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.
Following the huge success of Undream'd Shores at the Hackney Empire in November 2014, we are using this as a model for our future work. This offers not just a spectacular show with local participation, but activities for young children, practical workshops and family performances all exploring the same theme..
This will be the mainstay of our programme for the three years from 2015 to 2018, 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.
For smaller venues we can offer an 8- to 10-piece band featuring combinations of musicians from different parts of the world, like Bengal Tiger, Shanghai Dragon, which combines Chinese, Bengali and Indian musicians, Spirit of Carnival (Caribbean, Latin and African musicians) or the Trading Roots, which also includes Gypsy, Turkish and Balkan musicians.
All shows listed on the events page, and most of those on the history page, are also readily available.
We also run extensive Learning and Participation programmes linked to these of the Orchestra. Please see our past and present projects page here for more details
Grand Union is always happy to discuss devising and tailoring education and participatory projects especially for local needs and demands. Just call us to discuss possibilities and negotiate prices. You can reach us via our contact page here.