Press and bookings

Current shows

Touring plans 2010-2012

We have just launched a new version of the Orchestra, which will be the mainstay of our programme for the next three years, underpinning a variety of other projects. Some of these may be smaller in scale, concentrating perhaps on a particular region of the world, and/or featuring specific musicians.

One example of these smaller groups is the Grand Union Bangla Band, a very popular and unusual attraction at Melas across the UK; but there are many other favourite combinations.

All shows listed on the events page, and most of those on the history page, are also readily available.

However, Grand Union delights in responding to commissions and tailoring shows to order. Any of our existing shows can be adapted to local demands, or serve as models for new productions.

Just call us to discuss possibilities and negotiate prices.

Education and Learning plans 2010-2011

We run a wide range of outreach programmes linked to the work of the Orchestra. Some past projects are detailed on the history page.

During 2010-2011 these are being unified under the umbrella title From Silk Road to Carnival, and we are running a series of workshops, master-classes and performances exploring this theme.

Details will be published from time to time, but some of these projects also involve the Grand Union Youth Orchestra of East London, and information may be found on its own website.

Grand Union is always happy to discuss devising and tailoring education and participatory projects specially for local needs and demands.

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Latest news


Tickets on sale here for Undream’d Shores, November 1st & 2nd at the Hackney Empire. Read the full details of the show here.

Undream’d Shores

Work gets under way for Grand Union Orchestra's latest epic show at the Hackney Empire in November.

European spectaculars announced

Venues and dates for shows in France, Portugal and the UK concluding our European Union Culture Fund project have been confirmed.

Summer School

Read about Grand Union’s first ever residential Summer School for young musicians.

Undream’d Shores

Following a creative workshop programme at Wilton’s Music Hall, preparations continue for this autumn’s new Hackney Empire spectacular

World Jazz Festival

Great review of On the Edge at Wilton’s Music Hall.

Supported by the European Cultural Foundation
For regular updates of Gathering, Travelling – Grand Union’s ECF-funded project in collaboration with partners in Portugal and France – please click here.
Supported by the Arts Council England
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