The LYCO welcomes musicians of all skill levels. Some of our members joined after only a few weeks’ experience; others have been playing for decades.
Almost any violin, viola, cello or double bass player may join the LYCO’s introductory string orchestra. If you can play a D major and G major scale, and read music in those keys, you can play with the Piccolo Strings.
The music for this intermediate string orchestra may range from E♭ to A major and C to F♯ minor (3 flats to 3 sharps). You should be able to play in these keys up to third position (violins and violas) or fourth position (cellos).
Launceston Symphony Orchestra
As the name implies, this orchestra contains strings, woodwind, brass and percussion. The music may be in almost any key, and use most of the playable range of each instrument.
For examples of what each orchestra plays, listen to recent concerts in the Galleries.
All orchestras rehearse on Friday evenings. For rehearsal dates, times and venue see the Rehearsals page. A reasonable commitment to attendance is expected for the health of the orchestra.
Applications for 2019
You will be able to apply on-line here shortly.
Fees for 2019
|Piccolo or Intermezzo Strings||$155|
|Launceston Symphony Orchestra (LSO)||$230|
|LSO and Intermezzo/Piccolo||$290|
The LYCO offers family and concession rates. These will be explained in detail when you apply.
Please do not pay any fees until you have submitted your application and received an invoice from the treasurer.