The World's First Disabled Ensemble as part of a professional orchestra
Formed in January 2018, BSO Resound is the world’s first disabled-led ensemble as part of a professional orchestra’s core activities.
Under the baton of their conductor and artistic director, James Rose, BSO Resound have gained high profile international attention for their ground-breaking performances and advocacy for equality, changing peoples’ perceptions of what disability is and what disabled people can achieve.
“Our aim is simply to be treated as a professional ensemble who happen to be disabled. We want to be compared with other groups musically, not to have people say: ‘It sounds OK but they’re not the same.”
The ensemble has a range of repertoire, including arrangements of well-known classical works and new commissions written specifically for the founding members of the ensemble.
Mozart Marriage of Figaro Overture
Saint-Saens Aquarium & Fossils
Tchaikovsky Waltz of the Flowers
Beethoven Moonlight Sonata
Mozart Flute Quartet in D Major, K. 285
Gershwin I Got Rhythm
Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Copland Variations on a Shaker Melody
Vivaldi L’Estro Armonico Concerto Op. 3 No. 9
Bizet Carmen: Habanera & Toreadors