D. Eoin Bennet Soloists’ Award

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Well done to the this year’s D. Eoin Bennet Soloist Award winners. L-R Hilary Whitaker (PYO President), Allan Young (Conductor), Erin Bathgate (french horn), Emma Ritchie (cello) and Gordon Much (adjudicator).

Concerto soloists announced 2017

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Well done to everyone who took part in Tuesday’s concerto auditions. It was a lovely concert. And congratulations to the successful candidates Erin Bathgate on French Horn and Emma Ritchie on cello. Erin (Kinross High) will be playing the 3rd movement of Mozart’s concerto no 2 for Horn. Emma (Perth High) will be playing …

Perth Musicians Say Music Matters

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PKC Instrumental Music Service Video Perth and Kinross Council are proposing to stop paying Music Tutors to run Music Camps and Central Groups (the P&K youth bands, orchestras and choirs). If the council does this, Central Groups will stop and Music Camps will no longer take place, thus depriving children of the most fun …

PKC Music Service is Under Threat Once Again

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Music Camps and Central Music Groups run by the Perth and Kinross Instrumental Music Service (IMS) could soon be a thing of the past for the 700 or so children who enjoy participating according to groups representing young musicians. At a meeting of the Lifelong Learning Committee on 2 November 2016, £60,000 of cuts …

Rotary Concert

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Perth Youth Orchestra – Rotary Concert 10 September, Perth Concert Hall. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all members of the orchestra and their parents for their part in what was without a doubt one of PYO’s busiest years – Nicola Benedetti Workshop, ChildLine, Music Camp and Concert, Perth Festival of …

CD Cover Competition

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https://www.perth-youth-orchestra.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/CompetitionSpec.pdf Also available as a WORD document here.

Raising funds for their fellow musicians

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These young musicians from Kinross High School provided the perfect reply to their Chief Patron’s generous fund raising concert last weekend. The second part of her concert, given at St John’s Kirk, Perth, with her fellow Scottish Chamber Orchestra player, Matt Hardy, was performed by PYO members. All these young players are pupils at …

Su-a Lee and Matt Hardy

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Osvaldo Golijov – Mariel COMPOSER’S NOTE “I wrote this piece in memory of my friend Mariel Stubrin. I attempted to capture that short instant before grief, in which one learns of the sudden death of a friend who was full of life: a single moment frozen forever in one’s memory, and which reverberates through …