MUSICAL trailblazers Shaun Buswell and Erik Nyberg are set to take their latest orchestra challenge on tour in 10 different locations across England and Scotland. They’ve completed challenges to create pop-up orchestras at Glastonbury Festival, Edinburgh Festival, for Decca records and even a 70-piece orchestra from musicians met on the London Underground.
During June 2016, Shaun and Erik will be attempting to create pop-up orchestras from random strangers around the UK, getting them to play a mix of popular TV/movie themes and original music, as well as performing with local special guests and bands. To complete the challenge they have to play with 150 different musicians over the 10 days.
Each show will see Shaun deliver a hilarious and heartbreaking interactive presentation about the kindness of strangers, a mix between a comedy talk and a motivational speech, followed by a live musical performance from a local special guest.
The night culminates with the results of their hard work – a special pop-up orchestra concert at the end of each show, from various musicians they’ve gathered from the local area. In true interactive style, members of the audience choose the songs performed by spinning a wheel at random, making each night truly unique. The finale is the special guest joining the orchestra for an exclusive orchestral rendition of one of their songs.
“Buswell & Nyberg’s 10 Day Orchestra Challenge” tour takes place from 1st-11th June at various venues across England and Scotland.
Wed 1st June – St Sepulchre’s, London (w/ Bellatrix & Izzie Yardley)
Thurs 2nd June – The Maze, Nottingham (w/ Rob Green & Keto)
Fri 3rd June – Eiger Music Studios, Leeds (w/ Matt Abbott & Rob Green)
Sat 4th June – Fibbers, York (w/ Boss Caine)
Sun 5th June – Electric Circus, Edinburgh (w/ Nicolette Macleod)
Mon 6th June – Friction Arts, Birmingham (w/ Chris Cleverley, Lobelia & Alex Rainsford)
Tue 7th June – Bierkeller, Bristol (w/ Gaz Brookfield & Water Mostly)
Wed 8th June – Shelley Theatre, Bournemouth (w/ Krista Green & Kadia)
Thurs 9th June – Arts Centre, Swindon (w/ Gaz Brookfield & AJ)
Sat 11th June – Homegrown Festival, Bury St Edmunds (w/ Tom & Paris)
For more information, visit www.orchestrachallenge.com/10-day.html