"They've got low self-esteem and because everyone's talking about diversity, they think 'Oh, do they want me only because I'm black?
'""I would love to change the expressions on people's faces, black and white," she says.
They've come from everywhere."No British orchestra today has a black principal conductor, but taking the baton for this first concert is Wayne Marshall, who was born in Oldham to parents from Barbados; he is currently principal conductor of the WDR Funkhausorchester Cologne.
The violinist Tai Murray leads the orchestra and among other players, to name but a few, are Samson Diamond, who started on the violin as a child with Buskaid in Soweto; Margaret Cookhorn, the principal contrabassoonist of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; and Charlotte Barbour-Condini, a finalist in BBC Young Musician of the Year as a recorder player, but here is playing the violin.
A cultural icon, Batman has been licensed and adapted into a variety of media, from radio to television and film, and appears on a variety of merchandise sold all over the world.
The Batman goes by numerous nicknames, such as The Dark Knight, The Caped Crusader, World's Greatest Detective and the Defender of Gotham.
Few elements of the character's history have remained constant. Pearson noted in the early 1990s, "Unlike some fictional characters, the Batman has no primary urtext set in a specific period, but has rather existed in a plethora of equally valid texts constantly appearing over more than five decades." The central fixed event in the Batman stories is the character's origin story.
Batman became a popular character soon after his introduction, and eventually gained his own title, Batman.
The character made his first appearance in Detective Comics #27 (May, 1939). Witnessing the murder of his parents as a child leads him to train himself to physical and intellectual perfection and don a bat-themed costume in order to fight crime.
Batman operates in Gotham City, assisted by various supporting characters including his sidekick Robin and his butler Alfred Pennyworth, and fights an assortment of villains influenced by the characters' roots in film and pulp magazines.
"I would love people to look at an orchestra of any colour and not see it as a novelty.
I'd like to see all orchestras that don't have members of diversity begin to have them. Once it begins to happen it means we're making progress – all of us.