Summer rehearsal/ concert dates

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Thank you all for working so hard at music camp and I felt the two concerts on Saturday and Sunday were two of the best I can remember following music camp. Congratulations to all and to our two soloists on two excellent performances. We now have a busy remainder of the session with Perth …

No Facebook?

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Have you given up Facebook – or did you just refuse to follow the herd to sign up? Many of our Former Players do keep in touch with us, and each others, using our PYO Facebook FP page. Without needing to create Facebook account you can get a taste of what they get up …

Music Crit – Annual Concert 2016

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Fresh and enthused from its Easter Music Camp, Perth Youth Orchestra under long term conductor Allan Young started their summer season in Perth Concert Hall. This will include a tour of Prague and environs and a concert in Greyfriars Kirk as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. One interesting thing with youth orchestras is …

Annual Concert – 10th April

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This year Perth and Kinross Instrumental Music Service celebrates its 50th Anniversary. That makes it just four years younger than Perth Youth Orchestra! We recall especially the generations of tutors who have inspired, and who continue to inspire, our young musicians. They have all given so generously of their time and expertise to support …

Death of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

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We are saddened by the death of Peter Maxwell Davies our Patron-in-Chief of PYO for many years – a truly inspirational man. Sir Peter had a lifelong commitment to community outreach and education, writing much music for young people; his children’s opera The Hogboon will receive its world premiere in June 2016 with Sir …

2016 Soloists

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Last week Perth Youth Orchestra held auditions from among its own ranks to select the soloists who will perform at its concerts over the coming months. Jenny Whitaker (trumpet) and Joe Pickering (clarinet) succeeded in impressing the adjudicators and now have just three weeks before they first step into their new leading roles, at …

Rehearsal with Perth Symphony Orchestra

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Rehearsals will take place at 3.15pm – 5.00pm on Sunday 14 February at the North Inch Community Campus and on the day at 3.15pm – 5.00pm in Perth Concert Hall. Pupils will be free to go for tea after 5.00pm but must return for 7.45pm. Pupils can bring a packed tea if they wish. …

2016 Concerto auditions

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Our Concerto Auditions are taking place this year on Tuesday 1 March at 7pm at the Perth Music Centre, North Inch Community Campus, Gowans Terrace, Perth. Please download the here. Download the PDF file . Concerto Auditions – Tuesday 1 March 2016 at 7.00pm Perth Music Centre, North Inch Community Campus All Instrumental Music …

Music Service celebrates 50 years

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Instrumental Music Service! To celebrate this achievement they’ve put together a short film to show some of the areas they provide music provision, highlighting what it means to the children, parents and staff. They’d love to know what you think! Tell them about any experiences you’ve …

Ceilidh Tickets on Sale

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Tickets for our Family Ceilidh, on Saturday 5th December, 7.30-11pm, in St Matthew’s Church Hall are on sale just before rehearsals on Monday evening. Adults £8, children £5 and family ticket £20. Raffle tickets should be available for distribution at rehearsals the following week. We have some good prizes and aim to give one …