Bringing Culture to the Central Pennsylvania area…

The York Symphony Orchestra has been an important cultural pillar of the York and surrounding communities for three-quarters of a century. This year we celebrate our 82nd season and look back at the importance of music and culture to society throughout our rich history. Beginning in the challenging years of the Great Depression,the YSO has provided hope and sanctuary in war and in peace, through important social movements like civil rights and the turbulent 60s, through countless presidents and eras including man’s venture to space and enduring an age of unparalleled technological advancement.

This tells us that The Symphony is more than simply an attraction or merely an event. It tells us the music of the Symphony is an important part of the very fiber of our lives. The Symphony is an experience that endures time and genre, that spans age and class. The music of the Symphony is one way we look at history, to catalog important moments through music. It’s also a way that we look to the future of music and the future of our society.