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Kaleidoscope Orchestra

is a Manchester-based session orchestra consisting of a collective of young musicians passionate about taking the classical orchestra into new directions and crossing the orchestral boundaries in both the studio and on stage.We are an eclectic ensemble specialising in collaborations and innovative re-workings of music from a range of genres.


Performances have included headlining the WARP Festival at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester Academy, The Ritz and the Kensington Rooftop Gardens in London. Collaborations have included providing orchestral backings and arrangements for Flux Pavilion's new album 'Tesla', as well as a purely orchestral arrangement of his track entitled 'Emotional'. The strings of the orchestra also provided backing for two tracks for the Bristol-based drum & bass group, Dr Meaker.

Below you can find just a handful of our many youtube videos, including our latest 'suite' by our very own arranger, Steve Pycroft.

 

Major Lazer Suite

Arranged by Steve Pycroft.
Performed by Kaleidoscope Orchestra.
Recorded at Z-arts in Manchester.

HMV Ritz

Our first ever club performance at the HMV Ritz in Manchester.

Feel the Love

Our own version of Rudimental's Feel the Love