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 Rwandan genocide of 1994 and one of the world's most prominent African artists, as our vocal soloist.
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.