NYLSO, the New York Late-Starters String Orchestra, is something special. It was founded in early 2007, and grew out of a concept developed by The East London Late Starters Orchestra (ELLSO), an award-winning group in England. NYLSO is an amateur chamber orchestra for beginning or recently returning adult players of violin, viola, cello, and double bass. We are not a class, but rather a highly committed and enthusiastic group of individuals who want to enjoy the experience of playing serious music in an organized group.
If you played a string instrument when you were younger and would like to start again, or if you are learning as an adult and would like the chance to play in a group of similar people, then NYLSO is for you! Our goal is to create a fun, supportive, noncompetitive environment for adults 18 to 80+ who wish to participate in collective music-making.
Participants should have basic music reading skills and a willingness to commit to the group, but are not required to audition. Absolute beginners are welcome, but it is recommended that you have studied your instrument for at least 1 year.
We expect members to take the work seriously, to respect each other and the group as a whole, and to honor the commitment to the group after joining it. In return, you can expect to develop as a player and to have some serious fun!Please Support Us!
The New York Late-Starters Orchestra is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of NYLSO must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Donate On-line at Fractured Atlas.
NYLSO 2012-2013 Season - Cycle 5
Rehearsals: 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/19, 6/2, 6/9
6/21 Make Music-NY (location TBA)
LOCATION for rehearals: Studio 353
353 W 48th Street, 2nd Fl
between 8th & 9th Ave
New York, NY
all rehearsals are 3:00-5:00p unless otherwise noted
Drop in session: $18
6 week session: $80
Read about us in the Spring 2012 Issue of Listen Magazine!!