About the LSO

We are pleased to welcome back Anthony LaGruth for his 3rd season as Music Director and Principal Conductor.  We look forward to new heights of musical achievement under his direction.

History

The renowned Livingston Symphony Orchestra is currently enjoying its 62nd 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 grew over the years to become one of the finest regional symphonies in the metropolitan area.

Mission

The mission of the Livingston Symphony Orchestra (LSO) is to foster and maintain a community focused organization dedicated to achieving 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 Livingston Symphony is cohesive group of individuals,comprised of highly talented, musically trained members from near and far, and many walks of life, whose common goal is to spread the joy of music to the local community. The Symphony is keenly involved in addressing the ever-growing need to expose young children and novice musicians to classical music, through its annual Young Peoples Concert and Young Artists Competition,

A non-profit organization, the Livingston Symphony Orchestra receives funding solely through the generosity of foundations, grants and the public at large.