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THE NATIONAL YOUTH ORCHESTRAS OF SCOTLAND The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland (NYOS) is unique in providing high profile performing experiences in classical and jazz music for students aged between 8 and 28, through no fewer than eight ensembles, ranging in age, size and musical style. In addition to organising training, intensive rehearsals and national and international concert tours for its orchestras, The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland is committed to introducing Scotland’s young people to musical experiences through workshops in primary and secondary schools. We believe in the future of Scotland’s next generation of musicians, our students are proud and excited to be playing with Scotland’s National Youth Orchestras and we are passionate about supporting and developing their talent.

“...the entire orchestra gave a performance of tremendous life and colour, delighting the audience.” The Perthshire Advertiser

“a thrill to witness.� Edinburgh Evening News

Summer Concert 2011 Conductor: Peter Stark Sir Malcolm Arnold Four Cornish Dances, Op 91 Gustav Holst The Perfect Fool: Ballet Music Eric Coates London Suite The National Children’s Orchestra of Scotland perform a light and entertaining repertoire including two popular British classics, the lively Four Cornish Dances by Sir Malcolm Arnold and Eric Coates’ cheerful and distinctive London Suite. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the exceptional energy, up-beat power and enthusiastic talent of the cream of Scotland’s young musicians. 9 July, 1.30pm Perth Concert Hall, 01738 621 031 Tickets: £10/£5/£2 (Student/Child)

Special Offer! Purchase tickets for this concert and receive a 50% discount on tickets for the NYOS Summer Concert at Perth Concert Hall.

“real flair and freedom.” The Scotsman

Summer Concerts 2011

Special Offer! Purchase tickets for NYJOS Summer Concerts in Gateshead or Glasgow and receive a 50% discount on tickets for the NYOS Summer Concerts in Gateshead or Glasgow.

Directors: Malcolm Edmonstone Andrew Bain Soloists:

Mike Walker (Guitar) Iain Dixon (Saxophone)

Scotland’s finest young jazz musicians are joined by the dream pairing of reedsman Iain Dixon and guitarist Mike Walker. Retaining elements of the 2008 album Madhouse and the Whole Thing There, the programme will also include the BBC Radio 3 commission Ropes and Walker’s most recent album The Impossible Gentlemen. Dixon’s considerable talent both as a writer and player will be showcased through original music and new arrangements. All music has been prepared especially for this project bringing the young jazz musicians of Scotland into a professional environment with these international artists. Expect to be transported from the rooftops of Rio to hard hitting contemporary New York jazz via Steely Dan whilst remaining firmly rooted in the jazz tradition. 7 July, 8pm Hall 2 The Sage Gateshead, 0191 443 4661 8 July, 7pm Band on the Wall, Manchester, 0845 2500 500 11 July, 8pm The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow, 0141 353 8000 Tickets: £10/£6 (£2 Student/child)

NYOS: Close Up Perth (Norrie Miller Studio, 6.45pm) Gateshead (Hall One, 6.30pm) Glasgow (Exhibition Hall, 6.45pm) Pre-concert conversation and live music with the conductor, soloist and a member of the orchestra. Presented by Lindsay Pell (BBC Scotland) in Perth and Glasgow and Alan Fearon in Gateshead.

“bags of panache.�

Perth Courier

Summer Concerts 2011 Conductor: Christoph-Mathias Mueller Soloist: Jane Irwin Maurice Ravel Rapsodie Espagnole Gustav Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen James MacMillan Symphony No 3 (Silence) The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland performs Ravel’s passionate, Spanish inspired Rapsodie Espagnole and James MacMillan’s 3rd Symphony Silence, the composer’s complex, contemporary exploration of the relationship between silence and music. NYOS also accompanies the ever-popular mezzo-soprano Jane Irwin, in a performance of Mahler’s bittersweet song cycle about lost love Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer). NYOS is delighted to announce that this tour includes the orchestra’s debut performance at the prestigious Three Choirs Festival in Worcester. 8 August, 7.30pm Perth Concert Hall, 01738 621 031 9 August, 7.30pm The Sage Gateshead, 0191 443 4661 11 August, 11.00am Worcester Cathedral (Three Choirs Festival), 0845 652 1823 13 August, 7.30pm Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 0141 353 8000 Ticket: £10-£20 (concessions available)


At a time when public resources are stretched, NYOS needs your support to continue our work to help safeguard Scotland’s musical heritage by providing vital education, performance and employment opportunities for young musicians. To find out more about how you can support NYOS, please contact Laura Beaton on 0141 332 8311 or at

BECOME A FRIEND Directly support students participating in our courses, workshops, tours and outreach programmes each year. Friends’ memberships start from as little as £5 a month. Benefits include: • Invitations to Friends events • Opportunity to visit open rehearsals if you are attending a concert • Bi-annual season brochure • E-newsletter • Discounted CDs

PROVIDE CORPORATE SUPPORT We will work with you to tailor a package to suit your corporate needs, enabling your organisation to become a champion for the next generation of cultural ambassadors for Scotland: • Sponsor a NYOS project or orchestra • Book a NYOS ensemble to perform at your event • Provide in kind support

DONATE Via our Fundraising page: or make a cheque payable to “NYOS”.

LEAVE A LEGACY Make a lasting difference to the future of Scotland’s young people by remembering NYOS in your Will. Your solicitor will be able to provide information to you should you wish to consider leaving a legacy.

A big thank you to all our friends, supporters and partners.

The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland (NYOS) is a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland - number 66497 and a registered Scottish charity - number SC015482. V.A.T. Reg. No. 328 6513 49. Image Credits: Student photos - Ian Watson, Studio Scotland and Andrew Ross, Photo of Jane Irwin - Clive Barda

NYOS Summer/Autumn Season 2011  

The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland Summer and Autumn Concert Season 2011

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