A full line-up of performers of The Third Orchestra has been announced:

Alice Zawadzki (voice/violin); Ursula Rucker (performance poet); Max Baillie and Preetha Narayan (violins);  Colin Alexander (cello); Hyelim Kim (Korean taegŭm flute); Rihab Asar (oud); Cheng Yu (pipa and guqin); Wang Xiao (erhu); Shima Kobayashi (harmonica); Alina Bzhezhinska (harp);  Jaak Sooaar (guitar);  Byron Wallen and Ifeoluwa Ogunjobi (trumpets); Diane McLoughlin (saxophones); Hanna Mbuya (bass trombone/tuba); Matthew Bourne and Martin Butler (piano/Moog);  Shri Sriram (bass/flute) and Simon Limbrick (percussion).  

This opportunity to explore the dynamic between structure and freedom, composition and improvisation, groove and texture, and to place the creative process at the heart of an ensemble that transcends cultural background, gender and generation, reflects the changing face of music within today’s global culture. With a 50/50 male/female balance, 50% BAME, aged from 18-65, and with an extraordinary mix of lineages, the orchestra offers a new identity for a London orchestra, diverse, and celebrating difference as much as ‘fusion’. 

The shows are at 3pm and 7.30pm at The Pit at Barbican Centre on Saturday 16 February. Click here for more information and tickets.

On Sunday 17th there is an open invitation for young people (over 18) to play alongside members of the Orchestra to explore the potential for a ‘Third Youth Orchestra’, and join a discussion about musical identity as they confront a diverse and global musical world. Please contact Club Inégales if you would be interested in this..

For further info on the Third orchestra please visit www.thethirdorchestra.org/