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Our 2019-2020 and 36th Season has ended.

We look forward to bringing you more music in the Fall of 2020


Dear Patrons of the Suncoast Symphony Orchestra,

As you know the Coronavirus is a worldwide pandemic and President Trump on Friday issued an emergency declaration for the United States. It's unfortunate but this serious coronavirus is affecting our local communities and events.

From closing of the court system and schools to cancelling and suspending religious and sporting events this virus has also forced many fine arts organizations to cancel operations and events.

Therefore, in the best interest of our Suncoast Symphony Orchestra audiences and patrons the Board of Directors has decided to cancel all remaining concerts for the 2019-2020 Concert Season.

Please visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SuncoastSymphonyOrchestra/ for updates on this matter.

On behalf of the Board of Directors and our Maestro I want to thank each and every one of you for your continued support during this, our 36th concert season. We wish you good health and we look forward to picking up where we left off come this Fall.

Thank you for your understanding and God Bless.

Musically yours,

James J. Mateka

President & Personnel Director

Suncoast Symphony Orchestra


The orchestra is a member of the Pinellas Arts Foundation and the Clearwater Arts Alliance.

All members of the orchestra donate their time. For anyone interested in joining the orchestra, we currently have openings in all of the string sections and in the percussion section. If you know of a string/percussion musician who would like more information about joining our orchestra please have them contact Jim Mateka.

Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 7:15pm-9:30pm; Downbeat at 7:30pm with Dr. Ted DeCorso at the podium.

Grace Lutheran Church, 1812 North Highland Avenue, Clearwater 33755-2136 Map

Remember to bring a stand and be prepared to play some challenging music!

2020 Best of Clearwater Award

Press Release


Suncoast Symphony Orchestra Receives 2020 Best of Clearwater Award

Clearwater Award Program Honors the Achievement

CLEARWATER March 16, 2020 -- Suncoast Symphony Orchestra has been selected for the 2020 Best of Clearwater Award in the Orchestras category by the Clearwater Award Program.

Each year, the Clearwater Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Clearwater area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2020 Clearwater Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Clearwater Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Clearwater Award Program

The Clearwater Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Clearwater area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Clearwater Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Clearwater Award Program