First Blind Symphony Band in the World

These sight-challenged Argentine musicians play more than 250 pieces from memory. 

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    The new symphony orchestra conductor, José Luis Cladera, during a rehearsal.
    Courtesy of Marcelo Rest
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    The Blind Symphony Band performing at the Verdi theater in Buenos Aires City.
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    Blind maestro Basilio Gibavicius, founding member of the unique Blind Symphony Band of the world, created in 1939. He stars in the documentary film "The last man".
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    The 62 musicians of the Blind Symphony Band study the scores in braille to memorize them. They have a repertoire of 300 compositions, playing them from memory.
    Courtesy of Marcelo Rest
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    The pianist Susana Morelo was the first woman to join the band in 1984. Today she plays percussion instruments.
    Courtesy of Marcelo Rest
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