Mission and History

Mission Statement

The mission of York Symphony Orchestra is to provide live orchestral music to the people of South Central Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland.


Formed in 1933, the York Symphony has performed without interruption since the Depression, through World War II, and continues today. Our York Symphony Chorus was formed in the 1950’s and continues to sing with the YSO in concerts each season, as well as performing on their own. Up to Eighty musicians take the stage for each of the YSO’s concerts. Each season there are six Classical Series concerts, four Pops Series concerts, and two Young Person Concerts performing a broad repertoire of classical and contemporary music. The YSO also supports educational programs for grades K-12. In the last four years, the YSO has reached more than 15,000 students in over 35 different schools

We appreciate your continued support and look forward to exciting seasons to come!