ONLINE COMPOSITION MASTERCLASS

Composition and arranging techniques from Grand Union Orchestra composer/director Tony Haynes

57: An Alliance of Music and Science

For the next three months, leading up to the première performances of Song of Contagion at Wilton’s Music Hall (June 13th to 17th), the form of this blog will change. … Continue reading

March 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

55: In Memoriam Alan Dossor

These days I open the review pages of The Guardian with some apprehension: they are usually immediately opposite the obituary page. On Friday August 12th I was surprised and saddened … Continue reading

November 28, 2016 · 2 Comments

54: The Battle of Cable Street

Earlier this month, Grand Union commemorated the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street (which I wrote about in my previous post 53: Silence is Consent) with two quite … Continue reading

October 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

53: Silence is Consent

On October 4th 1936, Oswald Mosley and his British Union of Fascists (known as the Blackshirts) attempted to march through the streets of East London, threatening the local, long-established Jewish … Continue reading

August 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

28: On the Edge

Towards the end of November, Grand Union makes a welcome return to the historic and gloriously atmospheric Wilton’s Music Hall with a typically ambitious programme that displays the whole range … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · Leave a comment