Special Programming

Fund raiser featurung performers with disabilities

podcast

"The Great British Paraorchestra” is the world’s first professional ensemble for 
disabled musiicians.  Britain's Channel 4 made a film about the music, the musicians and the 
orchestra's beginnings.  This orchestra is the first to validate and work with musicians whose 
instrument is principally electronic.

We feature clips from this film, as well as the film, “Genghis Blues,” which follows 
blind blues musician Paul Pena as he travels to Tuva to win a national throat-singing competition.  
This Oscar-nominated film portrays Paul Pena directly, without down-playing or sugar-coating 
his disability.  The opening sequence of Paul's cane as he walks down a sidewalk is, in 
itself, worth the price of the ticket.  A one-hour fund drive special.  Hosted by Adrienne Lauby and 
Shelley Berman.

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