Come join us for our 16th Season!
"Music Lives!"

When you think of orchestral music, perhaps what comes to mind are the many symphonies written by the “old masters” hundreds of years ago. Yet orchestral repertoire encompasses so much more. There are many talented composers alive today, creating brilliant symphonic music in our own time. This season is all about sharing some of those works with you. From John Williams to Ypsilanti’s own Paul Keller, each concert will feature works by contemporary composers, proving joyfully that “Music Lives!”

Holiday Bells
Sunday, December 7, 2014, 3:30pm
Towsley Auditorium
Washtenaw Community College

From traditional sweets and festive warmth to the music of both living composers and those who inspired them, the Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra presents our “Holiday Bells” performance with the Detroit Handbell Ensemble and Artistic Director Michael Burkhardt.  This performance provides a joyful start to the 2014 holiday season. From masters like Tchaikovsky to modern arrangements of holiday classics, the YSO has it all, robust festive fanfare to peaceful reminders of our cultural heritage, proving joyfully that “Music Lives!”

Bring your letters for Santa. Official North Pole Mailing Center On-Site at the December 7th Holiday Concert!

Holiday Raffle!
Help yourself make the holidays less stressful by entering our holiday raffle with prizes specifically selected  to bring peace to this busy holiday season!  Basket includes a Zingerman's gift card, massage gift certificate to The Spa at Liberty, delicious coffee, treats and more! Tickets can be purchased at the door and the winner will be drawn the day of the concert. $3.00 per ticket or 2 tickets for $5.00. 

A Month for Music
Sunday, February 22, 2015, 3:30pm
Towsley Auditorium
Washtenaw Community College

This concert features works of composers old and new, born in the month of February. Come celebrate midwinter with the YSO in this special musical tribute!

Lowbrow Meets Highbrow
Sunday, April 26, 2015, 3:30pm
Towsley Auditorium
Washtenaw Community College

Local legends Paul Keller and Mr B set the house on fire with their blend of blues, boogie woogie, and of course the YSO. You won’t want to miss this exuberant season finale!

Free Outdoor Pops Concert with Gemini
(tentative, pending funding)
Saturday, May 23rd, 2pm
Rain date Sunday, May 24th, 2pm
Riverside Park, Ypsilanti

Ann Arbor-based childrens’ music masters Sandor and Lazlo Slomovits (known as “Gemini”) partner with the YSO in what has become an annual tradition. Bring your lawn chairs and sun umbrellas and kick off the summer with a free concert in Ypsilanti’s Riverside Park!


Past YSO Concerts

The Magic of John Williams
Sunday, October 5, 2014, 3:30pm
Towsley Auditorium
Washtenaw Community College

Music of John Williams and composers who influenced him. Includes “Star Wars Symphonic Suite,” “Schindler’s List,” Holst’s “St. Paul’s Suite” and more. Attend in costume along with members of the 501st Legion of Storm Troopers!