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Concerts for the community, by the community

Lee County Community Orchestra is Sanford's hometown orchestra, a non-profit, volunteer ensemble performing free concerts of classical and popular music for Sanford, NC, and the surrounding area.

For the 2023-24 season, LCCO is led by music director Vincent Povázsay. Povázsay is co-director and conductor of earspace, a contemporary chamber music ensemble based in Raleigh. He also serves as a cover conductor with the North Carolina Symphony. Learn more about Vincent on our Musicians page.

LCCO's 2023-24 season is entitled
See the Concerts page for our performance schedule and details.

LCCO has been performing great music since 1988. Originally sponsored by the Lee County Parks & Recreation Department, the orchestra now is a membership organization sustained largely by private donations. You can help by becoming a member of the LCCO Association. 


Learn more about LCCO on our History page and find a list of performance details back to 2010 at Past Seasons.

LCCO Association Officers for 2023-24

Reinette S. Stephenson, President
Mike Handy, Vice President

Bill Gross, Treasurer
Karen Huey, Secretary-Manager



Dr. Jo Ann Bowman
Joe Cavalluzzi

Elisabeth Crandall
Ken Hoyle

Tamara Lewis
Marco McCarthy

Lauren Winkens

Our Season

LCCO’s annual season features four sets of concerts in October, December, March, and May. Our musicians have a wide range of experience and abilities from high school students and local music teachers to adults who have played their entire lives.


We are always looking for new musicians! Email if you are interested in becoming an orchestra musician.


Rehearsals are most Tuesdays at 6:30 pm in the Fine Arts Building at Lee County High School. Learn more on our Play With Us page.

2023-24 is the LCCO's 36th season of performances. Check out our Musicians page to see a list of the most recent performers with the orchestra.

Concert Venue

Most performances are held at the Mann Center, Sanford’s performance, arts, and community center. The Mann Center is located at 507 North Steele Street in Sanford.

LCCO Mailing address: 

Lee County Community Orchestra Association

P.O. Box 3174

Sanford, NC  27331-3174

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