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Feel the Music with National Open Youth Orchestra

The world’s first disabled-led national youth ensemble has announced a four- date concert tour.


National Open Youth Orchestra (NOYO) will present ‘Feel the Music’, a relaxed concert of uplifting music in London, Bristol, Poole and Birmingham.


Starting with a relaxed performance at the Barbican’s Milton Court Concert Hall in London on April 12, the orchestra will welcome a diverse audience inclusive of disabled and neurodivergent concert goers and families to a joyous afternoon of music.


Following the triumph of their debut public performance at Milton Court Concert Hall in 2022, twenty-four of NOYO’s brilliant young disabled and non-disabled musicians will perform a lively programme on acoustic, electronic, and accessible instruments.


Among more traditional instruments, NOYO musicians also perform on some instruments not often found in orchestras, such as electric guitars, accordions, or on accessible instruments that may be completely new to audiences - from the Seaboard RISE to the ClarionTM, which some performers play using head movements.

NOYO’s young members’ voices are central to the programme; whether through their choice to perform Ennio Morricone’s theme from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, or through their introduction of bold interpretations of audience favourites such as Anna Meredith’s Nautilus, Antonio Vivaldi’s Autumn from The Four Seasons, and Michael Nyman’s Timelapse.


‘Feel the Music’ will be performed at:


·       Milton Court Concert Hall, London - Sunday 21 April 2024, 3pm,


·       Bristol Beacon, Bristol - Saturday 4 May 2024, 3pm,


·       Lighthouse, Poole - Saturday 18 May 2024, 3pm,


·       Birmingham Town Hall – Sunday 2 June 2024, 3pm,


To find out more about the National Open Youth Orchestra go to




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