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

48: Shanghai Crabs

I am writing this in Shanghai, towards the end of fascinating travels that have taken me through Malaysia, Melbourne, South Australia and Singapore. Over several weeks I’ve encountered an extraordinary … Continue reading

January 30, 2016 · 1 Comment

15: Nasrul and the Dancing Girl

Whenever you hear Lucy Rahman – as you can during Grand Union’s Bengal to Bethnal Green events – it is certain she will sing something by the famous Bengali poet-songwriter Kobi Nasrul … Continue reading

August 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

12: Shanghai Dragon

Zhu Xiao Meng is one of the most unusual members of the Grand Union Orchestra. Born and brought up in Shanghai, she was a child prodigy and member of the … Continue reading

May 29, 2012 · Leave a comment