The Temple Theatre is proud to be the home of the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra.
Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra History
The SBSO was created as a project of the Saginaw Department of Parks and Recreation in 1935 and has performed an annual concert series ever since. It was incorporated as a separate non-profit corporation in 1953. At this time it also became one of the 50 orchestras who were named charter members of the American Symphony Orchestra League.
The Orchestra is a fully-professional ensemble which draws its members from throughout Michigan. In addition to its classical concerts, the Orchestra has produced a wide variety of chamber, pops, educational and historical concerts, as well as opera, ballet and modern dance. Nearly 5,000 community performers, over half of whom are children, have shared the stage with the Orchestra in performances over the years.
The SBSO has established a proud legacy of providing quality musicianship, innovative programming and excellent educational experiences to the people of mid-Michigan.
SBSO's Awesome Accomplishments
Due to your continued support of the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra, here are some of the accomplishments we've achieved.
• Since 2005, number of season tickets sold has increased from 250 to 500
• From 2005 to 2007, single ticket sales have increased 44%
• We've maintained a 70-member orchestra, allowing for a more diverse selection of
• The community favorite SBSO Holiday Housewalk was revitalized due to the efforts
of the Housewalk Committee and numerous volunteers
• Our Endowment Fund has increased to more than $1 million, partly through the
Saginaw Community Foundation's Kresge Challenge and partly through the
generosity of the late Maxwell Pribil and Leo and Emilie Kahan
Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra
201 N. Washington
Saginaw, MI 48607
Phone: (989) 755-6471
Toll Free: (877) 755-SBSO