About the Orchestra
Since 2001, the Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra has grown under the leadership of its Music Director, Travis Hatton, to become one of the premier orchestras of its kind in the Portland area.
The SSO has a deep sense of commitment to the community. Our objective is to perform quality symphonic repertoire at the highest level, and to make these performances accessible to everyone. Our orchestra members are highly qualified, all are volunteer, and all concerts are free of charge. This is possible only through the generosity of our audiences and the support of the Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church, with which we share a partnership as resident orchestra and a common vision for quality music and community outreach.
The SSO is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-deductible, and 100% of the proceeds are used to offset the orchestra's expenses and further its growth. For more information on how you can support the SSO, please click on the menu above under the GIVE tab to view the Donation options and Volunteer opportunities.
Vision and Mission
The Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra is a community-based nonprofit ensemble in Portland, Oregon. We are committed to enhancing our community's cultural vibrancy and education by providing equitable access to high quality symphonic music as supported by financial partnership with other local organizations.
The mission of the Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra is to:
* Provide all members of our community access to inspiring, high-caliber symphonic performances free of charge.
* Enrich the culture and overall quality of life for our musicians and residents of the Portland Metro Area in sharing our "listenable art" with others.
* Educate all generations in the history, appreciation, evolution, and relevance of symphonic music.
We come prepared
We are organized
We excel in performance
We take a personal stake in our organization
We maintain high standards
We are responsible to each other
We respect and value our partners
We treat each other with respect
We build trust
We foster collaboration
We unite for the greater good
We have high expectations of ourselves and of each other
We embrace challenge
We nurture innovation
We collaborate with other arts organizations
We make our events accessible to many audiences
We reach out to the community
We embody the joy of making music
We embrace a wide range of music
We identify individual successes