Reimagining the Classics

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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
Hale                     Årsgång
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
Rachmaninov       Vocalise
Bizet                     Carmen: Habanera & Toreadors
Campkin               Hoping
Stravinsky             Tango