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 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 2019

Sunday September 8th           Rehearsal 1 (Parents/Carers/Players/Welcome meeting)

Sunday September 22nd       Rehearsal 2

Sunday September 29th         Rehearsal 3 (Parents/Carers Residential Meeting)

Friday October 4th to Sunday 6th Residential Course, Castle Head Field Centre, Grange

Sunday November 17th          Rehearsal 4

Sunday November 24th           Rehearsal 5

Sunday December 1st             Rehearsal 6

Sunday December 8th          LYSO AND LSSO CONCERT

TBC VENUE: BURNLEY

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***

Sunday March 1st                   Rehearsal 10

Sunday March 29th                 Rehearsal 11

 

 

Summer Term 2020             

EXAM BREAK

APRIL/MAY DATE                  Rehearsal 12 – TBC

Sunday June 21st                   Rehearsal 13 – AUDITIONS FOR LSSO TO LYSO

Sunday June 28th                  Rehearsal 14

Sunday July 5th                      Rehearsal 15

Sunday July 19th                     Rehearsal 16

                                               

Please put rehearsal and events 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.

Follow us on Facebook @lancsyouthorchestra and Twitter @LSSO16

For dates of events or concerts visit the events page here.

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