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 …

Su-a Lee’s fund raiser in St John’s Kirk for PYO Tour Funds

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Su-a Lee, the orchestra’s Patron-in-Chief, was joined by Matt Hardy and the pupils from Kinross High School’s Chamber Group as they gave their services free at a concert in aid of PYO Tour Funds on Sunday 24th April, at 3pm, in St John’s Kirk, Perth. The 80-strong orchestra is in the final stages of preparation …

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. …