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Spring on the York College campus

Music

The York College Division of Music is proud to present another season of exciting performances in the 700-seat Waldner Performing Arts Center and the 200-seat DeMeester Recital Hall. All events are free and open to the public.  

The 2018-2019 series will be highlighted by several exciting guest artist performances, made possible by a generous gift from the Boustead Family Foundation. The season will include residencies and performances by legendary jazz bassist John Patitucci, the Grammy Award-winning Parker String Quartet, and the U.S. Jazz Ambassadors. The season will also feature performances by YCP’s talented faculty artists and student ensembles, culminating in spring performances of The Secret Garden.

Jeff Stabley and Friends
Worth of the Soul
Chorale and Wind Symphony
Nov. 11, 2018, 3 p.m.
Waldner Performing Arts Center
Worth of the Soul: A Musical Tribute to American Indian Warriors and Veterans with Guest Composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate.
Casualties of War
Casualties of War: Poetry and Music of the Great War
Nov. 12, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
Guest Artists Jeffrey Fahnestock, tenor, Scott Crowne, piano, and James Watson, speaker, present a collection of poetic reflections honoring the resolution of WWI.
Rock Band: Steve Miller Band
Rock Band: Music of the Steve Miller Band
Nov. 15, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Waldner Performing Arts Center
The York College Rock Band (YCRB) performs various classic rock and pop selections and pays tribute to the Steve Miller Band.
John Patitucci
The John Patitucci Trio
Nov. 18, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Waldner Performing Arts Center
Three-time Grammy Award winner, John Patitucci, has been at the forefront of the jazz world for over 30 years and is active in all styles of music. This event is made possible thanks to a generous gift from the Boustead Family Foundation.
Groove Ensemble
Groove Ensemble
Nov. 29, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
The York College Groove Ensemble is a percussion ensemble with a twist. Groove performs traditional music from around the world, including West Africa, South Africa, and Indonesia.
Jazz Ensemble
Jazz Ensemble
Dec. 6, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
The York College Jazz Ensemble performs a wide variety of music by the jazz greats, including Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Count Basie, and Duke Ellington.
Choirs of York College
Choirs of York College: Holiday Light
Dec. 9, 2018, 3 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church
York College vocal ensembles perform music with holiday themes in St. Paul Lutheran Church (George and Springettsbury Streets), accompanied by the newly installed Letourneau organ.
Student piano recital, For the Birds
Student Piano Recital: For the Birds
Dec. 10, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
Birds, the world’s most ubiquitous singers, have inspired musicians for millennia. Join York College’s student pianists for an exploration of ornithological musical delights!
Orchestra
York College Orchestra
Dec. 11, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Waldner Performing Arts Center
The York College Orchestra will perform a program featuring both major symphonic works and lighter classics. Matthew Inkster is conductor.
4 musicians against wall
The Parker String Quartet
Jan. 25, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
Renowned for its dynamic interpretations and polished, expansive colors, the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation. This event is made possible thanks to a generous gift from the Boustead Family Foundation.
Jeff Stabley
Jeff Stabley Jazz Combo
Feb. 10, 2019, 3 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
Regularly performing with the region's best jazz musicians, drummer Jeff Stabley, who directs the jazz program at York College, is a fixture in the area’s music scene.
Kenneth Osowski
Faculty Recital: Kenneth Osowski, piano.
Feb. 22, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
Dr. Kenneth Osowski will present a solo recital of varied repertoire, including music by
J. S. Bach, Johannes Brahms, Billy Strayhorn, and others.
U.S. Jazz Ambassadors
The Jazz Ambassadors from The United States Army Field Band
Mar. 11, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Waldner Performing Arts Center
The Jazz Ambassadors is the United States Army’s premier big band. This 19-member ensemble, formed in 1969, has received great acclaim both at home and abroad performing America’s original art form, jazz.
Twin Peaks
The Music of Twin Peaks
Mar. 15, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
This celebration of the collaboration between director David Lynch and composer Angelo Badalamenti foregrounds the music of the original groundbreaking series.
Wind Symphony
York College Wind Symphony
Mar. 17, 2019, 3 p.m.
Waldner Performing Arts Center
The York College Wind Symphony is comprised of the College's finest student instrumentalists. Marches, British band classics, transcriptions, medleys, and contemporary music are performed every semester. Matthew Inkster is conductor.
Chamber Voices
Chamber Voices
Apr. 5, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
Join us for an informal evening of music making with York College’s smaller vocal ensembles. Faculty and student-led groups will present a varied program of primarily a cappella music, ranging from traditional styles to vocal pop.
Music Industry Recording Technology Panel Discussion
Music Industry Panel Discussion
Apr. 11, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Weinstock Lecture Hall
Panelists from various parts of the entertainment industry will discuss the current political landscape in the U.S. and its potential effect on cultural production and consumption.
Chamber Players
The York Chamber Players
Apr. 12, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
The York Chamber Players is dedicated to presenting a wide array of chamber music repertoire for various ensemble configurations.
Spring Choral Concert
A Retrospective: 50 years of Song
Apr. 14, 2019, 3 p.m.
Waldner Performing Arts Center
Join the Chorale and Chamber Singers in a celebration of 50 years of choral music at York College! The singers will perform classics from past decades, recreating a musical timeline from 1968 until the present.
York College Rock Band performs covers from The Who
Rock Band: Music of The Who
Apr. 16, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Waldner Performing Arts Center
The York College Rock Band (YCRB) performs various classic rock and pop selections and pays tribute to The Who.
Groove Ensemble
Groove Ensemble
Apr. 25, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
The York College Groove Ensemble is a percussion ensemble with a twist. Groove performs traditional music from around the world, including West Africa, South Africa, and Indonesia.
Jazz Ensemble
Jazz Ensemble
Apr. 26, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
The York College Jazz Ensemble performs a wide variety of music by the jazz greats, including Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Count Basie, and Duke Ellington. The ensemble performs in various jazz idioms, including swing, bebop, and fusion.
Wind Symphony
York College Wind Symphony
Apr. 28, 2019, 3 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church
The York College Wind Symphony is comprised of the College's finest student instrumentalists. Marches, British band classics, transcriptions, medleys, and contemporary music are performed every semester. Matthew Inkster is conductor.
Groove Ensemble
The Secret Garden
May 2-4, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Waldner Performing Arts Center
This enchanting classic of children's literature by Frances Hodges Burnett is reimagined by composer Lucy Simon and playwright Marsha Norman.
Orchestra
York College Orchestra
May 7, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Waldner Performing Arts Center
The York College Orchestra presents a program featuring both major symphonic works and lighter classics. Matthew Inkster is conductor.
Student piano recital entitled
Student Piano Recital: Music of Latin America
May 9, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
Join York College’s student pianists for a journey “south of the border”. This recital will explore music by a variety of Latin American composers, including Heitor Villa-Lobos, Alberto Ginastera, and Antônio Carlos Jobim.
Contact Us
Division of Music
Wolf Hall
Phone: 717.815.1354
Hours:
8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Grace Muzzo, D.M.A.
Coordinator, Division of Music
Wolf Hall, Room 206C
717.815.6450
gmuzzo@ycp.edu

Allison Altland
Administrative Assistant
717.815.1354
aaltland@ycp.edu

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