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Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1946, the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra (LSO) is one of the oldest community orchestras in the Greater Philadelphia area. Celebrating more than 60 years of music-making, its season runs from October to April. This year the orchestra will present five concerts under the leadership of Irving Ludwig, music director since 1991. Mr. Ludwig brings to the podium his many years of experience as a violinist with the Philadelphia Orchestra. 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. The repertoire includes orchestral music from the Baroque through contemporary classics, including time-honored favorites and interesting rarities.

The remainder of the 2009-2010 season includes the following concerts:

  • Valentine’s Day Concert
    Sunday, February 14, 2010, at 3PM

F. MENDELSSOHN: Wedding March from Midsummer Night’s Dream

C. SAINT-SAËNS: Cello Concerto in A minor (Soloist: Audition Winner)

F.A. HOFFMEISTER: Concerto for Viola in D major (Soloist: Audition Winner)

E. ELGAR: Wand of Youth Suite No. 1, Op. 1a

J. SIBELIUS: Valse Triste, Op. 44, No. 1

J. SIBELIUS: Finlandia, Op. 26

  • Spring Concert
    Sunday, March 21 2010, at 3PM

F. SCHUBERT: Rosamunde Overture, Op. 26

A. DVORÁK: Slavonic Dances, Op. 72

F. MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56

  • All Russian Program
    Sunday, April 25, 2010, at 3PM

Michael Ludwig, Violin Soloist

P.I. TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35

P.I. TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64