2021-22 Season

45th Season

Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 and its ongoing impact, all plans are tentative. Our Board of Directors continues to monitor the situation and will post all updates here, on our home page and on Facebook.++

Concert #5 Ι Sunday, June 5, 2022

Town of Bel Air Summer Concert Series

Location: William A. Humbert Amphitheater at Shamrock Park
Time: 7:00 p.m.

  •  Please note that there will be no access from the Police Department’s parking lot due to construction.
  • Bel Air HS is our inclement weather venue.

Sheldon Bair – Conductor

Concert #6 Ι Monday, June 13, 2022

Hopkins Farm Brewery

Location: Hopkins Farm Brewery, Havre de Grace, MD
Time: 6:30 p.m.

  •  Please note that there will be no rain date

Sheldon Bair – Conductor

PAST EVENTS–

Concert #1 Ι Baroque Bookends Ι Sunday, October 24, 2021

Location: St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Bel Air
Time: 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Sheldon Bair – Conductor

  • Vivaldi – Concerto for Four Violins in E Minor, Op. 3, No. 4, “L’Estro Armonico”
  • Sibelius – Rakastava (The Lover), Op. 14
  • Elgar – Elegy, Op. 5812
  • Bartok/arr. Willner – Rumanian Dances
  • Hanson – Rhythmic Variations on Two Ancient Hymns
  • Rush – Psalm and Jubilation
  • Handel – Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No.5

October 24, 2021 Program

Concert #2 Ι Saturday, December 4, 2021 Ι A Steel Pan Christmas

Location: St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Bel Air
Time: 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Sheldon Bair – Conductor

  • Corelli – Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 8 “Christmas”, featuring soloists Wendy Bohdel, Manfred Reek, and Sheldon Lentz
  • arr. Riston Garsill – Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant (by Welles Still)
  • J.S. Bach – Schlafe mein Liebster from “Christmas Cantata”, featuring soprano Katie Bohdel
  • arr. Brian Folus – A Taste of Hanukkah, Brian Folus conducting
  • Vaughan Williams, arr. Parrish – Fantasia on Christmas Carols, featuring soloist Tracey Wettig
  • Sheldon Bair – ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, featuring soprano Katie Bohdel
  • arr. Sheldon Bair –  The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy, featuring the Steel Pandemic
  • arr. Sheldon Bair and Doris Reinhardt – A Steel Pandemic Christmas: Jesu Bambino and Carol of the Pans, featuring the Steel Pandemic
  • Anderson/Applebaum – Sleigh Ride

December 4, 2021 Program

Master Class with Kinga Augustyn | Thursday, March 24th, 2022

Location: St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Bel Air
Time: 7pm – 9pm

The Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra is hosting a master class with virtuoso concert violinist and recording artist Kinga Augustyn. The purpose is to help local students develop their technique and musicality. A select group of talented high school violin students will prepare a three-minute selection to perform for Ms. Augustyn, who will work with each student for approx. 12 – 15 minutes. She will focus on bowing technique or other pedagogy as opportunity presents.All are welcome to observe and support our talented students. We hope this opportunity inspires your own musical journey!

Purchase tickets to Master Class HERE

Concert #3 Ι Saturday, March 26, 2022 Ι Seasons and Poetry

Location: St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Bel Air
Time: 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Sheldon Bair – Conductor

  • Sibelius – Andante Festivo
  • Sibelius – Valse Triste
  • Benny Russell – The Poetess
  • Vivaldi – The Four Seasons with guest violinist Kinga Augustyn

Concert #4 Ι Saturday, May 21, 2022 Ι Performing the Classics

Location: St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Bel Air
Time: 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Sheldon Bair – Conductor

  • Haydn – Symphony No. 49 in F Minor, “La Passione”
  • Rutter – Suite for Strings (Brian Folus, conducting)
  • Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 13 in C Major, KV 415 with guest pianist, Jason Solounias

++ Last Updated May 24,2022

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