In Memoriam

The WSSO mourns the loss of their violinist colleague and friend

Mary Anne Rodrigues

she left us on Thursday, 10/8/2020 

our hearts go out to her family and friends


Fall Session 10/19-11/16

Bloch Concerto Grosso

Bloch excerpt details/Rehearsal plan 


Mvt 1, complete

Mvt 2:  opening-Reh 13/ 2 before 18-end

Mvt 3: 7 before Reh 23-Reh 28/Reh 35-end

Mvt 4: opening-4 after Reh 42/Reh 52-end

10/26- finish mvt 2, mvt 4

11/2- sectionals

11/9- mvt 3 + spots

11/16- Final run-through

Masks required  •  All individual stands  •  6 feet apart

Contribute to our Fall Documentary!


Our 5-week Bloch project will culminate in a video.

Here's what you can do:

• Film yourself practicing!

• Film yourself saying "West Shore . . . wonderful!" 

• Film yourself talking about how you're enjoying playing with WSSO again (free-form)

• Email and request personal Zoom interview

WSSO Diversity & Inclusion Events 

The People Could Fly

Thursday, 11/19/2020, 7:00 pm

Story, Song, Artwork, and Discussion!

"The People Could Fly" by Virginia Hamilton

"We could Fly" by Rhiannon Giddens

artwork by Constanze Knight

illustrations by Leo & Diane Dillon

Movie Night

Thursday, December 17, 7:00 pm

Watch and discuss the acclaimed Gondwana Indigenous Choir from Cairns, Australia, performing story and song live from the Sidney Opera House: 

"Spinifex Gum"

League of American Orchestra article

Thursday, January 14, 2021 7:00 pm

Read and discuss article: "Anti-Black Discrimination in American Orchestras" by Aaron Flagg.

Join our list for future endeavors, especially these instruments: 

violin, viola, harp, English horn, percussion

Submit form,

Our conductor will contact you.

WSSO Mailing address: 

PO Box 125, Mechanicsburg, PA  17055

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