Nu Civilisation Orchestra to premiere new Peter Edwards tribute to Martin Luther King

We're taking part in the 2013 Lively Up! Festival which this year marks another significant anniversary: 50 years since civil rights activist, Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s historic I Have A Dream oration in which he and fellow leaders in the US Civil Rights Movement called for freedom, justice and equality for ALL people. The Nu Civilisation Orchestra is proud to be premiering a new piece by its…Read more Nu Civilisation Orchestra to premiere new Peter Edwards tribute to Martin Luther King

Nu Civilisation Orchestra joins BBC Concert Orchestra/Radio 3 for Ellington’s HARLEM at Southbank Centre

The Nu Civilisation Orchestra joins the BBC Concert Orchestra for Hidden Voices - a fantastic concert programme for BBC Radio 3 shining a light on the voices of those fighting for black emancipation in the USA in the early 20th Century, Sunday 24 ...

PREVIEW: Nu Civilisation Orchestra – PARALLEL: Tribute To Joe Harriott – 17 November

Here's an excellent preview by Jon Turney for the London Jazz Blog of the forthcoming London premiere on 17 November of the Nu Civilisation Orchestra's outstanding programme, Parallel: A Tribute To Joe Harriott - Where Music Meets Art at the Purce...

Nu Civilisation Orchestra perform Joe Harriott's 'Parallel' at St George's Bristol

BBC MUSIC REVIEW: Nu Civilisation Orchestra – Joe Harriott Tribute

Fab review by Neil McKim for BBC Music Magazine of the Nu Civilisation Orchestra concert -Parallel: A Tribute To Joe Harriott at St George's Bristol on 10 October, and opening support,Bristol Reggae Orchestra. Courtesy of Classical-music.com - The...

Nu Civilisation Orchestra pay tribute to Joe Harriott at Lakeside

At Lakeside Arts Centre, an 11-piece ensemble from the Nu Civilisation Orchestra - including originalTomorrow's Warriors trumpeter Byron Wallen - premiered a set of simply sublime music by Jamaican free form jazz genius, Joe Harriott specially orc...

Nu Civvies Rehearsals off to a great start on Joe Harriott project

Rehearsals got off to a great start last weekend with a crack team of 'Nu Civvies' - as our musicians are very fondly known - in preparation for a world premiere as part of the Lively Up! Festival in celebration of 50 Years of Jamaican Independenc...

LondonJazz Review… Nu Civilisation Orchestra

Binker Golding directing the Nu Civilisation Orchestra. Photo Credit: Benjamin Amure. All Rights reserved Nu Civilisation Orchestra (Dir. Peter Edwards / Binker Golding) Purcell Room, March 3rd 2012. Review by Sebastian Scotney This was an enthusi...

Music Nation podcast

Listen to a preview of the Nu Civilisation Orchestra Firebird event on the Music Nation podcast - it starts at 10:35.

Nu Civilisation Orchestra… Firebird

Excerpts from 1) Blues Ostinata (Peter Edwards), 2. Maenad's Suite (Binker Golding), 3. Ebony Concerto (Stravinsky) Saturday 3 March at 7.45pm Purcell Room, Southbank Centre SE1 8XX Saturday 28 April at 8.00pm Turner Sims, Southampton SO17 1BJ Fir...

Firebird… a Stravinsky-Parker sound clash

This autumn, the Nu Civilisation Orchestra will present Firebird, a new programme of work exploring musical paths that converge at the crossroads of jazz and classical music, where Charlie Parker meets Igor Stravinsky, Wayne Shorter meets Jean Sib...