LCO Mission Statement

Our Mission

The Lawrence Community Orchestra provides a dynamic experience where people of diverse backgrounds celebrate and appreciate music together, encouraging pride in their community.

Our Vision

The Lawrence Community Orchestra will be a catalyst in elevating the artistic and cultural scene in Lawrence.


2022 Annual Meeting

May 17th, 2022

LCO’s annual meeting is 7 p.m., June 8, Meeting Room A at the Lawrence Public Library. The agenda includes electing board officers. The public is invited.

Strings at Sunset Concert

June 3rd, 2021

Join the Lawrence Community Orchestra for a FREE, outdoor concert at the Lawrence Rotary Arboretum, 5100 W 27th St,  to kick off the summer, 7 p.m, Sunday, June 6. The program will feature works by Vivaldi, Haydn, and Tchaikovsky. Please wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines.  Bring chairs or a blanket for seating. If we experience inclement weather, the concert will be recorded and released at a later date. Contact for more information.

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2022-23 Season

50th Anniversary Celebration
October 23
3:00 p.m.
Lied Center of Kansas

Starburst (2012/2020)
Jessie Montgomery (b.1981)

Appalachian Spring Suite for Orchestra (1944/1945)
Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

Domine, ad adjuvandum me festina (1729)
Giovanni Battista Martini (1706-1784)

“O Fortuna” from Carmina Burana (1936)
Carl Orff (1895-1992)

“Make Our Garden Grow” from Candide (1956)
Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)

“Mambo” from West Side Story (1963)
Leonard Bernstein

Special Guests:
The Lawrence Civic Choir
Choirs from Lawrence & Free State High Schools

Tickets available at the Lied Center ticket office or online.