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The highly respectable world of classical musicians is rarely linked to addictive behaviour.

In this uplifting one-off documentary, composer and musician James McConnel examines music's extraordinary transformative power, as he brings together ten classical musicians whose lives have all been blighted by addiction, in an orchestra for a spectacular one-off performance with the London Symphony Orchestra.

Each musician is trying to break free from addiction: some have been sober for years, some for only a few months. As a musician, composer and recovering alcoholic himself, James has found that music became a huge part of his recovery and he wants to share this with others in a similar position.

Addicts' Symphony synopsis

Composer, musician and recovering alcoholic James McConnel brings together ten classical musicians whose lives have been blighted by addiction for a spectacular concert

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