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Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Soloist: Elena Urioste

The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland (NYOS) is proud to present Scotland’s most gifted young orchestral musicians, performing at Perth Concert Hall.

NYOS Symphony Orchestra will be led by the current Music Director of the English National Opera, Martyn Brabbins with summer concerts in Aberdeen and Perth. Brabbins is an inspirational force in British music, conducting almost all the major UK orchestras alongside a prolific international career.

The Symphony Orchestra will also be joined by acclaimed violinist Elena Urioste in Coleridge-Taylor’s Violin Concerto, programmed alongside virtuosic tone poems by Elgar and Richard Strauss. As part of our commitment to championing contemporary Scottish composers, we will also give the premiere of the full orchestral version of Claire McCue’s In Pursuit, a vibrant concerto for two trombones and orchestra.

This concert is being performed in memory of Richard Chester M.B.E. for his outstanding leadership of NYOS and lifelong dedication to music. It will also act as the launch for the Richard Chester Creativity Fund.

Richard Chester MBE was the visionary Director of NYOS from 1987 to 2007. His passion and influence reached generations of young Scottish musicians as he grew NYOS from its early foundations to an internationally recognised training ground for aspiring instrumentalists.

The Richard Chester Creativity Fund will continue Richard’s legacy and support NYOS’s ambitious plans to nurture, celebrate and widen access to outstanding youth orchestras, inspiring young people to realise their potential. You can find out more and donate here.

£22.50; Senior Citizens/Disabled £16.50 (inc £2.50 booking fee per ticket); Under 26s/Student/Unwaged £6

Please note: Due to a pre-show reception in honour of Richard Chester taking place in the foyer area of the Concert Hall, doors for this concert will be open at 7pm.

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Sat 15 Jul 2023: 19:30
Perth Concert Hall