PYSO play for ZMS after going to London to give a performance at St Martins in the Fields. PYSO have built up a considerable reputation not only locally but also nationally.
Penzance Youth String Orchestra was founded in September 2006, and its members are all resident in West Penwith. PYSO players, who are aged between 11 and 18 years old, have included representatives from all six local secondary schools and colleges, and three schools or colleges in Truro, as well as several local primaries. Its existence is possible because of the dedication of several local teachers over many years, a great deal of dedication from the 18 young players who meet at least once a week to rehearse under the guidance of Tim Boulton, and the support of Cornwall Learning Music. The orchestra have won an enthusiastic and loyal following in Penwith, where they perform regularly, as well as giving concerts increasingly further afield.
PYSO rehearse and perform without a conductor, directed by Tim Boulton from the viola position. It is part of the ethos of the group that the players should develop a wide range of skills, including those that are transferable to many areas of life, such as the ability to listen well, to be adaptable and flexible, to take responsibility and lead, develop excellent organisational skills, and strive to achieve one’s personal best. Many people have commented on the great discipline of PYSO performances, and this is achieved within an atmosphere of individual expression and joy. They perform a wide range of music and styles from the last 300 years until the present day.
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