About National Open Youth Orchestra

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)
Comptine d'un autre été, l'après-midi - Yann Tiersen (new arr.)
Spring (decomposed) - Antonio Vivaldi (new arr.)
Time - Hans Zimmer (new arr.)
Barriers - Oliver Cross

Booking Info

£8 (standard), £5 (60+, unwaged), £1 (Child 17 & under)

Free (limited) ticket for Disabled Visitor’s Companions, as per Access Scheme

Groups: 10% discount for groups of 6+

Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons

If you require a wheelchair position (subject to availability) please call the Box Office on 0121 289 6343.

A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the Access Scheme, email boxoffice@bmusic.co.uk or call us on 0121 289 6343.

Dates & Times

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Getting here

  • Town Hall
    Victoria Square
    B3 3DQ
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