Able Astonishes The Albert Hall

Published 26th October 2016

Young musicians from CYA's amazing Able Orchestra put on a triumphant concert with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Students from Fountaindale School in Mansfield and Outwood Academy Portland in Worksop played to a full house in July as part of the BBC’s prestigious Proms Season 2016, and to BBC viewers and listeners. It showcased this innovative music programme that features disabled and non-disabled young musicians  developing new pieces of music and digital imagery to perform with national orchestras using digital music technology. Co-produced with Orchestras Live, a national music producer, the young musicians performed with the BBC Concert Orchestra and then the Hallé Orchestra on the BBC Ten Pieces national scheme. Watch it here!

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and the performance is actually on my
birthday - this is the biggest and best birthday present ever!   

Del, Able Orchestra

Other Summer Highlights from County Youth Arts...

BBC The Beat gig as part of SONAR Music Industry Week, featuring CYA signed Supergroup 'Earth Below' EP launch.

500 participants at workshops and masterclasses during SONAR.

300 performers across 5 dance, drama and music performances at TOLFest.

Innovative dance & media performance of 'Peach' featuring talented young Notts dancers at The Old Library.

Two films and a dance performance at UDance 2016 National Festival at The Lowry, Salford.

Programme of Summer Schools featuring 'Peach' project, Singer Songwriter Academy and Supergroup.

'The Spike' & Pride film 'A Place of Dreams' both showcased & received special recommendations at The Nottingham Film Festival 2016.

Summer Fest Fest including - Hemlock Happening, Party in the Park, Gedling Show...


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