The LSSO is a not-for-profit symphony orchestra whose primary focus it to engage, inspire and educate through music's extraordinary power, to create an opportunity for Chicago area musicians to perform a wide variety of symphonic music, and to provide youth, seniors, and persons with limited access to the arts high quality, affordable, and enlightening music.


Lake Shore Symphony Orchestra's Board of Directors

Deborah Grimes, President 
Amanda Owen Benson, Vice-President

Nancy Engels, Treasurer
Kimberly Lynde, Secretary
Jeannine LaRouche Smith, Fundraising
Elizabeth Sarb, Webmaster/Graphics
Catherine Okelman-Anderson, Marketing
Michael Engels, Personnel Manager
Amanda Bautista, Creative Consultant
Jonathan Wood, Stage Manager
Jonathan Brodersen, Librarian

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