Enriching our communities through the healing power of music.

IVAN SHULMAN, Music Director

Ivan Shulman is an award winning conductor, teacher, clinician and virtuoso performer, who has appeared with many orchestras in the Southern California area and celebrates his 30th season as Music Director of the Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra.

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.

Past Performances By:

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Harvey Pittel


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Beth Nam


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Sam Fischer


LADSO Supporters

Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra (LADSO) concerts have been supported, in part, by grants from the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, the City of Culver City and its Cultural Affairs Commission with support from Sony Pictures entertainment and the Culver City Arts Foundation, and by private donations.

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Jacques Offenbach “Orpheus in the Underworld”.

Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra
Ivan Shulman, Music Director
Veterans Memorial Auditorium Culver City
March 10, 2019

Upcoming Concerts

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LADSO Archives

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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.

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