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.
New players are always very welcome – contact us to arrange to come for a tryout day
(As a guide the standard for the LSSO is strings grade 2-3 and above, wind grade 4 and above)
The orchestra offers you the opportunity to work with inspiring leaders and professional musicians, alongside like-minded young people from across Lancashire.
Rehearsals are at Lostock Hall Academy on alternate Sundays and there is an exciting programme of forthcoming events including concerts, courses and workshops.
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.
LANCASHIRE SCHOOLS’ SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SCHEDULE
Venue: Lostock Hall Academy, Todd Lane North, Lostock Hall, Preston, PR5 5UR
Time: Sunday, 10.00am – 3.30pm
Spring Term 2020
Sunday January 12th Rehearsal 7
Sunday January 26th Rehearsal 8
Sunday February 9th Rehearsal 9
Sunday February 16th Strings Workshop Day (string players only)
*** LYSO AND LSSO PLAYERS ARE PRE-REGISTERED FOR THIS EVENT ON EVENTBRITE – NO NEED TO SIGN UP***
Booking and other information for anyone wishing to book*** is HERE
Monday February 17th Woodwind Workshop Day** (10am to 4pm) Lostock Academy
**Woodwind players need to sign up on Eventbrite HERE
Sunday March 1st Rehearsal 10
Sunday March 15th LYSO 50th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT – Special event not to be missed!!
Free ticket for LSSO players plus one adult (further tickets on sale)
2pm LSSO/LYSO players invited to special pre-concert talk with LYSO/LSSO alumni
3pm Concert – Invited LYSO professional alumni side by side with the LYSO
Booking and concert information HERE
Sunday March 29th Rehearsal 11
(with video and audio recordings taking place for use in promotional material)
Summer Term 2020
Friday April 17th Brass Workshop Day***
***Brass players need to sign up on Eventbrite HERE
Sunday April 26th Rehearsal 12
Sunday June 7th Rehearsal 13
Saturday June 13th Concert – Pendle Schools Festival
Sunday June 21st Rehearsal 14
Sunday June 28th Rehearsal 15 – AUDITIONS FOR LSSO TO LYSO
Wednesday July 1st Joint Concert – Poulton Music Centre
Sunday July 5th Rehearsal 16 – Final ‘Bring a Friend’ rehearsal with favourite pieces, learning to conduct and more!
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.
In the rare cases of unavoidable, exceptional absences please ensure that you inform Ann Connal/Karen Giudici as soon as you are aware as your absences impact rehearsal schedule and tutor availability. Thank you.
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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 2: age 7-11