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The Lancaster Symphony Orchestra

The Lancaster Symphony Orchestra has played for over two decades under the direction of Maestro Stephen Gunzenhauser. The Symphony has evolved from a community orchestra playing a few concerts per year into a $1.7 million organization of professional musicians presenting six classic series concerts, Sounds of the Season holiday concert series, a New Year's Eve Celebration concert, an Audience Requests Concert series, and a free Patriotic Concert on the July 4th holiday. The concerts feature international guest artists and conductors, and pre-concert lectures. Opening Night Friday audiences are also treated to a post-concert reception where they can interact with the Symphony's musicians and guest artists.

The Conductor and Musical Director

Internationally recognized conductor, Grammy nominee and vibrant leader of one of Lancaster's foremost cultural treasures, Maestro Stephen Gunzenhauser is equally at home as the revered music director of the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra and as a citizen of the world.

The fifth most recorded American conductor, Stephen Gunzenhauser has recorded 66 albums and sold over 2 million compact discs. The recording of a performance he conducted of the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz of Benjamin Lees' Symphony No. 5 "Kalmar Nyckel" received a Grammy nomination as 2003's best classical contemporary composition. The 1988 recording of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 which he conducted with the Slovak Philharmonic was the top-selling recording of Tchaikovsky in Moscow.

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