Rehearsal & concert info for LSO members: January 2015

Happy New Year! Here are key pieces of info for LSO members going into the final stretch before our concert:

Sunday, Jan. 4 – Rehearsal as usual, School of Music. Brass bring treats. Posters available.

Sunday, Jan. 11 – DRESS REHEARSAL – NOTE LOCATION: Hill Auditorium

Enter at the back of the hall by 6:45 and be ready to play at 7 p.m.

Remember to allow extra time for parking. The Blue parking structures near Hill/Power Center are free on Sundays unless there is a special event, in which case everyone without a Blue pass must pay $5 to park there.

Come early to help set up if you can. Anyone can bring snacks to share (get rid of those last holiday treats). Rehearsal should end at our usual time of 9:30.

*** THURSDAY, Jan. 15 – SPECIAL REHEARSAL AT SPECIAL LOCATION ***

6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at North Campus Research Complex (former Pfizer) dining room, Bldg. 18

Pizza and pop will be provided beginning at 6 p.m. First violins: Your turn to bring snacks

Find a map here – enter near the “Egg” sculpture. Parking is free after 5 p.m.

Please note: the only U-M bus serving this location (Research Link) ends at 7 p.m. If you will be taking the bus to rehearsal and need a ride home, please email orchestra@umich.edu .

Sunday, Jan. 18 – CONCERT – Hill Auditorium

Onstage pre-concert warmup at 3 p.m. Allow extra time for parking!

What to wear: Tuxedo or black suit with white shirt and black tie for men, long black skirts or black pants for women, with a long-sleeve black shirt or white shirt under a black long-sleeve sweater or jacket. Don’t have good concert attire? Put it on your holiday wish list!

For your friends and family: Adrian will give a pre-concert talk at 3:30 downstairs while Joe leads us in the pre-concert warmup. We will open the doors to the lobby at 3 and the auditorium at 3:40. The concert begins at 4 p.m.

Post concert dinner fundraiser: Knight’s Steakhouse – Bring a coupon; present it when you pay. The fundraiser does not include alcohol proceeds – you must order food even at the bar.

Sunday, Jan. 25 – Rehearsal as usual, School of Music

Sunday, Feb. 1 – NO REHEARSAL (Super Bowl Sunday)

 

 

Announcing the winners of our Concerto Competition!

On Saturday, Dec. 6, we held a concerto competition – a tradition for the LSO. Music director Adrian Slywotzky, Gifts of Art director Elaine Sims and Elliott Moore of the Detroit Medical Orchestra report the level of playing was remarkable, and faced an extremely difficult decision.

The winners of this year’s LSO concerto competition are:

Eric Dluzniewski, euphonium, playing Weber’s Bassoon Concerto in F Major

Naki Sung Kripfgans, organ, playing Poulenc’s Concerto for Organ, Timpani and Strings

Congratulations to both! More to come on the plans for their performances…