On 24th March at 7:30pm at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Nu Civilization Orchestra and the BBC Concert Orchestra are playing a programme which focuses on the black emancipation movement of the early 20th Century in the USA.
The BBC Concert Orchestra (conducted by Keith Lockhart) will play William Grant Still’s Symphony No.1 – “Afro-American (which was the first symphony by a black American to be played by a major American Orchestra) and Henry Gilbert’s The Dance Place in Congo.
The Nu Civilization Orchestra (conducted by Peter Edwards) will play a medley of Duke Ellington pieces Harlem Air shaft, and Caravan and the night will culminate in a collaboration between both orchestras (under Lockhart’s baton) to perform Harlem (A Tone Parallel To Harlem) by Ellington.
Book Tickets HERE. The concert will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s Afternoon On 3 at 2:30pm on 17th April