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Salem State University Summer Orchestra

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Sunday, August 15 concert features works by Shostakovich, Stravinsky and Horner

The Salem State University Summer Orchestra returns, presenting a free concert on Sunday, August 15 at 3 pm.

Please note, this free concert will take place in the Salem High Auditorium, 77 Willson Street. Current policy for this venue requires masks be worn by anyone 12 and under and anyone over the age of 12 who is not vaccinated. 


  • Festive Overture by Dmitri Shostakovich
  • In the Steppes of Central Asia by Alexander Borodin
  • "The Ludlows" from Legends of the Fall by James Horner
  • Berceuse and Finale from The Firebird  Suite by Igor Stravnisky

About the SSU Orchestra

The Summer Orchestra at Salem State University, conducted by Salem State University Professor Mary-Jo Grenfell, provides an enriching experience and opportunity for musicians to read, rehearse, and perform music from the symphonic and chamber repertoire. The ensemble is a community orchestra comprised of intermediate and advanced musicians.

The participants meet to play orchestral music, and also have an opportunity to form chamber ensembles with other members of the ensemble. The orchestra meets for rehearsals on five Tuesday evenings from mid-July through early August and presents an informal concert on a Sunday afternoon in August. This community ensemble is available at no cost and there is no audition required.


Learn more about the Arts at Salem State.

When 4:00pm
Karen A Gahagan

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