An ambitious four-part series exploring the powerful effect of classical music, Orchestra United, charts the creation of the Halle Harmony Youth Orchestra which brings together a cross section of young people from Manchester's vast cultural and ethnic community.
From a variety of backgrounds, the youth orchestra will be expected to perform a concert of classical music in front of a paying audience at Manchester's 2000 plus capacity Bridgewater Hall. With hugely varying levels of experience but a similar drive and passion, they will learn to relate to each other and work together in a way that would be impossible to conceive of in their everyday lives. Through their eyes we see the impact that the music has on them, their friends, families and communities.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Orchestra United - Eldorado (Electric Light Orchestra album) - Netflix
Eldorado (subtitled as A Symphony by the Electric Light Orchestra) is the fourth studio album by the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO). It was released in the United States in September 1974 by United Artists Records and in the United Kingdom in October 1974 by Warner Bros. Records.
Orchestra United - Concept - Netflix
Eldorado is the first complete ELO concept album; bandleader Jeff Lynne conceived the storyline before he wrote any music. The plot follows a Walter Mitty-like character who journeys into fantasy worlds via dreams, to escape the disillusionment of his mundane reality. Lynne began to write the album in response to criticisms from his father, a classical music lover, who said that Electric Light Orchestra's repertoire “had no tune”. The influence of the Beatles is prevalent, especially in the melody of the verse of “Mister Kingdom” which to some degree resembles the Beatles' “Across the Universe”.
Orchestra United - References - Netflix