Welcome To The Las Cruces Symphony

Present And Promote Music Of The Highest Artistic Quality.


Upcoming Events

Here are the events for our 2017-2018 season


Las Cruces Symphony



October 7, 2017 at 7:30PM and October 8, 2017 at 3:00PM

Classics One

Gioachino Rossini Overture to the Barber of Seville  
Antonin Dvorak Symphony No. 8
George Gershwin Concerto in F.
(Performed by guest soloist – Misha Dichter, Piano)

Sponsored by:

Cynthia & Billy Garrett  and   Donna Tate


November 4, 2017 at 7:30PM and November 5, 2017 at 3:00PM

Classics Two

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto No. 5
(Performed by guest soloist – Rachel Barton Pine, Violin)  
Ludwig van Beethoven Romance in F
Felix Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4

Concert Co-Sponsors: Eugenia Staszewski

Concert Co-Sponsors: Positive Energy Solar

Guest Artist Underwriter: Candis Stern


December 2, 2017 at 7:30PM and December 3, 2017 at 3:00PM

Classics Three

Johann Strauss Roses from the South
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien
Georges Bizet Carmen Suite
(Performed by guest soloist – Kirstin Chavez, Mezzo-Soprano)

Sponsored by
Friends of Mathematics & Music:
Joseph Kist, Nita & Charles Swartz


March 10, 2018 at 7:30PM and March 11, 2018 at 3:00PM

Classics Four

Giuseppe Verdi Triumphal March from “Aida”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 40
Sergei Prokofiev Concerto No. 3
(Performed by guest soloist – Ilya Yakushev, piano)

Concert Sponsors:



April 7, 2018 at 7:30PM and April 8, 2018 at 3:00PM

Classics Five

Joseph Haydn Concerto in C major
(Performed by guest soloist – Sara Sant’Ambrogio, Cello)
Astor Piazzolla Oblivion & Libertango
(Performed by guest soloist – Sara Sant’Ambrogio, Cello)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 3 “Polish”

Concert Sponsors:

Members Underwriting Symphony In Community


May 5, 2018 at 7:30PM and May 6, 2018 at 3:00PM

Classics Six

Giuseppe Verdi Requiem Mass
(Accompanied by the NMSU Masterworks Chorus)

Guest Artist Underwriter: Glennis Adam

Concert Sponsors:
US Bank


January 13, 2018 at 7:30PM & January 14 at 3PM

POPS Concert

Performing the music of the legendary rock band CHICAGO!

Concert Sponsors:

The Devasthali Family Foundation


Saturday, February 10, 2018


Lonnie’s American Bandstand

Presented by The Las Cruces Symphony Association


Meet the Maestro

Learn more about Lonnie Klein our Music Director/Conductor

In addition to an extensive regular concert season with the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, Lonnie Klein has guest conducted regularly with orchestras in Mexico, Canada, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Colombia (South America) as well as with orchestras in the United States…

Find Out More


Lonnie’s Spotlight Luncheons

Thursday prior to each Classics Concert weekend at the Paisano Café in Mesilla

Join us to preview the upcoming program, gain insight into the composers, history and inspiration behind the music. Receive advance copies of the program notes and meet the guest artist while enjoying a delicious lunch at Paisano Cafe in Mesilla.

Tickets may be purchased at the door for $20… or purchase a season pass for all six luncheons for only $96.

Luncheons begin at 11:30 with Dr. Klein’s presentation starting at 12:00

Welcome to the 2017-2018 season of the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra.

I’m delighted to welcome everyone back into the recital hall for our 38th spectacular year. Once again, Lonnie Klein has programmed a diverse repertoire with six dynamic Classics Concert cycles featuring renowned guest solo artists from around the world. Our Classics One concert will feature world renowned pianist, Misha Dichter; Rachel Barton Pine and her violin will be a rare and special treat for Las Cruces in November for Classics Two; and Soprano Kirstin Chavez will be a delight in December performing a one woman rendition of Bizet’s “Carmen” during Classics Three. The ever popular Ilya Yakushev will be back by popular demand to perform for Classics Four, and the beautiful cellist Sara Sant’Ambrogio will usher in spring for Classics Five. And to finish our season with flourish, the incredible NMSU Masterworks Chorus will be performing Verdi’s masterpiece “Requiem Mass” alongside the Orchestra. Our January POPS concert featuring Brass Transit performing the music of the legendary rock band Chicago will entertain audiences with music we all remember from the 70’s and 80’s. And finally, back by overwhelming popular demand is our POPS Under the Stars concert in September at the new downtown Plaza de Las Cruces! This concert will thrill audiences of all ages with patriotic music, including a salute to our veterans, Broadway tunes, and popular Hollywood television and movie themes.


pops_wideThe symphony continues to thrive thanks to the generosity of our patrons, donors,

The symphony continues to thrive thanks to the generosity of our patrons, donors, advertisers and volunteers. Because of your support we are able to continue to offer a quality of music not often found in a community the size of Las Cruces. We are fortunate to have such a talented orchestra and conductor performing outstanding classical music for the citizens of southern New Mexico, and we are truly grateful for the opportunity to enthrall music enthusiasts of all ages. Enjoy the season!



About Us

The Las Cruces Symphony Association (LCSA) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), organization that strives to promote public interest and support for orchestral music in Southern New Mexico. The Association’s volunteer Board of Directors is comprised of local community leaders with a love for symphonic music. The LCSA’s main purpose is generating financial support for the Orchestra through annual fundraisers, the promotion of season ticket sales, and donations from individual and corporate contributors. The LCSA provides scholarships for talented New Mexico State University music students, giving these students the opportunity to play in the Orchestra alongside professional musicians from the area and around the world.

Our Mission

The Mission of the LCSA is to present and promote music of the highest artistic quality for the region’s enrichment and serve our community as a musical, cultural and educational resource.

Our Vision
  • To promote the programs and artistic endeavors of Conductor/Music Director Lonnie Klein and the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra
  • To assure the operational effectiveness of the LSCA and Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra
  • To foster the availability of music in the public arena through collaborations with the City of Las Cruces
  • To cultivate a new generation of music enthusiasts, performers and audience members

Contact Us

Here's how to get a hold of us

Office Address

1075 N Horseshoe St., Suite 210
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Phone: (575) 646-3709
Fax: (575) 646-1086

Mailing Address

Post Office Box 1622
Las Cruces, NM 88004

Horseshoe St. Ste 210

1075 N Horseshoe Las Cruces NM 88003