Lake Macquarie Orchestra was formed in 2006 as an important subsidiary of The Music Society. It is dedicated to the development of orchestral music in the region, giving professional opportunities to regional musicians. Conductors have been David Banney, Rod Barnes and John Kellaway.
In 2009, Lake Macquarie Orchestra presented VIRTUOSO, a program of concertos played by young regional performers.
In 2010 Lake Macquarie Orchestra will co-present with Opera Hunter a production of CARMEN by Bizet in three venues with the Conductor, John Kellaway. The dates are May 5 to May 16 at Warners Bay, May 21,22,23 at Cessnock Performing Arts Centre, and May 29 at The Hunter Theatre, Broadmeadow.
Lake Macquarie is indebted to LAKE MACQUARIE CITY COUNCIL for its ongoing financial support of the orchestra.