2017 - 18 Season

NOTE - see also the Musicians' Calendar Page



October 8th - Sunday at 4pm - Beethoven for All

GREAT JOB EVERYONE! - This was a fantastic concert!


December 10th - Sunday at 4pm - Messiah (smaller orchestra)

Rehearsals: Nov 4, 11, 18 & 25 orchestra strings only;

Dec 2 with oboe, bassoon, strings, keyboard and chorus

Dress rehearsal 9 with EVERYONE


January 14 Special Event “An Exceptional Concert” :  Recital featuring SSO’s Sylvia Lee Mann (Viola) and ROC’s LizBeth Lucca (Voice) (This is a Joint benefit event for SSO/ROC. It will be presented at First Christian Church Pomona)


SAT April 21 3pm

"Genius" NOTE DAY (Saturday!) AND DATE CHANGE!

  • Rossini (150th anniversary of death) Overture to The Barber of Seville;
  • Mozart Symphony No 7 k45 (completed Jan 1768 250th anniversary of the work);
  • Bernstein (100th anniversary of Birth) Selections from West Side Story;
  • Gounod (200th anniversary of Birth) Ballet Music from Faust


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Weekly Rehearsals begin Saturday March 10. 9:30am - 12noon.

(March 10,17,24,31,April 7,14*)

*Special Note - DRESS REHEARSAL TIME - Saturday April 14th our rehearsal will begin at 9am sharp, and will be a straight run-thru of the music. We should be finished with the run thru by 10am, or 10:15 at the latest. This is to accommodate several musicians who have another event inTemecula, which begins at 11:30!


Concert Day (Saturday April 21) will have a 1 hour warm-up at 1pm. Doors open at 2:15pm. Concert at 3pm


Note - the date has been changed because of financial hardship. The SSO must raise funds in order to present this concert.

If you wish to make a donation, or if you can ask a friend to donate, please send a check or use this link:


Mailing address:

Southland Symphony Orchestra

attn. Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann

611 W El Morado Ct

Ontario CA 91762




Sunday June 10, 2018 7:30pm

Season Finale at Ontario Town Square Amphitheater

Sun. June 10 includes a 5:30 call time for sound check.

Dress rehearsal Saturday June 9 9:30am - 12noon

Weekly rehearsals begin Saturday May 12. (9:30am - 12noon)

Repertoire To be announced.


Last season:

October 23rd -Sunday at 4pm -  Season Opener. Rehearsals begin Sept 24th.


SATURDAY December 10th - NEW Special Event. 4-6pm. Ontario Town Square
4-6pm at the Ontario Town Square. 224 N Euclid Ave Ontario CA 91762. Holiday Music (Background music, mostly) for the 125th Birthday Celebration for the City of Ontario. Rehearsal/Warmup 1:30 at Bethel. Set up at Town Square about 3:15pm.Best parking for Town Square is probably in the Library parking area (1 block east of Euclid- at Lemon between B and C Street).


SATURDAY December 17th - SPECIAL EVENT - Saturday at 2pm- "Music of Ontario" at the Ontario Museum of History and Art. Sponsored by the museum,This special program will present a chamber ensemble featuring musicians from the SSO and Bethel Congregational Church. Music for Harp,Viola, Cello & Guitar.Presented at the Ontario Museum of History and Art. 225 South Euclid Avenue Ontario, California 91762

Free Admission. Reservations required. For more information call (909) 395-2510.


 January 22nd  - Sunday at 4pm"An Exceptional Concert"  Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann & Lizbeth Lucca in Recital with Brian Farrell. Presented at First Christian Church 1751 N Park Ave Pomona, CA 91768. Fundraiser. Tix $25.

Sylvia Lee Mann, Founder, Music Director &Conductor of the SSO; LizBeth Lucca, Artistic Director & Founder of the Repertory Opera Company, and Brian Farrell, Music Director of the Repertory Opera Company, join forces to offer a fantastic fundraising recital.featuring works for viola and voice. See details on the concerts/events page 


March 5th - Sunday at 4pm - Mozart Requiem at Bethel Congregational Church 536 N Euclid Ave Ontario CA 91762

Orchestra rehearsals:

Saturdays 9:30am - Noon: Jan 28, Feb 4, 11,18, 25(with chorus)

Dress Rehearsal Sat March 4, 9:30am - noon

Chorus Rehearsals:

Reading Rehearsal Sat Jan 28 1pm;

Weekly Rehearsals Tuesdays 7pm Jan 31, Feb 7,14, 21, 28

Special Rehearsal with Orchestra Sat Feb 28 9:30am - noon

Dress Rehearsal with Orchestra Sat March 4 9:30am - noon


April 22nd - Special Event - SSO Chamber Players at Ontario Museum of History and Art. 12:30pm - 2:45


 April 29th  - Special Event - SSO Chamber Players at CSUDH 2-4pm


June 18th - Sunday at 7pm - Season Finale- "Cinema Sounds"

Full Rehearsals Saturdays 9:30am - 12noon. May 13,20; June 3,10,17 (dress reh)

"Strings only" rehearsal May 27

Concert day - Sunday June 18: 5pm call/7pm concert

Repertoire - see musicians' resources page



PREVIOUS YEAR: 2015 - 16 Season

Season Concert Schedule – Sundays at 4pm

December 6th – “Holiday Magic”, featuring music from many traditions, including selections from "Amahl and the Night Visitors" (with guest artists from the Repertory Opera Company). Rehearsals begin Saturday November 14th.


January 24th – “Opera Magic”, with our Arts Partner, The Repertory Opera Company.


March 6th - "Mozart Masterpieces" featuring the Symphony No. 40 in G minor, and the magical Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola, with Nancy Roth and Sylvia Lee Mann. (Orchestra Rehearsals begin Saturday Feb 13th at 9:30am.)


May 15th - “Magic of Music” Season Finale. featuring music of the movies, and honoring the 125th anniversary year of the City of Ontario, California. 1891 saw the birth of the City of Ontario, and the birth of motion pictures studios...so the SSO is celebrating with classic and new music from your favorite films. Some selections: 2001, A Space Odyssey; Pirates of the Caribbean; Star Wars; Magnificent 7; and more...this concert marks the official Season Finale of the orchestra's 5th season in Ontario. Rehearsals begin Saturday April 16th at 9:30am. New musicians welcome. We need strings in all sections, some wind openings available. Email southlandsymphony@gmail.com You are welcome to visit the first rehearsal!



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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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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