Welcome to the 21st Anniversary Season of the Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra

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Dear YSO friends and family,
In a normal year, we would be working on plans for next season, doing some fundraising, and looking
forward to the start of rehearsals in September. In a normal year… I cannot tell you how many times I
have started a statement similarly in the last few months. But as we all know, this is not a normal year.

Our Board of Directors is monitoring developments in the status of the coronavirus in Michigan and has
concluded that we have no idea what next season will look like. As a state, we are on a path toward
something resembling normalcy, but we all know that could change quickly. Even if we do remain on this
path, we realize that it is very likely that we will not be able to schedule normal concerts for at least part
of our 2020-21 season. The safety of our musicians and audience members is our first priority.

We would like to find a way to share music with you, though, and are hoping that you will be willing to
share some of your thoughts with us by completing this short survey. Click here to go to the survey.

In light of recent events, the Ypsilanti Symphony would also like to reaffirm that we are a community
orchestra. We support our friends and neighbors of all races, creeds, sexual orientations, and gender
identities, and believe in the power of music to heal wounds and bring people together. We exist to
serve the musicians and music lovers of Ypsilanti and the surrounding communities, and welcome all to
join us as musicians, audience members, volunteers, or contributors.

We are truly grateful for all of you, our supporters, whether you have joined us for concerts, donated
funds, and/or advertised with us. Thank you for helping to keep this musical resource alive in our
community. Because we do not yet know what this season will look like, we have paused our normal
program book ad sales campaign. If you can do so, however, we would welcome any assistance you are
able to give. Additionally, please consider supporting local musicians and artists as well as our

You can find updates and communicate with us on our website, Facebook, or Instagram. To sign up for
email updates, click here.

Again, thank you for joining and supporting us. We miss you all and look forward to being able to share
music with you again. Until that time, stay safe, stay healthy, and when at all possible, stay kind.

Erin Himrod
Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra

2019-2020 Season:
“21 and Counting”

Mark your calendar for the first concert of our 21st season on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 3:30pm located
at Towsley Auditorium in the Morris Lawrence Building on the campus of Washtenaw Community College

  • Dvorak – Symphony No. 6 in D Major
  • Weber – Overture to Oberon
  • Pierson – Unsung Heros (Fanfare) – WORLD PREMIERE!
  • Whitacre – October

Rehearsals begin on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 from 7:30-9:30pm

To learn about playing with the YSO, please email [email protected]

We currently have openings for French Horn, percussion, and all strings

Purchase Tickets Online

Purchase Tickets online for our Next Concert - "Raise a Glass! An Afternoon with Opera on Tap"

  • February 16, 2020 3:30pm
  • Towsley Auditorium, Washtenaw Community College
  • Special Guest: Opera On Tap

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