Sounding disease through music
13th June to 17th June . 7:30 evenings; 2:30 Saturday family show . Evening performances run 2 hours 20 minutes including interval; matinees run 60 minutes without interval
Full Price £10 to £17.50; Concessions £7.50 to £15; family matinee prices: £12.50 adults, £7.50 children. Family offer £30 for 4 tickets (music include 1 adult and 1 child)
Ever wondered what would happen if you teamed up a distinguished scientist with internationally-acclaimed jazz and world musicians? The answer is an evening that is fascinating, exhilarating and deeply moving.
Song of Contagion is the brainchild of composer Tony Haynes epidemiologist Elizabeth Pisani, brought to glorious life in collaboration with Grand Union Orchestra. This inspirational work explores the mismatch between areas where diseases are suffered and those where the money is spent, translating it into music, so that audiences can 'hear' the difference.
Songs in English, Bengali and Yoruba and played on sitar and tabla, African drums, berimbau and steel pan, brass and saxophones build to a swirling reflection on a contemporary universal theme.
Thursday 15th June 6pm
Pre-show audio presentation with Sam Johnson and students from Community Music
Friday 16th June 9:30pm
Post-show discussion with Elizabeth Pisani
Saturday 17th June 2:30pm
At this specially devised Family show sample the infectious music-making of the Grand Union Orchestra, and meet the musicians and their instruments.
Find out more about Song of Contagion on the Grand Union Orchestra website.