The health and safety of our musicians and the community is of vital importance, and we will do everything in our power to make sure that we make it possible to make music safely!
*All musicians, guest artists, and staff must be fully vaccinated and/or be able to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test (taken within 72 hours prior to the dress rehearsal or performance in which you are participating).
At this time, masks are optional for fully vaccinated individuals. We are, of course, keeping careful track of the latest reports and required protocols. Hand sanitizer is available at various locations in our venues.
*If vaccination is a medical problem for you, contact me privately - but the only exceptions are medical waivers.
(FYI - We a required to do this per CDC/State/County and Municipal requirements, as well as to maintain our insurance coverage)
Announcing the 2023-2024 Season*
SUNDAY October 8, 2023 at 4pm - Season Opener – ”Concerto de Aranjuez” by Joaquín Rodrigo with harpist Ellie Choate (performing the composer’s version for Harp) and featuring The Rutter “Gloria” with our Southland Symphony Chorus. Also on the program – Benjamin Britten’s “Soirees Musicales”.
SATURDAY November 25, 2023 at 4pm – MESSIAH, soloists are Erin Eood, Debbie Dey, Steve Grabe, and Patrick Blackwell
SUNDAY January 7, 2024 at 4pm – Amahl and the Night Visitors
SUNDAY Feb 25, 2024 at 4pm– featuring violinist Andrew Singer Sords and cellist John Walz, performing the Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra, by Johannes Brahms. Also on the program – Beethoven Symphony No.8.
April 14, 2024 – Performing Arts Festival of Greater Ontario. Hosted at Bethel. SSO will perform. Several area performing arts organiation will participate. Dr Mann's Carnegie Hall residency is being rescheduled to the following season. (Possible knee surgery -so better safe than sorry)
SUNDAY May 5, 2024 at 4pm –Season Finale with cellist Ruslan Biryukov
Prokofiev Symphony No. 1 in D Major (“Classical”) and Khachaturian Cello Concerto
Additional educational and chamber music events may be added throughout the season