About the Symphony

Founded August 1, 1991, the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra is the largest arts group in Irving. The LCSO presents a season of eight subscription concerts annually at the Irving Arts Center under the baton of Music Director Robert Carter Austin. The ensemble's ninety-three professional musicians are chosen by competitive auditions from over four hundred applicants each year.

The LCSO's inaugural season, titled "Symphonic Fantasies", opened with a gala Pops concert featuring famed guitarist Chet Atkins. Over six hundred area concertgoers were in attendance, giving the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra the largest 1991 opening night audience of any Irving Arts group. Subsequent seasons have seen a steady increase in the number of season subscribers to, and single tickets sales for, the LCSO's concerts, which culminated in the highest attendance level for any Irving Arts group during the 1999-2000 season.

Mission Statement

The Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra is a fully professional ensemble dedicated to excellence in the performance of symphonic music and to the cultural enrichment of the dynamically growing Las Colinas corporate and residential communities, as well as to patrons throughout Irving and adjacent cities.

Performance Venue

The stunning 707 seat Carpenter Performance Hall combines state-of-the-art theater technology with exquisite ambiance not often found in theaters of this capacity.  The soft glowing glass bricks and plush velvet balcony, box, and main floor seating are just a few of the special touches that make this theater one of a kind.  More info...  


The orchestra is comprised of 93 professional musicians. Over 19 different nations are represented in the musician roster and this talent is complemented with internationally renowned featured soloists.


  • The LCSO is one of the five biggest core arts & culture attractions in Irving. 

  • The LCSO is one of the top 100 symphonies in the US.

  • The LCSO is a Level 3 Artistic organization per the Texas Commission for the Arts classification.
    Artistic Organization - Level 3:
    Artistic organizations further the artistic and cultural offerings of the community or state with a mission that clearly speaks to the arts or a specific arts discipline. In addition, these organizations are recognized by the IRS with their final letter of determination as a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organizations incorporated in Texas, for over one year.

    A level 3 Organization:
    · maintains an annual operating budget between $1,000,000 and $5,000,000
    · must have maintained an annual operating budget between $1,000,000 and $5,000,000 for the past two years
    · must have provided quality artistic programs for a minimum of five years
    · must have full-time paid artistic and management personnel
    · must operate as a full-time arts organization offering public programs on a year-round basis

Contact Information:
P.O. Box 141446
Irving, TX 75014
972.252.4877 fax

Administrative Office:
4500 Fuller Rd.
Suite 205
Irving, TX 75038
Hours: M-F 9am-5pm

Performance Venue:
Irving Arts Center
3333 N. MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062
Free parking in all adjacent lots

Privacy Policy

The LCSO privacy policy is quite simple. The LCSO will never trade, sell, or otherwise give away your name, e-mail address, or any other personally identifiable information under any circumstances, unless required by law. The LCSO does not track users' clicks or behavior on the website, and any logging performed by the website will never be disclosed unless required by law.

The LCSO is committed to protecting your privacy. If you have any additional questions, contact us by Email.

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