Sheldon Bair, Founder and Music Director

Business Partners

Thank you to the Symphony’s many sponsors and donors. The following businesses place ads in our concert programs which helps pay for printing expenses.  We appreciate their support and hope you are able to patronize them.  When you do, please thank them for supporting orchestral music in Harford County.

The Open Door Cafe –  The Open Door Cafe provides delicious appetizers and refreshments at intermission of our four subscription concert events.  The Friendliest Cafe in Harford County features live music on Friday and Saturday nights.

Wine World Beer and Spirits was voted “Best of Harford” four times in a row and is located off I-95 exit B-Bel Air in Abingdon, MD. It has a huge selection of Micro Brews and Imports and has free tastings on Fridays at 4pm and Saturdays at 1pm. Consult our courteous staff for all your party needs.  SSO ensembles play at their open houses during the holidays.


The Stone House Jam Academy in Bel Air provides music lessons for students of all ages and all skill levels, including voice and sound engineering instruction.  Fully-equipped and modern multi-media lesson rooms, in a very comfortable setting, enhance an enjoyable learning experience.  Stone House Jam Academy strives to “Create Community Through Music” offering group lessons and a band program in addition to private instruction. The SSO welcomes Stone House Jam Academy as its newest business partner.


Vibrant Living Healing Practice – Maureen Hutchinson is a Reiki Master who provides Classical Acupuncture, Energetic Imprint Release, Reiki, Shiatsu/Accupressure and Reflexology services.  Maureen is a past board member and we appreciate her continued support.


The Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra operating budget is supported by a $4000 grant from the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. The Harford County Cultural Arts Board is a government-appointed public commission and a direct extension of the Harford County Council.  The purpose of HCCAB is to act as a county-wide liaison between Harford County’s government, arts organizations and citizens. As grantor, advocate and administrator, HCCAB serves to promote, expand and sustain the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Harford County, Maryland.


The Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra operating budget is supported by an annual $1750 grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.  An agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to non-profit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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