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Celebrating Women And The 100th Anniversary Of Women's Suffrage
Saturday, May 9th at 7:30pm EST
Online sale ends: 05/09/20 at 6:30pm EST
Bel Air High School
100 Heighe Street
Bel Air, MD 21014
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Kimberly Sandifer Hirschmann


The SSO’s season finale will begin with Elgar’s famous “Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4! This isn’t the popular graduation tune, but it is a famous march, one of five Elgar wrote under the same title.

The year 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth in Bonn, Germany! Do we need another reason to celebrate this every-popular composer? We will begin the celebration with this concert and continue the anniversary remembrance next season!

This concert will continue with Beethoven’s penultimate symphony, his Symphony No. 8 in F Major. This is one of his shortest and most succinct symphonies, and like his Symphony No. 1 that the SSO performed last season, has no real slow movement. It is a rollicking work unlike the numbered symphonies on either side!

The second half of the SSO’s May concert is a bow to American women who finally attained the right to vote 100 years ago! This portion of the concert will begin with “Prayer” by Amanda Harberg. Composer Amanda Harberg is no stranger to the SSO or Harford County. The Orchestra has performed two of her works, both entitled “Elegy” in the past. Her moving work “Prayer” will be conducted by Kimberly Sandifer Hirschmann, supervisor of fine arts for Frederick County Public Schools and a conductor at the Elizabethtown College Music Camp. Jennifer Hutt, a Bel Air native, has lived in Paris for years and makes her living composing for French film and playing rock and blues violin. She is composing a series of vignettes for the SSO. Next, the SSO will perform Florence Price’s wonderful “Dances in the Canebrakes” as orchestrated by William Grant Still. Florence Price (1887-1953) was the first African-American female composer to have a major work performed by a professional symphony orchestra. The concert will conclude with an SSO favorite which is often performed at the orchestra’s outdoor concerts: Tracey Rush’s “Spirit of Freedom.” This work is a patriotic march in the best sense, with fun percussion and screaming brass!

The Annual Side-by-Side concert will also feature talented orchestra students from Harford County Public Schools.

Pre-concert lecture to begin at 6:45 pm.

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7:30pm to 9:30pm
Doors open at 6:45pm

Adult: $20.00
Senior: $15.00
Child/Student: $10.00
Adult Season Package: $75.00
Senior (65+) Season Package: $55.00
Student/Child Season Package: $40.00

Bel Air High School<br> 100 Heighe Street<br> Bel Air, 21014




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