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Music & Migration

We'll be touring London, Croydon and Brighton during the Easter bank holiday in April 2017! Below are some scheduled performances and we will also be performing some unannounced flashmob performances. Follow us on Twitter to keep up to date!

Thursday 13 April: Brighton

11am: British Airways i360
3pm: Pavilion Gardens
5pm: Brighthelm Centre
7.45pm: The Haunt Brighton - opening act for 'Ephemerals'
Friday 14 April: Croydon & Merton

11am - Croydon Shopping Precinct
1pm - Boxpark Croydon
3:30pm - New Addington Market
6.30pm - Morden Park Bandstand
Saturday 15 April: London

12pm - Salvation Army Deptford: Easter Festival
2.30pm - Greenwich Market
4pm - Tall Ships Festival: Woolwich Arsenal
7.30pm - Hackney Showroom  - orchestral club night hosted by Nonclassical with special guests and DJs including Gabriel Prokofiev. Buy your tickets!
Sunday 16 April: London

10am - Wiilliam Temple Church, Abbey Wood
2pm - London Bridge Station
5pm - Akwaaba Refugee Centre

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 Rwandan refugee and one of the world's most prominent African artists, as our vocal soloist. 

On Saturday April 15 we will be performing at Hackney Showroom as part of Nonclassical's infamous classical club-night, fusing live contemporary classical music with electronic beats.

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Freya Waley-Cohen

Aftab Darvishi    


J.S. Bach/A. Webern    

Béla Bartók 

Leonard Bernstein  

Alexander Borodin  

Antonín Dvorák  

Joseph Haydn

Jacques Offenbach  

Sergei Prokofiev  


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)     







Romanian dances 

Candide overture 

In the Steppes of Central Asia

Symphony 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


Gone till November

Smack Dab in the middle

Roof Garden

Coconut Woman