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La Porte County Symphony Orchestra Announces its 50th Season

The La Porte County Symphony Orchestra (LCSO) is entering its 50th Anniversary with the 2022-23 season. Concerts for this season will include:
  • August 21 - Friendship Botanic Gardens
  • September 17 - 17th Annual Hoosier Star!
  • September 24 - Sharing Meadows (their 40th Anniversary)
  • October 12 - 34th Annual Drayton Family Children’s Educational Concerts
  • November 5 - “Americana!”
  • December 10 - 28th Annual Holiday at the Pops
  • February 11, 2023 - “Side by Side” with the La Porte High School Orchestra and Wind Ensemble
  • March 12, 2023 - “Pictures at an Exhibition”
  • April 22, 2023 - Purdue Varsity Glee Club and special guest to be announced
“The LCSO leadership and musician teams spent more than a year planning these concerts as well as many other activities,” said Tim King, Executive Director of the LCSO. In addition to the concerts, the LCSO is excited to present:
  • A new and exciting website created by Duneland Media (
  • A 50th Anniversary Retrospective Book which is being underwritten by Dr. David & Mrs. Susan Ratajik and created by retired LCSO musician, Merry Johnson.
  • A fanfare commissioned by Garry & JoFran Bendix and composed by Rick DeJonge to be performed at several of our concerts.
  • Banners celebrating our musicians along Lincolnway in La Porte and Franklin and Washington Streets in Michigan City thanks to Purdue University Northwest.
  • An online merchandise store to purchase 50th Anniversary season mementos items.
  • Monthly small pop-up ensembles performing around La Porte County thanks to Harbour Trust Investment Management Company.
  • Small ensembles also to perform prior to each presentation of The Sinai Forum this fall.
  • Frances Ho will be joining the leadership team at the LCSO as Assistant Conductor.
  • Vocalists, Amanda SheriffNicholas Davis and Joseph Leppek will perform at the November concert.
  • LCSO Concertmaster, Tamara Stojanovich will be the featured soloist at the February concert.
  • Pianist, Michael Chertock, will be the soloist at the March concert.  
All of these items as well as tickets for purchase can be found on the LCSO’s website at

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Phone: 219-324-8584
Address: 605 Michigan Avenue
La Porte IN, 46350