the symphony is both for us and our responsibility

As a cornerstone in the arts community of Central Florida, the Lakeland Symphony Orchestra defines the culture of our region, creating opportunities to reflect our values and unite patrons under shared experiences.

As we honor the generations who invested in the development of symphonic music, we also celebrate their traditions of innovation and progress by looking ahead to preserve access to symphonic music for future generations.

Our stated purpose is “to cultivate a love of the musical arts.” This purpose drives our concert and educational programming. This singular desire to introduce the magic of the musical arts to as many people as possible attracts partners eager to support the cause.

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Our network of connection is only as strong as our community of supporters. Your faithful support means that our organization can reach into the corners of our community, touching lives through diverse symphonic experiences.

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The Lakeland Symphony Orchestra is committed to nurturing a community-wide appreciation for the musical arts that will persist for generations. As we have done for decades, we will continue to work toward making symphonic experiences available in every corner of our community.

By cultivating partnerships with the Lakeland Arts Alliance, we can create complementary opportunities to experience classical music through installations in venues such as the Polk Museum of the Arts. Programmatically, we offer free family-oriented events such as our annual Cookie Concert, Pops Concert, and FOSSILS! Concert.

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annual giving tiers


Sponsor the symphony’s conductor for one season. Plus, enjoy the benefits of every giving level.



Enjoy Cocktails with the Maestro: Meet Maestro Mark Thielen for a sneak peek at the upcoming season.

Plus, you’ll receive two (2) additional drink coupons, two (2) additional ticket vouchers, and all the benefits of the following giving levels.



Sponsor the Symphony’s Concertmaster for one season and attend our Benefactor’s Reception.

Join us for a private reception, then take a seat with the orchestra for rehearsal. Plus, you will have access to all the benefits of the following giving tiers.



Sponsor a Symphony Principal Musician for one season and have Lunch with the Symphony on “Cookie Concert” Day.

You will receive an invitation to recitals by LSO musicians, two (2) additional drink coupons, and two (2) additional ticket vouchers. Plus, you will enjoy all the benefits of the following giving tiers.



Sponsor a Symphony Section Musician for one season.

You will also receive an invitation to join the Donor Advisory Board, two (2) complimentary drink coupons for concerts at Polk Theatre, and the benefits of the following giving tier.



Membership in the Society includes two (2) “bring-a-friend” ticket vouchers, reserved or valet parking at concerts, and the benefits of the following giving tiers.



As a Friend of the Symphony, you will get early access to subscription and ticket sales, an invitation to one working rehearsal, recognition in programs, and a season magnet.


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