Lancashire Schools Symphony Orchestra

Our Schools Symphony Orchestra is one of Lancashire Music Service’s county ensembles, providing inspiring opportunities for young musicians across the county.

The Power of Music

The Lancashire Schools’ Symphony Orchestra acts as a preparatory ensemble for the Lancashire Youth Symphony Orchestra, providing young instrumentalists with their first experience of playing symphonic orchestral music. As a guide, the standard required for the LSSO is Grade 4 wind/brass and Grade 3 strings.

The LSSO shares the same rehearsal facilities and concert venues as the Lancashire Youth Symphony Orchestra. The morning session of each rehearsal is spent in sectionals. These sessions are directed by Lancashire Music Service staff along with a team of professional musicians drawn from leading orchestras in the UK. The afternoon is a full orchestra rehearsal.

There are 16 rehearsals per academic year.

Forthcoming Events

Autumn Term 2017

Sunday 3 September             Rehearsal

Sunday 10 September           Rehearsal

Sunday 24 September            Rehearsal

Sunday 8 October                  Rehearsal

Sunday 22 October               Rehearsal (Pre-Course Information meeting for Parents/Carers)

Friday 10 to Sunday 12 November Residential Course, Castle Head Field Centre, Grange

Sunday 26 November            Rehearsal

Sunday 3 December         JOINT CHRISTMAS CONCERT WITH LYSO 3pm – VENUE TBC

 

Spring Term 2018

Sunday 14 January                Rehearsal

Sunday 28 January                Rehearsal

Sunday 4 February          Joint workshop with Westmorland Youth Orchestra

Sunday 11 February              Strings Workshop Day (string players only)

Sunday 25 February               Rehearsal

Sunday 18 March              JOINT CONCERT LYSO and LSSO WITH CLITHEROE GRAMMAR

 

Summer Term 2018

Sunday 15 April                      Rehearsal – Open Rehearsal

Sunday 29 April                      Rehearsal – Auditions for new players/LSSO to LYSO

Saturday 16 June             Rehearsal and Pendle Vale Concert with Choir

Sunday 24 June                      Rehearsal

Sunday 1 July                        Rehearsal

Sunday 8 July                   Joint Concert with all County Ensembles TBC

Saturday July 14th    LYSO and LSSO JOINT CHORAL CONCERT WITH CHAMBER CHOIR AND SCHOOL CHOIR

 

Date

Time

Location

Sundays 10am-3.30pm Lostock Hall Academy

Genres

  • Classical
  • Orchestral

Activities

  • Brass
  • Drums / Percussion
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Ensembles

Age Ranges

  • Key Stage 3: age 11-14
  • Key Stage 4: age 14-16
  • Key Stage 5: age 16-18

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