The Lebanese National Symphony Orchestra was founded in November 1998 by Dr. Walid Gholmieh. The first rehearsals started in January 2000. In October 2009 the LNSO became The Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra.
The LPO’s aim of spreading Classical Music in Lebanon in the capital Beirut, also in all the main cities across Lebanon. Great importance has been given to include in LPO’s concerts, repertoire of Lebanese Classical Composers.
Harout Fazlian is the Principal Conductor of the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra. Lubnan Baalbaki is a permanent conductor, Jordi Mora is a regular guest conductor. The LPO is also conducted by Walid Moussallem, Fouad Fakhouri, Michel Kheirallah, Garo Avessian and Toufic Maatouk. and numerous international guest conductors. The LPO performs more than 30 concerts per season.
Since its establishment, the LPO has performed in all the major festivals in Lebanon including the Baalbeck International Festival, Byblos International Festival, Beiteddine Art Festival, Zouk Mikael International Festival, Al Bustan Festival among others.