YPSILANTI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONTINUES TO CELEBRATE ITS 25th ANNIVERSARY PERFORMING HOLIDAY FAVORITES ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10 AT LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL
CONDUCTED BY MUSIC DIRECTOR ADAM C. RICCINTO
Annual family holiday concert will feature guests the Lincoln High School Choir and Silent Auction
Music Director Adam C. Riccinto and the Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra (YSO) will present it’s popular annual Holiday Concert at the Lincoln High School Performing Arts Center on Sunday, December 10 at 3:30 p.m. The YSO is celebrating its 25th anniversary season with a year filled with exciting programming, outstanding guest artists, and engagement with audiences. The orchestra is thrilled to offer this family-friendly holiday event including several orchestral masterworks and—of course—a broad selection of familiar holiday favorites.
The orchestra is thrilled to offer this family-friendly holiday event including Kalinnikov's Symphony No. 1 with Lincoln Choirs under the direction of Toni Micik, the music of Vivaldi, Leroy Anderson, and Holiday Favorites/Classics. Come get into the holiday spirit with your Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra!”
“The YSO can’t wait to celebrate the holiday season—as well as our 25th year performing in the community—together with our talented friends from Lincoln High School and our wonderful audiences,” said Music Director Adam C. Riccinto. “This program promises a wide range of music for all to enjoy. Come get into the holiday spirit with your Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra!”The YSO is also pleased to welcome as special guests the Lincoln High School Split Dimensions Choir under the direction of Director Toni Micik. Split Dimensions is an auditioned choir at Lincoln High School that represents Lincoln as performance leaders in the district and community.
Toni Micik has been the Director of Choirs at Lincoln High School, in Ypsilanti, for the past 10 years. She directs three curricular choirs, one extra-curricular choir, and teaches piano.. Micik was previously the Choral Director at Lincoln Middle School for 12 years. While at Lincoln, Mrs. Micik’s middle school and high school choirs have consistently earned 1st division rating at Choral Festival and have performed as guests of the University of Michigan’s Men’s Glee Club at Hill Auditorium twice. She has served both MSVMA and ACDA at different times in her career and served in the music ministry at her church. With a Master’s in Education, Toni pursued her dreams of traveling combined with a passion for education to teach Language and Culture at the Summer Institute at the University of Science and Technology, in Beijing China.
New this year! To celebrate 25 years of making music, the Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra is excited to announce its first Silent Online Auction featuring local goods and services, just in time for your holiday shopping! A terrific variety of items and experiences will be up for bid—all provided by local businesses, so you can shop local and support your YSO. Looking for lessons, gift cards, tickets, gift baskets, and much more? Online bidding is now LIVE (https://fundraiser.support/YSOauction) and will conclude in person at the December 10th Holiday Concert. Registration on Auctria.com is required to view the auction catalog and participate. Online bidding will remain open through the concert intermission (4:45pm), including for those unable to attend in person. Check the YSO website and Facebook event regularly for updates and more details about this fun and exciting event!
The YSO is grateful for the many businesses and individuals who shared their support by contributing auction items. The YSO also thanks its 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, Ruoff Mortgage, Satchel’s BBQ, Sidetracks Bar & Grill, South Arbor Animal Hospital, and Wellspring Healing Center LLC.
For more information on all our sponsors including a listing of our In-Kind Sponsors and local auction supporters, please visit Our Sponsors | Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra.
Get tickets for the YSO 25th Anniversary Holiday Concert to be held on December 10, 2023 at 3:30 pm at the Lincoln Performing Arts Center, Lincoln High School, Ypsilanti, at a2tix or at the door. Tickets are $12/adults, $6/students/seniors/children, and $30/family. For more concert information visit the YSO Facebook Event or YSO website at www.ypsilantisymphony.org.
About the Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra
The Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra (YSO) is proud of its unique and significant cultural contribution to the Ypsilanti area. The YSO’s mission is “to share our passion for music through innovative programming, creative collaboration, and arts advocacy,” and to “actively contribute to the music appreciation and education of our musicians, organizational members and audience.” Led by Founder and Music Director Adam C. Riccinto, the Symphony marks its 25th anniversary with the 2023-24 season.
More information about the Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra can be found at www.ypsilantisymphony.org, on Instagram @ypsilantisymphony, on TikTok @ypsilantisymphony, on our youtube channel @ypsilantisymphonyorchestra194 and on Facebook.