Our 2023-2024 Season!

International Inspirations.
Timeless Tunes. 

Journey across the pond for a tale of two continents!  American composer Amy Beach takes us on an energetic and nostaligic musical journey to Ireland in her trailblazing Gaelic Symphony, considered the first great American symphony and the first symphony by an American woman performed by a major orchestra.

Vaughan Williams weaves English folk songs into his bewitching Norkfolk Rhapody and jaunty Folk Song Suite. And  Delius was inspired by his time in Florida. Yes, Florida. You read that right. 



DELIUS:  La Calinda from Koanga
Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: English Folk Song Suite
BEACH: Gaelic Symphony

Conducted by Music Director Domenico Boyagian

October 29, 2023; 3:30pm
Beachwood MIddle School | 2860 Richmond Rd

Symphonic Suspects.
Inspired Illustrations. 
Fun for all Ages.

The composer is dead… and everyone on stage is a suspect in this hilarious narrated introduction to the orchestra, with text by Lemony Snicket. Narrated by Kaley Karis Smith and Linn Obery.

When you hear music, what do you see? The amazing student artists of the Rainey institute share their visions as their interpretive art is projected above the orchestra!

Be sure to stop by the post-concert instrument petting zoo to see the instruments up close and learn their secrets!

Kaley Karis Smith, Linn Obery, Narrators

ROSSINI:  Barber of Seville Overture
ROSSINI: Barber of Seville – Tempest
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No 6, Mvmt  IV. The Storm
STRAVINSKY: The Firebird – Berceuse and Finale
STOOKEY: The Composer is Dead (text by Lemony Snicket)
Kaley Karis Smith, Linn Obery, Narrators
Conducted by Music Director, Domenico Boyagian 

Saturday December 9, 2023; 4:00pm
Beachwood High School |  25100 Fairmount Blvd

SSO’s Family Concert is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.”

Celestial Visions.
Sublime melodies.

Former music director Martin Kessler returns to conduct one of his favorite programs. Soprano Marian Vogel lends her voice to the soaring melodies of Strauss Four Last Songs and Mahler’s “child’s view of Heaven”. Is there cake in heaven? We all know the answer to that question.

STRAUSS, R.: Festmarsch
: Four Last Songs
Marian Vogel Soprano
MAHLER: Symphony No. 4
Conducted by Guest Conductor Martin Kessler

February 11, 2024; 3:30pm
Beachwood High School |  25100 Fairmount Blvd

Worth the Wait. 

Living in Beethoven’s shadow, it took Brahms over 14 years to write his first symphony and wow, was it worth the wait! The mysterious opening, lilting melodies and chorale-like finale might leave you asking “Beethoven, who?”

Also worth the wait, renowned  pianists Antonio Pompa-Baldi  and Emanuela Friscioni join forces to present Kozeluch Concerto for Piano – Four Hands. What an opportunity!

RESPIGHI: Belfagor Overture
Concerto for Piano- Four Hands
Antonio Pompa-Baldi, Piano
Emanuela Friscioni, Piano
BRAHMS –Symphony No. 1
Conducted by Music Director Domenico Boyagian

April 7, 2024; 3:30pm
Maltz Performing Arts Center | 1855 Ansel Rd, Cleveland, OH

Fate. Triumph.
Talent Beyond Belief.

From the ominous opening notes, to the triumphant endless ending, join us on a wild ride through  Beethoven’s lesser known fifth symphony. 

And speaking of opening notes, from the second our Young Soloists competition winners start playing, you know you’re in for an extraordinary experience.

Winner concerti to be announced 
BEETHOVEN – Symphony No. 5 
Conducted by Music Director Domenico Boyagian

May 19, 2024; 3:30pm
Beachwood High School |  25100 Fairmount Blvd