LUUMS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
LUUMS Symphony Orchestra, or ‘Symph’ as it is more fondly known, has around 70 auditioned positions up for grabs – including strings, woodwind, brass and percussion. This friendly, sociable and hard-working orchestra is a really great ensemble to get involved with. Having already undertaken ambitious projects, such as Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique and Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, this year’s repertoire will be no less challenging! There is a lot of exciting and varied repertoire planned, ranging from the staples of the classical world, to some of the lesser known works. We perform 3 local concerts a year, and also go on tour every summer to a major European destination which is a definite highlight! It requires real dedication to be a member of our team, but this just makes the experience all the more rewarding, and our many social events and trips to the pub after rehearsals even more enjoyable Being part of an ensemble like Symph is a fantastic way of making friends with like-minded people, who enjoy working together to perform great repertoire. Auditions for the Symphony Orchestra 2019/20 have now closed. Thank you to everyone who auditioned, and congratulations to this year's orchestra! Thursdays 7.00pm – 9.30pm Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, School of Music
Thursdays 7.00pm – 9.30pm
Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, School of Music
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Alice is a second year studying BA music at Leeds. She has been playing in various orchestras, mainly as a percussionist, since primary school. Last year in LUUMS Alice was a member of Symphonic Wind Orchestra and Symphonic orchestra, as well as enjoying being involved in other ensembles such as playing in a marimba trio and playing in the band for the Adams family musical. Alice is so excited to be manager and can’t wait to start making great music with you all!
Kit is a second year undergraduate BA music student at the University of Leeds. After conducting the brass band at his college for two years, he was very excited to have been given the opportunity to conduct the Symphony Orchestra this year. Playing in the Kirklees Musica Youth Orchestra as a trombonist for several years, he got his passion for orchestral works at a young age. A first study pianist, he has worked extensively with LUU opera society as a répétiteur, observing productions and taking an active part in rehearsals. Kit is taking the module in conducting this coming year and is also working on his technique regularly with Martin Pickard. He also started conducting the Thornton Singers - a choir in Bradford - this year, and has been really enjoying spending so much time leading ensembles this year.
Theo is a second year music student at the University of Leeds and is currently the co-manager of the LUUMS Symphony Orchestra. On this exciting journey, he hopes to make his mark on the prestigious ensemble. After the great work by the previous ensemble team, Theo is keen to uphold Symph’s reputation and is excited to get to work with fantastic musicians once again.