It’s not too late to book NOYO concert dates
‘a life-affirming reminder of the power of music-making’
Treloar’s students past and present are performing with the National Open Youth Orchestra this month, and it’s not too late to get your tickets!
Their first concert received rave reviews last month:
‘The NOYO’s debut performance at Milton Court is a reminder of the basics. Participatory music-making is empowering, rewarding, and aspirational. It builds community and relationships. Most importantly of all, it offers the opportunity for achievement. An opportunity to be seen and heard.’
Read the full review here
There are three more dates available to book in May and June, including a livestream on the 22nd May.
The afternoon programme will showcase how diversity can push the boundaries of classical and contemporary music in exciting new directions.
National Open Youth Orchestra with BSO Resound
22 May – Lighthouse, Poole (live and streaming), 4-5.30pm
In addition to performing their own set, NOYO and BSO Resound will come together to present an original version of Alexander Campkin’s What Fear We Then?, a joint commission re-arranged for the occasion. This celebratory set will also feature new arrangements of Spring by Vivaldi and Time by Hans Zimmer.
Enter a captivating musical universe where the familiar merges with the unknown. Alongside traditional acoustic instruments, you will discover the sounds of electronic instruments such as the LinnStrument, Seaboard Rise and Clarion, which can be played with any movement of the body.
The orchestra held their final rehearsals during a residential workshop hosted by Treloar’s during the Easter break.
Former students Alessandro Vazzana and Leo Carstensen play an important role using new computerised technology – the Clarion – an award-winning, accessible musical instrument that can be played independently with any part of the body, including the eyes. Alessandro even had a solo piece!
Current College student, Sally Kidson, plays the LinnStrument, an expressive MIDI controller for musical performance. Unlike a standard MIDI keyboard, LinnStrument senses your fingers’ subtle movements in five dimensions, enabling musical performance expression rivaling that of fine acoustic instruments. It is ideally suited to players who have a limited physical range of movement.
“The thing I most enjoy about NOYO is the fact that it removes all the barriers that musicians with a disability may face and allows them to quite simply make music in an orchestral environment.” Sally Kidson
These performances are 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.
The National Open Youth Orchestra (NOYO) is the world’s first disabled-led national youth ensemble. Launched in 2018, it pioneers a more inclusive orchestra where talented 11-25 year old disabled and non-disabled musicians rehearse and perform together. NOYO collaborates with cutting-edge composers to create exciting new music for a diverse range of musicians and instruments.
Inclusivity is at the heart of everything we do at Treloar’s and NOYO’s concerts are leading the way in making music making accessible to disabled performers and making performances accessible for a neuro diverse audience. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to see them perform live, tickets are available!