*WE ARE REBRANDING*
In order to reflect the current personnel who play with LYSO, we think it's about time to re-asses the orchestra's name. Most of our regular players, who form the core of the orchestra, joined us whilst still at secondary school. Now, the majority of our players are either in their final year at Music College or are working professionally as orchestral musicians. In order to reflect this, we are changing our performing name to the London Young Sinfonia, whilst still using LYSO as our umbrella organisational title.
Our first concert as the London Young Sinfonia will be on Saturday 12th September, at St Sepulchre-Without-Newgate Church, at 5:30pm. Repertoire includes Beethoven Symphony No. 7.
The London Youth Symphony Orchestra was founded in 2011 by Ben Glassberg with the aim of providing an informal, but high quality orchestral playing opportunity. We rehearse in an intense burst of three rehearsals before each concert, enabling us to keep the music fresh, whilst also allowing our players to maintain their other musical commitments.
Recent repertoire includes Holst The Planets, Copland Appalachian Spring and Beethoven Pastoral Symphony.
Future plans include Beethoven Symphonies 1 and 7, Schoenberg's Chamber Symphony and more.
In June 2014, we embarked on our first operatic project, Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, as part of the Bedford Park Festival. We were also involved in the world premiere of Alan Hawkshaw's Pop Opera, Berlin, in September 2014. Watch this space for details of similar such productions!