Thanks to all with your smiling faces at rehearsal tonight. I think we made lots of progress, and we will have a great concert tomorrow night!
Please arrive by 6:30 pm. Hopefully I'll actually have my little video camera there, so I can hear from each of you "why you play in LYS"... and we'll have a fabulous concert! :)Admission is: $3 for adults; $1.50 for children 11 & under; $1.50 for seniors; $12 for families (under one roof). Please thank your families for their continued support!The concert begins at 7:00 pm. Performance order is:
Titus OvertureOdzemekLes PreludesSwan Lake (combined with LYCO)
Please wear regular concert attire.
Male: Black tux or equivalent suit, white dress shirt, black bow tie, black socks, black shoes.
Female: Black dress, formal trouser suit, or blouse & skirt, midriff covered, conservative neckline, skirts & dresses at least tea-length, slits no higher than knee, black stockings, black shoes, accessories & trim in black.
Wow! A LOT of people were taking the ACT today!
BUT we had a good rehearsal... The LYCO students came and rehearsed Swan Lake with us at the end, and, in reality, it was quite productive. It was just ironic that the woodwinds all had to be gone today - except Jessica!Wish we still had rehearsal next week, but alas, we do not. Woodshed your music! Practice until you can play it! I know you can do it!I handed out a survey today and offered a candy bar for everyone who turned it in. Thanks for participating! Everyone who missed it will have a chance to fill it out on Thursday April 22. I am researching a better rehearsal time. Please be sure to fill it out next time if you didn't today!I had one person hand me Gala Ticket Money today... If there is any more Gala Ticket Money floating around out there, please bring it to the next rehearsal, or mail it to PO Box 236, Brigham City, UT 84302. Thanks!One other thing, at the dress rehearsal I will have a small video camera. I would like to videotape ten-second responses to the following question: "Why do you play in LYS?" I'd also like a lot of people saying (individually or in groups) "Come Play With Us!" .... Truth is, we need a new video, and it might not be professional, but it will be fun! Thanks ahead of time for your willingness to participate! :)
- Saturday, April 17, NO Rehearsal.
- Thursday, April 22, Rehearsal on stage at BEMS, arrive at 4:45. Rehearsal from 5-7 pm (first half hour with LYCO) VERY IMPORTANT REHEARSAL! Attendance must be 100%.
- Friday, April 23, Final Concert at BEMS, 7pm
- Tuesday, May 25, 7 pm, Utah Symphony All-Star Concert, Abravanel Hall (come see three of our musicians perform side-by-side with the Utah Symphony!)
I know there will be someone who will say, "Why didn't you tell me about this?" .... So here is the info! It sounds way fun!
On Thursday, April 15, we have the final Orchestra In-Sight evening for this season. For this concert, David Cho will talk about and excerpt Mussorgsky's great masterpiece, Pictures at an Exhibition, followed by a performance of the piece.
The evening starts early (7 pm), and without an intermission ends around 8 pm. Interested audience members can stay for a Q & A with the conductor and selected orchestra members. Orchestra and audience are encouraged to dress casually.
Best of all, the tickets are only $3 for students and $5 for teachers! We hope you'll encourage your students to join us on April 15.
P.S. Some of your violinists might want to come to the Leila Josefowicz masterclass that same afternoon, April 15, from 4-6 pm. It will be held in the First Tier Room of Abravanel Hall (where the pre-concert lectures are given). It will be necessary to enter the building through the doors to the lower level lobby on the west side of the building.
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Utah Symphony|Utah Opera
We made a discovery today... There are only 2 rehearsals left before our concert -- including the dress rehearsal. Eeek!
So, Practice, Practice, Practice! Woodshed - break it up in little pieces and work on small sections. Put in fingerings as needed. Use a metronome to increase your speed if needed.
Thank you (from the bottom of my heart) to all the folks who came to rehearsal this morning - I know it's a holiday weekend, and I know it's Weber District's Spring Break. Thank you for your dedication and commitment.
Next week is going to be interesting. There are many people taking the ACT next week, but it is imperative that we have enough people to make an orchestra! LYCO is coming next week to rehearse Swan Lake during the last 45 minutes, and, as we already discovered this morning, there are only 2 more rehearsals before our concert!
Saturday, April 10, 8:30 to 11:00am (LYCO will be attending 10:15 to 11:00 to practice Swan Lake with us)Saturday, April 17, NO Rehearsal. (Box Elder spring break, no conductor - and no way into the building - unless someone has a place we can meet!)Thursday, April 22, Rehearsal on stage at BEMS, arrive at 4:45. Rehearsal from 5-7 pm (first half hour with LYCO)Friday, April 23, Final Concert at BEMS, 7pm
Tuesday, May 25, 7 pm, Utah Symphony All-Star Concert, Abravanel Hall (come see three of our musicians perform side-by-side with the Utah Symphony!)
Thanks for a great rehearsal! Please make a special effort to attend all rehearsals from here to the end of the season, which is just a few weeks away.
Saturday, April 3, 8:30 to 11:00am. (apologies to those in districts who have spring break that weekend)Saturday, April 10, 8:30 to 11:00am (LYCO will be attending 10:15 to 11:00 to practice Swan Lake with us)Saturday, April 17, NO Rehearsal. (Box Elder spring break, no conductor!)Thursday, April 22, Rehearsal on stage at BEMS, arrive at 4:45. Rehearsal from 5-7 pm (first half hour with LYCO)Friday, April 23, Final Concert at BEMS, 7pmI have updated the website... so take a look at LincolnYouthSymphony.blogspot.com and use the links to the right for calendars, etc!
Each year when we play at Abravanel Hall, we qualify to send a few people to play in the Utah Symphony All-Star Concert where the youth play side-by-side with the Utah Symphony. This year our orchestra is so small we only qualified to send one string player (Miranda), and they originally only gave us one wind spot (Keri) as well - and an alternate spot for oboe. We submitted everyone's information, never expecting that the Utah Valley Youth oboist wouldn't be able to play. But last week we found out that the UVY oboist can't make every rehearsal, so Avery gets to play instead!Congratulations to this year's Utah Symphony All-Stars: Miranda S. will be playing Violin, Keri H. will be playing Trumpet, and Avery W. will be playing oboe at the Utah Symphony All-Star Concert on May 25. I encourage all who can make it to attend the concert. Click Here for the Utah Symphony Website concert information.
Our winners for the ticket sales contest were: Gabby H, LYCO; Avery W, LYS (if you don't count our conductor)! They will both need to let me know which gift card they want.