Past Events

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Wed Mar 28th 2012, 7.00pm

PYO Spring Concert 2012

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Eastgate Theatre, Peebles

Peebles Youth Orchestra Spring Concert:

A lively programme of classical favourites and traditional tunes played by our youngest musicians – the orchestra of the future!


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Sat Nov 19th 2011, 7.30pm

Rowan Bell

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Eastgate Theatre, Peebles

Autumn Concert:

Mendelssohn Overture ‘Son and Stranger’
Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 op 26
Sibelius Belshazzar’s Feast Suite op 51
Beethoven Symphony no 1

Conductor: Kenneth Dempster
Guest Leader: Jean Noel Attard
Soloist: Rowan Bell - Violin

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Sat May 21st 2011, 7.30pm

Spring Concert 2011 - In rehearsal

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Eastgate Theatre, Peebles

Spring Concert:

Beethoven Overture 'King Stephen'
Lennox Berkeley Serenade for Strings
Richard Strauss Serenade for Wind
Beethoven Symphony No. 4 in B flat major

Leader: Tony Kime
Conductor: Robert Dick

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Wed Mar 30th 2011, 7.00pm

Eastgate Theatre, Peebles

Peebles Youth Orchestra Concert:

A lively programme of popular classics and traditional tunes from Russia to the Andes. Melodies and toe-tapping fun for everyone!

Sun 21st Nov 2010, 7.30pm

Autumn Concert 2010 - Colin Scobie

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Eastgate Theatre, Peebles

Autumn Concert:

Ravel Bolero (arr. Tony Kime)
Dvorak Violin Concerto in A minor, Opus 53
Sibelius Valse Triste, Opus 44 No. 1
Schubert Symphony 3 in D major, D200.

Conductor: Kenneth Dempster
Leader: Tony Kime
Soloist: Colin Scobie (Violin)


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Sat 1st May 2010, 7.30pm

May 2010 - Helena Buckmayer

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Leckie Memorial Church, Peebles

Christian Aid Concert:

Mendelssohn Overture ‘Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage’
Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1
Schumann Symphony No. 4 (1841 version).

Conductor: Robert Dick
Leader: Tony Kime
Soloist: Helena Buckmayer (Piano)

A powerful atmosphere was created right at the outset with the ominous portrayal of a ship becalmed - in Mendelssohn’s Concert Overture “Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage”

In Chopin’s 2nd Piano Concerto, Helena Buckmayer, seemed to stroke the keys effortlessly, while managing to draw from the mellow Bosendorfer the full range of sounds required - from tender and expressive pianissimo to bold fortissimo.

Schumann’s 4th Symphony was confidently presented by the orchestra - responding enthusiastically to the varying demands for gradual and sudden changes in volume, rhythm and pace. The orchestra took all these demands in its stride, and rose to the occasion by providing a thrilling finish to the final movement.

JM from Peeblesshire News 7.5.10


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Sat 28th November 2009, 7.30pm

Autumn Concert 2009 - Rowan Bell

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Leckie Memorial Church, Peebles

Autumn Concert:

Beethoven Overture ‘Egmont’
Beethoven Violin Concerto
Dvorak Symphony No. 8.

Conductor: Kenneth Dempster
Leader: Tony Kime
Soloist: Rowan Bell (Violin)

. . .the audience was thrilled by their sound, which contained everything from quiet expressive string and woodwind playing through beautifully controlled crescendos to the massive climaxes supported by the full brass section. . .

Rowan Bell, the soloist in Beethoven’s Violin Concerto made his violin sing, maintaining a beautiful pure tone over the whole range of the instrument, especially in the passages in its highest register . . .

JM from Peebleshire News 4.12.09

Sat 9th May 2009, 7.30pm

Spring Concert 2009

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Leckie Memorial Church, Peebles

Spring Concert:

Handel Creation

Conductor: Robert Dick
Leader: Tony Kime
Soloists:

Emma Morwood (Soprano)
Paul Featherstone (Tenor)
Gordon Cowie (Bass)

Robert Dick pulled together the large forces of choir, soloists and orchestra to make full use of the excellent acoustic of St Andrews Leckie Church, and provide a truly memorable concert . . . the mystical atmosphere created by the orchestra at the start, and the powerful statement by the bass (Gordon Cowie), followed by the almost imperceptible pianissimo entry of the choir (The Abbey Consort) that added richness to the sound, led quickly to the crashing chords representing the creation of light.

The scene was set for a powerful drama that lived up to its impressive opening . . . Not only did the singing of soloists and choir sustain the drama, but their obvious enjoyment in singing the work was very infectious . . . The lyrical playing by the woodwind, and their soloists, was matched by excellent contributions from strings, brass and timpani.

JM from Peebleshire News

Sat 15th Nov 2008, 2pm and 4pm

Children’s choir sing Kenneth’s recent composition ‘Picture Book’

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Eastgate Theatre, Peebles

Concert for Children:

A varied and fun programme bringing children an understanding of the delights of orchestral music.

Introduced by Richard Nisbet.

Conductor: Kenneth Dempster
Leader: Tony Kime
With Colin Scobie (Violin)

This adventurous programme, designed and conducted by Kenneth Dempster, introduced children to a real orchestral concert with Overture, Mendelssohn’s ‘ Hebrides’, Concerto, Saint Saen’s ‘Havannaise’ with a young solo violinist, and Symphony, part of Beethoven’s ‘Pastoral’. This last proved to be the most popular piece.

The concert ended with a children’s choir singing Kenneth Dempster’s recent composition ‘Picture Book’, a poignant picture of St Kilda.

Comments from children were very positive:

“I liked the loud banging of the drums for the thunder!”
“I liked the bird song in the symphony”
“I enjoyed the soft and loud dynamics all the time. It made me nearly fall asleep and also made me jump out of my skin.”

CRG From Peeb;esshire News 21.11.08

Thurs 14th Dec 2006, 7pm

Dancers waltz to the Peebles Orchestra

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Peebles Hydro Hotel

A Viennese Night with Dinner:

Conductor: John Howden
Leader: Tony Kime

From the moment we entered the lovely ballroom, the setting and ambience melted away the cares of the day. . .Including Franz Lehar with the Strauss works, the orchestra gave a performance that was not only enjoyably familiar but always beautifully played, filling the ballroom with that desire to ‘get up and dance’ as so many did . . .

SFB from Peeblesshire News 22.12.06