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National Open Youth Orchestra

Feel the Music

Musicians from the National Open Youth Orchestra with their instruments, in front of a dark grey background.

Join 24 brilliant young disabled and non-disabled musicians for an uplifting afternoon of music mixing acoustic, electronic and accessible instruments – including the Seaboard RISE and the Clarion.

Alongside bold versions of audience favourites such as Anna Meredith's Nautilus, Vivaldi's 'Autumn’ from The Four Seasons and the musicians’ own choice of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, the orchestra will premiere music that speaks of themes close to their hearts.

Elements is an invitation to feel the devastating impact of climate change. Wittgenstein’s Chorale carries the orchestra’s message of inclusion, paying homage to a virtuoso disabled pianist. In Soaring through Sparks we discover the Clarion, which some musicians play with head movement, and which is the first ever digital instrument to be assessed by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM).

This is a relaxed performance welcoming of disabled and neurodivergent audiences, families, 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 concert hall at any point. 

There will be a Chill Out area outside the concert hall, for anyone needing quiet time before or during the performance. A range of seating options is available for this concert. You can book standard seats, wheelchair spaces, standing seats, or tickets in the relaxed seating area which will be equipped with bean bags. To view and book accessible seating, please update your access requirements in your account. Please visit our Access Page for venue access information. 

This concert will be BSL interpreted, with the interpreter positioned on the right side of the stage. 

There will be a Mobiloo situated close to the venue for those that require an accessible changing place. Stewards will be able to direct you to this.

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Includes Over 65s, students in possession of a valid Students’ Union card, and anyone who feels that the full ticket cost is a barrier to their attendance.


Wheelchair spaces and free companion seats may now be booked online. 

Please select the relevant preferences on the access registration page during your booking so we can provide you with the correct information and discounts.

Booking a wheelchair space: Select a seat displaying the wheelchair user icon and then select wheelchair user ticket type. The ticket will be priced at the lowest price for that event. If you need an essential companion, please click the E icon next to the wheelchair space you have selected. 

Booking essential companion tickets: Please select at least two tickets and one of them will be automatically discounted to zero in the basket. 

Booking British Sign Language or Captioned Seats: Select seats in the area appropriate to your needs.

*Excludes £1.50 booking fee
‘A rare kind of joyous celebration often absent from the concert hall‘
Thoroughly Good Classical Music

Event and Seating Information

Milton Court Concert Hall