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EFG London Jazz Festival 2019

BBC Concert Orchestra joins the Nu Civilisation Orchestra in music by Ellington. Plus cellist Matthew Barley gives the world premiere of a BBC commission from Misha Mullov-Abbado.

Jazz Generation, presented by Andrew McGregor. The BBC Concert Orchestra joins with the Nu Civilisation Orchestra and String Ting in Duke Ellington's watery orchestral-jazz fusion The River, a ballet score he wrote in 1970. Cellist Matthew Barley is the soloist in the world premiere of Evolving Spring, a BBC Radio 3 commission from New Generation Artist Misha Mullov-Abbado, who has been described by critics as 'unfailingly inventive' and 'hot news'. And Peter Edwards gives Billy Strayhorn's Chelsea Bridge the orchestral treatment, with featured guest soloist Cuban violinist Omar Puente.

Bramwell Tovey: Urban Runway
Misha Mullov-Abbado: Evolving Spring (world premiere)

20.10 INTERVAL

Ellington, orch Collier: Suite: The River
Strayhorn, arr Edwards: Chelsea Bridge*
Ellington, arr Peress: New World A-Comin’

Matthew Barley (cello)
Peter Edwards (piano, and conductor*)
Omar Puente (violin)
BBC Concert Orchestra
Conductor Michael Seal

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Bramwell Tovey

    Urban Runway

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Seal.
  • Misha Mullov-Abbado

    Evolving Spring

    Performer: Matthew Barley. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Seal.
  • Bill Evans

    Remembering the Rain

    Performer: Bill Evans Trio.
  • Claude Debussy

    Sirenes (Nocturnes)

    Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
  • Dave Grusin

    Theme and New Hampshire Hornpipe (On Golden Pond)

    Performer: Dave Grusin.
  • Duke Ellington

    The River

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Seal. Orchestra: Nu Civilisation Orchestra. Ensemble: String Ting.
  • Billy Strayhorn

    Chelsea Bridge

    Performer: Omar Puente. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Orchestra: Nu Civilisation Orchestra. Ensemble: String Ting. Conductor: Peter Edwards.
  • Duke Ellington

    New World a-comin'

    Performer: Peter Edwards. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Seal. Orchestra: Nu Civilisation Orchestra. Ensemble: String Ting.
  • Charles‐Marie Widor

    Suite for flute and piano, Op 34 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Jeffrey Khaner. Performer: Hugh Sung.
    • The Romantic Flute: Jeffrey Khaner.
    • Avie.
    • 3.

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