“There’s a wealth of music composed by women around the world, and Lawrence Golan, music director for York Symphony Orchestra, wants his audiences to hear it,” writes Lindsey O’Laughlin in Thursday’s (4/4) York Dispatch (York, PA). “Every concert in the upcoming York Symphony Orchestra season features either a woman composer or a woman guest artist. Throughout 2019-20, the orchestra will perform works by … Lili Boulanger [One Spring Morning], American composers Gabriela Lena Frank [Three Latin-American Dances for Orchestra], Joan Tower [Made in America] and Jennifer Higdon [Loco] and English composer Anna Clyne [Within Her Arms]. Those works will be featured alongside well-known standards such as Samuel Barber’s ‘Adagio for Strings,’ Antonín Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in B minor and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9…. ‘What is important to me is to, of course, play those standards, but to balance those with pieces and/or composers that the audience has never heard of before,’ Golan said…. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 will stand alone as the only work on the final program of the season…. In addition to the classical series, the orchestra will perform three pops concerts next season.”

Posted April 5, 2019