York Fairgrounds

York Symphony's Open Air: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Duration: 1 Hour

Showtimes: 08/28/2021 6:00pm

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York Symphony Orchestra's Open Air Summer Series


$25 General Admission and $12 for Under 18 Order your tickets today!

York Fairgrounds: intersection of Carlisle Avenue and Maryland Avenue in York, PA 17404. Enter through Gate 9. Click for a map.
Bring your own chairs. Seating will be located on the track.

The brand new Open Air Summer Series celebrates the return to in-person concerts. We are excited to see all our patrons once again! Felix Mendelssohn scored his Suite from A Midsummer Night’s Dream being inspired by Shakespeare’s play filled with fairies and spells. Mendelssohn composed the imaginative melodies to magical fanfare with Romantic-era expression. Unpublished for over 100 years, Fanny Mendelssohn’s Overture In C Major builds upon its slow awakening to a lively allegro. Inspired by James Agee’s A Death in the Family, Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer Of 1915 reminiscences about childhood memories.

Lawrence Golan, Conductor
Heather Hill, Soprano

Fanny Mendelssohn: Overture in C Major

SAMUEL Barber: Knoxville: Summer of 1915

Felix Mendelssohn: Suite from A Midsummer Night’s Dream

I. Overture

II. Scherzo

III. Intermezzo

IV. Nocturne

V. Wedding March

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Where are the Open Air concerts taking place?
The concerts will be at the York Fairgrounds. Enter through Gate 9 at the intersection of Carlisle Avenue and Maryland Avenue in York, PA 17404. Here is a map for your convenience.

Where will I be sitting?
Bring your own chairs as seating will be located on the track. Seating will NOT be offered in the grandstand.

How much are tickets?
The single ticket price is $25 for adults and $12 for Under 18.

Where can I buy tickets or packages?
Tickets and packages can be purchased online, by phone, or before the concert at the York Fairgrounds. The Appell Center Box Office is available by phone 717-846-1111 on Monday-Friday at 10am-2pm. The Box Office is currently not open to the public. If you have any questions, you can also email boxoffice@appellcenter.org.

Are there specific seats or general admission?
The Open Air Series offers general admission on a first come, first served basis.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions?
The health and safety of all our patrons is our highest priority. This is an outdoor event. Mitigation efforts are at the discretion of patrons. Policies are subject to change.

What is your inclement weather policy?

The York Symphony Orchestra will perform up through light rain and wind. Anything heavier will result in a cancellation and refunds will be offered. Concerts unfortunately will not be rescheduled due to availability constraints. If a concert is canceled, you will receive a phone call and/or email 3 hours in advance of the concert time.

When do the gates open?
The gates open at 5pm EDT.

Where can I park?
You can park on the field. Here is a map.

How long are the concerts?
All concerts are about 1 hour with no intermission.

Will restrooms be available?
Yes, there are restrooms available for guests.

Can I bring my own food?

You are allowed to bring your own food and beverage, but please clean up after yourselves. Alcohol is not permitted at the Fairgrounds.

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