Workshops

The Grand Union Youth Orchestra runs monthly masterclasses/workshops for its members as well as open introductory workshops during school holidays and half-terms for new recruits. It is recommended that you attend an introductory workshop before attending our monthly sessions.

The  Spring/Summer flyer gives full details. Contact Nadia Nervo on 0208 981 1551 or nadia@grandunion.org.uk to find out more.

WORKSHOPS SPRING/SUMMER 2017

Sunday May 7th, 10.00 - 1.30
Rich Mix, Shoreditch, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA
Masterclass in South Asian music. This session will be led by Yousuf Ali Khan (Bangladesh - tabla). It will explore South Asian classical techniques including how raga works, tals (time-cycles) and tabla bols (sounds) and syllables (speaking rhythms and raga). This will also be in preparation for Gala Mela performance in July.

Sunday June 4th, 10.00 - 1.30
Rich Mix, Shoreditch, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA
Preparing material for Gala Mela performance

Sunday July 7th, 12.00 - 6.00
Rich Mix, Shoreditch, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA 
Rehearsal for evening Gala Mela performance.

Monday July 31st – Thursday August 3rd: SUMMER SCHOOL
Goldsmiths University of London, New Cross, London SE14 6NW
Leaflet with details here, visit our Summer School page for regular updates.  

Generally the monthly masterclasses/workshops are led by different world-musicians from the Grand Union Orchestra, and focus on various styles and techniques of world music and jazz including Indian classical ragas, African songs and chants, township music, call and response techniques, Latin-American rhythms, Eastern European and gypsy music (to name but a few!).

 

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