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Enriching our communities through the healing power of music.

Founded in 1953, the Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra is one of the oldest medically-oriented community orchestras in the United States. Our mission is to offer high-quality affordable concerts to the diverse communities of Southern California, to support important medical causes, to support volunteer musicians, including youth, in their pursuit of the discipline and joys found in musical expression, to support emerging professional musicians, and to provide musical growth and fellowship for its performing members. LADSO was the 2020 first prize winner, nationwide, in the American Prize category of community orchestras.

Culver City Observer Review

Please refer to the NEWS page to see a special review of our November performance that just appeared in the Culver City Observer or click below.

Upcoming Concerts

Discover what’s on the horizon for the Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra(LADSO). Learn the dates, locations, and line-up to our upcoming performances. Purchase tickets online or at the door. Upcoming events >>

LADSO Archives

Catch up on past LADSO performances and meet our orchestra. Watch videos and view photos online for free. Our media galleries showcase the concerts you missed in person. Go >>


Through the healing power of music, we believe we can enrich our communities. Discover what makes us different, learn our history, and see the faces behind the organization. Learn more >>

Musicians Wanted

The Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1953, is one of the oldest community orchestras in the United States. Despite our name, it is not necessary to be in the medical profession to play in the orchestra.

Join the LADSO

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