The SSPO is in the early stages of formation. We are now trying to get a sense of how much demand there is in our area for a new all-volunteer community orchestra. So please let us know if you are interested!

Of course we are aware that the Covid-19 pandemic needs to subside before the orchestra can begin to meet, and certainly before we give public performances. But this forced hiatus gives us time to develop all the infrastructure we need to start with a full head of steam once that becomes possible.

We already feel gratified and optimistic based on folks who have already expressed enthusiastic interest in the orchestra. But please spread the word; we will need many more to get started.

We are also still looking for a small group of dedicated volunteers to help with the logistics of organizing and planning--a working board. We can't start without that! If you are interested in pitching in (pun intended!) in that way, please let us know at contact@salishphil.org. Thanks!

The planned first concert season currently includes works by Beethoven, Rossini, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff, Britten, and Brahms.