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Paradox Orchestra celebrates 50 Years of Pink Floyd


Paradox Orchestra celebrates 50 Years of Pink Floyd

50 Years of Pink Floyd Coming to Unusual Northern Locations…

Paradox Orchestra celebrates one of the most influential rock groups in history performing in the north’s much-loved venues including Selby Abbey, Sheffield Cathedral and Huddersfield Town Hall. The candle-lit 25-strong string orchestra will perform iconic hits from Pink Floyd’s seminal album, The Dark Side of the Moon on its 2024 tour of Yorkshire.

Paradox Orchestra has made a name as one of the North’s most ground-breaking acts, featuring classically-trained musicians who vibrantly reimagine rock, pop, and dance classics. The tour has been announced due to popular demand on the back of its sell-out performances last year at Conyngham Hall in Knaresborough, Leeds Minster and Manchester Cathedral that created a buzz amongst Floyd fans.

Feedback includes audience members Judi Henderson, who said: Absolutely fantastic. Brought a tear to my eye… felt to me like the last homage to the best band in the world,” and Cath Knowles, who said: “It was magnificent! Spine tingling when the orchestra started.” Many of the young musicians in Paradox Orchestra trained at Leeds Conservatoire and perform in classical settings all over the world. They’ve also worked with some of the biggest acts in pop, including Ed Sheeran, Little Mix, Marc Almond, and Liam Gallagher.

Michael Sluman, founder, and artistic director of Paradox Orchestra:

“Music, particularly classical music, has been proven to help reduce the stresses of life, and in our challenging times, we are passionate about bringing people together for an uplifting, transformative night out. We are committed to working with local music hubs, churches, town halls and charities to reach new audiences and break down the perceptions that classical music is only for a posh night out, for posh people and at posh locations.”

Michael, 33, a graduate from Leeds Conservatoire who is now studying a PhD at the Royal Academy of Music, founded Paradox Orchestra in 2020.  He is a professional oboe player and has performed in orchestras worldwide. Paradox Orchestra is known for their innovative and dynamic interpretations of classic songs. The orchestra’s expert musicianship and imaginative arrangements will bring new life to hits such as, Wish You Were HereMoney, and Comfortably Numb.

Michael Sluman:

“We promise audiences an incredibly high-level of musicianship on stage, as well as a showmanship associated with world-class large-scale orchestras. To play Pink Floyd’s greatest hits in such beautiful settings with awesome natural acoustics, promises audiences an unforgettable evening. We will also donate 5% of ticket sales to local charities”

The orchestra will also be providing ‘inspire days’ for local charities, including the Archers project in Sheffield, which supports the homeless. The much-in-demand orchestra has a package of orchestra events including Fleetwood Mac, Angie’s Disco and RNB Classics. A further tour will be announced later in the year.

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