Anniversary Season 

Join us as we celebrate our 75th Anniversary Season and enthusiastically invite audiences back to enjoy LIVE music! Featuring four incredible guest conductors and Music Director Finalists, we are looking forward to a season of new beginnings and the return to a NEW LSO. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to help us select our next music director! When the season concludes, and with great anticipation, we will name a new music director.

Single Tickets are on sale now!

COVID-19 Safety Protocol

The LSO’s protocol is to follow CDC & local guidelines. Currently, that means masking is recommended but optional based on the rate of community spread. We reserve the right to revise guidelines ahead of the performance if recommendations change.

We are committed to ensuring that all our guests have a wonderful and safe concert experience. First Presbyterian Church installed a brand-new HVAC system last winter 2021 to assist with air circulation and filtration. Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout, and we will be cleaning all areas before & and after each performance. We recommend all our guests become fully vaccinated before attending a concert. If you are experiencing any of the following, we ask that you stay home:

  • If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.
  • If you are waiting for the results of a pending COVID-19 test.
  • If you are under a healthcare provider’s care for a positive COVID-19 test.
  • If you have been exposed to COVID-19 and have not received a negative test result.

We will be monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic daily and are prepared to follow all CDC and State guidelines. We will make decisions about mask requirements and social distancing ahead of each performance on a program-by-program basis.

Peter & The Wolf

Date: Saturday, June 4 @ 7:00pm

Location: The Pullo Center in York

  • Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf

The Pennsylvania Ballet Academy and the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra join forces to perform Prokofiev’s timeless tale, Peter and the Wolf. First staged in 1936 by the Moscow Philharmonic as a symphony to introduce children to the instruments of the orchestra, today Peter and the Wolf is beloved by children and adults the world over. This classic ballet – interpreted and choreographed by the Pennsylvania Ballet Academy’s artistic director Davit Karapetyan – reminds us that to be a hero, one must take risks.


Date: Friday, June 10 @ 7:30pm and Saturday, June 11 @ 3:00pm & 8:00pm 
Location: First Presbyterian Church
Lancaster Symphony Chorus
Dr. William Wright, Conductor

  • Haydn The Creation

Let there be light! Listen in awe as a new world unfolds before you! Relish the hope (and humor!) only Haydn can provide.

The Return

Date: Thursday, September 23 @ 7:30pm and Friday, September 24 @ 7:30pm (past performance)
Location: First Presbyterian Church
Chelsea Gallo, Guest Conductor

  • Wagner Prelude to Lohengrin
  • Richard Strauss Death & Transfiguration
  • Jennifer Higdon Light
  • Stravinsky The Firebird Suite (1919)

All is shimmering light, the stuff of legends, and the magic of doing good. Return to live music and a new LSO with this dazzling season-opening celebration!


Date: Friday, October 15 @ 7:30pm and Saturday, October 16 @ 3:00pm & 8:00pm (past performance)
Location: First Presbyterian Church
Jayce Ogren, Music Director Finalist
David DiGiacobbe, Flute

  • Sibelius Finlandia
  • James MacMillan The Confession of Isobel Gowdie
  • Mozart Flute Concerto in G Major, K.313
  • Sibelius Symphony No. 7

A long journey is nearly complete, but what lies just over the summit? Your independence? Innocence? Your crowning achievement and a season of rest? Climb with us and find out. 


Date: Friday, November 12 @ 7:30pm and Saturday, November 13 @ 3:00pm & 8:00pm (past performance)
Location: First Presbyterian Church
Delta David Gier, Music Director Finalist

  • Roberto Sierra Sinfonietta for Strings
  • Roberto Sierra Sinfonia No. 4
  • Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2

Squint your eyes. Tilt your head. Stare into the familiar and imagine making it brand new. Experience two composers who do just that. Roberto Sierra infuses traditional classical forms with the voices of Puerto Rico while Rachmaninoff shakes off his demons in a classic comeback story, his Second Symphony.

Sounds of the Season

Date: Friday, December 17 @ 7:30pm and Saturday, December 18 @ 3:00pm & 8:00pm (past performance)
Location: First Presbyterian Church
Lancaster Symphony Chorus
Dr. William Wright, Conductor
LSO Brass Quintet & String Quintet
Special Guests

Come warm yourself by the light of your favorite seasonal tunes! This cozy concert setting will be the perfect gift as you and your loved ones revel and reminisce in this most cherished of seasons.


Date: Friday, April 8 @ 7:30pm and Saturday, April 9 @ 3:00pm & 8:00pm (past performance)
Location: First Presbyterian Church
Michael Butterman, Music Director Finalist
Luigi Mazzocchi, Violin

  • Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
  • Richter “Spring” from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Recomposed
  • Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 1
  • Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 2, “The Ukrainian”

The Lancaster Symphony Orchestra will be standing with the people of Ukraine at these performances. A portion of all ticket sales will be directed towards Ukrainian humanitarian aid.


Date: Friday, May 6 @ 7:30pm and Saturday, May 7 @ 3:00pm & 8:00pm
Location: First Presbyterian Church
Chelsea Gallo, Music Director Finalist

  • Copland Appalachian Spring Suite (1945)
  • Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op. 24
  • Brahms Symphony No. 2

Honor Mother’s Day weekend with music that expresses the joys and wonders of family life. Honor, too, the united spirit that is born out of enduring shared experiences. 


I enjoyed the well performed selections. It made me feel glad that I have always enjoyed good music and have participated myself over the years. Thank you for a great experience.

Wonderful time. Celebrated part of my 50th Birthday.

Fabulous concert! Great fun! The chorus was marvelous and the orchestra, terrific!It was our first time hearing the LSO and a very enjoyable concert.

Excellent concert really love the LSO!

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