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Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra 25th Anniversary Season Premiere Featuring The Paul Keller Jazz Ensemble

YPSILANTI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OPENS ITS 25th ANNIVERSARY SEASON ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15 AT LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL WITH SPECIAL CONCERT CELEBRATING YPSILANTI’S BICENTENIAL CONDUCTED BY MUSIC DIRECTOR ADAM C. RICCINTO Join YSO in celebrating Ypsilanti and 25 years of making music for the community with season opener featuring local jazz great Paul Keller and friends in Keller’s Ypsilanti Orchestral Jazz Suite Music Director Adam C. Riccinto and the Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra (YSO) are returning to the stage to launch their 25th anniversary and celebrate the 200th birthday of its hometown of Ypsilanti. The YSO invites audiences to the Lincoln High School Performing Arts Center on Sunday, October 15 at 3:30 p.m. to hear this special, one-of-a-kind concert program, including musical selections connected to the history of Ypsilanti and celebrating the orchestra’s relationship with the city. The concert’s highlight is the return of special guest Paul Keller and friends to the orchestra to perform Keller’s Ypsilanti Orchestral Jazz Suite, composed as a commission for the YSO and premiered by the orchestra in 2010. The concert also includes the YSO-commissioned Unsung Heroes for brass and percussion by local composer, musician, and educator Brooke Pierson, as well as Africa, a Symphonic Poem for orchestra by African American composer William Grant Still. “We can’t think of a better way to kick off YSO’s 25th season than by celebrating our home base of Ypsilanti and honoring the legacy of this rich and historic city,” said Music Director Adam C. Riccinto. “The orchestra will be playing an exceptional program, including jazz artist and composer Paul Keller’s fantastic five-movement Ypsilanti Orchestral Jazz Suite, which the Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra premiered back in 2010. We are so thrilled to bring Paul Keller, his ensemble, and this important work back for this event, along with several other meaningful works that will make for a uniquely special musical experience.” The Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra is proud to present this concert in collaboration with the Ypsilanti Bicentennial Commission, Eastern Michigan University Department of Music and Dance; Lincoln Consolidated Schools; WEMU 89.1; The City of Ypsilanti; and Ypsilanti Township. Please note a special thank you to our Corporate Sponsors: Bank of Ann Arbor, The City of Ypsilanti Bicentennial Committee, Dennis Green, Dykema, The Faber Piano Institute, In2being LLC., Dan and Linda Wagner, Washtenaw Parks & Recreation Commission, Wealthpoint Management, The Ypsilanti Performance Space (The Ypsi), and Zingerman’s Community of Businesses. As well as our Business Sponsors: The Brian Bundesen Team, King’s Keyboard House, Meadow Montessori School, The Pho House, Satchel’s BBQ, Sidetracks Bar & Grill, and South Arbor Animal Hospital. For more information on our sponsors including a listing of our In-Kind Sponsors visit https://ypsilantisymphony.org/our-sponsors/