About the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1946 at the First Presbyterian Church in Lansdowne, the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra (LSO) is one of the oldest community orchestras in the Greater Philadelphia area.

Although the talented musicians who form the core of the 75+ members of the LSO come from many walks of life, they all share a strong love of music.

Our season runs from October to April. This year the orchestra will present five concerts. The repertoire includes orchestral music from the Baroque through contemporary classics, including time-honored favorites and interesting rarities.

Mission Statement
  • To provide talented area musicians, including amateurs, students, semi-professionals, and professionals, with the opportunity to rehearse and perform together music from the symphonic repertoire, at the highest possible level of musicality.
  • To share and perpetuate the joys and traditions of live classical music by performing concerts for diverse audiences within our surrounding and extended community.
  • To encourage and facilitate a life-long respect for and involvement in the arts among students, teachers, families, musicians, community members, civic officials, and the next generation of audience members.