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Towards Harmony: video highlights of the world premiere performance / 5 September 2015

British Paraorchestra onstage with Southbank Sinfonia, Colston Hall

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I am delighted to present this final video blog recalling the events of Friday July 3, when the British Paraorchestra, Southbank Sinfonia and Charles Hazlewood performed the world premiere of Towards Harmomy in Bristol.

I hope you will get a sense of that momentous occasion, through the selection of short interviews and conversations with players, and some clips from the piece itself. The video ends with the final section of the piece in full, and the subsequent response of the audience. 

I'm certain it shall remain one of the proudest moments of my professional life, surrounded by friends and colleagues who had put so much into this groundbreaking performance. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ivan Riches, who has edited all of my video over the last year or so with patience, good humour and creativity, and the brilliant team at DAO - Trish Wheatley, Colin Hambrook and Alice Holland, who work tirelessly to produce content for this site.

My thanks to you too, if you've read any of my blogs, watched the videos or commented. I hope we'll meet again soon.