About the Liberty Symphony Orchestra
History & Mission
In 1971, the Liberty Symphony Orchestra was born in Liberty, Missouri, through the efforts of its founding conductor, Dr. Phillip C. Posey, and the assistance of William Jewell College. Each year, the Symphony presents a series of concerts at Liberty Performing Arts Theatre as well as Community Outreach concerts in other venues.
Originally a small college and community orchestra, the Liberty Symphony has grown into a mature symphonic ensemble with complete instrumentation and a growing command of the world's great literature. More than 60 professional and amateur musicians, representing Liberty and virtually every community in the northern metropolitan area, comprise an ensemble dedicated to the finest in symphonic performance. In fall 2010, the Liberty Symphony Orchestra was named the official Orchestra of the City of Liberty and is proud to call the Liberty Performing Arts Theatre home.
Funding to support the work of LSO is generated through season and individual ticket sales, individual, corporate and foundation support, as well as support through the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency. William Jewell College provides support in numerous ways, specifically supporting the salary of our Music Director and providing office space and technology.
The mission of the Liberty Symphony Orchestra is to be a part of the cultural fabric of our community through accessible, entertaining and inspiring performances.
To ensure the continued appreciation and performance of orchestral music in the greater Liberty area and surrounding communities by: