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Re-inventing the orchestra for the 21st century

Re-inventing the orchestra for the 21st century

Now open: Paraorchestra Musician Callout 2023/4

We're launching a national callout for D/deaf, disabled, and neurodivergent professional-level musicians to join Paraorchestra.

Introducing Trip The Light Fantastic

A brand new creation in collaboration with Paraorchestra, celebrated Bristol electronic composer Surgeons Girl and Charles Hazlewood, with a dynamic visual response from AV experts Limbic Cinema to mark the re-opening of the Bristol Beacon.

The Anatomy of the Orchestra: Drone Refractions

Thursday 25 and Friday 26 January 2024 - Charles Hazlewood and Paraorchestra turn the orchestra inside-out, charting an immersive drone odyssey via some of Minimalism’s forebears and its greatest composers.

The Nature of Why

An immersive and emotive fusion of dance and live orchestral music - March 1 and 2, Theatre Royal Plymouth

Death Songbook

Brett Anderson, Charles Hazlewood, and Paraorchestra and special guest vocalist Gwenno in an exquisite anthology of music by icons such as Echo and the Bunnymen, Skeeter Davis, Japan, David Bowie/Jacques Brel, and Suede.

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