About the Suburban Symphony

Suburban Symphony Orchestra occupies a unique position in the rich musical community in Northeast Ohio. In a city alive with music making, Suburban bridges the gap between the area’s renowned professional organizations and its many volunteer ensembles. The orchestra, based at Beachwood High School, has built a solid community following over the past 65 years, presenting five free concerts throughout the season.

A number of the orchestra’s members are music professionals. Other members are well-trained volunteer musicians with chosen vocations in other fields ranging from medicine to education. All are highly skilled instrumentalists who are “amateurs” in the best sense of the word – true lovers of their art.

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Music Director Domenico Boyagian

Maestro Domenico Boyagian was appointed Music Director of Suburban Symphony Orchestra in 2018, following the long tenures of Robert C. Weiskopf and Martin Kessler. Mr. Boyagian is the Music Director of Cleveland Opera Theater. In addition to local appearances, he has conducted across the United States. In recognition of his talent, Boyagian was named “one of ten most successful Italians in the US” by the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce in New York City and is a “Most Distinguished Artist” grant recipient from the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture in Cleveland.

Young Soloists Concerto Competition

2018-2019 winners

Each year, talented Northeastern Ohio music students in grades 7-12 (ages 13-18) audition for the opportunity to perform a concerto movement with the Suburban Symphony. For many, it is their first opportunity to perform with a full symphony orchestra. This tradition has been in place since the orchestra began, and is an essential part of the orchestra’s purpose. Many concerto winners, including pianist Orion Weiss and Cleveland Orchestra members Eliesha Nelson and Diane Mather, have gone on to distinguished professional careers.

Audition Information

Date/Time: November 9, 2019 morning
                   November 10, 2019 afternoon
Location: Music Settlement – Ohio City
                   2610 Detroit

Application Information

Application Deadline:
October 19. 2019

Click here for guidelines and application

Concert Information

Date: February 16, 2020
Time: 3:30pm
Location: Beachwood High School

Interested in Joining the Orchestra?

We are actively recruiting new members, particularly in our string sections.  We rehearse Wednesday evenings 7:30-10:00 pm at Beachwood High School and perform five concerts per year on Sunday afternoons.

We’d love to hear from you!  Contact us to inquire about joining. Be sure to give some background information about what instrument you play, teachers, and prior orchestral experience.