Congratulations to the Orchestra!
The Lynbrook Orchestra has achieved many honors, including being invited to perform at the 2019 Midwest Clinic in Chicago, IL. The Orchestra has also performed at the California All-State Conference (CASMEC) in both 2016 and 2022. In June of 2016, the Lynbrook Symphony Orchestra traveled to New York and performed at Carnegie Hall. In Spring 2018, The Orchestra performed in Spain (Barcelona, Zaragoza, Valencia). The Chamber Orchestra has also been invited to play at the CMEA Bay Section winter conference, and each year students are selected to the All-State Orchestra.
Chamber Orchestra is a smaller, select group open by audition only. Musicians in Chamber Orchestra are strongly encouraged to take private lessons during the school year. Chamber Orchestra focuses on performance of advanced string literature and development of chamber music skills. It is comprised primarily of upperclassmen, and an audition is required. Email Mr. Pakaluk at email@example.com to set up an audition.
String Orchestra is open to all string players (violin, viola, cello, bass, piano, harp) who have had at least 1-2 years of training. No audition is required for string orchestra. The group performs mainly intermediate level music and sometimes more advanced literature as part of the Symphony Orchestra. This class focuses on building ensemble skills and musicianship. We will teach beginner level string bass players, many piano players have been successful at learning to play bass.
Previous recent repertoire for all groups includes Ernest Bloch’s “Concerto Grosso No. 2”, Britten’s “Simple Symphony”, Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade for String Orchestra”, Dvorak’s “Carnival Overture”, Camille Saint-Saens’ “Samson and Delilah”, Copland’s “Buckaroo Holiday”, Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons”, Mozart’s Divertimenti, Grieg’s “Holberg Suite” Elgar’s “Nimrod”, “Pirates of the Caribbean”, Arturo Marquez’s “Danzon No. 2”, “Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture”, Wagner’s “Tannhauser Overture”, Chopin’s “Piano Concerto No. 3”, Verdi’s “La Forza Del Destino Overture, Wagner’s “Prelude to Lohengrin”, Von Suppe’s “Light Cavalry Overture”, and much more.
For both ensembles, seating auditions are held during the first month of school.
We are always looking for more violists and bassists! Violinists are encouraged to consider switching to viola to help the orchestra. We provide violas, string basses, and cellos.
Orchestra with CMB
Students interested in auditioning for the Chamber Orchestra should should email Mr. Pakaluk at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an audition and get the music.
There is no audition required to take the String Orchestra class.
Orchestra students need to follow the attire guidelines of the Music Department for all performances.