Sheldon Bair, Founder and Music Director


Concert #2 – December 6, 2014

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

SSO Receives $500 Donation AND $6,100 Grant

For Immediate Release – September 6, 2014

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., a family-owned supermarket chain, donated $500 to the SSO to help with the cost of piano rentals for our October concert, Three Centuries of Mozart.  Wegmans has made similar gifts to the SSO in the past, and is a proud support of the local arts.

The SSO also received a $6,100 grant from the Harford County Cultural Arts Board this week.  The Harford County Cultural Arts Board (HCCAB) is the premier local resource for arts, cultural and historical organizations, individual artists and the residents of Harford County, Maryland.  HCCAB provides financial, advocacy and administrative support to its local arts and cultural groups.

This grant from The Harford County Cultural Arts Board will go towards our general operating funds for the 2014-2015 Season.

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Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra Receives $8,000 Grant!

For Immediate Release – August 31, 2014

The Agape Fund, of InFaith Community Foundation, presents a check in the amount of $8000 to the SSO. This grant is made possible through the generosity and recommendation of The Agape Fund.  This grant is made for a donor advised fund at InFaith Comunity Foundation.  Donors make irrevocable and tax-deductible contributions, which are owned and controlled by the Foundation in a segregated account known as a “donor advised fund.”  Our donors exercise the privilege of recommending grants to qualified public charities.

This grant from The Agape Fund was designated for the purpose of the purchase of instruments, specifically, tom toms, suspended cymbals and stands, and Musser chimes.

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