ABOUT THE LSO
The mission of the Livingston Symphony Orchestra (LSO) is to foster and maintain a community focused organization dedicated to achieve the highest aspirations of musical art; to maintain and foster an interest in and enjoyment of music; to instill in its community an interest in symphonic music by providing local concerts and education programs.
The renowned Livingston Symphony Orchestra is currently enjoying its 59th season, providing symphonic, concerto, operatic, and popular works to its appreciative and enthusiastic audience. Originating in June, 1956 as a small ensemble providing the orchestral music for a town production of the Mikado, the group began to take hold in the local community, as Livingston saw the need to provide a classical music scene to its residents. Under the expert of Internationally-acclaimed Principal Conductor and Music Director Istvan Jaray, the orchestra has grew over the years to become one of the finest regional symphonies in the metropolitan area. After the 2013-2014 season, Maestro Jaray announced his retirement as Music Director and Conductor. Following this, the 2014-2015 season was a year of transition, with 5 conductor candidates selected from a pool of over 100 applicants.
We are pleased to now welcome Maestro Anthony LaGruth as our new Music Director and Principal conductor, starting in this 2015-2016 season. We look forward to the new heights of musical achievement that our new conductor will lead us to.