Adopt A Chair - Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra
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Just as many businesses and organizations have been profoundly affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic, so has the Las Cruces Symphony. We have cancelled live performances through the end of 2020 and hope to return in February of 2021. To be notified of updated performance information, sign up for email notifications.

Without the ability to perform for the public, we are unable to generate essential operating revenue. Until we have certainty that our economy can remain open and audiences are ready and able to return to large public gatherings, we are not able to resume concerts. You can support LCSO by taking part in our virtual performance and fundraiser on November 19 at 7 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

Our best wishes go out to our patrons, sponsors, and supporters.

Adopt a Chair Sponsorship

Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra (LCSO) is a community supported orchestra, requiring the ongoing support of people willing to invest in the future of live music performance. Our mission is to present and promote music of the highest artistic quality for the regions’s enrichment and serve our community as musical, cultural, and educational resource. Through the “Adopt a Chair” Program, contributors endorse our mission and ensure highest quality through annual or multi-year sponsorship.

An “Adopt a Chair” sponsor provides funding for a specific musician’s salary; thus, establishing long-term sustainable funding for our orchestra. As a sponsor, you choose a specific instrument (based on availability), receive special program recognition, and an invitation to post-concert receptions where you can meet and get to know the musician holding the chair you have sponsored. Many chair sponsors in established programs in other orchestras have underwritten the same musician for years and developed ongoing friendships. This program provides an opportunity to know more about the orchestra from an insider’s perspective and to draw a closer connection between the players and the audience.

Chairs can be sponsored in your name, your family’s name, or in the name of a company. Chairs can also be recognized in honor or in memory of a loved one. The sponsorship will begin at the time of the gift and sponsors can renew yearly with first choice to sponsor the same chair. The sponsorship is not designated for a specific musician (although many players hold the same chair for multiple years), but rather for the “chair” or position in the orchestra.

Levels (per year)

  • Music Director    $5000
  • Concertmaster   $1500
  • Principal              $1000
  • Section Player    $500


  • Name recognition on personnel page as (your name here) chair for each concert
  • Name recognition on LCSO website
  • Personal introduction between sponsor and musician with photo opportunity
  • Invitation to post-concert reception(s) and special events
  • Click on this link to Register and Choose the Chair you wish to adopt: OR Contact Susan Yasenka at (575) 646-3709 or