Open Air Summer Series

2021-22 Sneak Preview

Saturday, September 18, 2021, 6 PM ET
York Fairgrounds Stage     
Please bring your own chairs.

Lawrence Golan, Conductor

On-Sale Now! Order online or call the Appell Center Box Office at 717-846-1111.
General Admission: $25
Under 18: $12 

The York Symphony Orchestra gives you a special sneak preview of the 2021-22 Season. The season celebrates some of the greatest composers like Bach, Mozart, Mahler, Schumann, Saint-Georges, and Schubert. Come hear Mozart’s grandiose and bombastic, Symphony 41, which was his last symphonic work. Bach accentuated the high point of Baroque musical style with his famous six concertos. Lastly, Mahler’s beautiful Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 dazzles the listener with his purely orchestral, romantic masterpiece.

ROBERT SCHUMANN: Overture, Scherzo And Finale, Mvt. I: Overture
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Mvt. I: Allegro
Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter”
     MVT. II: Andante Cantabile
     MVT. IV: Molto Allegro
Symphony No. 1 in G Major
Symphony No. 7 “Unfinished”, MVT. I: Allegro Moderato
Symphony No. 5 “Adagietto”
Overture, Scherzo and Finale

The health and safety of all our patrons is our highest priority. This is an outdoor event. Mitigation efforts are at the discretion of patrons. Policies are subject to change.

Open Air FAQs

Where are the Open Air concerts taking place?
The concerts will be at the York Fairgrounds. Enter through Gate 9 at the intersection of Carlisle Avenue and Maryland Avenue in York, PA 17404. Here is a map for your convenience.

Where will I be sitting?
Bring your own chairs as seating will be located on the track. Seating will NOT be offered in the grandstand.

Can I buy packages or single tickets?
Both are available through the Appell Center Box Office. Click here for packages. The Open Air Packages include all 3 concerts in the series for $60 for adults and $36 for Under 18. The single ticket price is $25 for adults and $12 for Under 18.

Where can I buy tickets or packages?
Tickets and packages can be purchased online, by phone, or before the concert at the York Fairgrounds. The Appell Center Box Office is available by phone 717-846-1111 on Monday-Friday at 10am-2pm. The Box Office is currently not open to the public. If you have any questions, you can also email

Are there specific seats or general admission?
The Open Air Series offers general admission on a first come, first served basis.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions?
The health and safety of all our patrons is our highest priority. This is an outdoor event. Mitigation efforts are at the discretion of patrons. Policies are subject to change.

What is your inclement weather policy?
The York Symphony Orchestra will perform up through light rain and wind. Anything heavier will result in a cancellation and refunds will be offered. Concerts unfortunately will not be rescheduled due to availability constraints. If a concert is canceled, you will receive a phone call and/or email 3 hours in advance of the concert time.

When do the gates open?
The gates open at 5pm ET.

Where can I park?
You can park on the field. Here is a map.

How long are the concerts?
All concerts are about 1 hour with no intermission.

Will restrooms be available?
Yes, there are restrooms available for guests.

Will concessions be available?
Yes, concessions will be available for purchase.

Can I bring my own food?
You are allowed to bring your own food and beverage, but please clean up after yourselves. Alcohol is not permitted at the Fairgrounds.