Announcing our new Music Director!

The LSO is pleased to announce that Chelsea Gallo has been named our music director for the 2017-2018 season. Like her immediate predecessor Roberto Kalb, she will hold the title of Gilbert S. Omenn, M.D. Music Director , in honor of a generous gift from former U-M Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs Gilbert Omenn and his wife Martha Darling.

A student in U-M’s noted orchestral conducting program, she is pursuing her doctorate with Prof. Kenneth Kiesler. She also serves as music director for the Cosmos Chamber Orchestra, which like the LSO works to bring the worlds of music and science closer together.

Read more about her background and experience here. 

Welcome, Chelsea! And many thanks to Dr. Omenn and Ms. Darling for their continued support of our music director position.

Announcing our Audition and Concert Dates for 2017-2018!

Summer still has a way to go, but the LSO Committee is already planning our 18th season of blending science and music.

Mark your calendar for Sunday, January 21 at 4 p.m. for our next concert, and save the evening of Wednesday, May 2 for our spring concert. Both will be at U-M’s amazing Hill Auditorium.


Auditions for this year’s LSO will be held at the U-M School of Music, Theater & Dance building on North Campus on these dates:

Sun. Sept 17:  11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Mon. Sept 18: 6:30 – 10:00 pm

Tue. Sept 19: 6:30 – 10:00 pm

See our Audition Info page for more information and the required excerpts for each instrument.

Rehearsals will begin Sunday, Sept. 24 for those selected for this year’s LSO, and will occur every Sunday evening except for holiday weekends.