More videos are coming online

It took some time to do video editing, but now you can enjoy videos from all the venues where YPSO performed during its UK Tour.

Coventry Cathedral

YPSO performed Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” together with University of Warwick Choir.

Butterworth Hall

YPSO performed Jeremy Cavaterra’s “Marine Safari and Whale Watch” and Rachamaninoff’s “Symphonic Dances“.

Later YPSO joined forces with University of Warwick orchestra to perform William Walton’s “Crown Imperial March” conducted by Maestro Paul McGrath and concluded with  The Overture from “Candide” by Leonard Bernstein under the baton of Maestro David Ramadanoff.

St.John Smith’s Square

YPSO performed Jeremy Cavaterra’s “Marine Safari and Whale Watch” and Edward Elgar’s “Enigma Variations

Video credits: Dan and Andrea Chisholm, Yvonne Brouard and Vladimir Gurevich (audio)

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Photos and Videos

Dear YPSO families,

We are still catching up, gradually posting all the photos and video recordings that were made by the chaperones while on tour.

Check our photo site regularly for more updates.

Also, there are now recordings of Elgar’s Enigma Variations and Cavaterra’s Marine Safari and Whale Watch available on YouTube.

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Lunch at LHR


During lunch at the airport, we placed all our instruments on a naturally raised platform, and posted a sentry to watch over them. (There wasn’t enough time to dig a moat and fill it with waste.)


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Call for pictures

If you have photos of the trip, please post them to I’ll curate them and repost them here on this blog.

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Tower of London, Covent Garden, museums, shopping, farewell dinner

Our last day was packed with activities. We also learned to use the London Underground today!

Farewell dinner in Piccadilly Circus:

Party at the hotel after dinner: farewell to seniors and birthday party for Maestro:

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Changing of the guard; last concert!

It’s almost 1:00am here, so this will have to be another short update! We went to the changing of the guard in the morning, lunch at Victoria Station, then to St John’s Smith Square for rehearsal and then our final concert, which was wonderful. A nice reception followed, and then a really late chaperone meeting to work out tomorrow’s final day which is devoted to shopping and sightseeing!

Reception after concert:

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Sectionals with London Philharmonic, British Museum, Beethoven at Cadogan Hall

In the morning we had sectionals with members of the London Philharmonic and the London Chamber Orchestra:

A few hours at British Museum…

and then heard an amazing concert at Cadogan Hall.

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