Our Mission


The Little Orchestra Society (L.O.S.) is celebrating its 75th Anniversary season as both a community music education organization and a premier performing arts ensemble for all children and families across the greater New York City area. We empower young people by engaging them with music composition and we celebrate their creativity along a continuum of programming. Core offerings are found in public elementary school classrooms, and L.O.S. connects this learning with live performances by professional musicians in the concert hall and in community spaces. All of these innovative programs inspire a new generation of children with the power of musical expression.

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.



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 2021-22 Season of L.O.S. KIDS will feature concert programs centered around: Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, Opera, and Ellington & Gershwin!


Click here to view FY20 Annual Report

Click here to view FY20 Form 990

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Tel: 212-971-9500 | Fax: 212-971-9501

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