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Tonight: York Symphonic Orchestra Performance Will Honor Class of 2012
York High School Music Department will present a special performance by the York Symphony Orchestra. The concert will honor the graduating class of 2012 and will feature senior Ruthie Picha performing the Concertino for Marimba and Orchestra by Paul Creston.
The program will also feature the third and fourth movements of Antonin Dvorak’s powerful Symphony No. 8. The orchestra will also perform music of Tomaso Albinoni and Henry Purcell, as well as the Berceuse and Finale from Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird and a medley of music from Pirates of the Caribbean.
Other featured students include Madeline Mueller on violin, Julia Carlson on cello, Abigail Arnold on bassoon, Ashley Swaiss on flute, Madeline Marsan on oboe, Elena Schwarz on clarinet, Grace Haggard on horn, and trumpeters Hannah Clark and Martin Movagh. The York Symphony Orchestra is directed by Ray Ostwald, assisted by Devon Reedy, a student teacher from the VanderCook College of Music in Chicago. A reception honoring the seniors will follow the concert in the cafeteria. The performance is in Baker Auditorium at York High School.
Admission is: $5 for adults, $2 for seniors and students; free to York students, District 205 staff, seniors with Very Important Patron (VIP) privileges, children under 6, and Patron Pass holders.
Call 630-617-2400, Ext. 7296, for more information. VIP passes are available to anyone age 60 or older who resides within District 205 boundaries. To receive a VIP pass, contact the communications and public relations office at 640-941-4719. Remember to check the Show Time! Fine Arts Schedule for 2011-12 play and concert events at York High School, as well as Bryan, Churchville and Sandburg middle schools.
More About York Community High School
York High School underwent a major restoration and expansion after Elmhurst residents approved a $70 million referendum in 2000. The new York High School, which includes a 59,000-square-foot field house, was dedicated March 14, 2004.
In addition to a robust selection of classes and extracurricular activities, York offers a comprehensive college and career resource center, Peer to Peer Tutoring program and freshmen mentor program.
The principal is Diana Smith.