Orchestrating a musical community in the South Shore region and abroad since 2004.

Because of our wonderful friends, fans and partners, the South Shore Orchestra has been able to produce high quality artistic programming and enhance the cultural vitality of the South Shore community for the past 13 years.

Your generosity allows us to continue to provide audiences with an excellent musical experience.  With your support, we are also able to deepen our roots within our community through artistic and educational outreach endeavors.

Making an impact at the local level:

Ways that your donation benefits the South Shore Orchestra


  • Education: A $2,500 scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving, college-bound high school senior. The SSO also offers opportunities for students to get involved with the orchestra through apprenticeships.
  • Concerts: Through a new major partnership with Valparaiso’s Memorial Opera House, the SSO (as the MOH’s orchestra-in-residence) was able to perform 3 full-orchestra concerts and 5 chamber concerts during the inaugral 2015 season.  The partnership continues for the 2017 season.
  • Artistic programming: Over the past 13 years, the SSO has commissioned multiple new pieces by contemporary composers as a part of our commitment to bringing brand new music to our audiences. The SSO also strives to produce a fresh and innovative musical experience by performing works that range from the staples of the classical repertoire to world and contemporary music to well-known film scores.

Find out how you can help us carry out our mission of orchestrating a musical community by visiting our individual giving and sponsorship pages!