The Lismore Symphony Orchestra was formed in 2003 from a group of dedicated musicians living in the Northern Rivers. This forward-thinking group, led by Ian Bowles and Karen Traise, created something special for the people of Lismore and surrounding areas that continues to this present day.
Our goal is to bring classical orchestral music to the people of the Northern Rivers and we do that with our two concert series each year. In December 2016, it was wonderful to be part of Handel’s Messiah performed under the baton of well-known Australian conductor, Richard Gill.
The same year LSO partnered with Southern Cross University bringing a new dimension to the orchestra and its growth over the next few years.