Monday 13 June 2016

Bringing live music to those who don't have access - Street Orchestra of London

The Street Orchestra of London
The Street Orchestra of London
The Street Orchestra of London is the latest project from Gabriel Prokofiev's Nonclassical, the club-night and record label based in East London. The Street Orchestra of London, artistic director Gijs Kramers, is a 40-piece orchestra of musicians aged 18 to 30 and it aims to bring orchestral music to anyone, anywhere. Their initial project, from 16 to 19 June 2016, focuses on Hackney and East London, where Nonclassical is based. The orchestra will play in care homes, hospitals, libraries, schools and public spaces across London to bring live music to those that do not usually have access to it.

The group's repertoire includes new pieces by Charlotte Harding, Gabriel Prokofiev and Adrian Vera, standard repertoire from Beethoven and Bizet, to Ginastera and Shostokovich, plus non-classical pieces and a selection of songs from Bizet to Bowie performed with baritone Peter Willcock. Their schedule includes a mix of public and private performances. If you want to catch them then:
Thursday 16 June - Public performance at King's Cross Station during rush hour.

Friday 17 June - Hackney
AM - public performance at Dalston Library
PM - public performances at Homerton Library, St Joseph's Hospice and Hackney Library
7.30pm - public performance at Dalston Square with a local group

Saturday 18 June - South London
PM - public performance at Open Estate Gardens - Gipsy Hill
7pm - public performance at Cutty Sark Gardens

Sunday 19th June
PM - public performances at Arnold Circus, Regent's Park and Leicester Square (final performance)

We are also promised guerrilla performances and the best thing to do is to follow the group on Twitter: @StreetOrchLdn

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