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.
Full orchestra rehearsals are on on hold until further notice due to COVID-19.
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.
Home base for the orchestra is the Mann Center, Sanford’s performance, arts, and community center. Outdoor concerts are usually held at Depot Park.
Mann Center of North Carolina
507 North Steele Street #10
Sanford, NC 27330
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 the 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