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Celebrating the 250th Anniversary of Harford County - 7:30pm
Saturday, March 18th at 7:30pm EST
Online sale ends: 03/17/23 at 5:00pm EST
Bel Air High School
100 Heighe Street
Bel Air, MD 21015
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46th Season in 2022-2023: A Celebratory Season

Celebrating the 250th Anniversary of Harford County

A variety of music presented to celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Harford County. We will recognize some of Harford County’s history, nature, and talent. The music features all American composers, including many local composers who are longtime friends of the SSO. Some of the pieces performed were written for the SSO. “This We’ll Defend” was composed to commemorate the centenary of Aberdeen Proving Ground and includes the Army Hymn (“God of our Fathers”) and the Army Song.

  • Richard Maltz – Harford Fanfare, Premiere
  • Malcolm Lewis – "Skirmish at Havre de Grace" from Chesapeake Suite
  • Jay Ungar – Ashokan Farewell
  • Benny Russell – Steal Away
    Benny Russell, Saxophone
  • Sheldon Bair – This We'll Defend (composed for the 100th Anniversary of APG)
  • Kile Smith – Susquehanna, An Overture for Orchestra
  • Aaron Copland – Down a Country Lane
  • James Lee III – Toward a Greater Light
  • Richard Johnson – Over Fields at Churchville, Premiere 
  • Sheldon Bair – A Suite of Sweets for Trumpet, Trombone, and Orchestra
    Fudge Fantasy
    Toffee Tango
    Dash to the Candy Counter
    Kevin Businsky, Trumpet
    David Murray, Trombone
  • Stacey Zyriek – I Choose the Mountain
    Mary Pohlenz, Soprano

The sheet music to the Lee work was acquired through Subito Music.

We appreciate your support of the orchestra, but please stay home if you are ill for the protection of the community.

Ticket Information:

  • Seating is general admission. Reserved accessible seating available.
  • "Print at Home" tickets may be shown digitally on a phone or printed.
  • Children up to 10 years old are free, but should reserve a ticket for capacity/attendance limits.
  • Student and senior tickets pricing is available.
  • Online ticket sales end the evening before the concert but tickets may be purchased at the door (same prices) up to capacity limit.

This concert is supported by grants from Harford County Office of Economic Development, Maryland State Arts Council (msac.org), and Maryland State Arts Council through the Harford County Cultural Arts Board.

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Event starts at 7:30pm
Doors open at 7:00pm

General Admission: $20.00
Senior: $15.00
College w/ID: $10.00
Student 11-18: $10.00
FREE Child (up to 10 years): $0.00

All Ages

Bel Air High School<br> 100 Heighe Street<br> Bel Air, 21015


‪(443) 616-3937‬


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