Ontario's Southland Symphony Orchestra opens 9th anniversary season with "Pictures at an Exhibition"
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SSO 2019-20 Season
The Southland Symphony Orchestra opens its 9th season with a FREE concert at 2pm on Saturday October 19, 2019 at the Ontario Festival of the Arts in Ontario California.

ONTARIO, Calif. - Californer -- The orchestra will perform on the Festival's main stage. The concert features Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition" with special guest Rich Capparela (of KUSC). "Pictures" is one of the most spectacular works in orchestral repertoire. Admission is free. More information is available at https://ontarioarts.org/festival/  Information about the orchestra is available at  http://southlandsymphony.com

The SSO will present six more concerts from November through June. Most are presented at historic Bethel Congregational Church, 536 N Euclid Ave, Ontario CA 91762. Other venues include Ontario's Town Square and Ontario High School Auditorium.

Nov. 3rd - 4pm at Bethel, "Pictures and Places," will again feature Mussorgsky/Ravel's "Pictures at an Exhibition", as well as Grieg's "Peer Gynt Suite No. 1" and Sibelius' "Finlandia".

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Southland Symphony Orchestra and Chorus presents our third annual "Messiah" Sunday December 8th, 4pm at Bethel Congregational Church. Our annual Messiah is one of the orchestra's most popular events. The tradition of the annual downtown Ontario "Messiah" presentation was revived 3 years ago, after a 45+ year absence.

SSO honors the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth year by featuring music of the master in all of our 2020 concerts - the highlight being our presentation of the 9th Symphony on Sunday May 31st.

Sunday Feb. 16th, 2020  4pm, "Love and Art", features Tchaikovsky's dynamic "Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture". Other works to be performed include Schubert's "Rosamunde Overture"; Saint-Saëns "Bacchanale" ("Samson and Delilah"); and Beethoven's "Overture to the Creatures of Prometheus". Presented at Bethel Congregational Church.

The orchestra presents internationally acclaimed cello soloist, Ruslan Biryukov on Sunday, March 29th, 2020 at 4pm at Bethel Congregational Church. Mr. Biryukov will be featured in a cello concerto - very likely this will be a world premiere performance. The SSO will also perform Beethoven's "Overture to Egmont", and Schubert's Symphony No. 8 "Unfinished".

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May 31st, 2020 at 4pm, the Southland Symphony Orchestra and Chorus with soloists present Beethoven's immortal "Symphony No. 9 – Choral", in honor of the SSO's 9th season and the 250th year anniversary of Beethoven's birth.  The concert will be presented at Ontario High School's Auditorium – a beautiful facility located at 901 W Francis St., Ontario CA 91762.

Saturday June 21st, 2020 at 7pm, the orchestra will open it's 2020 Summer Pops Concert at Ontario's Town Square.

Dr Sylvia Lee Mann is the Southland Symphony Orchestra's Founder, Music Director and Conductor.

FREE ADMISSION is available for all concerts. Paid tickets for the November 3rd through May 31st concerts are $5-$20. (Paid tickets include door-prize tickets and preferred seating). No one is ever turned away for lack of ticket $.  For information, call 909-235-9776, email info@southlandsymphony.com or go to www.southlandsymphony.com .

The orchestra is only able to present these wonderful concerts with the support of the community, and we need YOUR support. Please donate today by visiting our website, mailing a check to Southland Symphony Orchestra 536 N Euclid Ave Ontario CA 91762, or visiting https://paypal.me/southlandsymphony

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