Symphony Orchestra #nyosfromhome


Welcome to Day 1 of our Symphony Orchestra Spring Course, part of our #nyosfromhome series. Today we visit 2nd violin tutor, Marion Wilson for advice on practice during lockdown. 

Marion's further listening suggestions: Stravinsky: Petrushka, Concertgebouw Orchestra:

Prokofiev: Violin Concertos 1 & 2

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto:

Later we join Oboe tutor Peter Dykes on his balcony..

It’s Day 1, part 2 of #nyosfromhome on the Symphony Orchestra 2020 spring course. This afternoon we visit oboe tutor Peter Dykes with his top tips for practising at home and the time-honoured tradition of balcony performance. 

Tomorrow we visit percussiont tutor Matt Hardy at 10am and string tutor Chris George at 3pm. See you then!

It’s Day 2 of #nyosfromhome on the Symphony Orchestra spring course. Today we visit percussion tutor Matt Hardy to discuss the particular difficulties a percussionist faces when trying to practise at home during lockdown. Stick around at the end because Matt downloaded Acapella and made an excellent little multi-instrument performance film. Enjoy!

Acapella download:

Pieces Matt mentions: Sibelius Symphony No. 2 London Symphony Orchestra Anthony Collins

Rimsky-Korsakov. Scheherazade. Movement 3

Beethoven: Complete Symphonies | 9 symphonies:

It’s Day 2, part 2 of #nyosfromhome on the Symphony Orchestra spring course and today we visit 1st violin & strings tutor Chris George with his mate Terry the tyrannosaurus at home in Canterbury. In this short clip Chris shares his unique take on practising and the music that's been occupying him during lockdown. Happy birthday Chris! 🍰 

Further listening: 

See you tomorrow as we visit horn tutor Stephanie Jones for our penultimate film from NYOS Symphony spring course.

Day 3 of our #nyosfromhome and the penultimate film from the NYOS Symphony Orchestra spring course. This morning we pay a visit to horn tutor Stephanie Jones as she shares some of her warm up techniques with us in this short but insightful clip. Thanks Steph!


Join us at 4pm for the pièce de résistance as we join Conductor Christian Kluxen at home in Denmark for a very funny insight into conducting.

Day 3, part 2 of our #nyosfromhome series and the final film from the Symphony Orchestra Spring course. But, don’t be sad, we’ve saved the best for last as we visit conductor Christian Kluxen at home in Denmark for his for his wonderful insight into.. conducting!

Christian’s Facebook Page

Christian’s links for further listening. Enjoy!

Sibelius Symphony No. 2 London Symphony Orchestra Anthony Collins


Stravinsky Petrushka, Concertgebouw Orchestra 


NYOS Symphony Orchestra were due to perform the first of two spring concerts this evening at 7.30pm at The Usher Hall. Instead let’s enjoy a performance of Lili Boulanger's D'un matin de printemps from The Usher Hall, August 2018 conducted by Paul Daniel.

As an added bonus please enjoy NYOS Symphony Orchestra performing the end of Debussy's La Mer conducted by Paul Daniel at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, August 2018 

More past performances tomorrow at 7.30pm. See you then.

NYOS Symphony Orchestra were due to perform its second spring concert this evening, 7.30pm at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Instead let’s enjoy the final movement from Bela Bartok's joyful Concerto for Orchestra with conductor Jessica Cottis at the Caird Hall, Dundee, August 2019

As an added bonus please enjoy a performance of Mussorgsky's Pictures The Great Gate of Kiev at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 13 April 2019 conducted by @itselimchan 

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.