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

The orchestra's 2021-22 season 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.

In addition to LCCO, Povázsay has appeared with the Janáček Philharmonic, International Contemporary Ensemble, Northwestern Philharmonia, UNC Symphony Orchestra, Meredith College Opera, and the Chapel Hill Philharmonia.


Rehearsals are most Tuesdays from 6:30-9:00 p.m. in the practice hall of the Fine Arts Building at Lee County High School. 

Annual Season

LCCO’s annual season normally features four sets of concerts in October, December, March, and May. Our musicians have a wide range of abilities including everyone from high school students and local music teachers to adults who have played their entire lives. We provide free concerts to our community and create the opportunity for community members to play in an ensemble with a professional conductor.

Meet Our Musicians

Orchestra's Home

Home base for the orchestra is the Mann Center, Sanford’s performance, arts, and community center. 

Mann Center of North Carolina
507 North Steele Street #10
Sanford, NC 27330

Since 1988

Lee County Community Orchestra Association was incorporated in 1988. Originally sponsored by the Lee County Parks & Recreation Department, the orchestra is sustained by the support of its Association members plus an annual grant from the Lee County Arts Council. Visit History and Past Seasons to learn more about LCCO.

Let Us Hear From You

Whether you're interested in playing with the orchestra or supporting the orchestra financially, we’d love to hear from you! 

Board of Directors

LCCO Association Officers

Reinette S. Stephenson, President
Mike Handy, Vice President
Joe Cavalluzzi, Treasurer
Kim Whitney, Secretary

Karen Huey, Manager



Dr. Jo Ann Bowman
Elisabeth Crandall
Ken Hoyle
Bill Gross
Marco McCarthy
Lauren Winkens