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Symphony Orchestra

Upcoming Events

We’re excited to return with the 2024-2025 season! This is a transition season as we will be auditioning 3 conductors to become our new Music Director.

About the SSO

In the spring of 1964, Alfred Aulwurm, a native of Oak Lawn and a violinist, teacher, and conductor of many years’ experience, approached Daniel Seyman, Oak Lawn businessman, with a suggestion for establishing a community orchestra, which he proposed to name the Southwest Symphony Orchestra. Seyman, an accomplished violinist himself, called several other persons he thought might be interested.

David Crane Music Director Emeritus

Get Involved


We’re always on the look out for dedicated, skilled musicians to join our ensemble.


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Our organization is run by volunteers with a passion for music and community.