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)
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