2015-16 Season

39th Season

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

Concert #1

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Friends and A Game of Cards
Three Masterworks!
October 10, 2015, at 7:30PM | Bel Air High School

Sheldon Bair – Conductor
Washington Garcia – Piano

  • Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 266, featuring Washington Garcia on piano
  • Stravinsky – Jeu de Cartes (Game of Cards)
  • Rossini – The Barber of Seville: Overture

Concert #2

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Friends and A Snowman
We’re Walking in the Air…
December 5, 2015, at 7:30PM | Bel Air High School

Sheldon Bair – Conductor
Carolyn Black-Sotir – Narrator and Soprano

  • Korngold – The Snowman: Overture
  • Howard Blake – The Snowman, featuring Carolyn Black-Sotir, narrator and soprano
  • Daniel Dorff – Pachelbel’s Christmas: A Merry Melange for Orchestra
  • Grainger – The Sussex Mummers’ Christmas Carol
  • arr. Brian Folus – A Hanukkah Celebration
  • arr. Bair – A Christmas Sing-Along

Concert #3

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Friends and Collaborators
Dvorak’s Fabulous New World Symphony!
March 5, 2016 at 7:30PM | Bel Air High School

Sheldon Bair – Conductor
Joel Weszka – Clarinet
Viktor Khodyko – Viola

    • Neil Anderson – Himmelspach – Qui Vivra Verra
    • Max Bruch – Concerto for Clarinet, Viola, and Orchestra, Op. 88, featuring Joel Weszka on clarinet and Viktor Khodyko on viola
    • Dvorak – Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 “From the New World”

Concert #4

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Friends and Family
Side-by-Side with the SSO!
May 7, 2016, at 7:30PM | Bel Air High School

Sheldon Bair – Conductor
Harford County Public Schools’ finest All-County Orchestra students

  • Brahms – Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G Minor
  • Schumann – Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120
  • Bair – Flourish for Orchestra
  • Gershwin – Cuban Overture (Rumba)
  • Tchaikovsky – Marche Slave

The SSO welcomes Harford County Public Schools’ finest musicians in this annual “side-by-side” concert.

Concert #5

Free Bel Air Summer Concert Series
June 5, 2016 at 7:00PM | Humbert Memorial Band Shell
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.

Sheldon Bair – Conductor

  • Gershwin – Cuban Overture (Rumba)
  • Soussa – The Fairest of the Fair
  • Brahms – Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minor
  • Rossini – Barber of Seville Overture
  • Gounod – Funeral March
  • J. Williams – Hymn to the Fallen
  • Tchaikovsky – Marche Slav
  • Bair – Flourish for Orchestra
  • Sousa – Stars and Stripes Forever