2018 - 19 Season

NOTE - see also the Musicians' Calendar Page


Southland Symphony Orchestra

Season 2018 - 19 Concert and Rehearsal Schedule

NOTE - see also the Musicians' Calendar Page on the southlandsymphony.com website

Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the 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 – Please volunteer (or draft a family member) to help with the SSO Info booth or the SSO Instrument petting zoo!

Rehearsals: 10am – 12noon on Saturdays: August 18,25, September 1,8 (dress rehearsal without narrator). Sept 15th 10am- 11:30am - Special tech/dress with narrator

Concert day – Soundcheck on site will probably be at 1:15pm


Sunday November 4, 2018 4 pm Official Season Opening

at Bethel Congregational Church. 536 N Euclid Ave Ontario CA 91762

Season Opener: “Freedom”.

William Grant Still “Fanfare for American War Heroes”; Copland “Variations on a Shaker Melody”; Beethoven “Symphony # 5; Mann “Declaration and Preamble” (World Premiere).

Rehearsals 9:30 am – 12 noon Saturdays. Sept 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, 27. Nov 3rd Dress Rehearsal. Concert: Sunday Nov 4th at 4pm. 3:15 pm call time.


Sunday December 9, 2018 4 pm Handel's Messiah (SSO and Chorus with baroque orchestra)

at Bethel Congregational Church. 536 N Euclid Ave Ontario CA 91762

Rehearsals: 9:30 am – 12 noon Saturdays November 17, 24, Dec 1, 8 (dress rehearsal)

*Possible extra rehearsal Tuesday evening December 4th. 7:30 – 10pm


Sunday January 27, 2019 4 pm The Best Baroque Concert featuring Cheri Cole, trumpet

at Bethel Congregational Church. 536 N Euclid Ave Ontario CA 91762

Rehearsals: 9:30 am – 12 noon Saturdays Dec 29, Jan 5,12,19, 26 (dress rehearsal)


Sunday March 31, 2019 4 pm SSO and Chorus  

Fauré “Requiem”; Brahms “How Lovely” (from the Requiem); Mendelssohn “He Watching over Israel” (from Elijah); Fauré ”Cantique de Jean Racine”

 at Bethel Congregational Church. 536 N Euclid Ave Ontario CA 91762

 Rehearsals: 9:30 am – 12 noon Saturdays Feb 23, March 2,9,16,23,30  (Dress Reh)


Sunday June 9, 2019 7:30 pm Summer Pops - Season Finale

At Ontario Town Square Amphitheater

Rehearsals: 9:30 am – 12 noon Saturdays May 4,11,18,25, June 1, 8 (dress Reh)

Possible String sectional April 20 @ 10am. Wind sectional April 27 @ 10am.


Questions: Contact Dr. Mann. Cell 626-393-5507. Email drmann@southlandsymphony.com

Southland Symphony Orchestra 536 N Euclid Ave Ontario CA 91762 909-235-9776


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attn. Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann

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Ontario CA 91762





General Information:

During the season, rehearsals are usually held Saturday Mornings at 9:30am at Bethel UCC 536 N Euclid Ave Ontario CA 91762.

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Coming Events

  • 11/18/2018
    Wishes, Hopes and Dreams - Ontario, CA
  • 12/09/2018
    Messiah - Ontario, CA
  • 01/27/2019
    The Best Baroque Concert - Ontario, CA
  • 03/31/2019
    Beauty and Power - SSO & Chorus - Ontario, CA
  • 06/09/2019
    Ontario Town Square Amphitheater - Ontario, CA

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