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FB Pocket Orchestra
11
May
2019

FB Pocket Orchestra

FB Pocket Orchestra

Blues, Ragtime, Hot Jazz, Songs and Dances from long ago

Working backwards from the 1930s, the FB Pocket Orchestra explores repertoire that formed the embryo of what is now known as popular music. The members originally began playing together simply as an exercise in exploring heritage repertoire – taking on a few informal performances and recording dates as schedules allowed.

The FBPO became an ‘official’ project in the spring of 2012 and released its first album in October. The aims of the orchestra are to present a contemporary slant on popular acoustic music from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

We feel that much of the inherent beauty of this repertoire lies in the subtle interaction of more traditional instruments, so our instrumental scope now includes banjo, cornet, accordion, tuba, clarinet, etc. So, whilst we make no claim to authentic re-creation,

we produce music that we hope has significant musical relevance to a present-day audience and celebrates some of the key attributes of the past. Or to put that more succinctly – we hope to entertain our audiences with music from a time when life was much simpler!

 

Sat 11th May – 7.30pm – Cuddington & Sandiway Village Hall

01606 883 128 / 07796 184 021

www.fbpocketorchestra.co.uk | Suitable for ages 12+

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