Encino Community Center, 4935 Balboa Blvd, Encino, CA 91316
Our season runs from September through April and is divided into two semesters. Students auditioning for the fall semester do not need to reaudition for the winter/spring semester. Additional students may join mid-year for the winter/spring semester as orchestra openings permit. Students are expected to continue their instrumental study while in the orchestra.
Rehearsals take place on Sunday afternoons 1:30pm-5:00pm. Except in the case of illness, permission to miss rehearsal must be obtained at least two weeks in advance. In order to participate in the concert, at most two rehearsals will be excused in a single semester. Attendance at the scheduled dress rehearsal, which takes place one week before the first concert each semester, is mandatory for each orchestra member.
We always give two performances at the end of each semester and occasionally schedule additional special performances. Attendance at every scheduled performance is mandatory for each orchestra member.
(Subject to Change)
|Fall 2020 Rehearsal/Concert Schedule|
|August 15 and 16||Auditions via Zoom for 2020-2021 Season|
|August 23, 2020||LAYO Fall Orientation via Zoom 2:00pm to 4:00pm|
|August 30, 2020||Rehearsal #1 – 12:30 to 5:00pm|
|September 6, 2020||No Rehearsal / Labor Day|
|September 13, 2020||Rehearsal #2 – 12:30 to 5:00pm|
|September 20, 2020||College Prep 101 w/ LAYO Alums|
|September 27, 2020||No Rehearsal / Yom Kippur|
|October 4, 2020||Rehearsal #3 – 12:30 to 5:00pm|
|October 11, 2020||Inside the Music with Russell/ LA Phil special guest|
|October 18, 2020||Rehearsal #4 – 12:30 to 5:00pm|
|October 25, 2020||Audition Prep 101 w/ LAYO Alums|
|November 1, 2019||Rehearsal #5 – 12:30 to 5:00pm|
|November 8, 2020||Inside the Music with Russell/ LA Phil special guest|
|November 15, 2020||Rehearsal #6 – 12:30 to 5:00pm|
|November 22, 2020||Rehearsal #7 – 12:30 to 5:00pm|
|Spring 2021 Rehearsal/Concert Schedule|
|January 10, 2021||Spring 2021 Auditions|
|January 24, 2021||LAYO Spring 2021 Orientation via Zoom 2:00pm to 4:00pm|
|January 31, 2021||Zoom Session #1 2:00pm to 4:00pm|
|February 7, 2021||In-Person Rehearsal #1 12:30pm to 5:00pm|
|February 14, 2021||NO REHEARSAL / President’s Day|
|February 21, 2021||In-Person Rehearsal #2 12:30pm to 5:00pm|
|February 28, 2021||In-Person Rehearsal #3 12:30pm to 5:00pm|
|March 7, 2021||Zoom Session #2 2:00pm to 4:00pm|
|March 14, 2021||In-Person Rehearsal #4 12:30pm to 5:00pm|
|March 21, 2021||In-Person Rehearsal #5 12:30pm to 5:00pm|
|March 28, 2021||In-Person Rehearsal #6 12:30pm to 5:00pm|
|April 4, 2021||NO REHEARSAL / Easter Holiday|
|April 11, 2021||In-Person Rehearsal #7 12:30pm to 5:00pm|
|April 18, 2021||In-Person Rehearsal #8 12:30pm to 5:00pm|
|April 25, 2021||Zoom Session #3|
|May 15 & 16, 2021||Auditions for 2021-2022 Season|
|May 23, 2021||Virtual Concert|
(Subject to Change)
Fall 2021 Schedule
|August 14 and 15||Auditions via Zoom for 2021-2022 Season|
|August 29, 2021||LAYO Fall 2021 Orientation via Zoom
2:00pm to 4:00pm
|September 5, 2021||No Rehearsal / Labor Day|
|September 12, 2021||Zoom #1: Chamber Music Deep Dive with Russell
2:00pm to 4:00pm
|September 19, 2021||In-Person Rehearsal #1 – 12:30 to 5:00pm|
|September 26, 2021||In-Person Rehearsal #2 – 12:30 to 5:00pm|
|October 3, 2021||In-Person Rehearsal #3 – 12:30 to 5:00pm|
|October 10, 2021||Zoom #2: Solid Practice Habits
2:00pm to 4:00pm
|October 17, 2021||In-Person Rehearsal #4 – 12:30 to 5:00pm|
|October 24, 2021||In-Person Rehearsal #5 – 12:30 to 5:00pm|
|October 31, 2021||In-Person Rehearsal #6 – 12:30 to 5:00pm|
|November 7, 2021||In-Person Rehearsal #7 – 12:30 to 5:00pm|
|November 14, 2021||In-Person Rehearsal #8 – 12:30 to 5:00pm|
|November 21, 2021||Zoom #3: TBD
2:00pm to 4:00pm
|December 12, 2021||Via Zoom: Virtual Concert 2:00pm to 5:00pm|
Spring 2022 Schedule
|January 9, 2022||Spring 2022 Auditions|
|January 16, 2022||First rehearsal, potluck and orientation.
