About ALO

The Association of the Louisville Orchestra (ALO) continues to be one of the top contributors to the Louisville Orchestra, donating more than $2.5 million since its inception in 1944. The ALO contribution ranges from $75,000 to $100,000 annually.

Comprised of approximately 350 members and led by a 35-member board, the ALO is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization. ALO volunteers raise money and awareness for the Louisville Orchestra by hosting themed, unique dinner parties, bus trips to interesting venues, and other special events throughout the community such as cooking with Bluegrass Chefs, bourbon tasting and art shows.  One hundred percent of these event ticket incomes go to support the ALO; hosts underwrite all costs of the events which attract approximately 800 people who attend each year.

The ALO’s mission is also to encourage and celebrate youth performing arts.  Robert Whitney founded a Young Artists Competition more than 75 years ago, and the ALO enthusiastically sponsors it each year.  Approximately 30 middle and high school students from Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana perform memorized symphonic pieces for judges in preliminary and finals competitions.  Top performers receive a cash award of $750 for 1st Place, and $500 for 2nd Place and 3rd Place.  The top performer also is given the opportunity to perform as a soloist with the Louisville Orchestra.  The ALO is proud to partner with the local performing arts elementary school to provide instruments for music students.

Finally, the ALO hosts a staff holiday luncheon and meals for LO performers at select concerts throughout the year.

ALO’s mission is to provide funding and resources to support the Louisville Orchestra, to create opportunities for youth to excel in performing and appreciating symphonic music and to broaden the audience and support of the Louisville Orchestra throughout the region.

Become A Member:  ALO Membership Form