2019-2020 Season

Uncommon Women featuring violinist Jennifer Koh
Saturday, October 12, 7:30pm
Opening night of the 2019 to 2020 season will feature an all American program, including works by three female composers, as we launch a year dedicated to the enormous contributions that women continue to make to the canon of symphonic music. Join the Orchestra on a guided journey through American music history, performing compositions by the first woman and the first African American woman ever to be performed by a major orchestra and concluding with the dazzling virtuosity of violinist Jennifer Koh.

Joan Tower – Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman #6
Florence Beatrice Price – Concert Overture No. 2
Amy Beach – Symphony in e minor, op. 32 “Gaelic”
Samuel Barber – Violin Concerto, op. 14

— Jennifer Koh, violin
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Aretha: A Tribute Jubilee! featuring Capathia Jenkins and Ryan Shaw and the Community Chorus
Saturday, November 9, 7:30pm
Aretha: A Tribute, an homage to the Queen of Soul, features Broadway favorite Capathia Jenkins and three time Grammy Award nominee Ryan Shaw performing such iconic hits as Respect, Think, A Natural Woman, Chain of Fools, Amazing Grace, and many more. They will be joined by the Community Chorus returning to the Kuss Stage after their appearance at last seasons SSO gospel concert.
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Mozart Serenade featuring pianist Cecile Licad
Saturday, January 18, 7:30pm
Celebrate Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s 263rd birthday with the SSO! Pianist Cecile Licad, who helped select the Steinway Grand Piano that resides in the Kuss, returns to our stage with the beloved Elvira Madigan concerto. The Haffner Serenade was originally written for a wedding celebration of one of Mozarts close friends. There just might be cake!

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Marches K.408
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart –
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467
— Cecile Licad, piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart –
Serenade no. 7 in D major K. 250 “Haffner”
— Sujean Kim, violin

Celebrate Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s 263rd birthday with the SSO!
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TAKE3 featuring Lindsay Deutsch
Saturday, February 22, 7:30pm
The pop crossover group TAKE3 featuring SSO favorite, Lindsay Deutsch, will entertain with a flair for the wild and unexpected. The genre defying trio, TAKE3, brings the refinement of a rigorous classical music background and infuses it with rock star charisma playing music from symphonic favorites to top pop hits. Fresh from their world tour with pop legend, Yanni, TAKE3 will bring a fresh approach to music to our stage.
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Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
Saturday, April 25, 7:30pm
Guest conductor and violinist Monica Huggett brings her specialty of baroque music to the stage of the Kuss with one of the iconic works from that era, Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. One of the earliest examples of programmatic music, the Four Seasons is one of the repertoires favorite works painting a vivid picture of nature. Paired with several other works from this exuberant era in music, this concert will be a stunning and intimate evening of virtuosity.

Vivaldi – The Four Seasons op. 8 Nos. 1-4
VivaldiConcerto “Alla Rustica” in G major, RV 151
Vivaldi – String Sinfonia RV 157
Locatelli – “Lamento” in f minor
Locke – “The Tempest” from “The Tempest” Suite
of Incidental Music
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Carmina Burana
Saturday, May 16, 7:30pm
One of the most beloved works in the symphonic repertoire, Carmina Burana is a collection of medieval texts portraying spring and burgeoning love not to mention a few bawdy drinking songs. Cleveland composer Margaret Brouwer’s Rhapsody for Orchestra is a concerto for orchestra showing off the ensemble through melodies, powerful sound and electric rhythms. Brouwer’s work will conclude our yearlong celebration of the contributions of women to the art of music as composers, artists and influencers.

Margaret Brouwer Rhapsody for Orchestra
Carl Orff Carmina Burana

SSO Chorale & Children’s Chorus
— Jennifer Jill Araya, soprano / Dan Stein, tenor/ Michael Roemer, baritone
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