50 Years of Floyd at Knaresborough’s Iconic Grounds

Not 'The Great Gig In The Sky' - but a gorgeous evening next to the Nidd
June 12, 2023

Paradox Orchestra has announced an outdoor concert in an iconic Yorkshire setting, celebrating 50 years of one of the most influential rock groups in history, Pink Floyd.

Paradox Orchestra has made a name as one of Yorkshire’s most ground-breaking acts, featuring classically-trained musicians who vibrantly reimagine rock, pop, and dance classics.

The concert by candlelight on 3 September will feature the 20-strong string orchestra in the stunning grounds of the Grade II listed Conyngham Hall in Knaresborough.

Many of the young musicians trained at Leeds Conservatoire and perform in classical settings all over the world and they’ve also worked with some of the biggest acts in pop, including Ed Sheeran, Marc Almond, and Liam Gallagher.

The outdoor concert is the first to take place close to the river Nidd and promise sa festival atmosphere in the expansive grounds, which can accommodate up to 2,000 people. A number of food and drink vendors will add to the festival vibe. As seating is not provided, audiences are welcome to bring blankets or their own seating as required to the open-air concert.

Michael Sluman, founder, and artistic director of Paradox Orchestra, said: “Like a sonic time machine, Pink Floyd’s music has taken us on a journey through the past 50 years, capturing the essence of each era and leaving an indelible mark on the history of music. Paradox Orchestra is looking forward to performing their greatest hits in such a stunning backdrop.”

Michael, 32, a graduate from Leeds Conservatoire who is now studying a PhD at the Royal Academy of Music, founded Paradox Orchestra in 2020.

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 Here, Money, and Comfortably Numb.

Michael added: “We promise audiences an incredibly high-level of musicianship on stage, as well as a showmanship associated with world-class large-scale orchestras. It’s going to be an unforgettable night in the relaxing and beautiful outdoor setting of Conyngham, near to Knaresborough’s iconic riverside.”

50 Years of Pink Floyd: A string orchestral tribute to Pink Floyd performed by candlelight. Tickets: £25 plus Box Office fee: CLICK HERE