2014-15 Season

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Listed are the six concerts in the SSO concert series. Concerts #1, 2, 3, and 5 are available as a subscription series. Concert #4 is a chamber benefit concert and Concert #6 is a free concert presented al fresco.

Concert #1

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Three Centuries of Mozart
Featuring Prodigious Talent!
October 11, 2014, at 7:30PM | Bel Air High School

Sheldon Bair – Conductor
Kara Iwanowski – pianist
Elizabeth Borowsky – pianist

  • Mozart – Minuet in C Major, K. 409
  • Mozart – Concerto for Two Pianists in E-flat Major, K. 365
  • Mozart – Kontretänze No. 1 in C Major, from K. 609
  • Tchaikovsky – Gigue from “Mozartiana”
  • Mozart/Russell Peck – Mozart Escapes from the Museum; Concerto for Orchestra

Concert #2

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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

Concert #3

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The Colorful Orchestra
A Sibelius Anniversary Concert
March 14, 2015 at 7:30PM | Bel Air High School

Sheldon Bair – Conductor
Katie Bohdel, Soprano

  • Rimsky-Korsakov – Wedding March from “The Golden Cockerel”
  • Berlioz – Les Nuits d’Ete (selections) – Katie Bohdel, Soprano
  • Sibelius – Symphony No.1 in E Minor, Op.39

Concert #4

St. Mathew Lutheran Church
April 12, 2015 | St. Mathew Lutheran Church, Bel Air, MD 21014
SSO members create small groups and play their favorites in this informal free concert. This year’s beneficiary is Upper Chesapeake Cancer LifeNet.

Concert #5

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All That Jazz!
A fun and moving concert! – Side-by-Side Concert
May 2, 2015 at 7:30PM | Bel Air High School

Sheldon Bair – Conductor
Roy Sonne – Violin
Harford County Public Schools’ finest Harford Youth Orchestra students

  • Sir Malcolm Arnold – Four Scottish Dances, Op.59
  • Vaughan Williams – Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
  • Scott Routenberg – Concerto for Jazz Violin and Orchestra – Roy Sonne, Violin
  • Aaron Copland – Hoe Down from “Rodeo”
  • Arturo Marquez – Danzon No. 2

The SSO welcomes Harford County Public Schools’ finest musicians in this annual “side-by-side” concert. Thanks to the publishing company of Novello and G. Schirmer for Malcolm Arnold’s music, and to Subito Music for the music to Marquez’s Danzon No. 2. Thanks to Scott Routenberg and Roy Sonne for the music to the Jazz Violin Concerto.

Concert #6

Free Bel Air Summer Concert Series
June 7, 2015 at 7:00PM | Humbert Memorial Band Shell
In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be at Bel Air High School – a decision will be made by 3pm on Sunday, June 7th, so check here or www.facebook.com/ssorchestra for updates.

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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. In case of inclement weather, concert will be held at Bel Air High School. A weather call will be made at 3:00.