Youth orchestra prepare for winter celebration

An east London youth orchestra will hold its winter celebration tomorrow (December 5), complete with Spanish bagpipes, Indian tablas and Caribbean steel pans.

The Grand Union Youth Orchestra, which rehearses in The Premises Studio in Hackney Road, will perform an eclectic range of international music at The Brady Centre in Hanbury Street.

Up to 25 young musicians, who are taught by world-renowned world and jazz musicians in the affiliated Grand Union Orchestra based in Wentworth Street, will play a festive-themed hour-long concert.

Three new compositions written by members of the group, including one based on Spanish bagpipes and Portuguese drum rhythms and one based on an Indian scale called the Rag Bupali, will be premiered.

The concert is free with mince pies and mulled wine also available and starts at 6.30pm.

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