The British Paraorchestra: Minimalism Changed My Life | Wednesday 2 October 2019 7.30pm

Minimalism Changed My Life: Tones, Drones and Arpeggios

International Concert Series

Wednesday 02 October 2019 7.30pm

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Event Timings 

Main Entrance Doors: 5.00pm
Pre-Concert Talk: 6.30pm
Auditorium Doors: 7.00pm
Concert Start: 7.30pm
Interval: 8.30pm
Second Half: 9.00pm
Concert Finish: 10.15pm

All timings are approximate and are subject to change.

Minimalism Changed My Life: Tones, Drones and Arpeggios

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Charles Hazlewood conductor
The British Paraorchestra
Army of Generals

Charles Hazlewood’s All Star Collective

Terry Riley A Rainbow in Curved Air
Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells
Philip Glass Music in Similar Motion
Pauline Oliveros A Woman Sees How The World Goes With No Eyes
Pauline Oliveros The Last Time
Steve Reich Music for a large Ensemble

Preview 6.30pm
Lloyd Coleman (Associate Music Director of the Paraorchestra) and Charlotte Harding (composer) discuss composing and performing with the Paraorchestra.

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With a mixture of live music and multimedia, Minimalism Changed My Life showcases the transcendental powers of Minimalism in an uplifting and spine-tingling experience.

Minimalism Changed My Life is a truly unique opportunity to experience the last big idea in classical music, one that has rocked mainstream music and reverberated through the genres ever since. With its roots in the social and political upheaval of the late 1960s, Minimalism went on to influence everything from Prog Rock to Dance music.

Based on Charles Hazlewood’s acclaimed 2018 BBC 4 programme, Tones, Drones and Arpeggios, this concert explores work by some of the great composers of the genre who rebooted classical music in the 20th century.

Access Information
We are offering Audio Description (with Touch Tour) and BSL Interpretation for this concert. To book, please contact the Box Office on 0161 907 9000 or email

Audio Description is by Stagetext – this will mainly focus on the video content and will be delivered via headsets given to you on the night. Please mention when you book if you would also like to book the Touch Tour which takes place at 6pm on stage. The Touch Tour is designed to help visually impaired patrons gain an understanding of the orchestra set up prior to the concert.

Information will also be available in large print and braille.

This concert is part of Manchester’s International Concert Series, The Bridgewater Hall’s own classical music concert series.

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Purchase discounted parking (evening concerts only) along with your concert tickets.

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