08 April 2011

Press Release

The following was submitted to the Box Elder News Journal, The Tremonton Leader, and the Standard Examiner:

The Lincoln Youth Symphony and Lincoln Youth Chamber Orchestra will present their season finale concert on Saturday, April 16, 2011, at 5:00 pm at Box Elder Middle School Auditorium, 18 South 500 East, Brigham City. Admission as follows: Adults $3; Children 11 & Under $2; Seniors $2; Families $12.

Come prepared to enjoy an evening of classical music designed with variety in mind.  In addition to preparing for performances,the youth in these audition-only orchestras have enjoyed a fun year getting to know each other. The Lincoln Youth Symphony also enjoyed a weekend retreat to Camp UTABA last October, and their annual performance at Abravanel Hall for the Youth Symphony Festival in February.

The Lincoln Youth Chamber Orchestra (LYCO), a strings-only orchestra conducted by Chuck Thompson of Clinton, will present Scherzo from Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Themes from the New World Symphony by Dvorak, Anitra's Dance by Grieg, an arrangement of Secrets by One Republic, and Spring by Vivaldi.

The Lincoln Youth Symphony (LYS), a full orchestra conducted by Robert Bott, will present The Sleeping Beauty Waltz from the Ballet by Tchaikovsky, Brahm's Variations on a Theme by Haydn, and Danse Macabre by Saint-Saens.

The two orchestras will combine under the direction of Robert Bott to present the Third Movement of the Antar Symphony by Rimsky-Korsakov.

These orchestras are projects of the Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society (LBSS), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported by the George S & Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation, the Utah Arts Council, Walmart Community Giving, and ATK matching funds donations. The LBSS is dedicated to bringing youth and adult musicians together to perform beautiful music. The Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society would like to thank the many contributors to their recent Gala Dinner and Fundraiser, including Paradise Furniture for their generous donation of a recliner for the raffle. Listing all other contributors would double the size of this article, but please know they are truly grateful for your generosity.

Additional information regarding LYS or LYCO may be obtained at LincolnYouthSymphony.blogspot.com. Contact Julie Gardner, LincolnYouthSymphony@gmail.com, 435.723.8262 to be added to either mailing list for Fall auditions.

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