Livonia Symphony Orchestra
The Livonia Symphony Orchestra was founded on June 4, 1973 as the Oakway Symphony by Francesco Di Blasi to serve the people of Oakland and Wayne Counties. In 1988 it was reincorporated under its present name of the Livonia Symphony Orchestra as a non-profit, 501c3, tax-exempt Michigan corporation.
The Livonia symphony Orchestra has been served by only two music directors in its 40 year history... the Founder, Francesco DiBlasi and Maestro Volodymyr Shesiuk who began as a violinist in 1992 with the orchestra and become Music director and Conductor of the 65 member orchestra, a position he still holds after 20 years. Carl Karoub serves as the Assistant Conductor.
To provide a symphony orchestra to serve the people of Livonia and surrounding communities for musical enrichment and enjoyment; provide education and outreach experiences for youth; provide professional growth opportunities for musicians to enhance their artistic excellence.