HISTORY OF THE SBSO
The SBSO was created as a project of the Saginaw Department of Parks and Recreation in 1935 and has performed an annual concert series ever since. It was incorporated as a separate nonprofit corporation in 1953. At this time it also became one of the 50 orchestras who were named charter members of the American Symphony Orchestra League.
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Musicians are selected by stringent peer review/audition process by principal players and the Music Director.
The music selections for each season — chosen by the Music Director, in consultation with the musicians, the audience, and the Board of Directors — combine and contrast challenging signature orchestral works with the best contemporary compositions. World premieres by regional composers have been featured most seasons.