The Long Walk Chinese Orchestra

Age Range: All ages (children must be accompanied by an adult)
Ability Level: All abilities welcome
Upcoming Dates: 15th May, 29th May

The Gregson welcomes back The Long Walk Chinese Orchestra for two workshops exploring global folk music, and designed to encourage multicultural communication.

Listen to the music of The Long Walk, and bring your own instruments to join in and play along (scores in D major provided)

Participants will be encouraged to listen to and play Chinese music even if they don’t have Chinese instruments.

The two workshops will cover different Chinese tunes and will have the following format:

Talks
Musicians discuss their experience of learning Chinese music and the role of the Chinese ensemble to the community).

Demo
Three musicians play a folk tune on their western instruments.

Play music together
The Chinese Ensemble will play two Chinese tunes to the audience/ participants. With western score to these tunes provided, the participants can join in on recorders, whistle, violin or instruments from any culture that can play in D major.

Performance
The ensemble will perform from their recent set list, with participants on western instruments welcome to join.