12:30pm – 5:00pm
|January 23, 2022||Rehearsal #2 from 1:30pm – 5:00pm|
|January 30, 2022||Rehearsal #3 from 1:30pm – 5:00pm|
|February 6, 2022||Rehearsal #4 from 1:30pm – 5:00pm|
|February 13, 2022||Rehearsal #5 from 1:30pm – 5:00pm|
|February 20, 2022||NO REHEARSAL / President’s Day|
|February 27, 2022||Rehearsal #6 from 1:30pm – 5:00pm|
|March 6, 2022||Rehearsal #7 from 1:30pm – 5:00pm|
|March 13, 2022||Rehearsal #8 from 1:30pm – 5:00pm|
|March 20, 2022||Rehearsal #9 from 1:30pm – 5:00pm|
|March 27, 2022||Rehearsal #10 from 1:30pm – 5:00pm|
|April 3, 2022||Rehearsal #11 from 1:30pm – 5:00pm|
|Sun April 10, 2022||Concert at Barnum Hall, Santa Monica|
|Mon April 11, 2022||Concert at Ambassador Auditorium, Pasadena|
|May 14 & 15, 2022||Auditions for 2022-2023 semester|
|May 22, 2022||Rehearsal #1 – Carnegie Hall|
|May 29, 2022||NO REHEARSAL – Memorial Day Weekend|
|June 5, 2022||Rehearsal #2 – Carnegie Hall|
|June 12, 2022||Rehearsal #3 – Carnegie Hall|
|June 19, 2022||Outdoor concert|
|June 20-23, 2022||Carnegie Hall tour (concert on June 22, 2022)|
First Rehearsal and Potluck
The first rehearsal of each semester includes a general meeting from 1:45 to 2:30 which all parents, faculty, staff, board members and students should plan to attend.
12:15PM Concert Orchestra strings meet at ECC Women’s club
1:45PM all other students arrive at ECC Women’s club
General Meeting at ECC Women’s club 1:45 – 2:30
2:45 rehearsal resumes for all students
4:00 end of rehearsal for Concert Orchestra string students
5:30 end of rehearsal for all other students
Rehearsals are on Sunday afternoons from 12:30-5:30pm. Except in the case of illness, permission must be obtained at least two weeks in advance to be excused from a rehearsal, and at most two rehearsals will be excused in a single semester.
Mandatory Dress Rehearsal
The “dress” rehearsal, which takes place one week before the first concert of each semester, is a regular rehearsal except that attendance is mandatory for every orchestra member. (No special clothing is required.)
Attendance at the concert and the rehearsal before the concert are mandatory.
LADIES: All Black
Ankle length black skirt, black dress pants (no black jeans, jeggings or leggings) or long-sleeve (wrist length or 3/4 length sleeve) black dress
Black dress blouse, preferably long-sleeve (wrist length or 3/4 length sleeve). T-shirts or other casual shirts are not appropriate.
Black nylons, black tights or black socks (no bare legs)
Black closed-toe dress shoes (no sandals, flip-flops or other casual shoes)
Minimal or no jewelry, no accessories or anything that detracts from the appearance of the ensemble.
SUNDAY AFTERNOON CONCERT: Black dress pants, black coat, white shirt, black dress shoes with black socks. LONG, DARK TIES.
MONDAY EVENING CONCERT: Same as Sunday but with BLACK BOW TIE.
Parking and Directions for Schoenberg Hall
UCLA Schoenberg Hall
445 Charles E Young Drive East
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Parking Lot 2
From Hilgard Ave., enter the east side of the campus at Westholme Ave. An immediate left turn leads to Parking Structure 2. From Structure 2, walk north along Charles E. Young Dr. East to Dickson Plaza. Enter Schoenberg Hall from Dickson Plaza.
Parking and Directions for the Ambassador Auditorium
131 S St John Ave
Pasadena, CA 91123
Parking is available in the parking structure on St John Ave. – $10 CASH ONLY
From the West on the Pasadena Freeway (110): Exit at Orange Grove Blvd., go North (turn left) and proceed six traffic lights to Green Street. Turn right onto Green Street and park on the street, or go on Green St. and turn right onto St. John Ave. and park on the street or in the parking structure.
From the East on the Foothill Freeway (210): Exit at Orange Grove Blvd. via the Ventura Freeway (134). Go South (turn left) on Orange Grove, then turn left at the second traffic light onto Green Street and park on the street, or go on Green St. and turn right onto St. John Ave. and park on the street or in the parking structure.
From the Ventura Freeway (134): Exit at Orange Grove Blvd. and proceed straight onto Colorado Blvd. Turn right at the first traffic light onto St. John Ave., and park on St. John, in the parking structure, or circle the campus and park on Green Street.
From the North on the Foothill Freeway (210): Take the Colorado Blvd. exit, proceed straight onto St. John Ave., and park on St. John Ave., in the parking structure, or circle the campus and park on Green Street.