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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.

Spring Concert

Sunday, April 16th at 3:30 p.m.

The YSO will be joined by world-class guest artist, former Detroit Symphony Orchestra principal violist Alexander Mishnaevski, for our Spring Concert.

Sure to excite music lovers of all ages, the concert will showcase orchestral selections by Finnish master Jean Sibelius, including his famous nationalistic masterpiece Finlandia and the beautiful and rousing Symphony No. 2. The program will also spotlight the YSO brass section in Russian composer Victor Ewald’s Symphony No. 1 for Brass Quintet (1890). The highpoint of the program will be Mishnaevski’s virtuosic performances of Georg Phillip Telemann’s Viola Concerto and the beautiful Romance for Viola by Dmitri Shostakovich arr. Sebastian Bachmeier —a fantastic opportunity for audiences to hear this internationally acclaimed artist in concert.

Location: Lincoln High School Performing Arts Center

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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