Who we are

The Strathcona Symphony Orchestra (SSO) started out as the brainchild of Blaine Waldbauer in the fall of 2004. Inspired by his students and other members of the community he began looking for a way to share this passion for music with others.

With community support from talented and enthusiastic local musicians, Blaine organized and brought the orchestra to life.

Together with the leadership of past president Michele Morton, a dedicated board of directors, and community members, they were able to create many wonderful opportunities.  Quickly, the orchestra began to grow, succeed, and inspire others to join.

Photo Credit: Frank Soos
Photo Credit: Frank Soos
Photo Credit: Janet Beggs