About Your LSO
Our Mission and Vision
We aspire to create and promote a first class orchestra producing memorable musical experiences for audiences of all ages.
Residents of Southern Alberta are justly proud of the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra, a true community orchestra that combines the talents of many of this area’s finest musicians.
Our first half-century of music was created by local artists who played on a volunteer basis, with the exception of the resident professional quartet, founded in 1982, and the principal wind, brass and percussion players. They gave freely of their time and talents so that audiences might share with them the joys of symphonic music.
Today, your Symphony still comes from a broad cross-section of the community, but we have embarked on an exciting journey towards professionalising our ensemble. In addition to many skilled amateur players, the orchestra is composed of outstanding local professionals, as well as talented students. Occasionally, a few professional players are brought in to fill positions that cannot be filled locally.
This unique mix of musicians combines to form the highly successful Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra.