Life Sciences Orchestra – An amateur orchestra for members of the U-M health and life sciences community

Generous gift from LSO founder and wife makes the orchestra’s future bright

Alice J. Fishman and Michael A. DiPietro, M.D., Life Sciences Orchestra Endowed Fund gives the LSO ‘staying power’ In spring of 2000, bassoonist and pediatric radiologist Michael DiPietro, M.D., was playing woodwind quintets with other University of Michigan physicians when the idea of creating something bigger – an orchestra for the U-M medical and science …

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Introducing the 2021-2022 LSO!

After three days of auditions following U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance COVID-19 protocols, the LSO is proud to unveil the roster of members who will make up our orchestra this season. Find their names and instruments on this page. We have openings for additional string instruments, especially on double bass, and an opening …

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The LSO is BACK!

After the pandemic derailed our plans for spring 2020, and cancelled our 2020-2021 season, we’re proud to say the LSO will be back in action starting with auditions in September 2021 and a concert on January 9, 2022. With many thanks to former music director Tal Benatar, DMA, who helped us offer virtual engagement to …

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April 11 concert cancelled

In light of the University’s recent announcement regarding COVID-19, we consider the health and safety of all of our members as our highest priority. Thus, the LSO will suspend all activities for the rest of the term, including all rehearsals and the April 11 concert. As many performing arts organizations go through similar challenges, we hope …

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