Salisbury Symphony Orchestra
The Salisbury Symphony Orchestra is an ensemble of university students, community members and professional musicians dedicated to playing the classics – old and new – with outstanding guest artists from around the world. The enthusiastic support of Eastern Shore music lovers fosters a community of excellence centered on live symphonic performance.
Upcoming SSO Events
Featuring Ernest Barretta, Piano
Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
Holloway Hall Auditorium
Piano Concerto No. 2 in c, Op. 18 - Sergei Rachmaninoff
Les Preludes - Franz Liszt
And other pieces by George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Duke Ellington
Recognized, at a young age, as a pianist “in command of his instrument and the music at every intricate turn ... his technical expertise, stage presence and sensitivity to the music are truly inspiring in so youthful a pianist” (McKeesport Daily News), American pianist Ernest Barretta continues to enjoy success as both soloist and chamber musician. He has performed extensively throughout the United States and abroad, as soloist with the St. Petersburg Symphony in St. Petersburg, Russia; the National Gallery Orchestra of Washington, D.C.; and the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra. This is his second appearance with the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Barretta additionally devotes a great deal of his time to teaching; the rewarding task of working with emerging talent is an important part of his life as a musician. He is currently on the piano faculty of the Juilliard School of Music, pre-college division, having served previously on the piano faculties of The Peabody Conservatory and Towson University. He also enjoys working as conductor and composer, and is music director of the several ensembles that make up the music program at St. Joseph, Fullerton, in Baltimore, MD.
Ticket Purchases Are Easy and Convenient
Purchasing our tickets is remarkably reasonable, especially for a live symphonic performance, and Holloway Hall Auditorium is beautiful and inviting. No wonder our concerts are community events.
Gifts Make a Difference
Making a gift to the SSO provides a critical margin for excellence, helps us keep ticket prices low and benefits SU’s student musicians.
The Salisbury Symphony Orchestra is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business and Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to non-profit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. The SSO is also supported by a grant from the Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council.
Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.