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Four new jazz commissions

Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall, London


The energy of jazz meets the virtuosity of contemporary classical: four stars of the London jazz scene premiere new, genre-defying ensemble pieces in this extraordinary event, hosted by Jumoké Fashola. Evoking the “third stream” which lies between classical and jazz, these exciting commissions combine the explosive unpredictability of improvisatory jazz with the rich and versatile timbre of the London Sinfonietta ensemble.

Shabaka Hutchings  Hordes of Undemocratic Savages (London Sinfonietta commission, world premiere)
Cassie Kinoshi  Solaristic Precepts (London Sinfonietta commission, world premiere) 
Elliot Galvin  Beginning of the Sharpness (London Sinfonietta commission, world premiere) 
Laura Jurd  Ornette Variations (London Sinfonietta commission, world premiere)  

Elliot Galvin piano
Laura Jurd trumpet
Cassie Kinoshi saxophone
Geoffrey Paterson conductor 
London Sinfonietta 

Curated and produced by the London Sinfonietta
Part of the EFG London Jazz Festival
Supported by the Southbank Centre, The London Community Foundation and Cockayne - Grants for the Arts. The London Sinfonietta’s Writing the Future programme is generously supported by The Boltini Trust, Jerwood Arts, Michael & Patricia McLaren-Turner and the PRS for Music Foundation. 

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