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.
Earlier this year Lancashire Music Hub, County Ensembles appointed a new conductor to the Lancashire Schools Symphony Orchestra (LSSO), Paul Swannell – read more about Paul here.
There are 16 rehearsals per academic year.
Autumn Term 2018
Sunday September 2nd Rehearsal 1
Sunday September 16th Rehearsal 2 (Pre-Course Information meeting for Parents/Carers)
Friday September 28th– Sunday 30th Residential Course, Castle Head Field Centre, Grange
Sunday October 7th Rehearsal 3
Sunday November 4th Rehearsal 4
Sunday November 18th Rehearsal 5
Sunday November 25th Rehearsal 6
Spring Term 2019
Sunday January 13th Rehearsal 7
Sunday January 27th Rehearsal 8
Sunday February 10th Rehearsal 9
Sunday February 17th Strings Workshop Day (string players only)*
*LYSO AND LSSO PLAYERS ARE PRE-REGISTERED FOR THIS EVENT ON EVENTBRITE
Sunday March 3rd Rehearsal 10
Sunday March 17th Rehearsal 11
Summer Term 2019
Sunday April 28th Rehearsal 12
Sunday May 12th Rehearsal 13
Sunday June 23rd Rehearsal 14 – Open Rehearsal
Sunday June 30th Rehearsal 15 – Auditions for new players/LSSO to LYSO
Sunday July 7th Rehearsal 16 (Pre-Course Tour meeting for Parents/Carers)
Please put these dates in your calendar. As a member of a county ensemble, we expect you to be committed to attending rehearsals and events to ensure that high performance standards are achieved.
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For dates of events or concerts visit the events page here.
|Sundays||10am-3.30pm||Lostock Hall Academy|
- Drums / Percussion
- Key Stage 3: age 11-14
- Key Stage 4: age 14-16
- Key Stage 5: age 16-18