Strung Out and Wam Perform Express Symphony

Strung Out is a community violin group based in East London, founded by local resident and professional musician, Alison Jones. It provides a supportive environment for adult violinists of all abilities to reconnect creatively with the violin, explore musical styles and have fun. 

With support from the BBC Performing Arts Community Fund, Strung Out have devised a new symphony to be premiered in Old Spitalfields Market at East End Film Festival 2013. Inspired by the word ‘Express’, in the context of living in East London, “Express Symphony” is a short piece of original music, devised by Strung Out and composed by Alison Jones. Express will be performed in four movements, and, in a unique collaboration with other local community groups led by Lizzy Renihan of Natural Voices and multi-instrumentalist Dick Smith, the orchestra of violins, ukuleles, banjos and voices will create a musical retelling of what it is like to live in East London.

The 60 strong ensemble will include interactive elements for audience participation, making this a fun event for all the family. Strung Out will also collaborate with Walthamstow Acoustic Massive (WAM) on musical mash ups, including The Eagle’s “Hotel California” and Elbow’s “One Day Like This” – song sheets and lighters at the ready!

Old Spitalfields Market.  Saturday 6 July, 2.00pm

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