13 February 2010

LYS Saturday Report for February 13, 2010


As always, this is Julie Gardner, 435.723.8262, GJulieKay@gmail.com. Please contact me with any questions, or, as usual, with attendance issues.

Great rehearsal this morning!

First, thank you for your time this morning ~ especially since this is a holiday weekend. You are fabulous!

During rehearsal, we timed a bunch of music and decided that we possibly might play the entire Haydn Symphony at Abravanel Hall, as long as we skip most repeats. 

The second movement is slow and lyrical and lovely. It's in 4 (for those of you who missed today!), so don't let the 32nd notes scare you. Practice them and you'll be just fine. 

We are not going to do Swan Lake at Abravanel Hall as originally planned because it includes a lovely piano part that we have no way of covering there.

If you didn't turn in your music after the concert, please be sure you accost me with it next Saturday, K?

Upcoming trip to Abravanel Hall - March 1.

I finally received the information in the mail yesterday. Yippee! We are playing at 9:30 am. We need to arrive early enough to be settled in our seats by 8:00 am to hear the first 2 orchestras, then we go up to the Green Room at 9:00 am, perform at 9:30 am, and have our picture taken at 10:00 am (let's root for a better photo this year!), and look at the Summerhay's display for a few minutes. Then at 10:30 we return to Abravanel Hall to listen to 3 more orchestras. Our session ends at noon, and we will head for the bus at that time. I will call and schedule the bus on Tuesday (since Monday's a holiday), and let you know what the final itinerary becomes.

Gala Fundraiser Dinner is coming up on March 19th. 

The Gala Fundraiser ticket sales packets were handed out today. The letter inside should explain it all. Please be sure to read it, and sell lots of tickets. We need to sell an average of 4-5 per musician to make this a successful fundraiser. I'll get you a list of Silent Auction items as soon as I have one! If you find someone willing to donate but they don't plan to attend, please indicate that on the list on the outside of the envelope.

For a copy of the mysterious "letter in the envelope," I have posted it two different ways. First, it's a blog post (this does not preserve the look - just the info). If you want it for printing another copy, try downloading the PDF from here

Thanks in advance for all your support. This is going to be a really fabulous fundraiser.

The financial status of the Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society depends on the success of this fundraiser. Without the Utah Arts Council money this year (and if you want a long explanation of what happened to it, please let me know!), there is no way we can pull through to the end of April without a phenomenal fundraiser.

Julie Gardner
John Findlay


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