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St George's Day Liverpool date for Damon Albarn and Syrian orchestra

Damon Albarn will join The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians in a special performance for St George’s Day in Liverpool.

The April 23 event at the Philharmonic Hall is the latest in the ongoing Rapid Response Unit initiative as part of Liverpool 2018 celebrations.

Rapid Response Unit, working out of a ‘news bureau’ in the St Johns Shopping Centre, is a year of news seen through the lens of leading national and international artists as they respond to global events and world stories as they happen.

Commissioned artists are being paired with some of Liverpool’s most innovative and acclaimed arts and cultural organisations to produce new artistic content inspired by a story or topic in the headlines.

The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians will formulate a musical response to St George’s Day, culminating in a unique public performance in Hope Street, and will be joined onstage by special guests Albarn and Mounir Troudi.

As part of this commission the orchestra will also hold a rehearsal residency in Liverpool ahead of the St George’s Day performance.

Tickets go on sale next Wednesday April 4, available from the Philharmonic website HERE

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