Our Mission


The Little Orchestra Society (LOS) presents live music in ways that inspire and educate audiences of all ages while creating a new model for the 21st-century orchestra that emphasizes connections with the community. LOS has given more than 65 premieres and launched the careers of many major musical talents in its concert programming for adult and family audiences.

Our History


Founded by Thomas K. Scherman in 1947, LOS is among the oldest professional orchestras in New York City. Under the direction of Dino Anagnost from 1979 to 2011, LOS became particularly well known for family programs and created an array of music education and community engagement programs in the belief that access to live music should be extended to all members of the community.



Led by Music Director James Judd from 2013-2019, LOS continued to advance its commitment to sharing the vitality of live classical music and building future audiences.  Now with Artistic Advisor David Alan Miller, the 2019-20 Season of L.O.S. KIDS will feature concert programs centered around: Mozart, Stravinsky, Ravel & Debussy, and Rodgers & Hammerstein!

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630 9th Avenue, Suite 807 New York, NY 10036

Tel: 212-971-9500 | Fax: 212-971-9501

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