The Anatomy of the Orchestra
Paraorchestra with Charles Hazlewood
The orchestra is a thing of wonder, and of mystery. Many musicians making a perfect collective sound; how does this happen?
Following the huge turnout in 2018, we’re delighted to confirm that The Anatomy of the Orchestra, an immersive part-installation part-concert, returns to Bristol Beacon In February 2022.
Led by Charles Hazlewood and performed by Paraorchestra, this live performance promises an inclusive, 360-degree feast for the eyes and ears; an extraordinary sonic adventure.
Filmed as part of a new documentary for Sky Arts, The Anatomy of the Orchestra invites you on set, to wander amongst a live orchestra and explore its inner workings as it performs Steve Reich’s The Four Sections.
The Anatomy of the Orchestra makes up one of six episodes of a documentary presented by Paraorchestra Artistic Director, Charles Hazlewood, exploring the 21st century orchestra. With Paraorchestra at its core it will tear down the old-fashioned ideas of what an orchestra is, and, in turn, demonstrate exactly what a modern orchestra can be. The series will be available to view on Sky Arts and Freeview later this year.
There will be three performances of The Anatomy of the Orchestra on Sun 27 Feb. If all tickets have been taken for a particular performance, please use the arrows on the calendar to select a different time.
Presented by Bristol Beacon
All ages (Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)
Audience Arrival: 13:00
Start time: 13:30
Audience Arrival: 14.15
Start time: 14:30
Audience Arrival: 15.15
Start time: 15.45
Each performance will begin with an introduction from Paraorchestra Artistic Director Charles Hazlewood that will be British Sign Language interpreted
The Anatomy of the Orchestra is a standing / walking performance. Some seating will be available for anyone unable to stand for long periods of time.
Please note that all three performances are being filmed for a new series, available to view later this year on Sky Arts and Freeview. By attending any of the performances, you consent to being filmed by Sky Arts.
Covid-19 Safety Measures
We’re committed to keeping you safe throughout your visit.
Please follow these safety measures when visiting Bristol Beacon.
Please do not attend this event if you have Coronavirus symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate.
Wear a face covering at all times. Except when eating and drinking or if you are exempt.
Take a PCR/Lateral flow test
Get a vaccination
Activate your COVID Pass with NHS App
Follow one-way signage
Card payment only, contactless preferred
Respect other people’s personal space