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About Us

La Porte county symphony orchestra

The La Porte County Symphony Orchestra is one of the cornerstones of a vibrant arts landscape in Northwest Indiana. It serves the 110,000 residents of La Porte County and regions beyond, including Southwest Michigan. Now in its 50th season, the LCSO has grown from a small community orchestra into a vibrant, semi-professional orchestra of 60 musicians serving audiences from seven counties. What began as a small community orchestra has developed into a highly visible semi-professional orchestra of 60 musicians serving audiences across seven counties.

The orchestra season includes three symphonic subscription concerts: two pops and one classical. The season kicks off with Hoosier STAR, a trademarked gala fundraiser and vocal competition, now in its 18th year of success. In addition to summer concerts, the LCSO presents its annual Holiday at the Pops event.

The LCSO presents a day of three back-to-back Children’s Educational Concerts each year for 6000+ students from La Porte Community Schools and surrounding area school corporations, senior living centers, and agencies working with individuals with intellectual disabilities. The excellence of the LCSO’s educational outreach is significant for the area and the Children’s Educational Concert has been recognized as one of the most successful children’s concerts in the nation by the American String Teacher’s Association and the National School Orchestra Association.

Our Mission

Through excellence in live orchestral performance, the LCSO moves people to embrace new experiences, connect with culture, enrich our lives, and build our community towards a bright and musical future together.

Our Vision

LCSO will be recognized as a major and unique cultural asset characterized by excellence, diversity, participation, engagement, education, and collaboration.