- Ground-breaking national youth orchestra where talented young disabled and non-disabled musicians play together
- A range of instruments you’ve never heard before: accessible and electronic instruments such as the Clarion, LinnStrument and Seaboard RISE alongside more familiar acoustic instruments
- A concert for everyone. Relaxed performance welcoming of neuro-diverse audiences and young families
- Birmingham-grown talents, through the Birmingham NOYO Centre run in partnership with Midlands Arts Centre, B:Music and Services For Education
Running time 4-5pm
Over twenty of the UK’s most talented young disabled and non-disabled musicians from around the country will take to the stage, playing exciting new music inspired by the diversity of this pioneering inclusive orchestra.
Discover the sounds of accessible and electronic instruments such as the Clarion, LinnStrument and Seaboard RISE alongside more familiar acoustic instruments.
The National Open Youth Orchestra will present a beautiful new work, ‘What Fear We Then?’ by Alexander Campkin, co-commissioned with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
The afternoon’s music will be a joyful celebration of diversity as a creative force that can push the boundaries of classical and contemporary music in exciting new directions.
This concert is presented in a relaxed atmosphere suitable for concertgoers with autistic spectrum conditions, those with sensory, communication or learning difficulties and anyone else who would benefit from a less formal environment. There is a relaxed attitude to noise and audience members are free to leave and re-enter the auditorium at any point. There will be a Chill Out area, where a space is made for anyone needing a bit of quiet time before or during the performance.
Relaxed Performance, BSL Interpreted
What Fear We Then? – Alexander Campkin
Day One – Liam Taylor-West
Variations on an African Air – Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (new arr.)
Sleeping Rainbows – Harold Arlen / Traditional (mash-up)
Spring (decomposed) – Antonio Vivaldi (new arr.)
Time – Hans Zimmer (new arr.)
Barriers – Oliver Cross