Able Orchestra goes from strength to strength

Published 25th January 2018

Inspire Youth Arts’ (IYA) Able Orchestra project, which works with physically disabled young musicians, non-disabled musicians and professional orchestral players, has been given a boost in the latest Arts Council Grants for the Arts (G4A) awards.

The project will work in partnership with Orchestras Live on a new collaborative performance piece with the world-renowned Hallé Orchestra, and IYA digital artists, over the next few months. The ambition of the project is to put disabled young people on equal terms with other musicians and to drive the composition process using new and exciting digital technology and devices. 

The Able Orchestra has already seen great success as part of the BBC Proms in 2016, and this new project will further develop the model, widen participation, use live projection and in addition, work with a selection of contemporary dancers to deliver a breath-taking performance.

The work is also planned to be professionally recorded for intended internet release later in the year.

More information about the project, along with details of the final performance will be shared on our Facebook page @InspireYouthArts and our web pages here.   

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