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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Edinburgh\’s Orkestra Del Sol Bring the sound of The summer to The Met

Edinburgh\’s Orkestra del Sol bring the sound of summer to The Met on Friday 3 June at 8pm.

Edinburgh 9-piece Orkestra del Sol perform an explosive reinvention of global brass band music, capturing imaginations internationally for over six years.

Orkestra del Sol is very much a live experience, as anyone who has seen their inventive performances will testify. With a line up of trumpet, trombone, saxes, clarinet, sousaphone, accordion and two drummers, and vast experience performing at prestigious street arts festivals internationally, Orkestra del Sol\’s shows are legendary, full of virtuosic musicianship, wit and energy.

\”Magnificent!\” The Independent

With a collective experience spanning jazz, classical, world, electronic and dance music, the band span an ingenious concoction of styles that work on many levels, from the serious musicianship on display to the sheer exuberance of the overall sound.

The band\’s new album, Lung Capacity delivers on every level – even down to vibrant energy that make Orkestra del Sol\’s live shows so memorable. With a shared passion for brass band music from all corners of the globe, comparisons have been made to the virtuosic wedding bands of Eastern Europe, the suave street bands of the US and the rebellious brass bands of Latin America.

\”The genius of the Orkestra is the way they hide serious musicianship inside tongue-in-cheek humour. It\’s a winning combination\” The Scotsman

Tickets for the event are £10 or £5 for under 26s. To buy tickets for this event please call the ticket office on 0161 761 2216 or go on line www.themet.biz

Listen to the band\’s appearance on 6 Music here – http://bbc.in/iuTrUv