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Celebrating 100 Years

Throughout the 2018-19 season, we will celebrate being the longest continuously operating orchestra in state history.


Here are some highlights of our 100th anniversary plans:

  • We’ve partnered with the City of Sheboygan and Sheboygan Squared Business Improvement district to place 40 colorful eighth notes in downtown Sheboygan. The notes, created by Lakeshore Technical College, say Sheboygan Symphony 100 Years, and will help let local residents and visitors know about our milestone anniversary.

  • Our 100th logo will be on a banner will hang across the 500 block of South 8th Street later this summer as we gear up for our season opening concert on October 6.

  •  SSO clarinetist and program notes author Joseph Milicia has authored a book about the SSO’s first 100 years. Joe has captured a number of anecdotes about our orchestra’s rich history. Books can be purchased at the SSO office or online by clicking here.

  •  Beginning June 28, we will count down on our Facebook page “100 Reasons to Celebrate the SSO.” Visit here to follow the countdown! 

  •  Later this fall, we will unveil a 100th anniversary poster. We’ve partnered with Sheboygan Visual Artists, which is conducting a design contest among its members. A winning design will be announced at theOct. 26 SVA Final Fridays event, 1207 Erie Ave, Sheboygan, and we’ll make the poster available for purchase.

  • On May 11, we will proudly give the world premiere of “Music at Night,” a piece for orchestra and chorus composed by Michael Torke as a commission for our 100th anniversary. This piece is generously funded in part by Lynda J. Torke and an anonymous donor.

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