Issue 1 2019



Wednesday, January 30, 2019

La Porte, IN – The La Porte County Symphony Orchestra is conducting a “Fashionably Late” subscription campaign this spring. This is in response to the overwhelming audience reaction to the LCSO’s first Music Director candidate, Russell Ger.
“Russell is one of six candidates chosen for our Music Director search,” said Tim King, LCSO Interim Executive Director. “His week with us this past November was an absolute highlight.  The audience immediately gave Russell and the members of the LCSO a standing ovation that went on for several minutes. After that experience, the LCSO invites more members of our surrounding communities to hear what our Music Director candidates have to offer. So, we are offering a reduced “Fashionably Late” subscription rate for our final two concerts,” stated King.
Upcoming concerts are Sunday, March 10, 3:00 p.m. at the Holdcraft Performing Arts Center in Michigan City with candidate, Mercedes Diaz. Diaz will be the first woman in 15 years to conduct the LCSO. Her program is entitled “MADE IN AMERICA” with music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Duke Ellington and Dvorak.
Concluding our season is candidate Alexander Platt, who will be leading the LCSO in an evening of Rodgers & Hammerstein on Saturday, May 4, 2019, 7:30 p.m., at La Porte’s Civic Auditorium. Music from The Sound of Music, Carousel, South Pacific and Oklahomawill be featured.
Subscriptions for these concerts can be purchased online at or by calling 219-362-9020. Subscription prices are $50 for adults and $40 for seniors (60 and over). Visit for additional information on these concerts and Music Director candidates.
Note: An earlier version of this release stated an incorrect date for the Made in America concert. The concert will take place on March 10, 2019 as stated above. Thank you.
About LCSO: 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 beginning its 46th season, 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 13th year of success. In addition to contracted summer concerts, LCSO contracts with the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte for their annual Holiday at the Pops event.
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 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.