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The Aberdonian – Orchestras hit right note

1977 - George Brown College Orchestra from Toronto with their conductor at King’s College
1977 - George Brown College Orchestra from Toronto with their conductor at King’s College

Over the years Aberdeen has played host to a number of talented musicians, both homegrown and international, so it’s no wonder these orchestras hit the right note.

From Torry and Findochty to Johannesburg and Toronto, we’ve dug through our archives for images of orchestras and musicians from far and wide who serenaded the Granite City.

1977 – Poskudney Quartet, comprised of members of Toronto’s George Brown College Orchestra
1977 – The Ahrensburg Youth Orchestra from Germany
1977 – Members of the Johannesburg Youth Ballet say farewell as the train pulls out of Aberdeen
1978 – A chamber music ensemble from Poland relax at King’s College ahead of their concert
2008 – On a visit to Walker Road Primary School, Royal Scottish National Orchestra members Claire Dunn, viola, and John Logan, French horn, give tips to pupils Hannah Culley, trumpet, and Yan Couineaux-Rice, clarinet.
1979 – A trio of Aberdeen musicians bring some of the joy of the International Festival of Youth Orchestras to <br />shoppers at the restaurant in British Home Stores
1963 – The Findochty Junior Secondary School orchestra in practice in the school hall
1977 – Aberdeen’s Lord Provost William Fraser conducts the International Festival Orchestra at their rehearsal
1979 – Young clarinet and saxophone players at the Music Centre in Aberdeen
1977 – George Brown College Orchestra from Toronto with their conductor at King’s College
1973 – Trio of clarinettists, from left: Katie Cheshire, Cults; Dawn Coutts, Milltimber; and Carol Smith, Milltimber
1979 – First participating majorette at the International Festival of Youth Orchestras and Performing Arts, Sandra White

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