The Liepāja Symphony Orchestra (LSO) has been sharing the love of music with the listeners in Latvia and beyond for more than 140 years now.
In 2010, the LSO acquired the status of a national orchestra, thus becoming a significant ambassador of Latvian culture throughout the world, delighting the audience both with classical music masterpieces at concerts and placing special emphasis on Latvian composers and promoting their works – the orchestra participates in premieres and commissions a significant amount of new works.
All compositions of the monumental 12 “Liepāja concerts” cycle proposed by the LSO were exposed to the public and experts for appraisal. So far, the symphonies of Latvian composers such as Rihards Dubra, Imants Kalniņš, Andris Vecumnieks and Jānis Lūsēns have been performed in the LSO Latvian centenary symphony series, while in 2019, at the suggestion of the LSO, the opera “Saga of Suiti” by Rihards Dubra was written.
The LSO has received multiple Latvian Grand Music Awards and six times it has received the Latvian music records award “Golden Microphone”. The Orchestra has also won other significant awards.
The LSO's mission is to create a meaningful bond between music and people, making music accessible and enjoyable, to celebrate our rich cultural heritage through beautiful music at every concert.
Since autumn 2022, the chief conductor and artistic director of the LSO is Guntis Kuzma.