Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra

Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra

The Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra is based in Harford County, Maryland. It was founded in 1978 as the Harford Community Orchestra, with the name changed in 1982. The orchestra performs a four concert series during the school year and one to two pop concerts in the summer. The orchestra is an all-volunteer ensemble of about 80 musicians from many professions. The musicians rehearse together once a week.

The Orchestra has premiered many pieces, including two by Henry Cowell, and works by David Finko, Kile Smith, Gwyneth Walker, Sean O'Boyle, Theldon Myers, Sir Malcolm Arnold, and others. The Symphony and its director, Sheldon Bair, are known for performing relatively obscure works of music by well-known composers. The Symphony also champions living composers and encourage those composers to attend their concerts. Guest artists hosted by the SSO include Alexander Skwortsow, the Edinburgh String Quartet, David Amram, the Penn State Choir and members of the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. During the 2007-2008 season the orchestra performed for Poland's independence day at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City.


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