The Louisville Mandolin Orchestra is an acoustic ensemble of mandolins, mandolas, mandocellos, guitars and bass performing instrumental music from early baroque and renaissance to classical and modern. Formed in 1988 in Louisville, Kentucky, the LMO's mission has stayed the same: to revive the century-old tradition of community music-making and provide performance opportunities to players of all abilities, while bringing the world's best mandolinists and guitarists to Louisville audiences.
Within these web pages you'll find interesting reading about the early history of the LMO as documented by Robin Harris. For those who have contemplated starting a mandolin orchestra in your own home town you may find some valuable insights to help you on your journey.
The music is what it's all about so be sure to check our recordings page where you'll find the play a brief overview of our albums along with links to each CD for more detailed notes and song listings. On our video page you'll find a few clips from live performances captured over the years. Our repertoire page can further enlighten you to music we've explored in performance since our founding.
Visit our musicians page for a current roster of players and our photo gallery to see us in performance or just simply having a good time during one of our road trips or music camps. Your visit wouldn't be complete without taking home some merch so please stop by our online store and grab some gifts for family, friends, our yourself while helping support the LMO at the same time.
If you're wanting to know more about what it takes to be part of the fun while furthering your musical pursuits be sure to contact us for more information.