The Imperial Symphony Orchestra is becoming the Lakeland Symphony Orchestra.

In 1966, the Lakeland Symphony Orchestra was incorporated by a handful of leaders – all with the shared vision to “cultivate love of the musical arts.”

For the past 55 years, through trials and triumphs, that vision has been at the core of every program, concert, and production. This 56th season brings a return of the foundational name and an expansion of programs to introduce even more people to the music we love.


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Your monthly gift of $19.65 ensures that the Imperial Symphony Orchestra will continue to provide a professional outlet for local musicians • offer free tickets and educational programs to students • support the creativity and economic health of our community • and much, much more!


Support provided through the City of Lakeland Mayor’s Council on the Arts • Sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and the State of Florida • Supported in part through a partnership with Florida Southern College Department of Music • Marketing and promotion sponsorship provided through grants from Visit Central Florida and the Arts Culture and Heritage Committee of the Tourist Development Council