In April 2017 we toured around central London, Croydon and Brighton during the Easter bank holiday!
Thursday 13 April: Brighton
British Airways i360
The Haunt Brighton - opening act for 'Ephemerals'
Friday 14 April: Croydon & Merton
Croydon Shopping Precinct
New Addington Market
Morden Park Bandstand
Saturday 15 April: London
Salvation Army Deptford: Easter Festival
Tall Ships Festival: Woolwich Arsenal
Hackney Showroom - orchestral club night hosted by Nonclassical with special guests and DJs including Gabriel Prokofiev.
Sunday 16 April: London
Wiilliam Temple Church, Abbey Wood
London Bridge Station
Akwaaba Refugee Centre
The theme of the tour was Music & Migration: all the works we performed were 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 were very excited to welcome Jean Paul Samputu, a Rwandan refugee and one of the world's most prominent African artists, as our vocal soloist.
In the Steppes of Central Asia
Symphony No. 9, 1st movement
Symphony No. 104, 4th movement
Violin Concerto No. 2, 2nd movement
Dance of the tumblers
Gone till November
Smack Dab in the middle
J.S. Bach/A. Webern
Sidney Bechet (arr. Konrad Koselleck)
Edvard Grieg (arr. Nestico/Rubingh)
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)