Our 40-piece pop-up orchestra the Street Orchestra of London (SOL) brings live music to London once again. The theme of this year's tour is Music & Migration: all the works we'll perform have been written by refugee and migrant composers – from Handel to Kurt Weill and Bartók to The Fugees – including a UK premiere by Aftab Darvishi, an Iranian composer.
Fitting in with our theme, we are very excited to welcome Jean Paul Samputu, a survivor of the Rawandan genocide of 1994 and one of the world's most prominent African artists, as our vocal soloist.
Clear the diary and watch this space for venues and times!
More about the Street Orchestra of London:
We believe that everybody has an equal right to enjoy live, high-quality music for free. On the corner of Leicester Square, in an asylum seekers' centre, a hospice, prison, or between the trees in Regent's Park - no spot is off limits for SOL.
With four to seven performances per day, a set-up time of less than five minutes, and playing pieces of all conceivable style, the Street Orchestra of London brings orchestral music to everyone, anywhere.