Sheldon Bair, Founder and Music Director

Supporting Local Music

The Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra was founded by musicians with the enjoyment of music as its foremost mission. Since 1978, this orchestra has grown to be an essential Harford County tradition – uniting performers and audiences through a mutual love of music. We are an important community resource that brings together student, amateur and professional musicians, with exceptional soloists, composers, and conductors. This vibrant all-volunteer organization has continued to thrive thanks to significant support from guest artists, audiences, other arts groups, advertisers and – with our utmost thanks – donors who share our vision.

We invite you to join our friends who both enjoy our concerts and support us financially. When you donate to the Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra, your money goes a long way. We are committed to keeping our expenses at a minimum – while providing a maximum of music! Our fiscal record is strong. Your donations will be used wisely and well.  We thank all of our generous supporters – without them, we could not thrive.

2 Easy Ways To Give:

Online by using PayPal

By Mail: Send this Donation Form along with your check to Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra, P.O. Box 963, Abingdon, MD 21009


Matching Gifts:

Many employers match donations to non-profit organizations, Check with your employer to see if you can magnify your donation through their matched giving programs.

Memorial Fund:

The SSO Memorial Fund is an important part of the Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra’s ability to sustain its commitment to providing a quality orchestral music experience to Harford County residents.  Begun with a bequest of Sibyl Davis Gunther, long time violinist and patron, the Memorial Fund will provide operating funds for the orchestra from interest generated while leaving the principal intact.

Planned Giving:

Traditions of opportunity and excellence should be preserved. The SSO has provided Harford County and the region with beautiful music while giving opportunities for local musicians to display their talents and concert-goers to hear master performers from the US and around the world.  The orchestra invites you to preserve its rich legacy by providing it with a legacy of your own. Consider including a gift to the SSO as part of your tax and estate planning. Your tax advisor or attorney can assist you in this effort.