The Solano Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1987 to provide the highest quality of live symphony music for the enjoyment, education, and promotion of the arts. It is primarily made up of skilled local musicians who support their community by sharing their valuable talents and passion for music. Maestro Semyon Lohss became the Music Director and Conductor in the 1992-1993 season, leading the orchestra to an ever-higher standard of excellence. The Symphony performs five concerts per year.
To provide a skilled and committed symphony for the adults and children of Solano County, and to give everyone the opportunity to experience beautiful symphonic music.
"Help Keep the Music Alive." The symphony is fortunate to have many dedicated board members and skilled musicians who make it possible to present a repertoire of classical and popular music each year for our community's enjoyment.
The Solano Symphony Orchestra performs five (5) concerts during the year. Each performance is presented twice, once in Vacaville and once in Fairfield.
A special focus of the symphony is to engage youth in our community to expand their knowledge in music and showcase their talent. Through the annual Young Artists Competition, young orchestral players and instrumental and vocal soloists can win cash awards and a chance to perform with the orchestra at the "Salute to Youth concert." SSO further cultivates young artists through special guest appearances. Violin prodigy, Pierce Wang, originally performed at Opening Night concert in 2017, and returned in 2018 at age 15. The St. Vincent Ferrer Children's Choir joined the symphony on stage for the Holiday Celebration concert both years as well.
In 2018, SSO participated in the 75th Anniversary celebration of Travis Air Force Base by offering free tickets to the military to attend the Annual Pops concert in May. SSO also secured funding from a Disabled Veteran's Business Enterprise company located in Benicia to host 75 members of retired and active duty military, reserves and National Guard at the fall Opening Night concert.
Our goal this season is to raise $30,000 to fund special projects that will support and educate aspiring young musicians, bring new and esteemed guest artists to the stage, and expand our music programming so we can continue to delight patrons and entice new audiences.
To offset rising costs and and keep tickets at an affordable rate for all residents, SSO is seeking $5,000 to help fund facility and sheet music rentals, youth programs, musicians and guest artists.