Sheldon Bair, Founder and Music Director
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Our Mission...

Through the diverse programming of standard orchestral literature as well as newer and lesser-known works, The Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra strives to enliven the spirit, inspire the imagination, cultivate musical appreciation and serve the educational and entertainment needs of Harford County, Maryland and surrounding areas.

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May 2nd Concert

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Concert #5.  All That Jazz! – A fun and moving concert! – Side-by-Side Concert

May 2, 2015 at 7:30PM; Bel Air High School

Sheldon Bair – Conductor
Roy Sonne – Violin
Harford County Public Schools’ finest Harford Youth Orchestra students

Sir Malcolm Arnold – Four Scottish Dances, Op.59
Ralph Vaughan Williams – Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Scott Routenberg – Concerto for Jazz Violin and Orchestra – Roy Sonne, Violin
Aaron Copland – Hoe Down from “Rodeo”
Arturo Marquez – Danzon No. 2

The SSO welcomes Harford County Public Schools’ finest musicians in this annual “side-by-side” concert.  Thanks to the publishing company of Novello and G. Schirmer for Malcolm Arnold’s music, and to Subito Music for the music to Marquez’s Danzon No. 2.  Thanks to Scott Routenberg and Roy Sonne for the music to the Jazz Violin Concerto.

Happy Holidays!

Thank you to all our patrons – our 38th Season is off to a wonderful start! In September, we starting offering reserved seating, visited Three Centuries of Mozart, received over $14,000 in grants (some of which helped purchase tom-toms, suspended cymbals, and Musser chimes), had our first ticket giveaway, and we got into the holiday spirit with some great singalongs! Have a safe and happy holiday season and we’ll see you March 14th for The Colorful Orchestra!

– on behalf of the Director and Musicians of the Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra

This Saturday the 6th!

Concert #2.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! An Audience Participation Concert!

December 6, 2014 at 7:30PM; Bel Air High School

Sheldon Bair – Conductor

Jesse Ayers – Fanfare and Carol for Christmas
Donald Raff – A Czech Christmas (premiere)
arr. Todd Hayen – Good King Wenceslas Medley
Johann Strauss Jr. – Overture to Die Fledermaus
Johann Strauss Sr. – Radetzky March
Todd Hayen - Maltese Winter
Tchaikovsky/arr. Ellington  – Nutcracker Suite (Jazzed Up!)
arr. Bair – Christmas Sing Along