Sheldon Bair, Founder and Music Director

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.


May 3rd Concert – Maestro’s Favorites










Saturday, May 3, 2014  at 7:30PM; Bel Air High School
A preconcert lecture will be held from 6:50 – 7:10. Watch here for updates on lecture topic.

Sheldon Bair - conductor
Chungwon Chung - Pianist
Harford County Public Schools’ finest All-County Students

Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488
Tchaikovsky – Andante Cantabile, Op. 11
Shostakovich – Festive Overture, Op. 96
Rimsky-Korsakov – Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36

For the final concert of the season, Maestro Bair has chosen some of his favorite works for performance. Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A Major is one of the sunniest of all his 27 concertos for the instrument. Scored for strings and just a few winds, the concerto moves from one sunny tune to Read the rest of this page »

SSO musicians perform free chamber music concert to benefit transitioning veterans

**After the Concert Update**  

Thank you to all of our wonderful patrons who came out to this very special benefit concert!  FURNISHVETS received $1,175 in donations and have identified six individuals who will be donating furniture to their cause!


Sunday April 6, 2014 at 3:00PM
St. Mathew Lutheran Church, Bel AirMD 21014

SSO members create small groups and play their favorites in this informal free concert to Benefit FURNISHVETS, a Chamber of Commerce initiative to assist veterans discharged from the VA Center in Perry Point.

Many Veterans transitioning are in need of help to furnish their first homes after discharge, and now three Harford County non-profits have teamed to fill this need.  With the generosity of Harford County residents who are donating gently used furniture, the Harford County Chamber of Commerce (Military Affairs Committee) and the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Susquehanna Chapter have created FURNISHVETS which will pick up and transport needed items with volunteer labor and vehicles.  The logistics channel is fragile and sufficient only for the start-up of the program.  Transportation funds are needed to support the project through its first year.  Therefore the Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra has designated FURNISHVETS as the beneficiary of this year’s Chamber Concert. Monetary donations will be accepted at the concert by the MOAA.  Attendees may also schedule pick-ups at the event.  Among the most needed items are sofas, chairs and tables.  Tax-deductible receipts will be provided.

Pictures from Carmina Burana, March 8


Many thanks to all those who attended and performed in this massive concert! Photos courtesy of Don McClure.