The mission of the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra (LSO) is to provide high-quality orchestral music, offer engagement opportunities to all residents of the greater La Crosse area, and enhance the education, diversity, and arts culture in our community.

Music Director

Alexander Platt has built a unique career spanning the worlds of symphony, chamber music and opera as conductor, music director, curator and host.


The La Crosse Symphony Orchestra is lucky to have a talented group of musicians. Learn a little more about them.


The history of the symphony orchestra in La Crosse begins in January, 1898. Since then, several iterations of symphonic groups developed, leading to today's LSO!

Guest Artists

Our Richard Record Rising Stars Concerto Competition Finalists for 2020 included Jessica Jiang, Nita Qiu, Emily Hauer, and Katya Moeller.

Staff & Board of Directors

The La Crosse Symphony Orchestra is run by a small staff and supported by a dedicated board of directors and other committees.

Internship Opportunities

The La Crosse Symphony Orchestra is excited to provide interns with the opportunity to assist with and manage projects, allowing for learning in many key areas.