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From Duke Ellington to a premiere by Misha Mullov-Abbado, the BBC Concert Orchestra jazzes things up down the generations.
Matthew Barley gives the world premiere of Mullov-Abbado’s Cello Concerto, commissioned by BBC Radio 3 especially for this concert.
Principal Conductor Bramwell Tovey directs the orchestra, who are joined by Southbank Centre resident groups the Nu Civilisation Orchestra and String Ting.
The evening features new and pre-existing arrangements of music by Duke Ellington.
The BBC Concert Orchestra
Now celebrating a half century of broadcasting, this versatile orchestra varies its range from classical works and grand opera to light music and popular songs. They are regular performers at the Last Night of the Proms and their wide-ranging and eclectic repertoire can be heard on Radio and TV, including The Blue Planet soundtrack and Proms in the Park and on the concert platform with artists such as The Corrs, Nigel Kennedy and José Cura.
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Nu Civilisation Orchestra
Brainchild of award-winning bassist/bandleader Gary Crosby OBE, the Nu Civilisation Orchestra (NCO) is a world-class orchestra initially established in 2008, as Tomorrow’s Warriors Jazz Orchestra, to provide a platform for one of his talented protégés – pianist/composer, Peter Edwards – to recreate Duke Ellington’s exquisite, yet rarely performed, The Queen’s Suite. Such was the enthusiasm of audiences and musicians alike that Crosby felt compelled to establish the Orchestra as a permanent ensemble.
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Tomorrow's Warriors StringTing
Jazz emsemble from the same proving ground as Nérija, Binker & Moses, Denys Baptiste, Shabaka Hutchings and Peter Edwards. Featuring Rhiannon Dimond (violin), Julia Vaughan (viola) and Miranda Lewis (cello).
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This cutting-edge cellist hops between musical genres, hemispheres and millennia with a repertoire that encompasses European Gregorian Chant, improvisations on Central Asian folk music, the Western classical tradition of four centuries - and more! 'Barley plays with the micro-instincts of a violinist, shading every phrase with the subtlest of nuances' (Sinfini Music).
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Queen Elizabeth Hall
- Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
- South Bank
- SE1 8XX