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.

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May 5, 2016 - The Philadelphia Tribune
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Podcast from the Main Line Symphony Orchestra's March 18, 2016 Concert

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

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2016-2017 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 (Austrian Treasures)

Friday, November 4, 2016

  • Ludwig Van Beethoven: Overture to Egmont
  • Wolfgang A Mozart: Violin Concerto #5 in A major
    Violin soloist: Ying Fu
  • Johannes Brahms: Symphony #1 in c minor

Concert #2, (The French Connection)

Friday, February 24, 2017

  • Georges Bizet: Carmen Suite No. 1
    Arias and Duets from French Opera:
  • Jules Massenet: Adieu Notre Petite Table, from “Manon”
  • Charles Gounod: Faites-lui Mes Aveux, from “Faust”
  • Leo Delibes: Flower Duet, from “Lakme”
  • Charles Gounod: Je Veux Vivre, from “Romeo et Juliette”
  • Georges Bizet: Habanera, from “Carmen”
  • Jacques Offenbach: Barcarolle, from “The Tales of Hoffmann”
    Curtis Opera Theater soloists:
  • Ashley Milanes, soprano, and Kendra Broome, mezzo soprano

  • Cesar Franck: Symphony in d minor

Concert #3, (Beautiful Americana)

Friday, April 21, 2017

  • Nick Rissman: ...in all directions...
  • Aaron Copland: Our Town
  • George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
  • Louis Moreau Gottschalk: Grand Tarantelle for Piano and Orchestra
    Piano soloist: Michelle Cann
  • Morton Gould: American Salute
  • Charles Ives: Variations on “America”
  • Leroy Anderson: The Phantom Regiment
  • John Philip Sousa: The Liberty Bell

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