inspired love songs made famous by Cole Porter, Count Basie, Maurice Chevalier, Édith Piaf, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.

The Magical Music of Harry Potter
June 9, 2018 at 4 p.m.

Experience the magic and wizardry of music from the Harry Potter film series, including the Sorcerer's Stone, the Goblet of Fire, the Deathly Hallows and more! Children are encouraged to come in costume to join Harry and the students of Hogwarts against Lord Voldemort!

Young Person's Concert

Vivaldi's Ring of Mystery

Nov. 1 and 2, 2017 at 10 a.m.

This family-friendly performance will showcase the compelling mystery story about an orphan girl in the early 1700s who is in search of her roots.

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 Appell Center for the Performing Arts (formerly known as the Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center), the York Symphony Orchestra presents an eclectic mix of classical pieces combined with contemporary arrangements. The 2017-2018 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 or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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