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ABOUT THE LOUDOUN SYMPHONY

OUR MISSION: Enriching Our Community Through Music

OUR VISION: Evolve as a premier regional symphony through artistic excellence by providing a variety of programs that enrich, educate, engage, and entertain our community.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION 

Guided by our vision and values, the Loudoun Symphony Association believes that diversity is the pathway to excellence and that we are strongest when we embrace our differences. We believe diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging – with respect to race, gender, age, and personal identity – are vital to our community and our programs. We are committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization for all stakeholders by listening attentively, responding intentionally, and uniting purposefully. We will champion a culture of excellence that ensures access and inclusion of diverse voices in all that we do.

ABOUT

The Loudoun Symphony Orchestra Association, Inc. (LSA) is a not-for-profit, 501 (c) (3) Virginia Corporation and has been providing first-class orchestral concerts for the people of Loudoun County since 1991.

The Loudoun Symphony is an association dedicated to the  mission of enriching our community through music. Members of the association are:

  • Musicians in the Loudoun Symphony Orchestra

  • Members of the Board of Directors

  • Donors who contribute annually $1,000 or more

OUR PROGRAMS

The Loudoun Symphony Orchestra presents 5-7 orchestra concerts each season.

 

The Loudoun Symphony Youth Orchestra program trains the next generation of musicians through three ensembles which present three concerts each season.

 

The Loudoun Symphony Youth Orchestra also provides enrichment programs including a masterclass series featuring world-renowned teachers and a weeklong Summer Orchestral Institute for intermediate and advanced young musicians.

MAJOR MILESTONES

  • 1991 – Loudoun Community Orchestra was established

  • 1994 – Organization was incorporated and orchestra was renamed Loudoun Symphony Orchestra (LSO)

  • 2001 – Loudoun Symphony Youth Orchestra (LSYO) was established.

  • 2016 – The Loudoun Symphony Orchestra's longtime conductor, Mark Allen McCoy died suddenly and the Loudoun Symphony board and musicians began process of reimagining the Loudoun Symphony Orchestra.

  • 2017 – Established a second youth orchestra.

  • 2018 – The Loudoun Symphony Orchestra began its transformation from community orchestra to semi-professional orchestra.

  • 2019 – Established a third youth orchestra.

  • 2020 – Appointed Dr. Hayden Denesha music director of Loudoun Symphony Youth Orchestra program. Safely continued in-person rehearsals for youth and shared virtual performances throughout pandemic. Created Masterclass program featuring notable clinicians.

  • 2021 – Launched Summer Orchestral Institute for intermediate and advanced young musicians. Created Sidenotes, a virtual concert hall featuring professional musicians as well as students.

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