Final concerts in 2017-18 season

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Perth Youth Orchestra are putting the finishing touches to their 2017-2018 season. They were invited to represent Perth, along with the Julie Young Dance school, to take part in the International Youth Band Festival. This week (23rd August) they travel to Edinburgh for a concert in Greyfriars Kirk. For almost forty years their concert …

Jenny is selected again for BBC Youth Ensemble

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PYO Trumpeter Jenny Whitaker has again been selected for the BBC Youth Ensemble and will Perform in the first night of the Proms in the Albert Hall on July 13th. After auditions across the UK, BBC selected 26 musicians aged 16-25 and Jenny (16) is one of only 6 trumpets to have been selected. …

Summer 2018 – Rehearsals and Concerts

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Dear PYO Member Thank you all for working so hard at music camp this year. I felt the two concerts on Saturday and Sunday were both magnificent. Congratulations to all and, in particular, to our three soloists on excellent performances. We now have a busy remainder of the session with Perth Festival of the …

Mayuzumi – Xylophone Concerto

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Sophie Chisholm (xylophone) Sophie Chisholm studies at Perth Academy and first started playing percussion through junior brass band under the supervision of Ms Lynsey Paterson. Her tutors over the past four years include Mrs Amy Murch, Mr Peter Murch, Miss Iona Crosby and currently, Mr Max Popp. Sophie enjoys composing and also studies violin …

Goedicke – Concert Etude

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Goedicke – Concert Etude Jessica McFarlane (trumpet) Jess is a pupil at Morrison’s Academy, Crieff. She draws her inspiration from the playing of Louis Armstrong, Alison Balsom and her cousin Josh. Jess was eight when she began learning the trumpet, studying under Sally Herbert. At the age of 12 she became the youngest pupil …

Weber – Bassoon Concerto

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Concerto in F major for Bassoon and Orchestra Carl Maria von Weber Shona Rae (bassoon) Shona is a S6 pupil at Perth High school. She started learning bassoon in 2013 with Philip Alexander and in 2015 successfully auditioned for the Junior Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (JRCS) where she now studies with Janet Bloxwich. Shona …

D. Eoin Bennet Awards – 2018

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Congratulations to our three soloists who were presented with the D. Eoin Bennet Award – named in memory of the orchestra’s conductor from 1967-2000. (L-R) Jess McFarlane, Sophie Chisholm and Shona Rae with PYO conductor, Mr Allan Young.