On Friday, 3rd June 2016, as part of the BBC Music Day celebrations, the STROKESTRA ensemble gave a performance at St Stephen’s Shopping Centre, Hull. This event was the culmination of their interim term of work and featured the patients, carers, therapists and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra musicians performing new pieces of music and song they have written over the past five months.
STROKESTRA’s exciting performance culminated with the audience singing the STROKESTRA’s song. RPO conductor Tim Steiner led the event and was supported by other members of the RPO, Phil Woods (French horn), Fraser Gordon (Bassoon), Sali Wynn-Jones (Violin) and Chantel Webster (Cello).
Help for Health is supporting the roll out of the 3½-year music and stroke rehabilitation programme ‘STROKESTRA’ with a grant of £5,000 a year for three years.