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Performing the Classics - 7pm
Saturday, May 21st at 7:00pm EST
Online sale ends: 05/20/22 at 5:00pm EST
Saint Matthew Lutheran Church
1200 E Churchville Rd
Bel Air, MD 21014
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Come join the SSO for the final concert of the 45th season! The trio of works presented include a suite by English contemporary composer John Rutter bookended by pieces by favorite famous composers Haydn and Mozart. Jason Solounias is featured as the guest pianist for the Mozart piano concerto.

Franz Josef Haydn: Symphony No. 49 in F minor, "La Passione"

          Allegro di molto
          Finale - Presto
John Rutter: Suite for Strings
          I Have a Bonnet Trimmed with Blue
          O, Waly Waly
          Dashing Away
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 13 in C Major, KV 415
          Rondeau: Allegro
          Jason Solounias, Piano

The Susquehanna Symphony Chamber Orchestra (SSCO) is a smaller set of strings, winds, and percussion.

COVID-19 Policies:

Effective March 13, 2022, wearing a mask at the performance will be optional, but we strongly encourage patrons to wear a mask for the health and safety of the audience and musicians.  A section of seats will be reserved for those patrons who feel more comfortable sitting only with others who are masked.  As the pandemic continues to evolve daily, an updated policy may be posted prior to the concert.

There will be two concerts held on the same day at the same venue. This is for the sale of the 7pm tickets. Children up to 10 years old are free, but should reserve a ticket for capacity/attendance limits. Student and senior tickets are available at 4pm.

Online ticket sales end the evening before the concert but tickets may be purchased at the door (same prices) up to capacity limit.

Jason Solounias

Praised by the American Record Guide as “...a superb musician”, Jason Solounias has performed across the United States and Europe, ranging from the Kennedy Center to Southwark Cathedral, including performances at Millennium Stage, the Lincoln Theater, Steinway Society of Puerto Rico, An Die Musik, Duomo di Amalfi, Junior Soto Recital Hall, The Arts Club of Washington, WETA, Church of Epiphany Concert Series, and the Lisner Auditorium. He has collaborated with 6821 Quintet, The Tango Cammarata and has appeared as a soloist with the Trinity Chamber Orchestra and the Pan American Symphony Orchestra.

Solounias began his studies in Havre de Grace, Maryland with Irene Yeakel

and went on to complete his Bachelors of Arts at Shepherd University with Scott Beard. He received his Masters of Music and Doctorate of Musical Arts from the Catholic University of America under the direction of Jim Litzelman and Jose Ramos Santana. He has also worked with other distinguished pianists including Emanuel Krasovsky, John Perry, and Leon Fleisher.

His debut album released by the Sheva Collection features the piano music

of Heitor Villa-Lobos.  The recording was applauded by The American Record Guide, writing that Solounias, “hones in on the orchestral colors in Villa-Lobos’s music and eschews flashy playing in favor of sober purpose”, and, “brings out the intellect and grandeur of the music”.

Solounias was a featured performer during the 2019 Experiencing Villa-Lobos festival at the Virginia Commonwealth University, has lectured about the music of Villa-Lobos at New York University and at the University of Hartford.  His recording was included in a playlist scoring the 2020 exhibition ‘Sur Moderno’ at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. 

Solounias is the Director of the Puerto Rico International Piano Festival, the co-artistic director of the Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition, the Chopin Piano Academy, assistant to the Tureck International Bach Competition, and has consulted for the Hiiuma Homecoming Music Festival.  Solounias is also on the board of the National Bell Festival.  

Solounias is a passionate teacher and is currently a faculty member at Levine Music in Washington D.C.

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Event starts at 7:00pm
Doors open at 6:30pm

General Admission: $20.00
Senior: $15.00
Student 11-17: $15.00
FREE Child (up to 10 years): $0.00

All Ages

Saint Matthew Lutheran Church<br> 1200 E Churchville Rd<br> Bel Air, 21014


‪(443) 616-3937‬


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