From Lila York:
Today we lost a beloved member of our family. The Paul Taylor Dance Foundation mourns the death of our longtime Music Director, Don York. In 1976 Mr. Taylor commissioned him to compose the score of “Polaris,” a study in contrasts that illustrated Don’s enormous range. He went on to compose the sunny melodies of “Diggity,” propulsive score of “Syzygy,” and haunting music of “Last Look,” as well as compose or arrange several other works. Don conducted for the Paul Taylor Dance Company for five decades, including our most recent partnership with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Lincoln Center. We will dearly miss his consummate artistry, warmth, wit, and passion.