The La Porte County Symphony resides within the vibrant arts landscape of Northwest Indiana and serves the 110,000 residents of La Porte County and regions beyond, including the Southwestern area of Michigan. Now in our 49th season, the LCSO is a cornerstone of the performing arts for the area. 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 16th year of success. In addition to contracted summer concerts, the LCSO presents their 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 and Vision
Mission: Through excellence in live orchestral performance, the La Porte County Symphony Orchestra moves people to embrace new experiences, connect with culture, enrich our lives, and build our community towards a bright and musical future together.
Vision: LCSO will be recognized as a major and unique cultural asset characterized by: Excellence, Diversity, Participation, Engagement, Education, & Collaboration.