army of generals

Photography Lily Holman

Photography Lily Holman


Army of Generals is an electrifying ensemble of non-disabled orchestral musicians that has built an enthusiastic following. It is famed for its dynamic energy-fuelled performances, can scale up from a small ensemble to a large symphonic offering and always prides itself on passion and drama.  Army of Generals have performed with Charles Hazlewood for many years, including work for television and film, and more recently in conjunction with The British Paraorchestra as part of Hazlewood’s headlining performance at Glastonbury Festival 2016 performing the Philip Glass Heroes Symphony.

Army of Generals is an electrifying ensemble that has built an enthusiastic following for its pioneering playing of both modern and period repertoires. Comprising some of the world’s leading players ... its magnificently virtuosic sound-world is a special mix of lithe athleticism and intense drama.
— BBC Music Magazine

In 2017 the ensemble again performed at Glastonbury Festival, premiering a new Paraorchestra and Friends piece, Play!, as well as working alongside contemporary music artists including The Unthanks and Father John Misty.

The orchestra (as ever, in collaboration with The British Paraorchestra), recently partnered with Charlotte Church for a deeply visceral performance of Górecki’s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs, at the first ever Glastonbury Festival of Death and Dying.