Life Sciences Orchestra
A violinist performs with the Life Sciences Orchestra

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The Life Sciences Orchestra (LSO) is the symphonic orchestra for members of the life sciences community at the University of Michigan.

About Us

The LSO is part of the Arts in Health program, which brings the world of art and music to Michigan Medicine. Now in its 20th season, the LSO plays two concerts a year at Hill Auditorium, drawing more than 1,000 community members and friends and family of the extended University of Michigan life sciences community.

The orchestra was founded in fall of 2000 by a small group of musicians and artists at the University of Michigan Medical School and the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers. The concept was to provide a performance outlet for the many faculty, staff, students, alumni and volunteers in life science disciplines at the university who had previous musical training but few opportunities to play.

The LSO offers musicians in the life sciences an opportunity to play in a large ensemble, while building a sense of community across the different components of the life sciences on the University of Michigan campus. It also offers conducting students from U-M’s School of Music, Theatre & Dance an opportunity to lead a full symphony orchestra in preparing and playing major works of the classical repertoire.

LSO Spring Concert
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor

The LSO concludes its season with a concert featuring the two orchestra members who won the recent Concerto Competition: Thor Sigurdson, playing Haydn's Cello Concerto in D, and Andrew Custer playing Grondahl's Trombone Concerto. Also on the program: Tchaikovsky's Festival Overture on the Danish National Anthem, and Stravinsky's Firebird suite.

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Contact Us
Arts in Health Office
Arts in Health
NI-5E06, NIB
300 North Ingalls
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5470
Arts in Health: 734-936-ARTS