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SSO celebrates Imagine — 10th Season

South Shore Orchestra would like to thank its generous sponsors and wine dinner guests for their monetary and celebratory support at their recent wine dinner fundraiser launching their 10th season. Despite the snow and cold, the evening offered warmth and fine flavors blended together by master chef Nicole Bissonette at Venue by Bistro. Wines featured…

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Media greets South Shore Orchestra in Nanjing

There has been a great amount of publicity announcing the cultural exchange of the universal language of music with the Chinese government and Valparaiso’s South Shore Orchestra. Nine digital bill boards in this huge metropolis, boast Maestro Troy Webdell’s image conducting the SSO. Promotional literature that was circulated to the seven cities hosting the group…

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Making our way to Wuxi

Now the adventure really begins with the concert schedule driving our daily routine. We have four consecutive performances–one after a we take a 5 hour bullet train ride south to Fuzhou. We are aware of the drone of pile drivers as a consistent background noise. Construction is everywhere! with evidence of more to come. Temporary…

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Hangzhou Rise and Shine!

We arrived in Hangzhou late. So our travel day from O’ Hare was extended a bit more by our quick tour of Old Shanghai for some shopping but also some strategic member searching. Four from Austin, Texas had arrived the night before and stayed at the Charms Hotel. They spent the day touring and were…

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Bridge to Beijing

Community Orchestra enlists musical partners from nine states to perform in SSO’s Bridge to Beijing departing December 26! South Shore Orchestra has been deeply immersed in preparing for their fourth China New Year’s adventure–Bridge to Beijing. The only thing that is a bit tricky about that is, the 53 member orchestra that is to leave…