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For adults who never stop experiencing life, there is a place and a community that celebrates learning in a relaxed and accepting environment. We invite you to join us in a learning adventure through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Penn State York (OLLI at Penn State York). OLLI is open to all adults who love to learn.

What is OLLI at Penn State York?

OLLI at Penn State York is a volunteer-driven organization established to enrich the lives of mature adults living in York County by providing a variety of educational and social activities that accentuate the joy of learning and personal fulfillment. We are one of more than 100 lifelong learning institutes across the nation that are supported by a grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation.

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OLLI at Penn State York
announces the return of Maestro Lawrence Golan

index_5873_103403058858730Lawrence Golan, who is the music director and conductor for the York Symphony Orchestra, will be offering six special one-day courses featuring an in-depth presentation and discussion of the music he will be conducting at the symphony. Those of you who attended his classes this spring were overwhelmingly appreciative of his sessions.

The fee for these classes includes a $9 voucher for a ticket to the concert on the next day at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 North George Street, York, Pennsylvania.

The fee for OLLI members is $16 and for nonmembers $24 for each class. If you have already purchased your season ticket for the York Symphony, you may register for the class for $7 for OLLI members and $15 for nonmembers **with one exception.

Classes will be at Penn State York at 12:30–2:00 p.m. Location will be announced in September.

Friday, October 16, 2015 – Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth) (the concert will be Saturday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m.)

Friday, January 22, 2016 – Shakespeare’s The Tempest set to music; Three different takes (the concert will be Saturday, January 23 at 7:30 p.m.)

Friday, February 12, 2016 – Beethoven in Buenos Aires: The Pastoral Symphony and The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by Piazzolla (the concert will be Saturday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m.)

Friday, April 1, 2016Lullaby of Birdland: Birds set to music (the concert will be Saturday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 29, 2016 – Mozart’s Comic Opera Cosi fan tutte (Women are like that) (the concert will be Saturday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m.) **Fee for the opera will be $36 for members and $44 for nonmembers.

Friday, May 20, 2016 – Vaughan Williams’ Sea Symphony (the concert will be Saturday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m.)

Lawrence Golan is the principal conductor of the Seoul Philharmonic ( in South Korea and music director of the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra in Colorado. He continues as music director of the Yakima Symphony Orchestra in Washington State and the Lamont Symphony Orchestra and Opera Theatre at the University of Denver.

*With your class confirmation you will receive a voucher for a ticket to the concert. It is your responsibility to call or visit the York Symphony box office to redeem it for a ticket. You may use the voucher to update your ticket, if you wish. The box office phone number is 717-846-1111.