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 …

Kinnoull Symphony No.1

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A Romantic style symphony in three movements for full orchestra written by Ian White and Andy MacDonald, inspired by the scenery around their native Perthshire. Particularly suited for Youth Orchestras. Find out more about this composition at Little Misty Music .

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 …

Donkey Derby nets over £700 for tour funds

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Our recent Donkey Derby raised a total of £771.55 for PYO Tour Funds – thanks to the support of local businesses, Cairncross of Perth, Simon Howie – the Scottish Butcher, Rowan Consultancy, Oakford Media, Glendoick Garden Centre, Commercial Legal Centre and the generous support of Perth and Kinross’ Music Service. Thanks to our bookie, …

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 …