Coming in March

The first fully-professional orchestra serving Lake and Geauga Counties

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to hear musical masterworks by Mozart, Beethoven, or Tchaikovsky performed live by a symphony orchestra right in your backyard? Unfortunately, those of us in Lake and Geauga counties rarely have the opportunity to hear any kind of live classical music concerts in our own neighborhoods, let alone the majestic sounds of a live symphony orchestra. That’s why we’re creating the Snowbelt Symphony Orchestra to be Lake and Geauga’s “hometown” orchestra.

The Snowbelt Symphony will be a fully-professional orchestra staffed by some of the many high-quality, talented freelance musicians we have here in Northeast Ohio. We plan to have our first two concerts in the spring of 2022 as a 30-player chamber orchestra. Then, in the fall, we will commence our first full four-concert season. Gradually, we will build the orchestra into a full 60-player symphony and add more concerts.

Can Lake and Geauga counties support an orchestra? Absolutely! With well over 320,000 residents Lake/Geauga is the largest population area in Ohio that doesn’t currently have a local professional orchestra. In fact, there are at least 10 smaller counties with their own professional orchestras. People today are actively searching for events and activities in their own neighborhood instead of always having to drive an hour to another county. More access to the arts will make Lake and Geauga counties an even better place to live.

Snowbelt Musical Arts Association is an established non-profit, experienced in producing large ensemble concerts. Our director has 30 years of experience as a professional musician.

How can you help?

  • Get on the mailing list – Sign up for the email list to stay up to date on our progress. Use the subscribe box to enter your email address.
  • Spread the word – Tell everyone you know! Share social media posts and emails, tell your family, friends, coworkers, members of groups you are in, etc. This is going to be huge!
  • Volunteer – It’s going to take a small army of volunteers behind the scenes and on concert days to make this all work. Fill out our volunteer form if you’re interested in being part of the symphony family as a volunteer.
  • Attend – Come enjoy the concerts once we get rolling! Tickets will be affordable and available starting in January.
  • Contribute – It’s going to take a good amount of seed money to provide the foundational base for us to get started. Be a part of launching this brand new and exciting hometown orchestra!

Check back often for updates and more information. If you have questions you can send them by email to orchestra@snowbeltmusical.org. We’re excited to be adding to the cultural life of Lake and Geauga counties and look forward to seeing you at our first concert!