Welcome to the Southland Symphony Orchestra

Next set of rehearsals begins Saturday March 10th, 2018 - 9:30am - 12noon at Bethel Congregational Church

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)!



Southland Symphony Rehearsals during our 2017-18 season are generally held on Saturdays from 9:30am until 12pm.

Season Concert Schedule

NOTE - see also the Musicians' Calendar Page

October 8th -Sunday at 4pm -  Season Opener with Chorus and soloists for part of the concert and Mary Au, piano  Rehearsals begin Sept 2nd. All Beethoven (Egmont, Symphony 8, Choral Fantasy, Hallelujah (Mt. of Olives)


December 10th Sunday at 4pm-  Messiah (with Chorus and soloists. Smaller Orchestra (Baroque size and instrumentation)


January 14th   - Sunday at 4pm – “An Exceptional Concert" - Not Orchestra This is a fundraising recital featuring Dr. Mann, LizBeth Lucca, and Brian Farrell.Ticketes, $25. atFirst Christian Church Pomona


April 21st - Saturday at 3pm - "Genius" Rossini Barber of Seville; Mozart Symphony 7; Bernstein "Selections from West Side Story"; Gounod "Ballet Music from Faust"


Sunday June 10th, 7:30pm at Ontario Town Square Amphitheatre - 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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Coming Events

  • 06/10/2018
    Season Finale - Ontario, CA

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SSO Chorus at Carnegie Hall

The SSO Chorus took part in a Presidents' Day performance of the Mozart Requiem. Our singers and VIP guests paid their own way to get there! The concert was fantastic - We will receive a copy of an archival DVD, and plan to have a "viewing party" (Date and time TBA) and we hope to return for another event perhaps next year! If you would like to help us, please donate today!

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Southland Symphony Orchestra

attn. Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann

536 N Euclid Ave Ontario CA 91762

Join the SSO Chorus!

Who wants to be a part of the Nationally Recognized
During concert prep our weekly rehearsals are on Tuesdays at 7pm at Bethel Congregational Church.
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Contact drmann@southlandsymphony.com for information
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Chamber Music Workshop

Summer 2018

(exact dates tba)

Register for the Chamber Music Workshop- see the web page for full info.

Pay registration fees here ($50/person or $125/group of 3 or more)

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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!