The Little Orchestra Society/Orpheon, Inc. (LOS) presents music and educational programming that inspires audiences of all ages, encouraging a lifetime of participation in the arts. We honor both the past, by presenting ensemble pieces created by the great early composers, while also “orchestrating the innovation” in classical music through world premieres of new works – more than 65 throughout our history.
Founded in 1947 by Thomas Scherman, our mission to put music in engaging, educational contexts was refined under the direction of the late Maestro Dino Anagnost, who led the orchestra from 1979 to 2011. His vision guides us as LOS continues to serve all of the members of our community through unique concert programming supported by music education and community engagement programs. We are committed to remaining an essential part of New York’s cultural tapestry well into the 21st century, and with your support LOS will provide performances for generations to come.