Photographs courtesy of Chris Swisher

About Us

The Main Line Symphony Orchestra (MLSO) is an exceptional community orchestra which celebrated its 70th season in 2016. The orchestra rehearses and performs in the Philadelphia western suburb of Wayne, Pennsylvania, drawing dedicated musicians of all ages who seek the challenge of performing standard orchestral literature, as well as new compositions, and accompanying first-rate professional soloists, under the guidance of an equally accomplished conductor and concertmaster.

The MLSO has for many decades enjoyed a close relationship with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, as well as local college and conservatory faculty. Both Music Director, Don Liuzzi and Concertmaster, Paul Roby occupy endowed chairs in the Phila Orchestra, Don as Principal Timpanist, and Paul as Associate Principal Second Violin. In the last two years with the MLSO they have recruited soloists from the Philadelphia Orchestra, carrying on a decades-long tradition and association with that orchestra. Don and Paul's predecessors, Philadelphia Orchestra bassist Henry Scott, and orchestra violinist Yumi Scott, generously served in the same capacities for the previous twenty-seven years, establishing a quality community orchestra, building a devoted audience, and a warm, welcoming atmosphere for creating music together.

We hope you will add your name to our mailing list. We look forward to seeing you at our next concert!

JAMES DEITZ MEMORIAL YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION

The Main Line Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 James Deitz Mermorial Young Artist Competition. Auditions will take place on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Philadelphia Clef Club, 738 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146.

We will be announcing details on the 2017-2018 Young Artist Competition soon.

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

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

Podcast

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 7:00 PM

Concert #2, (H-Art and Sol-o)

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, The Moldau
  • Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai: Russian Easter, Overture, Op. 36
    Violin soloist: Paul Roby
  • 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