LCSO musician spotlight: Dr. Linda Backer Sirugo

 

 

Dr. Linda Backer Sirugo, left, performs in concert with fellow LCSO members

It was a small community orchestra when it got its start almost half a century ago. The La Porte County Symphony Orchestra has since become a semi-professional orchestra that features musicians from all over the region.

But the LCSO continues to be uniquely local — a true community orchestra, where local residents play shoulder-to-shoulder with professional musicians.

Dr. Linda Backer is one of those local musicians.

A member of the LCSO’s second violin section for 32 years, she started with the LCSO as a student apprentice while attending La Porte High School.

Sirugo in another role: anesthesiologist at La Porte Hospital

Eventually college, medical school and then a residency took her away from the violin, and La Porte, for quite some time. Eventually, though, Sirugo returned to La Porte and has been an anesthesiologist at La Porte Hospital since 1986.

Sirugo considers the LCSO her second family and she said she can’t wait to get back to performing with her colleagues.

She and husband David Sirugo, a La Porte attorney, are the parents of six, ranging in age from 17 to 29. The musician gene is present in all six of the Sirugo offspring: all of them are, or have been, a part of the La Porte High School music program.

“Linda is one of several musicians in our orchestra who have 20 or more years of performances to her credit,” said Tim King, LCSO executive director.

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9 Responses to “LCSO musician spotlight: Dr. Linda Backer Sirugo”

  1. Kathy T

    Jun 08. 2020

    Congratulations, Dr. Sirugo.

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  2. Sandra Provan

    Jun 08. 2020

    Linda is an amazing lady, doctor, wife, mother of six and still finds time to play in the symphony!

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    • Karen Cooper

      Jun 09. 2020

      Linda.. YOU are an amazing lady.. so happy that you and your family have been a part of my life.. love you all.. CONGRATULATIONS

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  3. Frank Zolvinski

    Jun 09. 2020

    What a wonderful tribute to an outstanding role model in our community. Congratulations Linda!

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  4. Mary Lake

    Jun 10. 2020

    Well deserved, Linda! You are indeed a role model and I am proud to call you a friend as well.

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  5. Mary Hiigli

    Jun 10. 2020

    Linda, your honest compassion for people is one of the most beautiful aspects of who you are.
    Wonderful Mother, and Loving Wife. I’m so fortunate to call you my friend.

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  6. Jeremiah Ashe

    Jun 10. 2020

    Congrats on this spotlight Linda! Proud to be able to call you a friend! So many people in this community consider you a role model (myself included) and a pillar to the community. Thank you for putting so much talent, knowledge, and hard work back into La Porte! Thank you for the countless lives you have touched and saved as an physician committed to La Porte and all those that live here!

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  7. Geri

    Jun 10. 2020

    Love you Linda! I’m so proud of all you’ve accomplished!

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  8. Bruce Johnson

    Jun 11. 2020

    What a wonderful tribute! Thank you, Linda Backer Sirugo, for sharing your talents and skills in many ways in our La Porte community.

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