Prague Tour (4) – Hhahol Hall

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Thursday 7th July, 2016 Taking in the sights of Prague this morning from the city’s Petrin Tower next to the Strahov Monastery. Built as a mini version of Paris’ Eiffel Tower, the Petrin Observation Tower was built in 1891 for the Jubilee Exhibition. The tower is 60m tall, which doesn’t seem particularly high until …

Prague Tour (3) – Podebrady Spa

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Wednesday 6th July 2016 Now we are in a mood for music – today we are in the spa town of Podebrady to the east of Prague. For over a century, Poděbrady has been one of the most important Czech spa towns. This is chiefly thanks to its springs, stable weather, pleasantly situated on …

Prague 2016 (2) – Ss Simon and Jude

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Tuesday 5th July 2016 Today, a visit to Prague’s magnificent castle and St Vitus Cathedral, home to relics of St Wenceslas and the Czech state crown. Also known as the Bohemian Crown, it was made for the coronation of Charles IV in 1347, making it the fourth oldest in Europe. Virtual tour Wearied by …

Prague Tour (1) – Arrival

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Monday 4th July 2016 Prague airport[/caption]Thanks to all our families who turned up at the departure point at an incredibly early hour of Monday morning ensuring that the coaches got off to a very prompt start – 14 mins early. It was a smooth pick up at Kinross too and soon we found ourselves …

At the cutting edge of musical performance

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Our Chief Patron – Su-a Lee, accompanied by Matt Hardy on marimba, delighted her audience in St John’s Kirk, Perth, with this encore based on a ‘jingle’ by composer Raymond Scott, for a ’43 year old sherry’. It must have been a really good sherry!

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 …