Grand Union Orchestra: Trading Roots Workshops
Calling all 12-18 year olds who love music and want the chance to perform with an all-star orchestra!
To celebrate the musical roots that link Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Grand Union Orchestra is offering free instrumental workshops to learn, explore and develop musical techniques from these cultures.
About the workshops
Grand Union Orchestra offers a completely different style to teaching to ones normally associates with orchestras. It is built on ideas of experimentation rather than limitation, never sticking to one genre, pioneering vision of cross-cultural music-making.
12-18 year olds are invited to join musicians from the orchestra in these interactive workshops to create music together, ready to perform on stage with the 8-piece orchestra for a one off performance in honour of Black History Month.
Where do the workshops take place?
Tuesday 23 October & Thursday 25 October
These workshops will take place at Spotlight by Langdon Park DLR station at 1pm-5pm.
Saturday 27 October
The last workshop will be held at Poplar Union at 4pm-6pm. This will be a rehearsal session before the big performance that night with Grand Union Orchestra! Find out more here.
How do I sign up?
If you’re interested or know someone who is, just give us a call and we will sign you up! Easy!
About Grand Union Orchestra
Grand Union is a unique, multicultural, intergenerational orchestra that also champions the virtues of education and social cohesion besides musical excellence.
Under visionary composer/director Tony Haynes, and recognised as one of the leading exponents of cross-cultural music making in the UK, their work at Poplar Union and Spotlight leads on from an exciting summer of workshops and performances across East London.
Part of Poplar Union’s Black History Month season