Photographs courtesy of Chris Swisher

About Us

Now in its 72nd season, the Main Line Symphony Orchestra (MLSO) was founded on the principles of cultural preservation, educational outreach, and democratic organization that have made community musical ensembles a rich part of the American experience. Rehearsing and performing in the Philadelphia western suburb of Wayne, Pennsylvania, the orchestra draws dedicated musicians of all ages who seek the challenge of performing both standard orchestral literature and new compositions. Each year, members have the pleasure of accompanying professional soloists under the guidance of Music Director Don Liuzzi and Concertmaster Jason DePue.

For many decades the MLSO has enjoyed a close relationship with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra as well as local college and conservatory faculty. Liuzzi is Principal Timpanist in that orchestra, and DePue is a member of its first violin section. In his three years as MLSO music director, Liuzzi has strengthened this association by recruiting soloists from the Philadelphia Orchestra (including the MLSO’s previous concertmaster, Paul Roby). Predecessors to Liuzzi and Roby were Philadelphia Orchestra bassist Henry Scott and violinist Yumi Scott, who generously served in the same capacities for twenty-seven years, setting the standard for an exceptional orchestra committed to recruiting, welcoming, and mentoring players; serving the cultural needs of the community; and providing warm and engaging musical encounters for audiences from all walks of life.

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Sasha He, Violoncello Soloist

Sasha He

Sasha He began her musical studies on piano at age five, and three years later appeared in the winner recital of the Young Pianist Competition of New Jersey at Carnegie Hall. The next year, upon turning nine, she started studying cello with Christine and Metta Watts. Now a junior at Radnor High School, she is currently studying cello with Ohad Bar-David of the Philadelphia Orchestra. In the last two years, Sasha has won many cello concerto competitions and has performed with such regional orchestras as the Rose Tree Pops Orchestra (2016), Old York Road Symphony (2017), Delaware County Symphony (2017) and Ambler Symphony (2018). Apart from her accomplishments as soloist, Sasha has also won recognition as an orchestral and ensemble player. In November 2017, Sasha was selected to play in the National Association for Music Education’s All-National Symphony Orchestra, and was also named a 2017-2018 YoungArts Foundation Merit Winner. For the past two years she has served as principal cellist of the Delaware County Youth Symphony, and in 2017 as principal cellist of both the PMEA District 12, Region 6, and All-State orchestras. In connection with her Advanced Study Scholarship at Settlement Music School, Sasha has performed with the Gray Charitable Trust Trio (2016-2017) and the Gail W. Snitzer String Quartet (2017-2018).

Recent Press

April 2, 2017 - MLSO in the Local News
The Tredyffrin Township has written an article about some of the MLSO members who live in the Township.

Please read the article and learn more about our members at here.

May 5, 2016 - The Philadelphia Tribune
Local musician makes Main Line Symphony Orchestra history →

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Podcast from the Main Line Symphony Orchestra's March 18, 2016 Concert


Podcast from the Main Line Symphony Orchestra's May 6, 2016 Concert


2017-2018 Concert Schedule

Each of our concerts starts at 8:00 PM. Unless otherwise noted, we always perform at Valley Forge Middle School, located at 105 West Walker Rd, Wayne, PA 19087. The school closing number is 854. Please be aware that this schedule is subject to change.

Concert #1 (The Joy of the Dance)

Friday, November 3, 2017

  • Borodin, Alexander: Prince Igor. Polovtsian Dances
  • Sarasate, Pablo de: Carmen fantasie on themes of Bizet op 25
    Soloist: Juliette Kang
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Symphony #7 in A Major

Special Concert (Joy of the Dance) at the Kenneseth Israel Temple in Elkins Park

Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 7:15 PM

The Messiah by G. F. Handel

Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM
The Church of the Good Samaritan
212 West Lancaster Ave. Paoli, PA 19301

Concert #2, (Art and Solo Heart and Soul)

Friday, February 23, 2018

  • Tchaikowsky, Piotr Ilyich: Swan Lake (Boosey & Hawkes)
  • The James Deitz Memorial Concerto Competition Winner
  • Mussorgsky, Modest: Pictures at an Exhibition (arr Ravel)

Concert #3, (Spring)

Friday, April 27, 2018

  • Smetana, Bedrich: Ma Vlast Excerpts, Vysehrad (The High Castle), Vltava (The Moldau)
  • Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai: Russian Easter, Overture, Op. 36
  • Schumann, Robert: Symphony #1 op 38 b-flat major “Spring”

Concert Videos

Alexander Borodin

In the Steppes of Central Asia

From Concert #2, (The Russian Soul), Friday, March 18, 2016

Nikolai Rimsky

Korsakov: Scheherazade

From Concert #2, (The Russian Soul), Friday, March 18, 2016