York Symphony Orchestra to Present David Bowie Inspired Concert
The York Symphony Orchestra will present David Bowie on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts. This Pops Series Concert will include special guest Jeans 'n Classics, and celebrate the brilliant icon of rock through popular hits such as Rebel Rebel, Space Oddity and more! The concert will also feature Chelsea Tipton II, a sought-after guest conductor who has appeared with numerous major orchestras and has performed with legendary pop artist Sting. Single tickets starting at $9 for adults and $5 for students are available online at www.YorkSymphony.org and by calling 717-846-1111.
For almost 20 years, guest artist Jeans 'n Classics has combined world-class rock and symphonies through their dynamic ability to interpret the music of legendary rock and pop albums and artists with their own special and signature flair. The group has worked with more than 100 orchestras in venues throughout North America and created almost 1,000 original rock and pop orchestrations, which have been presented across 45 unique and exciting productions.
"We are bringing long-time symphony fans and lovers of legendary rock together for an incredible evening featuring amazingly talented musicians and exciting performances," said Lawrence Golan, Music Director of the York Symphony Orchestra. "This evening of iconic rock classics, featuring Jeans N' Classics as well as guest conductor Chelsea Tipton II, will give audience members an unforgettable, live performance filled with expertise and finesse."
Guest conductor Tipton is a popular American conductor who has won over audiences and critics alike with his vibrant musicality, accessibility, versatility and extraordinary commitment to arts education. He has appeared with numerous major orchestras, and his performance with the Brooklyn Philharmonic was applauded by The New York Times which credited him for ''leading sweeping and vibrant performances of 'Rhapsody' and 'An American in Paris."
A highlight of his career, in 2011, Tipton was chosen to accompany the pop artist Sting on an extensive European tour covering 15 countries. Through this experience, he worked with 19 different European orchestras to prepare the musicians for concerts. In addition to this role, Tipton also performed with Sting in concert in the Canary Islands, Granada, and Cap Roig, Spain.
"Music has a way of bringing people together and it has been my mission to share music with the world," said Tipton. "I'm looking forward to performing with the York Symphony Orchestra in February and experiencing not only the orchestra but also the local community."
The York Symphony Orchestra will present David Bowie on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts in York. Single tickets starting at $9 for adults and $5 for students are available online at www.YorkSymphony.org and by calling 717-846-1111. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4:30 pm and also two hours before every performance.
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 85 years. Performing at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts under the leadership of Music Director Lawrence Golan, the orchestra presents an eclectic mix of classical masterworks and contemporary selections. The 2018-2019 season is sponsored by PeoplesBank; the Pops Series is sponsored by The Anstadt Company; and the David Bowie concert sponsor is McConkey & Co. The York Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to music education, offering programs to engage youth and adults.