York Symphony Orchestra Welcomes Kyle Wiley Pickett Tonight

York Symphony Orchestra Welcomes Kyle Wiley Pickett Tonight

The York Symphony Orchestra (YSO) will welcome one of America's most exciting and charismatic young conductors and acclaimed orchestra builder, Kyle Wiley Pickett, as a guest conductor tonight, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m., at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center.

Known as a talented and visionary musician, Pickett will guest conduct the YSO for a Classical Favorites performance highlighting featured pieces Rimsky-Korsakov's Procession of the Nobles from Mlada, Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5.

Pickett received his doctoral training at the prestigious Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Md. and has served as a guest conductor and performer with symphonies, musical theatres and operas around the country. In addition to serving as a guest conductor of the YSO for this very special performance, he has begun the 2013-2014 season as the newly-appointed conductor of both the Springfield and Topeka symphony orchestras. This season also marks his final year as conductor of the North State and The JuneauSymphonies.

Pickett will guest conduct the York Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m., at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center in York. For additional information and tickets, call 717-846-1111 or visit www.yorksymphony.org.

About York Symphony Orchestra: Made up of talented 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 2013-2014 season will include three classical concerts, each showcasing one of the three world-class conductors (Lawrence Golan, David Itkin and Diane Wittry) who will audition to become the next artistic leader of the York Symphony Orchestra, a special POPS performance conducted by guest conductor Todd Ellison and a special SuperPops performance with Paul Williams. The 2013-2014 season is sponsored by M&T Bank and the Audition Series is sponsored by Perform Group, LLC. and Sun Motor Cars. 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 www.YorkSymphony.org or Facebook.com/York.Symphonies.