CANCELLED: Beethoven’s 9th

UPDATE: May 28, 2020

After careful consideration of our audience, orchestra, chorus, staff and volunteers, we have determined that we cannot safely host a performance of Beethoven 9 in the near future. Therefore, we feel it is best to simply cancel this concert. While deeply disappointed, we know how many of you were excited for this program, and we fully intend to reschedule this performance for a future season.

Please consider participating in our YSO MUSICIAN RELIEF FUND by donating your Beethoven 9 concert tickets back to the orchestra as a tax-deductible contribution. All donated concert tickets be placed toward the YSO Musician relief fund. Your gift will help us provide financial support to our musicians as they, like all of us, navigate the economic uncertainty. Due to your past generosity, musicians received 90% of their pay for cancelled concerts: I Know That Tune and String Fever.

HOW TO DONATE TICKETS
To donate your tickets, NO ACTION IS REQUIRED. On June 18, your tickets will automatically be converted into a tax-deductible donation. Tax receipt letters will be sent out to all participating patrons.

If you are unable to donate, you may fill out the form or contact the Appell Center’s box office between now and June 18 to discuss seat exchanges, credits, or refunds. Call and leave a message at 717-846-1111 or email boxoffice@appellcenter.org . The box office hours are Mon-Thur 10am-2pm. Staff is currently working remotely, so please be patient with their response time. Please note—after June 18, all outstanding tickets will be auto-converted into a donation.

We hope you’ll consider joining our Musician Relief Fund!


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

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