Announcing our 2021-2022 Season!

Mark your calendars! Our upcoming concerts are filled with favorites: Mendelssohn! Dvorak! Beethoven! And don’t miss our outdoor bonus performances this summer!

Into a Brave "New World"

July 11 | 7:00pm | First Baptist Church
July 16 | 7:30pm | Church of the Western Reserve

Experience the SSO as never before, with a pair of special evening performances in the great outdoors (will be moved indoors if raining). Enjoy some delightful overtures, perfect for a summer evening, and then buckle up for selections from  Dvorak’s rollicking ‘New World” Symphony!

ROSSINI: L’Italiana in Algeri Overture
SCHUBERT: Rosamunde Overture
DVORAK: Selections from Symphony No. 9
(“From the New World”)
Conducted by Music Director Domenico Boyagian

July 11: First Baptist Church –  Courtyard |Shaker Heights |  3630 Fairmount Blvd  CONCERT WILL BE INDOORS IN THE EVENT OF RAIN
July 16: Church of the Western Reserve–  Lawn | Pepper Pike | 30500 Fairmount Blvd

Virtual Young Soloists

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Marina Ziegler, Moshi Tang, Neige DeAngelis

SSO is proud to showcase rising young musicians in Northeast Ohio – a treasured annual tradition. This year, our amazing, talented winners performed with piano accompaniment for a virtual audience on May 16. Their fabulous performances are not to be missed. 

WIENIAWSKI: Concerto No. 2, 3rd mvmt
Neige DeAngelis, Violin
PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 1, 1st mvmt
Marina Ziegler, violin
TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto in D Major, 1st mvmt
Moshi Tang, violin

Neige DeAngelis, Marina Ziegler, Moshi Tang
SSO is grateful to the Ohio Arts Council for their support

Heroes and Beethoven

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October 17 | 3:30pm | Beachwood HS

What better way to return than a double dose of Beethoven!  The orchestra opens its season with his dramatic Egmont Overture and then celebrates the heroes in all of us with the iconic “Eroica” symphony and its unmistakable opening theme.

 Egmont Overture
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”)
Conducted by Music Director Domenico Boyagian

Beachwood High School |  25100 Fairmount Blvd

Mendelssohn and More

December 12 | 3:30pm | Beachwood HS

Get swept away by the wild, ethereal beauty of Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture and experience the joyful energy of his “Italian” Symphony.  And don’t miss celebrated Klezmer composer/violinist Steven Greenman performing his Klezmer Concert Suite!

MENDELSSOHN: Hebrides Overture (“Fingal’s Cave”)
GREENMAN: Klezmer Concert Suite for solo violin and orchestra
Steven Greenman, Violin
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 4 (“Italian”)
Conducted by Music Director Domenico Boyagian

Beachwood High School |  25100 Fairmount Blvd

This concert is supported in part by the residents of
Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.
We are grateful for their support!

Young Soloists and Borodin

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February 13 | 3:30pm | Beachwood HS

Prepare to be amazed by the winners of our Annual Young Soloist Concerto Competition. These rising stars are talented beyond their years! Then, stay and enjoy Borodin’s Second Symphony. 

Check back in December to see the winners!

BORODIN Symphony No. 2 
Conducted by Music Director Domenico Boyagian

Beachwood High School |  25100 Fairmount Blvd


Topilow Conducts Dvorak

April 10 | 3:30pm | Beachwood HS

Embrace your inner Czech with Dvorak’s energetic and tuneful  Symphony No.8  led by Guest Conductor Carl Topilow of the Cleveland Pops.  This concert also features violinist James Thompson performing Bruch.

ALFVEN – Midsummer Vigil
BRUCH – Violin Concerto No. 1
James Thompson, Violin
DVORAK –Symphony No. 8
Conducted by Carl Topilow

Beachwood High School |  25100 Fairmount Blvd

Faure's Requiem

May 17: Faure Requiem
May 22 | 3:30pm | First Baptist Church

Inside the beautiful First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland, hear Faure’s glorious Requiem performed by more than 100 community members, as the SSO and choirs of First Baptist Church and Fairmount Presbyterian join forces to share their love of music. Join us for a special pre-concert lecture at 2:45pm

FAURE:  Dolly Suite
: In the Steppes of Central Asia

Baritone: TBA
Soprano: TBA
 Featuring: the choirs of First Baptist Church and Fairmount Presbyterian
Conducted by Music Director Domenico Boyagian

NEW! Pre-concert lecture at 2:45pm by David Rothenberg
“Faure’s Requiem and other works”
Read more about Dr. Rothenberg

First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland | 3630 Fairmount Blvd