Junior Orchestra #nyosfromhome


The NYOS spring courses would have started on Friday 3 April, but don't be downhearted. Let's just dive straight in with the first of our clips in the #nyosfromhome series with Junior Orchestra Conductor Catherine Larsen-Maguire's, top tips for practising.

In this short clip Catherine mentions using a metronome, something not everyone has, so here is a link to an online version: Online Metronome

Happy practising! 

NB Many of the scores and parts for the music mentioned in these films can be accessed free and viewed online here: https://imslp.org/wiki/Main_Page 

You can also listen a view scores on YouTube for example Borodin: Symphony No.2 here: https://youtu.be/4CCe4_SPgLc 

Day two of our #nyosfromhome series. This morning we paid a visit to Junior Orchestra Horn and Brass Tutor, Steve Cowling for his three top tips for staying prepared and focussed during lockdown:

Steve's recommendations for some further Listening, enjoy! Jean Sibelius: Karelia Suite 

Alexander Borodin: Symphony No.2: Allegro

More top tips later from clarinet and wind tutor Andy Langford.

Day two, part two of our #nyosfromhome series and this afternoon we visited Andy Langford, Clarinet and Wind Tutor with NYOS Junior Orchestra for his top tips to help you prepare for an orchestral course:

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and we'll see you soon for Percussion with Tom Hunter.

Day three of our #nyosfromhome series. Today we visit Junior Orchestra percussion tutor Tom Hunter for his tips on warming up and practice for phrasing, control and scales: 

Tom's suggestions for further Listening: Bernstein: Candide Overture 

Prokofiev: Symphony No.5: Final Movement 

Join us tomorrow when we revisit conductor Catherine Larsen-Maguire for her tips on listening together with a brief tutorial on conducting. See you then!

Day four of our #nyosfromhome series and our final day on the NYOS Junior Orchestra spring course as we return to visit our wonderful maestro Catherine Larsen-Maguire with a short film all about Listening:

Catherine's suggestions for further listening:

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture (Karajan & Berliner Philharmoniker)

Arturo Marquez: Conga de fuego nuevo:

More from Catherine at 3pm. Stay tuned!

Day four, part 2 of our #nyosfromhome series and the last film for NYOS Junior Orchestra as we stay with maestro Catherine Larsen-Maguire for her fantastic final film, an introduction to Conducting:

For Catherine's recommendations for further listening see Beethoven above and a selection of Waltz's below. Happy conducting!

At 6pm on 7 April, NYOS Junior Orchestra was due to perform at The Albert Halls, Stirling, but sadly, we’re in lockdown. So instead, let’s enjoy the Orchestra performing Glazunov’s ‘The Seasons: Autumn: Adagio’ from July 2018. 

Plus a little extra performance of NYOS Junior Orchestra performing its first ever symphony. Enjoy the Orchestra performing Dvorak, Symphony No.8: Finale conducted by Natalia Luis-Bassa at Perth Concert Hall, 7 July 2019 

We will be in touch as soon as possible with an update regarding our summer activities and courses. In the meantime, thank you for your patience and remember to stay home, stay safe and look after one another. Hopefully see you all very soon.