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
Elizabeth Sarb,  Secretary/Webmaster
Vacant, Treasurer
Michael Engels, Personnel Manager
Amanda Bautista, Creative Consultant
Jonathan Wood, Stage Manager
Jonathan Brodersen, Librarian
Kimberly Lynde
Jeannine LaRouche Smith
Natasha Krol

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