The British Paraorchestra is the world’s first large-scale professional ensemble for disabled musicians and they will be making their Symphony Hall debut on 18th February. This unlike any orchestra. There are no ranks of brass or decks of strings, rows of penguin-suited men and evening-gowned women and the director does not stand at a podium.
The British Paraorchestra is shifting perceptions of disability by creating a visible platform for gifted disabled musicians to perform and excel at the highest level in the mainstream of live performance
They will be joined by members of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) in a world first
Lloyd Coleman, composer, orchestra member and clarinettist has composed an original piece specifically for this Birmingham performance, designed to integrate the Paraorchestra and CBSO’s different musical perspectives.
Watch an interview below with two members of the Orchestra:
Use discount code PARA50 for 50% off top 2 price bands which are available on the THSH website: www.thsh.co.uk/event/bc-the-british-paraorchestra