09 November 2012

LYS: Rehearsal, Concert Information, Group Photo Attire


Two-Part Prelude:
  1. To all who participated in the concerto auditions last week (some were from our orchestra, some were not), thank you for an incredibly inspiring afternoon! I absolutely loved being part of that, and the only part I didn't like was having to choose a few to play for the concerts in February and April. That part was hard! Thanks to Sam & Doris for being on the panel. There will be more information on this as time goes on (especially since we will be rehearsing for this after Thanksgiving). So, those selected to perform are ... drum roll please ... Jennifer Ban (Piano, Beethoven); Paisley Tarboton (Violin, Bruch); Taylor Robbins (Cello, Haydn); Nathan Brown (Violin, Chen Gang and He Zhanhao); and alternate Krystal Matheson (Trumpet, Hummel). Again, I wish we could have chosen everyone, and I hope we will have a great experience accompanying these wonderful musicians on their solos. For those who weren't chosen, come back and audition again!

  2. Thank you to all who came to the retreat, to all who drove, to our chaperones, and to everyone who put up with the food. It wasn't great, but it was food, and we are thinking about doing something better & less expensive next year for food and even have a volunteer to head up the effort... Isn't Camp Utaba great?  :)

Upcoming Important Information:

Concert Publicity

It's coming time for a check-in as we wind down to our first concert next week, November 17, 5pm, Box Elder Middle School Auditorium, $3/$2/$12. I have posted the press release with all the important information on the website. Be sure to share it with family and friends. Let's fill up the audience!

I also created an event on Facebook. Share it around, okay? Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/events/110102512485344/
Event on the community calendar "Now Playing Utah": 

Tomorrow's Rehearsal

So, tomorrow's rehearsal (November 10, 2012) is a normal rehearsal with wind & brass sectionals. It's at Promontory School, as usual, from 8:30 to 11:00 am. It's also our last rehearsal before Concert Day, so be there & be prepared!

Next Week's Rehearsal

Next week's rehearsal (November 17, 2012) will be at the regular time (8:30 to 11:00 am) but it will be on the stage at Box Elder Middle School Auditorium, 18 South 500 East, Brigham City. 

Group Photo: Big Announcement

We will be taking a group picture at the end of our rehearsal before the LYCO rehearsal ... WEAR your CONCERT ATTIRE for the rehearsal! This is a change from previous years. A CHANGE! Yes, dress up for the rehearsal. You don't have to button the top of your manly dress shirts or put on your ties until it's time for the photo, but please wear your black slacks, black socks, black shoes, black suit jacket, black bowtie, and white dress shirt for the photo. But not if you're a girl. Girls don't have to wear that stuff. They wear all black: black shoes, black nylons/tights/trouser socks, black blouses (or black dresses)... You know what I mean, right? Dressy & black with sleeves and black legs. Pictures. With instruments. Fun. Yeah. I'm Excited!


The concert that evening is at 5pm. Call time is 4:30. Concert order: Mt Olympus Waters Honors Quartet from the University of Utah Graduate School (including Sam Runolfson, cello); LYCO; LYS. We expect to be finished by 6:30pm at the latest. We know some people have pits or other concerts to head for! :) Check the press release or Facebook event or Now Playing Utah link for admission information. YES... We all contribute to the rental of the auditorium by paying a small admission fee. Let's find a few sponsors so we don't have to pay! Anyone want to head up the effort for the next concert? :)

Press Release: Lincoln Youth Symphony & Chamber Orchestra Presenting Concert with Guest String Quartet

The Lincoln Youth Symphony and Chamber Orchestra will be presenting their first concert of the season with special guest artists The Mount Olympus Waters Honors String Quartet. The concert will be Saturday, November 17, 2012, at 5:00pm, Box Elder Middle School Auditorium, 18 South 500 East, Brigham City. Admission $3 Adults, $2 Students/Seniors, $12 Family (under-one-roof).

Guest artists Mount Olympus String Quartet, an honors quartet from the University of Utah graduate school, will open the concert with a Dvorak string quartet.

The Lincoln Youth Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Amanda Kippen, will follow with Grieg's "Anitra's Dance", Corelli's "Christmas Concerto", Rimsky-Korsakov's "Dance of the Tumblers", and a fun arrangement combining "Carol of the Bells" and "Greensleeves". LYCO is an audition-only string training orchestra for Lincoln Youth Symphony.

The Lincoln Youth Symphony, with new conductor Samuel Runolfson, will conclude the concert with two movements from Beethoven's "7th Symphony", Brahms' "Hungarian Dance No. 5", an arrangement of Hatikvah (the Israeli national anthem), and a selection of Christmas Carols. LYS is an audition-only full orchestra looking forward to attending the Youth Symphony Festival at Abravanel Hall in February 2013.

These orchestras are projects of the Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society, with funding from the George S & Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation, the Utah Arts Council, and the Annual Gala Fundraiser Dinner. LBSS is especially grateful for the support of families, friends, and local businesses in the Brigham City, Tremonton, Logan, and Ogden areas.