The Grand Union Orchestra -Live - The Hackney Empire 1st November 2014
'Undreamd Shores' Show
Anybody living in East London today are witness to the generations of migrants who moulded the city, creating an identity of multi culture across all spectrums. The Grand Union Orchestra new show - 'Undreamed Shores', does just that with an elegant ease with a compilation of 100's of performers, each adding flavour and dynamic to the overwhelmingly impressive soundscape.
Tony Haynes, the mastermind and composer behind the Grand Union Orchestra, manages to bring out a vivid uniqueness to each individual performer, creating a significant role subjectively, thus adding to an overall masterpiece of music unification.
Every instrument imaginable is taken to the stage and put to use, with performers telling a story which takes you on a colourful journey. Its no surprise that 'undreamed' shores' is the product of an 18 month project, as watching the perform ace you can see each minor detail and craftsmanship of the spectacle, which is truly a feast for both the eyes and ears. If there was anyone who could achieve putting together a musical story that reflects the multi cultural history and compress it in a few hours, it seems, Tony Haynes has achieved it.
Undreamed Shores truly does celebrate the power of migration in modern Europe, and also taps into a topical and current debate that spans the public consciousness giving it a positive and optimistic spin. For anyone going to see this show, it is something that will take your imagination to new heights with its ever-changing dynamic, and if you could put the a place like East London into a musical performance, then The Grand Union Orchestra 'Undreamed Shores' is going to be as close as you are going to get.
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