World Saxophone Congress 2012, St Andrews, Scotland

The University of St Andrews is Scotland's first university and the third oldest in the English speaking world, founded from 1410 to 1413. Over six centuries it has established a reputation as one of Europe's leading and most distinctive centres for teaching and research.

The University Music Centre is based in the Younger Hall. This large building houses a concert hall seating up to 1000 people and is the main concert venue in St Andrews. It hosts performances by professional and amateur musicians, including regular visits by leading orchestras such as the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the University's resident orchestra, and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, weekly Wednesday lunchtime concerts, jazz nights and much more.

The University has a longstanding relationship with one of Scotland's national performing companies, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, who give five concerts each season in the Younger Hall. The SCO has recently agreed to become the University's orchestra in residence, an arrangement that will begin in autumn 2009 and will bring increasingly close co-operation.

View a 3D tour of the Younger Hall.

The main hall is surrounded by 12 practice, teaching and rehearsal rooms that are available for the use of students and the local community. All except one of these has a piano, either upright or grand. These rooms as well as other rooms throughout the University and in the town will be available during the event.


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