Amazing Concerts

Discover music in central MN that entertains and educates with the Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra

Violin Player
Flute player
Conductor of the Alexandria MN symphony orchestra

Amazing Concerts

presented by Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra

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Featured Guests

Ann DuHamel

Piano Soloist for CLSO Poetry and Sound Hailed as a “forward thinking classical pianist” (Midwest Record) and praised ...

Karisa Templeton

Mezzo Soprano Soloist for CLSO Beethoven's 9th Symphony Soprano Karisa L. Templeton is an active performer of opera ...

Joshua Lashinski

Tenor Soloist for CLSO Beethoven's 9th Symphony Joshua (Josh) Lashinski is a Minnesota native and sang in the ...

Colt Lien

Bass Soloist for CLSO Beethoven's 9th Symphony Colt Camron Lien is a composer, educator, conductor, and baritone vocalist. ...

Joelle Burreson

Joelle Burreson has been named the 2023 Echo Press Volunteer of the Year! Local nonprofits submitted their volunteer ...

Take Their Word For It

“Absolutely amazing experience. The music is still replaying in my head.”

-Sonja Peterson Folger, Chorale Singer

"We choose to sponsor the Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra because it is an amazing source of entertainment for the community and it is a great opportunity for local musicians to showcase their talents. All of those involved in CLSO are world-class musicians and never fail to impress with their performances. We've been fortunate enough to have several members of the orchestra lend their talents to teaching students at our store and they do a magnificent job. We are very proud to have this musical group in the lakes area. Thank You CLSO for all of the hard work and dedication you put into entertaining us!"

-Katie Carlson, Carlson Music

"I will never forget being part of such an amazing performance!"

-Jason Hubred, Chorale Singer

"Wonderful and thanks to all who participated. It was outstanding!! I hope Beethoven could hear it!!"

-Lois Peterson, Audience Member

"As a Grand Arbor resident, I am so happy to have the Symphony at the high school across the road. I grew up in a rural area and am making up for the lack of beautiful live music in my life. I am so appreciative."

-Cleone Sherman, Sponsor

"I was so excited to see Brad Lambrecht putting up a notice for beginning a community orchestra in Alexandria in the fall of 2009. I had never played in an orchestra, and this seemed the perfect opportunity to try something new, since one of my favorite things to do is to make music with others. So, I volunteered to go to the first dinner meeting with a chiffon cake and we became the Board! It has been wonderful to participate for all these thirteen seasons playing in the flute section and being on the board most of the time. We’ve all grown as musicians and friends and look forward to many more years of sharing our music with the Alexandria community."

-Karen Erickson, Musician and Musician’s Board Member

"A 'community orchestra' is a term that often brings expectations of mediocrity. The Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra rebuffs the trend. When I auditioned for CLSO (sight unseen), I found myself part of an orchestra that punches far above its weight. The caliber of its member musicians, programming, and performances outstrips many professional orchestras. I leave Tuesday night rehearsals both exhausted and recharged, inspired by the musicians who are my colleagues and have become my friends."

-Greg Donahue, Musician and Concertmaster

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