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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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The Anatomy of the Orchestra

Part concert, part installation this is a thrilling opportunity to climb inside this perfect team and exploring the inner workings of an orchestra as they perform Steve Reich's The Four Sections

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Re-inventing the Orchestra with Charles Hazlewood

This unprecedented new TV series from Charles Hazlewood for Sky Arts featuring Paraorchestra is an invitation to think differently about the orchestra, demonstrating its influence on - and significance in - a contemporary digital world relevant to everyone.

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The Love Unlimited Synth Orchestra: Celebrating the Music of Barry White

The Love Unlimited Synth Orchestra pays homage to Barry White's extraordinary music with a live show conducted by Charles Hazlewood and performed by Paraorchestra alongside special guests - catch it at Meltdown Festival, Royal Festival Hall, 15 June 2022

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The Unfolding

Album release on Real World Records and 2033 live tour, The Unfolding is a major new work by Northern Irish artist, composer, producer and broadcaster Hannah Peel, commissioned by and performed with Paraorchestra, conducted by Charles Hazlewood.

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SMOOSH!

A rip-roaring wind and brass band performing pop-karaoke classics on the move for a raucous, technicolour pop-parade-come-street-party.

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Górecki’s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs

Sung in Polish, this evocative work brings tears and rousing joy; taking audiences on a spellbinding and uplifting journey through grief and solace.

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Beethoven and Me

Charles Hazlewood marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven with this documentary for Sky Arts: Beethoven and Me, featuring performances from Paraorchestra

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Anatomy of the Orchestra: Refractions and Abstractions

Part concert, part installation this is a thrilling opportunity to climb inside this perfect team and exploring the inner workings of an orchestra as they perform JS Bach, Louis Andriessen, Nico Muhly and Peter Maxwell Davies.

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Minimalism Changed My Life: Tones, Drones, and Arpeggios

With a mixture of live music and multimedia, Minimalism Changed My Life showcases the transcendental powers of Minimalism in an uplifting and spine-tingling experience.

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The Nature of Why

The Nature of Why merges dance and live music into an epic performance that brims with emotion and physical beauty featuring a cinematic live-score from Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory,

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kraftwerk re:werk

Taking Kraftwerk's iconic album Trans-Europe Express as the starting point for a thrilling musical trip, kraftwerk re:werk takes audiences on symphonic, electronic joyride on the Autobahn

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Play!

Dust off your SNESs, N64s and boot up your Playstations for a musical adventure into some of the gaming world’s most memorable soundtracks.

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Birmingham Classical

In 2017 Paraorchestra became the first orchestra of disabled musicians to perform as part of a mainstream classical programme when they made their Birmingham debut at Symphony Hall in February 2017.

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A Celebration of David Bowie

In 2016 Paraorchestra became the first orchestral ensemble to ever headline a main stage at a music festival with this performance of Phillip Glass' interpretation of Bowie's Heroes album at The Park stage, Glastonbury

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Terry Riley: In C

Terry Riley’s minimalist masterpiece In C is reimagined in this unique union of two very different disciplines, experimenting with movement, sound, and the senses.

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Thunderbirds Are Go!

A celebration of composer Barry Gray’s iconic music with ppecial guest Jarvis Cocker, and a 14-piece band including Adrian Utley of Portishead, Will Gregory of Goldfrapp and soprano Victoria Oruwari.

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Bahrain 200

With British Council’s support, six members of Paraorchestra travelled to Manama in April 2016 to deliver a programme of workshops and performances.

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