21 April promises to be a fantastic evening of music featuring The Richard Durrant Orchestra and Richard Durrant’s incredible new Concerto for solo Ukulele, Strings, Percussion, Keyboards, Bass and community Ukulele players.

Let’s take a look at how the preparation is going:

This is a film of a performance of some of the movements of Six Grooves with players from the BYO. It is shot by Michael Danks on a 360 degree camera. you can click on the screen and look around The Brighton College Recital Hall

Described as ‘A game changer for the ukulele’ by George Hinchliffe – co-founder of The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain – this extraordinary project is being supported by Arts Council England and PRS for Music.

Six Grooves for Ukulele
21 April 2018, 7.30pm
The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley, RH10 6YZ

Tickets: £21.50, Child £18, Schools/Groups 10 + £16.50
Booking information: 01293 553636 parkwoodtheatres.co.uk

The Richard Durrant Orchestra features a full string section plus Chris Brannick & Stephen Hiscock – percussion, Howard Beach – keyboards and Gareth Huw Davis – bass.​

Howard Beach tells us more about this amazing new piece:

There’s still time to get involved… but be quick!

Six Grooves for Ukulele involves The Richard Durrant Orchestra working with ukulele players in the area to perform this original and ground breaking new work.

If you want to be one of the community ukulele players then join Richard’s workshops on Tuesday 10th April, Tuesday 17th April 7pm & Saturday 21st April 11am at The Hawth in Crawley.

10 April – 21 April

21 April : 7:30 pm


The Complete Programme:

Six Grooves for Ukulele
for full orchestra, solo ukulele and antiphonal ukuleles

The Girl at the Airport
for guitar and strings

Cycling Music:
for guitar sequences, full orchestra and bicyclatter

‘The whole work was totally involving, and not just because I was involved! I won’t forget my experience in a hurry’
Community ukulele player