2019-2020 Concert Preview

All concerts are at the Academy Center of the Arts, Lynchburg, VA, unless otherwise noted.

Pianist Stephen Beus

Friday, October 18, 2019

Beethoven @ 250

Join the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra in welcoming new Music Director David Glover as we kick off our two-season celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday with his immortal Symphony No. 5.

Written at a time of increasing deafness and personal turmoil for the great composer, this symphony expresses the capacity of the human spirit to overcome adversity. From the opening four-note “fate” motive, to the blazingly triumphant finale, Beethoven takes us on one of the most memorable musical journeys ever created.

Also showcased will be the talents of award winning pianist Stephen Beus who joins the orchestra for Beethoven’s dazzling Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor.  Beus won first prize in the Gina Bachauer International Piano Compeition, the Vendome Prize International Competition in Lisbon, and was awarded the Max I. Allen Fellowship of the American Pianists Association in Indianapolis.


Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 Emperor
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5


Stephen Beus, Piano
David Glover, Conductor

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Friday, December 13, 2019

Happy Holidays with the LSO

Don’t miss the 2nd annual LSO holiday concert, as guest choirs, soloists, and musicians join the symphony to celebrate the season. Last year’s show sold out two weeks early, so get your tickets ASAP!

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Broadway by Request

Vocal stars from Broadway join the LSO for this memorable night featuring highlights from Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Jersey Boys, Rent, and much, much more!

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Saturday, March 7, 2020

Festival of Bach

LSO principal players take center stage performing some of J.S. Bach’s most memorable concertos. Join us at Heritage United Methodist Church for an uplifting homage to one of the most prolific and influential composers of all time.

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Friday, April 3 2020

Lynchburg’s Finest

The LSO celebrates homegrown talent with Lynchburg native Emily Rist Glover returning to perform the virtuosic Glazunov Violin Concerto, and orchestral fireworks from the LSO in Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5.

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Photos courtesy of Property One Photography