The La Porte County Symphony Orchestra is entering its 50th Anniversary with the 2022-23 season.

Concerts include:

  • August 21 – Friendship Botanic Gardens
  • September 17 – 17th Annual Hoosier Star!
  • September 24 – Sharing Meadows (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 yet to be announced

“We 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:

  • The new exciting website created by Duneland Media (
  • A 50th Anniversary Retrospective Book which is being underwritten by Dr. David & Mrs. Susan Ratajik and created 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 items as mementos of our anniversary season.
  • 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 Sheriff, Nicholas Davis and Joseph Leppek will perform on our November Concert.
  • LCSO Concertmaster, Tamara Stojanovich will be the featured soloist on the February concert.
  • Pianist, Michael Chertock, will be the soloist on the March concert.

All of these items as well as tickets for purchase can be found on the LCSO’s website at WWW.LCSO.NET.