27 January 2011

Abravanel Hall Schedule

Extra! Extra!

The information has arrived for our February 28 Abravanel Hall trip. I do not have the bus schedule yet, but I will soon. We are in the morning group and our performance time is 9:30 am. We will be listening to two orchestras (8:00 and 8:30), going upstairs at 9:00, performing from 9:30 to 10:00, then getting pictures. We then listen to groups at 10:30, 11:00 and 11:30.

Please plan to stay for the entire session (from 8am to noon) as it is very valuable for us to observe others' performances in addition to our experience performing.

I will not be there on Saturday, but there will be a mom there with tickets to trade for checks, so please bring in your Gala ticket money! Let's see who is farthest ahead!

Have a great weekend, and I'll see you at Box Elder Middle School for rehearsal on February 5th! Don't forget, the concert is at 5pm, not 7pm. (Rehearsal this Saturday, Jan 29, is still at ACYI -- just trying to avoid confusion!)

:) Julie

22 January 2011

Gala, Concert Time Change, etc., Saturday, January 22, 2011


Here is the run-down for today:

I handed out Gala ticket sales packets to everyone at rehearsal. If you weren't there today, I have uploaded the letters, ticket tracking form, & receipts to the website. Click here for the right page. This is so you can get started today, even without the handout! Notice that the page of receipts is also attached, which means if you use all four receipts that I handed out today, you can print more!  Save the date: the Gala is 6pm, February 18, 2011, at the Brigham City Community/Senior Center, 24 N 300 W. 

Please contact me if you have any items for the Silent Auction. The solicitation letter (for businesses) is also uploaded to the website. My dear husband just spent some time at Paradise Furniture, and there will be a recliner for the raffle! (Raffle tickets will be for sale at the door. They will be $1, or 6 for $5.)

Our Concert is 2 weeks from Today! I really need everyone to spend time on their music at home. Even if you think you'll never be able to play it, practicing helps things go better. Always. I'm living proof!

Concert time: The concert time has officially been changed to 5pm on February 5th, 2011. It is at the Box Elder Middle School Auditorium, 18 S 500 E, Brigham City. Admission is Adults $3, Children (11 & Under) $2, Seniors $2, Families (from one household) $12. 

I still don't have the schedule from the organizers for Abravanel Hall. Again, set aside Feb 28th. Details coming soon!

I have posted the press release for the concert on the blog. Check it out! 

I will not be at rehearsal next week. My uncle passed away this week and we are going to California for the memorial service. Tiffany will be working with the winds on the Fughetta. I know you can do it!

We will also include the strings (who are not playing percussion) in the Aladdin piece! 

Thanks for everything, and PLEASE let me know when you can't make rehearsal. Your absence is sometimes rather frustrating!

Julie Gardner
Robert Bott


Press Release for Lincoln Youth Symphony Concerto Night Feb 5

Violinist Sarah Pehrson of Plain City and violist Hector Guadarrama of Honeyville will be the featured soloists in the Lincoln Youth Symphony's Concerto Night conducted by Robert Bott. The concert will be February 5, 2011, at 5:00 pm in the Box Elder Middle School auditorium, 18 South 500 East, Brigham City. Admission: Adults $3, Children (11 & under) $2, Seniors $2, and Families $12.

This annual concert features winners of the Lincoln Youth Symphony Concerto Competition. There were three winners this year. The third winner is Krystell Taylor from Plain City, but she is currently recovering from a broken arm and will be featured instead on our April 16 concert.

Sarah Pehrson will be performing Max Bruch's Concerto in G Minor, first movement (Vorspiel). She has played violin for 7 ½ years, studying privately for 5 ½. For the last year and a half she has studied with Peggy Wheelwright. She was in the 2009 All-State Orchestra and recently performed with the 2010 All-State Orchestra. Sarah has a love of all music; she enjoys playing in pit orchestras and loves to sing. She recently won her school's Sterling Scholar for music. Sarah is incredibly dependable and an extremely hard worker with a 4.0 GPA. She is a senior at Fremont High School. Sarah has been the concert master of the Lincoln Youth Symphony for two years, and is a past concert master of the Lincoln Youth Chamber Orchestra.

Hector Guadarrama will be performing Johann Baptist Vanhal's Concerto in C Major for Viola, first movement (Allegro Moderato). Hector is 16 years old, and has been playing viola for over seven years. He is a junior at Bear River High School and first started playing viola when he was in 4th grade. He has been addicted to the art ever since. He has been in numerous youth symphonies and ensembles, as well as community orchestras. He has competed in State Solo twice, receiving high honors both times, and plans on competing again this year. Also, this year marked his second year performing with All-State orchestra. Currently, he is an active participant in the NUYS (Northern Utah Youth Symphony) and the BYO (Bonneville Youth Orchestra) and is privately studying under Dr. Michael Palumbo, Professor of Viola, at Weber State University.

The Lincoln Youth Symphony is a project of the Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society. Please support them in their upcoming annual Gala Fundraiser Dinner & Silent Auction on Friday, February 18, 2011, 6pm, at the Brigham City Community Center. For further information about auditioning or joining the orchestra, or to donate a silent auction item to the fundraiser, please visit LincolnYouthSymphony.blogspot.com or contact Julie Gardner at LincolnYouthSymphony@gmail.com or 435.723.8262.

The Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society would like to thank Walmart employees for their recent generous contribution to our organization. Also a big thanks to the George S & Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation, the Utah Arts Council matching gifts from Autoliv, local businesses, and the best parents and grandparents anywhere.

13 January 2011

Weekly Email for Saturday 8 January 2011


It was great to see everyone again on Saturday.

This is a just a quick email. Please let me know when you aren't going to make rehearsal. It really cuts down on my dramatic dismay when people aren't there! It's really easy; just reply to this email with a date, and a reasonable excuse.

We miss having everyone rehearsing together at once. It makes it hard to prepare for a concert!

Oh, by the way, we DO have rehearsal this Saturday, notwithstanding MLK day on Monday.

AND we have a few things coming up: 

Concert February 5th
Gala Dinner February 18th
Abravanel Hall February 28th

More details will be forthcoming.

Again thank you for your dedication and hard work!

FYI: We will be saving the Accolay concerto (a strings only piece) for the April concert in hopes that our soloist will be well by then. She broke her arm on Saturday!

Concert Feb 5th:
Vanhal (Viola concerto for strings & trumpet - handed out Jan 8th)
Bruch (Violin concerto (Sarah's piece) full orchestra)
Schubert 2nd movement (work hard on this - we are prepping for a performance of both movements at Abravanel Hall on Feb 28th)
Fughetta (Winds only)
Aladdin and his Magic Lamp (Winds only with Rob narrating. Any strings interested in playing percussion please let me know.)

Sorry that this email is a little random. 

See you this Saturday!

Julie Gardner 
Robert Bott