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Welcome to the Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra

We are a true community orchestra located in Ypsilanti, MI performing five concerts each year.

Free Summer Concert in the Park!

Saturday, May 27th at 2:00 p.m.

FREE “POPS IN THE PARK!” CONCERT WITH SPECIAL GUESTS “GEMINI”. YSO season finale outdoor concert with Gemini includes popular favorites and fun for the whole family.

The free outdoor concert will be held at Ypsilanti’s Riverside Park Pavilion at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, with a rain date of Sunday, May 28. Music lovers of all ages are invited to bring a chair or blanket and celebrate the start of summer as they enjoy a concert of popular and family-friendly favorites. The orchestra will also be joined by special guests and audience favorite, Gemini. The Ann Arbor-based duo, consisting of brothers Sandor and Lazlo Slomovits, has been performing as Gemini since 1973, playing music from all over the world and engaging audiences of enthusiastic children and families throughout the US and Canada. They also perform with Sandor’s daughter Emily as “Gemily” (Gemini + Emily), offering a wide range of traditional and contemporary folk, jazz, and classical music for all ages.

Location: Riverside Park

Note From Our Conductor

Music Director Adam C. Riccinto and the Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra (YSO) will be joined by guest artist, violinist Eliot Heaton, as the orchestra returns to the stage at the Lincoln High School Performing Arts Center for its 2022-23 season on Sunday, October 10 at 3:30 p.m. The family-friendly concert will highlight orchestral masterworks, including William Grant Still’s Second Symphony, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto featuring Mr. Heaton as soloist, and Edvard Grieg’s Holburg Suite, led by YSO’s Assistant Conductor for this season, Harris Anderson.

“Our Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra can’t wait to open the season with this terrific concert. We are thrilled to be back at Lincoln High School for another year of bringing a great variety of orchestral music to music lovers of all ages,” said Music Director Adam C. Riccinto. “YSO is honored to be sharing the stage with one of today’s finest violinists, Eliot Heaton. His performance of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto—one of great masterworks for violin—is not to be missed!”

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“Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common.”

– Sarah Dessen