2016-17 Season

40th Season – Our “Ruby” Season!

Listed are our plans for our BIG anniversary season

Listed are the five concerts in the SSO concert series. Concerts #1, 2, 3, and 4 are available as a subscription series. Concert #5 is a free concert presented al fresco.

Concert #5 Free Bel Air Summer Concert Series

June 4, 2017 at 7:00PM | Humbert Memorial Band Shell (rain location Bel Air High School)

Kickoff the summer with this annual Bel Air Outdoor Summer Concert event. Bring a picnic and blanket and join the SSO for some tunes under the trees.

  • Rush – Spirit of Freedom
  • Bair – Flourish for Orchestra (Navy) and This We’ll Defend (Army)
  • Smith – Susquehanna: An Overture for Orchestra
  • Grainger – Irish Tune from County Derry
  • Ellington – Caravan
  • Rodgers – Sound of Music (Selections)
  • Reed – Greensleeves
  • Walton – Crown Imperial
  • arr. Bair – Way Down Yonder in New Orleans (new arrangement)

Concert #1

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October 8, 2016 at 7:30PM | Bel Air High School

Sheldon Bair – Conductor
Barton Woomert – Trumpet
Steven Woomert – Flugelhorn

Pre-concert Lecture with Maestro Bair at 7pm

  • Johannes Brahms – Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G Minor
  • Ronald Royer – Fantasy Variations on a Gregorian Chant for Trumpet, Flugelhorn, and Chamber Orchestra with Barton and Steven Woomert
  • Felix Mendelssohn – Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, “Scottish”

Concert #2

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December 10, 2016 at 7:30PM | Bel Air High School

Sheldon Bair – Conductor
Christa Bohdel – Soprano

 

 

  • Theldon Myers – Music for a Special Season
  • arr. Donald Raff – Pat-A-Pan/Fum, Fum, Fum Premiere
  • arr. Bruce Chase – Christmas Memories with Christa Bohdel, soprano
  • Alfred Reed – Russian Christmas Music (with extra brass!)
  • Tchaikovsky – March from the “Nutcracker Suite”
  • Tchaikovsky/arr. Ellington – Nutcracker Suite (Jazzed Up!)
  • arr. Sheldon Bair – A Christmas Sing-Along 3 Premiere

Concert #3

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March 4, 2017 at 7:30PM | Bel Air High School

Sheldon Bair – Conductor

Kile Smith – Composer

 

 

  • Kile Smith – Susquehanna: An Overture for Orchestra, Commissioned Work for the SSO, Premiere
  • Haydn – Symphony No. 96 in D Major, “Miracle”
  • Elgar – Variations on an Original Theme, Enigma, Op. 36

Concert #4

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May 20, 2017 at 7:30PM | Bel Air High School

Sheldon Bair – Conductor
Kara Iwanowski – Piano
Terry Trouyet – Narrator

 

 

  • David Osbon – Nelson Overture
  • William Grant Still – Symphony No. 1, “Afro-American”, narrated by Terry Trouyet
  • Grainger – Irish Tune from County Derry
  • Arnold – Anniversary Overture
  • Arnold – Padstow Lifeboat
  • Arnold – Stolen Face (from the movie), with Kara Iwanowski, piano soloist
  • Walton – Crown Imperial, Coronation March