Sheldon Bair, Founder and Music Director


Did you hear … ?

Did you hear about our 38th Season opening concert?

If you didn’t make it to our October concert, here is what you missed, “I cannot begin to express my gratitude and pleasure for the gift of your music last Saturday evening. The concert was exquisite. The growth and maturation of the orchestra since it’s early beginnings is stunning … I could not believe I was in downtown Bel Air listening to Mozart!” (Joan Hodous, patron)

Get your tickets now for our annual holiday concert on December 6th – Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! An Audience Participation Concert - and experience the symphony for yourself!

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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