About the Lansing Symphony Orchestra

The Lansing Symphony Orchestra was formed in 1929 and is widely recognized as one of mid-Michigan’s cultural gems. The organization features a roster of professional musicians, a committed Board, an active group of volunteers and a dedicated staff. Each year, we reach over 20,000 people through inspiring performances and educational programs.

The 2016/2017 season marks Timothy Muffitt’s eleventh year as Music Director of the Lansing Symphony. Timothy Muffitt succeeded Music Director Emeritus Gustav Meier, who served as Music Director of the Lansing Symphony for twenty-seven seasons.

In its 87th season, the Lansing Symphony is proud to present a wide variety of musical performances, ranging from our MasterWorks Series, which presents world-class guest artists and great works of the orchestral repertoire, to our Pops Series, which each year brings new audiences to the orchestra through popular music and exciting programming. Our Chamber Series, featuring small ensembles performing in intimate settings, bringing the music closer to you. The Lansing Symphony Jazz Band plays the classics of the big band era to the most current and exciting contemporary pieces, under the direction of Ron Newman.

In addition to presenting the finest in orchestral performances, the Lansing Symphony Orchestra is committed to taking an active role in the development of music education programming for our community. Throughout the season, we will present programs for area youth, including in-school performances, Young People's Concerts, open rehearsals, opportunities to perform Side-by-Side with the orchestra at our Holiday Pops, and our annual Symphony Youth Competition.

 

 
Music Directors & Conductors

1929-1936
1936-1939
1939-1941
1941-1962
1962-1964
1964-1967

Izler Solomon
Marius Fossenkemper
Pedro Paz
Romeo Tata
Gregory Millar
Hugo Vianello

1967-1978
1978


1979-2006
2006-present
 
A. Clyde Roller
  Gustav Meier
  Max Bravado-Darman
  Larynx Palomo
  Gustav Meier 
  Timothy Muffitt