Welcome to our 2015-16 season, The World of Shakespeare. This season we, along with the rest of the world, will celebrate the 400th anniversary of the life of the world’s greatest playwright in history and greatest English-language author of all time. Composers have been inspired by the works of William Shakespeare for centuries. While we couldn’t possibly play them all, our classical series will feature some of the greatest Shakespeare inspired pieces ever written.
*September 26, 2015: OPENING NIGHT! GOLD MEDAL POPS – Cirque de la Symphonie. Great symphonic music enhanced with amazing cirque acts on and above the stage.
*October 10, 2015: CLASSICAL – Shakespeare in Love [For your calendar, please also note Lunch With Lawrence on 10/9 and ConcerTalk on 10/10] Shakespeare Prompts: Romeo & Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor.
*October 24, 2015: SINFONIETTA – Día de los Muertos. With the Yakima Symphony Chorus.
*November 14, 2015: CLASSICAL – Oh, the Drama! [For your calendar, please also note Lunch With Lawrence on 11/13 and ConcerTalk on 11/14] Joshua Roman, cello. Shakespeare Prompts: Hamlet, Othello.
*December 6, 2015: POPS – Christmas Pops Spectacular! Traditional Christmas favorites with a twist – Sunday afternoon show.
*January 9, 2016: SINFONIETTA – A Comedy of Errors [Annual Multi-Sensory Concert] Shakespeare Prompts: Beatrice & Benedict, Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest.
*February 6, 2016: CLASSICAL – A Midsummer Night’s Dream [For your calendar, please also note Lunch With Lawrence on 2/5 and ConcerTalk on 2/6] Elena Urioste, violin. Shakespeare Prompt: A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
*February 27, 2016: POPS – Home Grown. The YSO teams up with top local songwriting talent – Planes on Paper, with Mikey and Matty.
*March 11, 2016 (Friday): Raise the Baton Annual Fundraiser!
*March 19, 2016: GOLD MEDAL CLASSICAL – A Stormy Night [For your calendar, please also note Lunch With Lawrence on 3/18 and ConcerTalk on 3/19] Stanislav, Khristenko, piano. Shakespeare Prompt: The Tempest.
*April 23, 2016: POPS – What a Wonderful World. Byron Stripling, trumpet and vocals. A thrilling tribute to Louis Armstrong and New Orleans Jazz.
*May 14, 2016: CLASSICAL From Romeo and Juliet to West Side Story [For your calendar, please also note Lunch With Lawrence on 5/13 and ConcerTalk on 5/14] Shakespeare Prompt: Romeo and Juliet