In Harmony Lambeth (IHL) and The Lambeth Youth Symphony Orchestra (LYSO) are delighted to host their first international youth orchestra exchange in collaboration with the Melbourne Grammar School Symphony Orchestra.
The Melbourne Grammar School Symphony Orchestra has been in existence for more than 60 years. The orchestra presents an annual series of concerts, both within the school and the wider community, and for the past 30 years has undertaken a regular schedule of touring within Australia and internationally. In recent years, the orchestra has presented concerts in China, Japan, Europe and the United States. The orchestra is conducted by Mark Drummond.
The Lambeth Youth Symphony Orchestra (LYSO) is a new symphony orchestra created in 2017 by both In Harmony Lambeth’s Holst Symphony Orchestra and the Senior String and Wind Ensembles from Lambeth Music Service (LMS). The orchestra is jointly led by IHL and LMS tutors and is conducted by Jose Gandia.
LYSO has an annual side-by side collaboration with Southbank Sinfonia, offering concerts at St John’s Church, Waterloo, and regular winter concerts with IHL at Southbank Centre, while also serving the local area with community concerts at Wheatsheaf Hall, Herne Hill Music Festival, and Lambeth Music Youth Takeover, among others. A growing orchestra, LYSO welcomes applications from young musicians of Grade 4 – 8+ standard.
PerformersMelbourne Grammar School Symphony Orchestra
RepertoireMalcolm Arnold: Prelude (Maestoso); March (Allegro con brio) from Little Suite No.1 for orchestra, Op.53