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Announcing LCSO's 2024-25 Season

Battle for the Baton – Music Education Showdown

Team Mayor vs Team State

Every dollar raised supports the Steck Music Education Fund  

to provide music lessons for local children in need. 


Will Team Mayor or the Team State claim victory? You decide!

Tom Dermody
State Senator,
Mike Bohacek
State Representative,
Jim Pressel


Join the LCSO at our free summer concert on July 21, 2024, at 7:30 pm. This concert will take place at the Celebration Pavilion at the Friendship Botanic Gardens in Michigan City.  

We will kick-off the concert by awarding the Battle for the Baton Winner – the crescendo of our friendly summer-long fundraiser to support the Steck Family Music Education Fund. 

This year’s concert will feature our 2023 Hoosier Star competition winners, Molly Cooper and Kelly Stanton. The orchestra will also play selections by Leonard Bernstein, Michael Jackson, Prokofiev, and more! Be sure to arrive early to reserve a spot close to the stage, enjoy the gardens, and bring a picnic. 

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Our Music Director

Australian conductor Carolyn Watson has been based in the United States since 2013 during which time she has led performances with the Austin Symphony, Catskill Symphony, Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra, Kansas City Ballet, Kansas City Chamber Orchestra and World Youth Symphony Orchestra. Recruited internationally as Music Director of the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra, she won the 2015 American Prize for Orchestral Performance with this ensemble, also collaborating with soloists including Mark O’Connor and Alexandre Tharaud during her tenure. Carolyn continues to enjoy an ongoing association with Interlochen as conducting faculty at Interlochen Arts Camp and for Interlochen Online.