Music & Migration: 13-16 April 2017

The Street Orchestra of London is touring London, Croydon and Brighton during the Easter bank holiday in April 2017:

Thursday 13 April: Brighton
Friday 14 April: Croydon
Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 April: central London

The theme for the tour is Music & Migration: all the works we'll perform have been written by refugee and migrant composers – from Handel to Kurt Weill and Bartók to The Fugees – including a UK premiere by Aftab Darvishi, an Iranian composer.

We are excited to welcome Jean Paul Samputu, a Rawandan refugee and one of the world's most prominent African artists, as our vocal soloist. 

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Repertoire 2017

 

Bandstand

Toranj

 

Ricercar  

Romanian dances 

Candide overture 

In the Steppes of Central Asia

Symhony No. 9, 1st movement

Symphony No. 104, 4th movement

Can Can

Violin Concerto No. 2, 2nd movement

 

Petite Fleur

Anitra’s Dance

Geographical Fugue

Dance of the tumblers

Migrant Medley

Maghreb mix

 

Karibu Mungu

Mundeke Nyirimbire

Simba

Gone till November

Smack Dab in the middle

Roof Garden

Coconut Woman

Premieres

Freya Waley-Cohen

Aftab Daryishi    

Classical

J.S. Bach/A. Webern    

Béla Bartók 

Leonard Bernstein  

Alexander Borodin  

Antonín Dvorák  

Joseph Haydn

Jacques Offenbach  

Sergei Prokofiev  

Non-classical

Sidney Bechet (arr. Konrad Koselleck)    

Edvard Grieg (arr. Nestico/Rubingh)

Ernst Toch  

Kurt Weill (arr. Marc Kaptijn)

Var. Composers (arr. de Gruchy-Lambert)

Var. Composers (arr. Marijn van Prooijen)

With Jean Paul Samputu

arr. Marijn van Prooijen

arr. Lewis Wright

arr. Nicolas Kent

Wycleff Jean (arr. Declan Seachoy)

Jesse Stone (arr. Martin Fondse)

Al Jarreau (arr. Geert Rubingh)

Harry Belafonte (arr. Marco C. de Bruijn)     

 

Players 2017

Violin

Emma Purslow (Leader)
Edwin Podolski
Stella di Virgilio
Louise Gibbens
Christiana Campbell
Chloe Rush
Luan Wang
Sarah Hill
Fionnuala Ward
Declan Seachoy
Katherine Roberts
Dan Hodd
Polly Francis

Viola

Maite colas Blanco
Jack Gillett
Marsailidh Groat

Cello

Marianne Hardisty
Rachel Watson

Bass-Principal

Callum Duggan 

Jazz Bass

Liz Faulkner 

Flute

Sirius Chau
Fran Hall

 

Oboe
Tim Keasley
Khemi Shabazz

Clarinet

Bethan Irving
Seb Marshall

Bassoon

Zoe Lumsden
Lewis Wright

Alto Sax

Isabel Kasimba
Theo Hillborg

Trumpet

Daniel de Gruchy-Lambert

Horn

Rachael O’Brien
Hanna Peters

Trombone

Nicolas Kent

Drums

Matt Frost