Are you interested in playing with the LPO

Are you interested in playing with the LPO

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Following the successful participation in two evenings of music with the St Cecilia Chamber Orchestra and the UTAS Wind Orchestra respectively, the City of Launceston Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) intends to formally launch itself with its own concert programme on Saturday September 6. For the LPO to be a successful organisation, both musically and administratively, it is necessary for the behind the scenes work to be distributed to ensure that we become the best orchestra possible. Therefore, two teams have been established to assist in the running of the LPO. These committees are the LPO Board and Orchestra Management Team. Each of the groups have specific roles and tasks to perform and draw on the professional skills and experiences of each of its members.

If you have not player with, or heard of, the LPO and are wondering why you are receiving this email.  The answer is quite simple – your name has been forwarded to me as a someone who may be interested in playing with the us.  If you are, then please read on.

The LPO Board is responsible for the day to day administration of the LPO, members of the Board are drawn from playing and non-playing members of the LPO. The Board is charged with ensuring that the LPO is well managed and that it will become an icon within the Tasmanian musical community. Members of the Board are:

  • Nicholas Reaburn (Chairman)
  • Kylie Long
  • Eamonn Seddon
  • Stephen Henty
  • Stephen King
  • Michael Stocks

Members of the Orchestra Management Team (OMT) are also drawn playing members of the LPO who are responsible for the artistic requirements of the LPO. Members of the OMT are:

  • Eamonn Seddon (Orchestra Manager)
  • Stephen King
  • Michael Stocks
  • Daniel Wahl
  • Clare Corban-Banks
  • Christine Clarke
  • Kylie Long
  • Jason George

The OMT met recently to discuss repertoire for the September 6 concert. At this meeting it was also decided to make a call for “Expressions of Interest” (EOI) to join the LPO. The EOI purpose is twofold, it serves as a mechanism to inform the wider community about the LPO and to attract potential new players. The OMT will consider the EOIs from all current players and potential new players based upon their merit. To assist with the establishment of a pool of players we would like all current players to also submit an EOI. Further details in regard to the process will be made available shortly. If there are a number of potential applicants for positions that meet the playing criteria required, auditions may be held for those positions.

To access the EOI click here and to access the current audition information click here.

On a personal note I would like to thank the Board and OMT for their work behind the scenes thus far. I am positive that these committees with guide the LPO and see it flourish.

In preparation for the upcoming September concert could I ask that you have a look at the following repertoire list. Please familiarise yourself with the music through recordings and the printed scores.

Please find below a tentative rehearsal and concert schedule for the September concert.

Saturday August 09, 10.00am-1.00pm @ UTAS Auditorium
Saturday August 16, 10.00am-1.00pm @ UTAS Auditorium
Thursday August 21, 7.00pm-9.30pm @ UTAS Auditorium Strings only
Thursday August 28, 7.00pm-9.30pm @ UTAS Auditorium
Thursday September 04, 7.00pm-9.30pm @ UTAS Auditorium
Saturday September 06, 6.00pm-6.40pm @ Princess Theatre (balance check)
Saturday September 06, 7.30pm-9.30pm Performance

I am looking forward to our continued musical journey and establishing the City of Launceston Philharmonic Orchestra as one of Tasmania’s premiere performance ensembles.

Kind regards,

Stephen King

Chief Conductor 
City of Launceston Philharmonic Orchestra

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