Southland Symphony Announces Season Opening Concert

The 2018-19 SSO season begins with "Freedom" - The concert will be presented at Bethel Congregational Church UCC on November 4th, 2018 at 4 pm.
By: Southland Symphony
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ONTARIO, Calif. - Oct. 24, 2018 - PRLog -- Please join us for our Official Season Opener - "FREEDOM" on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 4pm. "Dedicated to America, Freedom, the Greatest Generation, and all those who have served."

The concert will be presented at Bethel Congregational Church, UCC
536 N Euclid Ave, Ontario CA 91762

Musical Selections include:
William Grant Still -
Fanfare for American War Heroes
Sylvia Lee Mann -
Declaration and Preamble (World Premiere) with narration by the Rev. Dr. Art Cribbs and Mayor Paul Leon.
Aaron Copland - Variations on a Shaker Melody
Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 5 in C minor

Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann, Music Director and Conductor
Rev. Dr. Art Cribbs and Mayor Paul Leon, narrators.

George Osorio, our assistant conductor, will present a free pre-concert mini-lecture at 3:30pm. He will share special insights about the music you will hear.

The concert is Free!

A $5 donation is requested for general admission. (no one is turned away for inability to donate) . The donations help us provide these concerts. (Each concert costs about $2500 - $3000 to produce.)

$20 "Premium" tickets available (These tickets include best seats, special treats, and wine-tasting at intermission).

Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.

About the Southland Symphony Orchestra:

The Southland Symphony presented its first concert in Ontario on Sunday, December 11, 2011. The orchestra's founder and director, Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann, who had recently relocated to the area, saw a need and an opportunity to bring symphonic music to the larger Ontario Community, a community which was already embracing arts and culture. Since that first concert, we have presented more than 30 free, full-orchestra concerts for this community. We have presented internationally renowned musicians from all over the globe, performing music of the greatest composers of history, and music of great composers still living today.The Southland Symphony is a non-profit organization, and needs your support to continue presenting these world-class qualirty concerts!

For even more info and to donate to the SSO - visit the symphony website (see link above) or donate using this PayPal link:

Dr. Mann says of the orchestra, " Our purpose is to enrich our community by engaging audiences and inspiring a love of music through exciting live symphony performances, innovative programming, and educational outreach."  We offer opportunities for the community to experience the very best in music, "right in their own back-yards."

No long drives to downtown Los Angeles, no expensive parking. Arts and music for our community, in our community.

The Southland Symphony Orchestra is a community orchestra, providing fantastic opportunities 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: Students and senior citizens, professionals and amateurs: Hobbyist, Professional, Retired…. All are welcome.

Are you a musician, and would you like a chance to participate? Musician Auditions: The Southland Symphony holds ongoing auditions for NEW musician members and chorus members. Interested musicians should contact us immediately for an audition, by calling (909) 235-9776 or emailing:

Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann
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