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 …

No rehearsal

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For your information, there is no PYO rehearsal this evening, 14 March, due to Perform in Perth. Many of our players are involved in their school orchestra/ ensembles at the Music Festival in the Perth Concert Hall this evening. Rehearsals will resume next Monday, 21 March. Read more

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. Concerto Auditions – Tuesday 1 March 2016 at 7.00pm Perth Music Centre, North Inch Community Campus All Instrumental Music Staff will also have …