Chair Naming

Endowments

The York Symphony Orchestra and York Symphony Chorus are thankful for our donors who have supported our mission and outreach with an endowment.
Standing Ovation

Join in Continuing Our Legacy

The YSO applauds the donors who have supported our legacy with an endowment. As this long-term initiative grows in popularity, eleven of the donor-named chairs are fully endowed and four are the result of three-year pledges, with right of first refusal for renewals. Learn more about Chair Namings Endowments.

Complete List of Chair Namings

(3) 3 Year Chair Naming   (E) Endowment

$

Jody and Louis Appell, Jr. Music Director (E)

$

Barbara & Roy Rollman Chorusmaster (E)

$

Arthur J. & Lee R. Glatfelter Assistant Conductor (E)

$

Wayne & Karen Umland Principal Second Violin (3)

$

David E. Diehl Principal Cello (E)
By Barbara & Roy Rollman

$

Fred & Elizabeth Minnich Principal Flute (E)

$

Jolene & Julian Tolbert Principal Oboe (3)

$

Richard S. Shue Principal Bassoon (E)

$

Larry & Sally Miller Principal Horn (E)

$

Charles J. Long Principal Trumpet (E)
By Family & Friends of Chuck Long

$

Dr. James L. Mohatt Principal Trombone (E)

$

Fully-Endowed Principal Percussion (E)
Family & Friends of Dave Hershey Chair

$

Jeanne & Ken Hickman Principal Harp (E)

$

Dr. Robert & Friedel-Liebe Elser Principal Piano (3)
In Memory of those we have Loved and Lost

$

The John Whiteley Principal Tuba Chair (3)

Hats Off

Chair Naming Endowments

Recognizing and honoring major artistic positions within the York Symphony Orchestra is the hallmark of this elite level of leadership giving. More than one half of “Principal Chairs” and key “Artistic Professional Positions” bear the name of dedicated donors to the YSO. The first chair was endowed and named in 2015. This first phase has been focused on 21 artistic leadership positions. The funders of each chair receive an original framed sketch of the current tenured musician holding the “Chair.”

We graciously thank YSO’s friend and resident artist, Peter Danko, for his gift of these original sketches that are becoming cherished possessions by a growing number of YSO’s generous patrons.

Available Chairs
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Concertmaster

$

Principal Clarinet

$

Principal Viola

$

Principal Timpani

$

Librarian

$

Principal Bass

Want to Get Involved?

As this long-term initiative grows in popularity, eleven of the above donor-named chairs are fully endowed and four are the result of three-year pledges, with right of first refusal for renewals. We would be delighted to discuss all the financial and benefits details of the two approaches to naming chairs with anyone interested in being a part of this extraordinary opportunity. Contact Richard Brown at 717-880-8896 or rbrown@yorksymphony.org