REConnect - Spring '21 LYSO Concert


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LYSO Spring '21 Finale: REConnect!

Saturday 7:00 PM - Tuesday 8:30 PM CST

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Add to Calendar 2021-05-15 19:00:00 2020-12-15 20:30:00 America/Chicago LYSO Spring '21 Finale: REConnect! December 15,7 PM premiere

This event will be livestreamed on our Givebutter page:

This event will be livestreamed on our Givebutter page:

December 15,7 PM premiere


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La Crosse Youth Symphony Orchestra

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***6:50 PM Update***

Hi LYSO friends! There is a *slight* possibility the video may be slightly delayed due to a hiccup with the processing times on YouTube, but rest assured, the premiere will be here soon! Thank you for your patience as we work through some technical glitches, and enjoy the show!

A Letter from Artistic Director, Randy Mastin

Once more this year, I am writing today to ask the friends of the La Crosse Youth Symphony Orchestras for their assistance.  As you are well aware, the COVID-19 pandemic left an immense financial impact on LYSO. Because of your overwhelming support with our Fall '20 concert campaign, we were able to continue with that support and momentum through the spring, and in many ways streamlining and improving our rehearsals and final video performance! Now, we are seeking to break through that ceiling once more, setting the tone for our 2021-2022 season. 

"Back to normal" doesn't exist. There is no going backward for LYSO, only taking the lessons from this year and using them to propel us forward with renewed fire and resilience to better serve our students, family, and community.

With that, to help with these costs, and to grow our organization and to reach further into our community, I am personally asking you to consider any financial gift, large or small. Money raised through this concert will go towards things like: performance tours, recruiting initiatives, expanded educational and community outreach, and a robust staff to better serve you, our LYSO family.

If you would like to make a donation, you can easily do so right at the top of this page. Any amount of a one time gift would be appreciated. You could also elect to give a monthly donation, just check the appropriate tab as you go through the donation link on this page. 

Our kids are worth it. We continually hear from our alumni that LYSO helped develop their foundation in the arts, whether they go on to be a professional musician, CEO, or entrepreneur. It IS our future. If you want to change the world, invest in excellent opportunities for our youth and the ripple effect will be felt for generations to come and YOU will have made a difference. 


Randall Mastin,
Artistic Director

Spring for LYSO

The spring has been a time of renewed focus and excitement for LYSO. A successful fall, the start of an economic recovery, and a multitude of COVID-19 vaccinations have shown us light at the end of a dark, difficult tunnel. Pair that with a collaboration with Blue Tie Productions, and you get a few months of intense and fulfilling work ending with our spring premiere! LYSO is also grateful for our friends at the Concordia Ballroom for their tremendous support in helping us safely rehearse!

Here is where you, our rabid fans, come in. You all know that because of the pandemic, many of our typical funding sources such as ticket sales have disappeared. We're using this concert as an opportunity to reach out to you directly, so that we can continue to build exciting new opportunities for young musicians and continue to collaborate with businesses and organizations in our community. We hope you'll enjoy our virtual concert experience and share it with friends and family across the country to help meet our new fundraising goal for the spring!

Thats why, on May 15 at 7:00 PM CST, you can join us right here on this page for LYSO's second virtual concert and the finale to our season! The video will post right at the top of the page below the sparkly buttons!

How to donate:

  • Remember that sparkly donate button? Bingo, quick and easy!
  • You can donate via card, PayPal, venmo, or even check
  • Text "lysofall20" to (202) 858-1233 to donate via text. You don't even have to stop watching the concert!

Please join us right here at 7 PM on May 15 for our Spring Finale: REConnect!

Donate Here!


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