Grand Union's priority is live performance, and since 1982 we have toured regularly - and continue to tour - throughout the whole of the UK and to many parts of Europe and the rest of the world.
Following a very busy and successful first half of 2015 - including Mil e Uma Mares in Portugal (video here), our highly original take on the BBC Ten Pieces in Cambridge, and the culmination of our EU-funded project in The Isle is Full of Noises (a ground-breaking two-week festival in East London), and the triumphant conclusion of the latest series of Bengal to Bethnal Green - Grand Union is currently enjoying a well-earned summer break, with only our second residential Summer School.to interrupt it.
The main event of the autumn will be a spectacular new production of Undream'd Shores in Leeds, with musicians and singers from the University music department and South Asian Arts UK in November. Full details of the autumn programme will be announced at the beginning of September.
Wednesday August 5th to Saturday August 8th
Grand Union Orchestra residential Summer School.
Oundle School, near Peterborough, Northants PE 8 4EE
The course finishes with a public concert in the majestic Great Hall of work created on Saturday August 8th at 4:30pm
Meanwhile, dates for the diary...
Sunday November 29th, 3:00pm & 7:30pm - Undream'd Shores
Great Hall, Leeds University
More information to follow, including details of related programme for children and families.
...and looking even further ahead:
Following the visit of sarod virtuoso Shahadat Hossein Khan in June, Grand Union has been invited to return to Bangladesh in January 2016, to perform with Shahadat and other musicians and singers. Here is a link to a short documentary of one of our previous visits, when we met and worked with him and other distinguished Bengali artists.