Maplewood Middle School
7 Burnet St
Maplewood 07040

For the Orchestra:
October 15, 2017
concert -
repertoire & rehearsal schedule


 October 15, 2017 (firm)
Jan 21, 2018 (in "the works")
June 3, 2018 (in "the works")
all Sundays at 4 pm

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June, 2017

Society of Musical Arts

 next concert:  Sunday October 15, 2017 at 4 pm

Romantics Rule!  The Best of SOMA

                 Maestro Culbertson conducts the orchestra - concert of March 19, 2017                  photo & sketch Patrick Hintz      


Marsha Ann Zimmerman (left) of Investors Banks presented a "big check" to SOMA officers Peggy Reynolds and Laura Paparatto on 2/17/6.  Thank you Investors Bank! 
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   This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and administered by the Essex County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs.

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                 The Society of Musical Arts Orchestra, June 3, 2012 on the stage of the Maplewood Middle School                                Photo credit:  Ysa Borstel

Matters Magazine (NJ) article about SOMA

SOMA is a senior member of the National Federation of Music Clubs

Membership Letter 2016

The Society of Musical Arts (SOMA) was founded in 1981 by Dr. Samuel Applebaum, New Jersey's world  famous master teacher of the violin.

Our Mission:

We are continuing to realize Dr. Samuel Applebaum's dream to provide an opportunity for both amateur and professional musicians to present concerts of orchestral music free to the public, with multi-generational appeal to the residents of Essex and surrounding counties.

              Founder Dr. Samuel Applebaum
                      1904 - 1986

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