POSTPONED: Beethoven’s 9th

Saturday, May 2, 2020, 7:30 PM

Lawrence Golan, Conductor
Kathleen Shannon, Chorusmaster
York Symphony Chorus
Gretchen Dekker, Piano
Elizabeth de Trejo, Soprano
Kristen Sollek, Mezzo-soprano
Todd Wilander, Tenor
Hidenori Inoue, Bass
York Youth Symphony Orchestra

Subscriptions and Pick Five Packages on sale now. Call the Appell Center Box Office at 717-846-1111 to order.
Subscription and single ticket prices and info available here. Beethoven’s 9th’s single tickets on sale March 2, 2020

UPDATE: MARCH 17, 2020
Dear Patrons and Friends of the YSO,

As you know, the York Symphony sadly had to cancel this past Saturday’s ‘I KNOW That Tune!’ Pops concert in response to Governor Wolf and Mayor Helfrich’s directive on the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Additionally, yesterday the CDC recommended a moratorium on public events of 50 or more people for the next 8 weeks. For the health and safety of our patrons, musicians and staff, the YSO must regrettably take the following actions on our remaining 19-20 performances…

  • Cancellation of “String Fever” on April 4th
  • Postponement of “Beethoven’s 9th” from May 2nd to a later date TBD
    • All current tickets to Beethoven’s 9th will be honored at the new date. Upon announcement, if you’re unable to attend the new date, please contact the box office for other options.

“WHAT CAN I DO?” • “HOW CAN WE HELP?”

Many of you may be asking how you can help the YSO in this unprecedented period. The best way for you to help is to please consider donating the value of your tickets back to the orchestra as a tax-deductible contribution. This gift will help the YSO in so many ways, such as…

  • Providing financial support to our freelance orchestra personnel as they navigate the economic uncertainty of this new reality.
  • Funding daily operations and planning for future performances and education activities

If unable to donate your tickets, you may also exchange your seats for a 20-21 season program or apply the value to a 20-21 subscription. Or refunds are available.

For assistance, you may call or email the Appell Center’s box office at 717-846-1111 or boxoffice@appellcenter.org.

Your patience is inspiring, and your support at this time is deeply appreciated.  On behalf of the musicians of the York Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Lawrence Golan, we eagerly await the moment we can share when we perform for you again.

Wishing you good and stable health!

Michael Reichman
Executive Director
York Symphony Orchestra

P.S. View the special request video from Michael Reichman


In celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday, the York Symphony Orchestra and Chorus performs Beethoven’s final masterpiece, Symphony No. 9. Beethoven’s 9th has brought countries together in harmony and in celebration of monumental events in history. The work’s enduring grandeur along with the incorporation of Friedrich Schiller’s Ode to Joy continues to inspire composers and music enthusiasts.

BEETHOVEN/DIANE WITTRY Ode to Joy Fanfare
BEETHOVEN Choral Fantasy
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9

Elizabeth de Trejo, Soprano
Kristen Sollek, Mezzo-soprano
Todd Wilander, Tenor
Hidenori Inoue, Bass
Gretchen Dekker, Piano
York Youth Symphony Orchestra