Welcome to the Southland Symphony Orchestra


Musician Auditions

The Southland Symphony holds ongoing auditions for NEW musician members.

The Southland Symphony Orchestra is a volunteer, community orchestra, providing an opportunity for qualified musicians to experience and perform live music of the highest quality. We welcome musicians of all ages and from all walks of life.

Contact us immediately for an audition, by calling (909) 235-9776 or emailing: southlandsymphony@gmail.com

Click here for SSO Audition/Application Form

Click here for SSO Audition form if under 18

Click here for SS Youth Orch Application/Audition form

(Additional auditions for new members are ongoing throughout the year as needed)

If possible, please prepare a concerto mvt or appropriate solo, and a sampling of any standard orchestral excerpts. 

There is plenty of room for community musicians to participate. We especially need and welcome good string players(students are welcome)!



Click here for a pdf schedule of our concerts and rehearsals!


Southland Symphony Rehearsals during our 2018-19 season are generally held on Saturdays from 9:30am until 12pm.

Season Concert Schedule

NOTE - see also the Musicians' Calendar Page

2018 - 19 Season


September 15, 2018

Ontario Festival of the Arts: Symphony Showcase

Symphony Appearance at 2pm - Peter and the Wolf/Carnival of the Animals

Festival is an all day event 11am - 6pm

visit the SSO Instrument petting zoo!


Sunday November 4, 2018 4 pm

Season Opener


Sunday December 9, 2018 4 pm

SSO returns with our annual performance of

Handel's Messiah


Sunday January 27, 2019 4 pm

The Best Baroque Concert

featuring Cheri Cole, trumpet


Sunday March 31, 2019 4 pm

SSO Symphony and Chorus


Sunday June 9, 2019 7:30 pm

Summer Pops - Season Finale




Rehearsal /Concert Main Location: Bethel United Church of Christ (Congregational)
536 N Euclid Ave, Ontario CA 91762. CLICK FOR MAP

Please come join us. Feel free to check the Season Schedule page for details.


During the season, you may audition by attending one of our Rehearsals. Regular rehearsals are on Saturdays at 9:30am at Bethel UCC, 536 N Euclid Ave, Ontario, CA  91762/. If you wish to audition at a rehearsal, plan to be early or stay a bit after rehearsal. During the summer, if you wish to audition for next season, please call us at (909) 235-9776 or email southlandsymphony@gmail.com

If you would like to be a musician member of the Southland Symphony Orchestra, please contact us by phone at (909)235-9776 or email to arrange an audition. Positions are filled based on both playing ability and commitment to the musical ensemble. You are welcome to attend a Saturday morning rehearsal anytime! For more information, email southlandsymphony@gmail.com

Do keep in mind that community musician members are expected to be in attendance at all rehearsals. For general info about being one of our musicians, or to inquire about hiring our musicians for your event, email us at southlandsymphony@gmail.com or call us at (909)235-9776.


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Messiah Tickets


Messiah Tickets (December 8, 2019 at 4pm)

Note - we do not mail tickets, except by special request. All your tickets will be at the door, waiting for you! (Just be sure to enter the name of the person picking them up!)


General Admission Messiah Donation Tix "General Admission" includes 6 doorprize tickets, and general seating.


How many do you want? (Tix held at door. No tix are mailed)
Name (to hold tix for you)


Premium Messiah Tix  - "Premium" tickets for this event include reserved seating, special treat bags, 6 door-prize tickets.

How many do you want? (Tix held at door. No tix are mailed)
Name (to hold tix for you)





Get Premium Season Tickets - a $100 value (5 concerts @ $20) for just $85!

Premium Season tix include best in house seating, a special bag of treats, 6 free door-prize tickets, and wine tasting at intermission.

Buy online and pick them up at the concert! (We do not normally mail tickets - we will have you tix waiting for you at the entrance. To make extra sure, you can print you receipt and bring it to the concert...)



How Many do you want?
Your name -to hold tix for you

Coming Events

  • 02/16/2020
    Love and Art - Ontario, CA
  • 03/29/2020
    SSO with RUSLAN! - Ontario, CA
  • 05/31/2020
    Beethoven 9 - Ontario, CA

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During concert prep our weekly rehearsals are on Tuesdays at 7pm at Bethel Congregational Church.
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Phone (909) 235-9776

Email: info@southlandsymphony.com

536 N. Euclid Ave Ontario CA 91762


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Please Help!



Our generous host, Bethel Congregational Church, sponsors the Furry Friends Pet Food Bank.

The pet food distribution is the last Saturday of each month. YOU can help. You can bring bags of dog food to the church, or "buy" a gift here. The Southland Symphony will pass on 100% of any gift for the Pet Food Bank! Please give a gift!