Conducted by Interim Conductor Sam Kyzer, the Lake Norman Orchestra sets the standard for excellence as the largest and most successful community-based musical arts organization in the South Iredell region. This all-volunteer, non-profit orchestra performs six to eight events a year between April and December, and reaches a diverse community of listeners.
A Symphony Evolves Around the Lake
Originally developed as an adult community group of 20 musicians, the LKNO now embraces those community musicians who desire to improve their musicianship, share their talent with their peers and provide quality entertainment throughout the Piedmont region of North Carolina.
The Lake Norman Orchestra has become part of the musical soul of the Lake Norman area. In 2001, William and Nanette Haraden and Todd and Cheryl Lary moved to the area, and set about creating a permanent orchestra that exemplifies the community’s sense of cultural life, while delivering an eclectic mix of classics and new sounds. In May 2003, the 20-member Lake Norman Orchestra, then conducted by Haraden, gave its first performance, and woke up the sleepy lakeside community with its vibrant symphony and musical passion. Later on, as the orchestra matured, Music Director Joshua Stevenson took the baton, and the orchestra continued to add more performances. In 2008, Maestro Cedeño stepped onto the podium as Music Director and Conductor and in 2012, members of the orchestra took it’s first concert tour in Vienna and Salzburg, Austria. Due to Cedeño’s involvement in education, the orchestra continues to grow, with it’s inclusion of high school and collegiate-level musicians who want to complement to their regular studies and hone their musical skills.
The Lake Norman Orchestra currently serves South Iredell, North Mecklenburg, East Lincoln and West Cabarrus counties and performs throughout the year, beginning in March and continuing through early December. With it’s performances at regional venues and a concert tour in Europe under it’s belt, the orchestra’s musical repertoire is as diverse as its membership.
A hardworking Board of Directors and countless volunteers support the orchestra’s program. Funding comes from private foundations, public grants, ticket sales and private individuals. Rehearsals are held every Monday evening, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in facilities graciously donated by the Peninsula Baptist Church in Mooresville.
Lake Norman Orchestra | P.O. Box 4859 | Mooresville, NC 28117
The Lake Norman Orchestra is always seeking to welcome talented musicians for membership. For more information, please contact us by clicking here.