02 November 2011

Press Release for Lincoln Youth Symphony and Chamber Orchestra Concert November 12

The Lincoln Youth Symphony and Lincoln Youth Chamber Orchestra are pleased to announce the opening of their 2011-2012 season. You are cordially invited to attend their first concert, "Symphonic Sampler", November 12, 2011, at 4:30 pm, at the Box Elder Middle School Auditorium, 18 South 500 East, Brigham City. This will be an eclectic concert, featuring a wide variety of music sure to please all tastes. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for children 11 & under, or $12 for under-one-roof families.

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Lincoln Youth Chamber Orchestra

The Lincoln Youth Chamber Orchestra, the LYS training orchestra for strings, will begin the program. LYCO is conducted by Amanda Kippen, currently a senior at Weber State University in Music Education, and the program will include Christmas favorites such as the Overture from Handel's Messiah, and Sleigh Bells Jingling, as well as Satie's Gymnopedie No 1, and Critter Crawl.

Lincoln Youth Symphony

The Lincoln Youth Symphony, conducted by Robert Bott, will feature Krystell Taylor, violinist, performing the first movement of the Accolay violin concerto. Krystell was one of the winners of the LYS Concerto Competition last year, but broke her arm before she was able to perform in last season's concerto concert. The Lincoln Youth Symphony will also perform a medley from Sound of Music, Beethoven's Coriolan Overture, A Bach Christmas, and the Russian Sailor's Dance by Gliere.

Krystell Taylor

Krystell Taylor is 15 years old, and attends Wahlquist Jr. High School in Farr West, Utah. She lives in Plain City, and is the oldest of four children. Krystell started playing the violin when she was three, and took lessons from her mom until she was 11. She then started lessons with Diane Austin, and has taken from Diane for the last three and a half years. Krystell loves music, and is often found singing while working on various projects. She has participated in different ward and school choirs, orchestras, and is currently principle over the second violins in the Lincoln Youth Symphony. She has started teaching some of her own private students, and wants to go on to major in music in college.

LYS and LYCO include students who are participating in their school programs but are looking for more music in their junior high and high school experiences. Students come from as far north as Tremonton, as far east as Logan, as far west as Plain City, and as far south as Riverdale. The orchestras are the main project of the Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported by grants from the George S & Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation, the Utah Division of Arts & Museums with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts, and their annual Gala Fundraiser -- supported by many local businesses, parents, grandparents, and Paradise Furniture in Willard, Utah. More information is available at LincolnYouthSymphony.blogspot.com.

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