Hello MLSO members:
Here is our TENTATIVE schedule for the 2021-2022 season. This schedule will be updated to "firm" when we receive confirmation from Valley Forge Middle School. We expect this confirmation as late as the end of August (COVID-19 related) - too late for many MLSO members to plan. Thus the published tentative schedule. Please mark your calendars.
- Concert lengths are a little shorter this year. The Podium Committee decided on this in order to have flexibility to or not to have intermissions.
- All rehearsals are from 7:30 to 9:45
- There are several possible opportunities to perform 2nd concerts at Keneseth Israel this year. Perhaps 2 concerts! One in fall and one in spring. We are also working on an outdoor Strauss concert at the Abington Arts Center in June 2022.
- The James Deitz Competition will take place on September 25th at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church. The Application and Rules are on the MLSO website. That is mlso.org. (In our last document, we had a typographical error. mlso.org is correct)
- If you are currently planning NOT to return to MLSO this year, please let Rachel Braddick, Personnel Director, know by return email to firstname.lastname@example.org
October 29, 2021, 8PM
Coleridge Taylor-The Bamboula (Rhapsodic Dance #1)
Debussy-Premiere Rhapsody for Clarinet (Ricardo Morales, soloist)
Beethoven-Symphony # 6
Rehearsals: 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19 & 10/26
February 25, 2022, 8PM
James Deitz Competition Winner
Tchaikowsky-Symphony # 5
Rehearsals: 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22
April 29, 2022, 8PM
Rimsky Korsakov- Capriccio Espanol
Chaminade Concertino for Flute (Olivia Staton, soloist)
Debussy- Nocturnes #1 and #2
Rehearsals: 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/19, 4/25
Potential Kenneseth Israel Concert
November 14 and/or May 1, 8, or 15th
Potential Abington Arts Center Strauss Waltz/Picnic Concert
June 11/12 or 18/19 (Saturday or Sunday)
All the best for a safe, sunny, and musical summer.
Rachel Braddick for MLSO Communications Team