Central Groups rehearsals and concerts cancelled – this week and next

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In light of the current situation regarding Coronavirus, Perth and Kinross Instrumental Music Service regret to announce that this week’s Central Groups rehearsals and next week’s concerts have been cancelled.    If you have purchased tickets for next week’s concerts, we have been advised that Perth Concert Hall will contact you in the next few …

Perform in Perth cancelled

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Due to the uncertainties surrounding the current #covid_19 outbreak – Perform in Perth have taken the sensible decision to cancel all events at this week’s competition festival. There will be no meeting for PYO this evening. Further updates in due course.

Top Honour for PYO’s first leader

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Mr Alister Allan has been appointed as an Honorary Life Member of Perth Youth Orchestra ahead of celebrations for its Diamond Jubilee in 2022. PYO President, Susannah Rae, announced the award of the honour recognising Mr Allan’s life-long commitment to the orchestra. Alister was the orchestra’s first leader (1962-64); a regular soloist with the …

Childline Concert

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Perth and Kinross Music Service has published these details for all who are taking part in the Childline Concert at Perth Concert Hall on Thursday 5th December.

Life Membership for Donald Maxwell

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As Perth Youth Orchestra approaches its 60th birthday it is delighted to announce that one of its longest and most faithful supporters, opera singer Donald Maxwell, has been appointed a Life Member of the Friends of PYO. Mr Maxwell was one of the orchestra first players and has maintained a close association with them …

Perth City Operatic Group donation

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Perth City Operatic Group will now cease to exist, and their leftover funds have been donated to youth music charities in the area. The Perth City Operatic Group has raised more than £10,000 for charities during its final farewell party. The company was forced to wrap up their performances after 55 years due to …

Tour Blog 5 – Piazza del Popolo

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BLOG – The final concert on Tour Italy 2019 the orchestra was performed in the Piazza del Popolo, in front of the Basilica Maria Assunta. It was an evening for the PYO Ensembles. It was an evening to party! Unusually there was no big sound check – no rehearsal – just a growing buzz …

Tour Blog 4 – Loggia dei Lanzi

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BLOG – Breakfast was a little later today for some. But for the youngest player on tour, it was time to show that he had another string to his bow! Kinross High School’s Munro Strachan has been passionate about more than music in recent years. He chose today to take part in his 100th …

Packing up

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VIDEO – Nothing we achieved during the past week in Italy would have been possible without the great teamwork. Players and tutors past and present will recognise this part of every concert.