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Gala Concert The 2016 Gala Concert was on Saturday 9th July - 7:30pm - at Kirkham Grammar School, Ribby Road, Kirkham, Preston. PR4 2BH _____________________________________________________________ Gala Concert The Gala Concert was on Saturday 11th July 2015 at Chorley Town Hall. More details...  _____________________________________________________________ Joint Concert - Rossall School A joint concert for LYSO and LSSO at Rossall School was held on Saturday 7th March 2015. More details...  _____________________________________________________ Spring Concert - Ormskirk School A concert for LYSO and LSSO at Ormskirk School was held on Sunday 22nd March 2015. More details...  _____________________________________________________ Concert - Westholme School A concert for LYSO and LSSO was held at Westholme School, Blackburn on Sunday 14th December 2014. More details...   _____________________________________________________________ Gala Concert The Gala Concert 2014 was on Saturday 12th July at Sir John Thursby Community College, Burnley. More details...  _____________________________________________________________ ‘Friends’ meeting (and AGM) The ‘Friends’ meeting including AGM was held at 10am on Sunday, 10th Nov 2013 at Lostock Hall.  _____________________________________________________________ Gala Concert The Gala concert was at Chorley Town Hall on Saturday 13th July 2013. _____________________________________________________________ Westholme Concert - 13th January Both orchestras gave excellent performances of works with pieces including film music (Harry Potter, James Bond, Dambusters March & Pirates of the Caribbean) and a wide range of classical pieces by Vivian Ellis, Strauss, Liszt, Rossini, Dvorak, Brahms and Beethoven. The concert was well attended and all involved enjoyed the excellent facilities available at Westholme School. _____________________________________________________________ Annual General Meeting The AGM was held during the rehearsal on the 25th November 2012. _____________________________________________________________ Gala Concert  The 2012 Gala concert was at the Marine Hall, Fleetwood on Saturday 14th July. _____________________________________________________________ AGM Report At the AGM on Sunday 16th October 2011 Angela Tranter was elected as the new Chairman of the ‘Friends’. On behalf of the ‘Friends’ she would like to thank Paul Wickham for his hard work during his 3 year term as Chairman. The ‘Friends’ agreed to to subsidise both the LYSO summer tour (July/August) and the residential course (February). Orchestra members should have been informed of the reduction in costs for these events. _____________________________________________________________ LYSO perform at MfY National Festival The LYSO played at the Music for Youth National Festival at Birmingham Symphony Hall on  Saturday 9th July 2011. They performed the Waltz and Adagio the Sleeping Beauty Ballet Suite by Tchaikovsky and “(Baba Yaga’s) Hut on Hen’s Legs” and “The Great Gate of Kiev” from Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.  _____________________________________________________________ LYSO Regional Festival MfY Report On Saturday 26th March 2011, at Rochdale Town Hall, the LYSO performed 2 movements from Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky. Here are the Judges comments: Your attack with vigour and tremendous energy - The angular string melody is so articulate. All sections are balanced and the blend is superb. Opening section so secure in every detail. Delightful Bassoon solo!! You achieve the necessary 'Russian' inflexion and character - Brilliant cello and bases - you are providing a solid foundation throughout. The horrendously difficult string figures are accomplished with consummate ease! Finale - Glorious - Arresting - Assured playing! There is an effervescent feeling of exuberance in the work which you achieve so well. I commend you on your energy and total commitment to the music. Stunning dynamic contrasts. This is a first rate youth orch.. who has enormous skill and desire to perform to a very high standard!!! Thank you for your performance today! Terrific!!     - Keith Henson What a professional sound this youth orchestra makes. A vigorous and exciting opening to Baba Yaga. Excellent intonation and rhythmic articulation. Good all round sections and a tremendous orchestral full sound. The excitement of Baba Yaga ran into the splendour and majestic playing of the Great Gate of Kiev. Magnificent shaping of phrases making full use of of an extensive dynamic range. A joy to listen to.  - David Parkinson ______________________________________________________________ March 2011 - New Look Website In the spirit-of-the-age the FLSSO website has had a make-over’. Now I’m the first to agree that ‘newer is not always better’ so I apologize in advance for the change. The new software makes editing quicker and site management easier. ______________________________________________________________ Thank you... The chairman would like to thank all those volunteers who have helped run the 'Friends' tuckshop on rehearsal days. ______________________________________________________________ Contact Us If you have any suggestions, information or any other feedback then contact us. ______________________________________________________________
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