21-22 YSOPB Final SINGLES - Flipbook - Page 8
We’re Back! Welcome to the York Symphony Orchestra’s 2021-22 season.
We are absolutely thrilled to be back doing what we do: performing live,
in-person concerts for the wonderful people of York County! I hope you
will find the repertoire to represent a healthy balance between beloved
favorites of the standard repertoire & other great pieces with which you
may be less familiar. Several of the programs were originally scheduled
to be performed over the past two years and have been rescheduled into
this season. In addition, we are presenting a diverse line-up of composers
and guest artists from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Some of the highlights include Mozart’s famous “Jupiter” symphony
paired with a piece by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, a
fascinating figure in music history who is sometimes referred to as ‘the
Black Mozart.’ That same concert will also feature the Principal Cellist
of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Hai-Ye Ni, playing Tchaikovsky. Another
highlight is a program called Mr. & Mrs. Schumann, featuring music by
both Robert and Clara Schumann.
We will celebrate the 300th anniversary of Johann Sebastian Bach’s
legendary Brandenburg Concerti by performing all six of them in one
concert! Billy Hunter, Jr., Principal Trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera
Orchestra, will be featured on a concert that includes Dvořák’s New
World Symphony and Duke Ellington’s Black, Brown & Beige Suite. The
orchestra will be featured on some epic symphonies, such as Mahler’s
Symphony No. 5 and Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony. The York
Symphony Chorus will join us for Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 2, the
Lobgesang (Hymn of Praise).
Our Pops Series will be no less epic with our annual Holiday Pops
Spectacular, John Williams 90th Birthday, and The Music of Queen
featuring rock band Jeans n’ Classics!
It’s going to be a great season of great music and we can’t wait to share
it with you—live and in-person!
The Jody and Louis Appell, Jr. Music Director