Summer Courses & Concerts Cancelled

05.05.2020

The message is sent on behalf of the Board and Staff of NYOS

After careful consideration and with great sadness, we have taken the decision to cancel all our summer courses and concerts due to the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 outbreak. The health and well-being of all our students, staff, guest artists and conductors is our top priority and we do not wish to put anyone or their communities at further risk at this time.

As well as following guidance from the Scottish Government and our key funders, many of our venue and residential partners have been forced to cancel our bookings. This is the right choice at this difficult time, and while we are saddened that Scotland’s young musicians will lose out on an entire year of NYOS activity, it’s more important at this time that everyone stays healthy and safe.

Full refunds will be made in due course, and you will be contacted separately on this matter by the end of May. We look forward to the time when we can resume the musicmaking activities that we all love – sadly places from this year can’t be deferred, but we invite all members to re-audition once applications for 2021 open in August. 

Best wishes from everyone at NYOS.

Please do get in touch if you have any questions regarding this.

In the meantime, please enjoy our #nyosfromhome series, comprising short films from tutors and conductors with tips and advice for practising at home. We hope to offer something similar this summer, so please keep an eye on our social media channels for more information on this and for advice on how to stay musically active during this challenging time #nyosshares

Courses and Concerts Affected:

NYOS JAZZ SUMMER SCHOOL

Course: 19-23 July | Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Skye

NYOS JAZZ ACCESS

Concert: 23 July, 6pm | Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Skye

NYOS JAZZ ORCHESTRA SUMMER TOUR

23 July, 8.30pm | Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Skye

24 July, 8pm | The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

25 July, 8pm | Birnam Arts Centre, Dunkeld

NYOS JUNIOR ORCHESTRA 

Course: 21-25 July | Strathallan School, Perthshire

Concert: 25 July, 6pm | New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

NYOS SENIOR ORCHESTRA 

Course: 26-30 July | Strathallan School, Perthshire

Concert: 30 July, 7.30pm | Ayr Town Hall

NYOS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TOUR

Course: Sunday 5 – Friday 10 April | Glenalmond College, Perthshire

Concerts:

4 August, 7.30pm | Perth Concert Hall

5 August, 7.30pm | Aberdeen Music Hall

6 August, 7.30pm | City Halls, Glasgow

For further, up to date information please visit:

www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

www.gov.uk/government/covid-19-uk-government-response