Southland Symphony Orchestra

Current Concert and Rehearsal Schedule*

*for the most up to date information and pdf music visit the musicians website (Use your password on the musicians only page)


Wednesday August 7, 2019 7 pm "Symphonic Spectacular* (soundcheck 5 or 5:30pm)

Music of Stage, Screen, and Video Games!

At Ontario Town Square Amphitheater

Rehearsals: 9:30 am – 12 noon Saturdays July 20,27,August 3 (REQUIRED DRESS REHEARSAL)


2019-20 Season Dates – Concert & Rehearsal Schedule

(Preliminary as of 31July2019 – subject to minor changes)


Saturday October 19 - 2pm – Ontario Festival of the Arts – “Pictures at an Exhibition”

With KUSC Host Rich Capparela. Arts Festival Grounds. (217 S Lemon Ontario CA 91762)

Rehearsals: 9:30 am – 12 noon on Saturdays: Sept 7, 14, 21, 28; Oct 5,12,19*.

(*Oct. 19 required morning dress rehearsal/run-thru at Senior Center with Rich Capparela) Our concert time at the Festival is 2pm. We probably need to be onstage no later than 1:30 pm to check the mics.  We are trying to secure the Senior center for all these rehearsals. These rehearsals will also include music for the Nov. 3 concert. Watch email and musician site for updates.


Sunday November 3, 2019 - 4pm – Season Opener – “Pictures at an Exhibition” & more

Bethel Congregational Church, UCC 536 N Euclid Ave Ontario CA 91762

Rehearsals: 9:30 am – 12 noon on Saturday October 26 and November 2* (*Required  Dress Rehearsal) at Bethel Congregational Church. (we need to rehearse in the church configuration, and the program will includes additional music besides “Pictures”).


Sunday December 8, 2019 – 4pm – Messiah – with SSO Chorus and Soloists

Bethel Congregational Church, UCC 536 N Euclid Ave Ontario CA 91762

Regular rehearsals: 9:30 am – 12 noon Saturdays. At Bethel Congregational Church,

November 16, 23, 30. (30th may include chorus).

*DRESS REHEARSAL (REQUIRED) WITH CHORUS TUESDAY DECEMBER 3rd. 7:30 – 9:30 pm.Possible orchestra/soloist dress rehearsal Sat Dec 7th (May not be needed if soloists can be present for Dec 3rdrehearsal). Watch email and musician site for updates.


Sunday February 16, 2020 – 4pm – Program TBA

Bethel Congregational Church, UCC 536 N Euclid Ave Ontario CA 91762

Rehearsals: 9:30 am – 12 noon Saturdays. At Bethel Congregational Church.

January 18, 25; February 1, 8, 15* (*Required Dress Rehearsal)


Sunday March 29 – 4pm with Ruslan Biryukov, cello

Bethel Congregational Church, UCC 536 N Euclid Ave Ontario CA 91762 or OHS

Rehearsals: 9:30 am – 12 noon Saturdays. At Bethel Congregational Church.

February 29, March 7, 14, 21, 28* (*Required Dress Rehearsal)


Sunday May 31 – 4pm Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with SSO Chorus and Soloists

Ontario High School Auditorium. 901 W Francis St Ontario CA 91762

Rehearsals: 9:30 am – 12 noon Saturdays. Most at Bethel Congregational Church.

April 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30* (*Required Dress Rehearsal at Ontario High School)

Saturday June 20 – 7:30 pm – Summer Pops at Town Square (still to be confirmed)

Ontario Town Square Amphitheater, 224 N Euclid Ave Ontario CA 91762

Rehearsals: 9:30 am – 12 noon Saturdays. June 6,13,20* Rehearsal venue TBA.

 (*Required Dress Rehearsal day/concert eve. May try for early aft dress at library community room for A/C) Watch email and musician site for updates.



Questions: Contact Dr. Mann. Cell 626-393-5507. Email

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


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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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"Pictures and Places"

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Coming Events

  • 12/08/2019
    Messiah - Ontario, CA
  • 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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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!