Welcome To The Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra

Present And Promote Music Of The Highest Artistic Quality.


Upcoming Events

Here are the events for our 2018-2019 season


October 6th at 7:30pm and
October 7th at 3:00pm 2018

Classics One

Astor Piazzolla Le Quattro Stagioni (Four Seasons)
(Performed by guest soloist – Philippe Quint, Violin)

Heitor Villa Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No. 7

Sponsored by:

Donna Tate and Cynthia & Billy Garrett


December 1st at 7:30pm and
December 2nd at 3:00pm 2018

Classics Two

Neopolitan Art Songs
(Performed by guest soloist – Alex Richardson, Tenor)
Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskySleeping Beauty
Holiday Festival Encores

Sponsored by:

Joseph Kist, Nita & Charles Swartz


March 9th at 7:30pm and
March 10th at 3:00pm 2019

Classics Three

Frederic Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2
(Performed by guest soloist – Andrea Padova, Piano)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Francesca da Rimini

Concert Co-Sponsors Consortiums:


May 4th at 7:30pm and
May 5th at 3:00pm 2019

Classics Four

David Amram Partners: A Double Concerto for Violin, Cello & Orchestra
Newly commissioned work partnering the LCSO & composer David Amram
(Performed by guest soloists – Maria Schleuning, Violin & Jolyon Pegis, Cello)
Richard Strauss Der Rosenkavalier

Guest Artist Underwriter: Candis Stern

Sponsored by:
The Smith Family


September 14, 2018

POPS Under the Stars Concert

Outdoor Concert at the Downtown Plaza de Las Cruces

Come enjoy a beautiful evening under the stars featuring Great Music, Good Food, Beer and Wine, and the Spectacular LCS0! 70 Musicians onstage filling the night sky with Music!

Gates open at 5:30pm
Concert starts at 7:30pm

Tickets: $16 General admission – Open seating
VIP Table Seating – $51 Single Seat   $510 Table of 10

Sponsored by:


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 $81.

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

Welcome to the 2018-2019 season of the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra.

I’m delighted to welcome everyone back for our 39th spectacular year. Once again, Lonnie Klein has programmed a diverse repertoire with four dynamic Classics Concert cycles featuring guest solo artists from around the world. Back for a third time is violinist, Philippe Quint guest soloist for our Classics One cycle, performing Piazzolla’s Latin inspired “Four Seasons”. Our Classics Two concert will feature Las Cruces New Mexico native and world class tenor, Alex Richardson performing a variety of Neopolitan Art Songs, and a Holiday Festival Encore. Join us in March to listen to Italian pianist, Andrea Padova perform Chopin’s beautifully moving “Piano Concerto No. 2”, and our season finale – Classics Four – will feature the partnership of the LCSO and renowned composer, David Amram, performing a newly commissioned work “Partners: A Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra” for a spectacular end to the season. And back by popular demand is our POPS Under the Stars concert in September on the downtown Plaza de Las Cruces. Join us for great music, good food, beer and wine, all under a beautiful New Mexico night sky!

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!


Debra Marks – Executive Director

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