History of LPO

The Lebanese National Symphony Orchestra was founded in November 1998 by the former President of the Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music Dr. Walid Gholmieh. The statute of the Orchestra was completed by Summer 1999 and the inaugural concert was held in February 2000. In October 2009, the LNSO became The Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO).

Since its establishment, The Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra has been spreading Classical Music in Lebanon by giving concerts in the capital Beirut, as well as in all the main cities across Lebanon. Great importance has been given to include in LPO’s concerts, the repertoire of Lebanese Classical Composers and Lebanese Soloists.

The LPO performs 30 to 35 concerts per season which runs from October to July. It has participated in all the major festivals in Lebanon including the Baalbeck International Festival, Byblos International Festival, Beiteddine Art Festival, Zouk Mikael International Festival, Al Bustan Festival among others. The LPO has also performed with renowned International Artists such as Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, Bryn Terfel, Lang Lang, Abdel Rahman el Bacha and many more.