Celebrate the 2021 holiday season with the Southwest Ohio Philharmonic!
We missed you in 2020 and the first part of 2021 but, with the pandemic easing, it’s time for us to get back to our mission of bringing professional quality live symphonic music to the southwest Ohio region.
Giuseppe Laviano, organizer
On behalf of the entire Southwest Ohio Philharmonic,
I want to Thank You for viewing our
“At Home with SWOP Vignette Series"
All of the vignettes can still be viewed on our “Video Library Page”
or Click the button to the right.
SWOP Board President
Southwest Ohio Philharmonic Video
You can support the philharmonic by clicking the Donate button below to use Credit Cards
send a check made out to:
Southwest Ohio Philharmonic, Inc.
and mail to:
Southwest Ohio Philharmonic, Inc. Attn: Treasurer
7758 Leatherback Ct.. Dayton, Ohio 45414
Making a tax-deductible donation will help to fund the 2021-2022 Season
of the Southwest Ohio Philharmonic.
Upon your request, your sponsorship will be acknowledged in our
season program and website.
The Southwest Ohio Philharmonic, Inc. (SWOP) was founded on Dec. 2, 2016 by interested musicians of the Middletown Symphony Orchestra. Core founders were Joanne Shaffer, Michael L. Shaffer and Renate W. Thomas with Carmon DeLeone as the organization’s first Music Advisor. Current board members are: William Albin, Mike Arnold, Dora Bronston, Jacquelyn Davis, Matthew Dixon, Tera Hamilton, Dana Kolovson, Giuseppe Laviano, Gary Rasmussen, Pam Rauch, Peter Rauch, Michael L. Shaffer, Fred Thiergartner, Genie Thiergartner and Renate W. Thomas.
As the Middletown Symphony Orchestra celebrated their final 75th season (2016-2017), the MSO musicians started making plans to continue to bring symphonic music to the area communities through the founding of this new philharmonic. SWOP's first concert was performed on Labor Day of 2017 at the Woodside Arboretum in Middletown, Ohio. The Philharmonic has also made plans to develop a partnership with area colleges and universities giving music students the opportunity to work with SWOP’s Board of Directors and professional musician
Our vision, “To Touch Everyone with Music”, is the main goal of the Southwest Ohio Philharmonic as we reach out to all communities of southwest Ohio.
SWOP Board President