what happens when you remove the pomp and ceremony of ranks, typical structure and rows of penguin suits/ballgowns from an orchestra and reduce it to the stripped raw bare beauty breathtaking talent and exquisite musical expression? Employing everything from tabla to slide guitar, the Paraorchestra explores this with its diverse, no-boundaries pool of gifted disabled musicians who perform and excel at the highest level in the mainstream of live performance. In this collaborative event the British Paraorchestra will be joined by members of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) and 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. Come along and have yours shifted.
Sat 18 Feb, Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EA. 7.30pm. £12.50 – £31 with 50% off the top 2 price band tickets with the code: PARA50 www.thsh.co.uk
Up close and personal, rehearsing with the Paraorchestra. Take a look at our teaser that shows what it is like to spend the day with a sectional of The British Paraorchestra as they rehearse together, ahead of their upcoming performance at Birmingham Symphony Hall with the CBSO in February 2017.
Published on: Wed 1 Feb 2017