Senior Orchestra #nyosfromhome

07.04.2020

Welcome to Day 1 of #nyosfromhome this time on the Senior Orchestra spring course. This morning brass tutor Mark Reynolds shares his top 5 practice tips along with his practice word of the day #klangvorstellung 

Enjoy Mark's bonus second film below all about preparation and flexibility:

It’s Day 1, part 2 of #nyosfromhome on the Senior Orchestra spring course. This afternoon we visit percussion tutor Kate Openshaw to hear her practice tips and advice for percussionists at home without access to timps or other tuned instruments. Enjoy!

As an added bonus please enjoy this short insightful film from Senior Orchestra clarinet tutor Jean Johnson with some excellent tips on practising at home:

Join us tomorrow for more great advice and tips from clarinet and wind tutor John Grant.

It’s Day 2 of #nyosfromhome on the Senior Orchestra spring course. Today we visit flute and wind tutor John Grant for his first of three films covering the fundamentals of good practice when playing your instrument. Element one: Sitting. 

Next up? Breathing!

It’s Day 2, part 2 of #nyosfromhome on the Senior Orchestra spring course as we stay with flute and wind tutor John Grant for his second of three films covering the fundamentals of good practice when playing your instrument. Element two: Breathing.

Next up? Listening!

It’s Day 2, part 3 of #nyosfromhome on the Senior Orchestra spring course and our final of three films from flute and wind tutor John Grant covering the fundamentals of good practice when playing your instrument. Element three: Listening. 

Join us tomorrow for Day 3 with cello tutor Jessica Kerr and conductor Alice Farnham. 

It’s Day 3 of #nyosfromhome on the Senior Orchestra spring course as we visit cello tutor Jessica Kerr to discuss the importance of maintaining healthy wellbeing while introducing some exercise techniques into our regular practice.

Some useful links:

Alexander Technique: https://www.alexandertechnique.com

Feldenkrais Method: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feldenk...

Day 3, part 2 of #nyosfromhome on the Senior Orchestra spring course and the final film from the classical courses. In this clip Senior Orchestra conductor Alice Farnham shares her tips on how to become a better orchestral player.

Alice's suggestions for further listening:

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5: 

IMSLP Scores online:

https://imslp.org/wiki/Symphony_No.5%2C_Op.64_(Tchaikovsky%2C_Pyotr)

NYOS Senior Orchestra were due to perform its spring concert this evening, 7.30pm at Glasgow’s City Halls. Instead let’s enjoy the Orchestra performing Shostakovich's Festive Overture conducted by Dionysis Grammenos at the same venue on 7 April 2019.

As an added bonus please here is a short clip NYOS Senior Orchestra performing Kabalevsky's Symphony No.2 also conducted by Dionysis Grammenos at Perth Concert Hall in July 2019

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