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Feel The Music – National Open Youth Orchestra

4 May @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

£1 – £8

Join twenty-five brilliant young disabled and non-disabled musicians for an uplifting classical concert experience combining acoustic, electronic and accessible instruments, including some you may never have heard before such as the Clarion which some musicians play with head movement. Expect bold performances of audience favourites – Anna Meredith’s ‘Nautilus’, Vivaldi’s ‘Autumn’, Michael Nyman’s ‘Timelapse’, and musicians’ own choice of ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ by Ennio Morricone.

They will also share original music that speaks of themes close to their hearts. Through ‘Elements’ by award-winning film composer Alexandra Hamilton-Ayres, you will feel the devastating impact of climate change. Ben Lunn’s ‘Wittgenstein’s Chorale’ carries the orchestra’s message of inclusion and ‘Soaring through Sparks’ by Michael Betteridge, is a beautiful new piece written for the Clarion.

Come enjoy contemporary classical music in a relaxed atmosphere that’s accessible to all including disabled and neurodiverse audiences and young families.

With support from Arts Council England, Department for Education, founding sponsor ABRSM, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Lightbulb Trust, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, The Rayne Foundation, John James Bristol Foundation, The Radcliffe Trust, D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust and Chapman Charitable Trust


We are welcoming of disabled and neurodivergent audiences, families, and anyone else who would benefit from a less formal environment. Adjustments include dimmed lights, a chillout space for quiet time before or during the performance, and a relaxed attitude to noise and audience movement. Relaxed area seating is also available. Wheelchair spaces and free companion seats can be booked through venues’ box offices.



4 May
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
£1 – £8
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Bristol Beacon
Trenchard Street
Bristol, BS1 5AR Bristol
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