Grand Union Orchestra @ Capstone Theatre
12 Oct 2013 | 19:30 until 21:00
The Capstone Theatre
Internationally-celebrated world musicians and jazz soloists from the Grand Union Orchestra blend the wide range of musical styles they specialise in, bringing an extraordinary exchange of music from around the world to Liverpool.
Sinuous Indian ragas intertwine with Latin-American salsa, Chinese melodies grow spine-tingling jazz harmonies, Bengali songs sport reggae bass-lines, soca and township music meet West African drumming and chant, while bhangra and samba go head to head with stunning jazz improvisation!
Musicians include sitar virtuoso Baluji Shrivastav, tabla maestro Yousuf Ali Khan, Rui Jun Hu (Chinese flutes, erhu), Daniel Louis (steel pans), charismatic South African Claude Deppa (trumpet, African drums), Australian jazz star Louise Elliott (tenor saxophone, flute) and multi-instrumentalist Gerry Hunt, the Latin-American rhythm section of Andres Lafone (bass guitar) and Carlos Fuentes (drums), led by Grand Union’s composer/director Tony Haynes (piano, trombone).
An evening to move the feet and lift the heart, presented in collaboration with Milapfest and Samyo.
“It’s hard to comprehend how so many different traditions can all come together and sound so wonderful” – BBC Asian Music Network
“There is really nothing quite like the Grand Union Orchestra. It reaches out to areas of the music and of life, that lesser ensembles would shy from”
Duncan Heining, Jazzwise Magazine
£13.50 (£10.50 concessions, £7.50 under 16s)
Purchase tickets at: TicketQuarter
Box office information
Ticket Quarter, Queen Square Centre, Queen Square, Liverpool, L1 1RG
0844 8000 410