Discovering & Celebrating Strong Female Role Models

Nu Civilisation Orchestra Play Yazz Ahmed Tomorrow’s Warriors premieres a pioneering new work for an all-female ensemble from the Nu Civilisation Orchestra on 8 March at WOW! Women of the World Festival, The Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall. We caught up with rising star, Yazz Ahmed and composer for this new work, British-Bahrani composer and…Read more Discovering & Celebrating Strong Female Role Models

Mingus’ BLACK SAINT gets NCO and Clod Ensemble treatment

The Nu Civilisation Orchestra is thrilled to be working on an exciting collaboration with the wonderful Clod Ensemble - an organisation described by The Guardian as 'one of those innovative and anarchic companies thrusting its way through traditional boundaries of drama,' and whose 'winning combination of music and experimental physical theatre has made them pioneers of contemporary music theatre' (Total Theatre). We asked…Read more Mingus’ BLACK SAINT gets NCO and Clod Ensemble treatment

Nu Civilisation Orchestra – ‘better than the original Mingus recording’

It’s all about sex at NCO’s orgy of great Mingus in London Jazz Festival

On Friday 22 November, the Nu Civilisation Orchestra will be in the Purcell Room at Southbank Centre as part of the 2013 London Jazz Festival, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the release of what is widely regarded as Charles Mingus' finest work and one of the best albums of all time: The Black Saint and…Read more It’s all about sex at NCO’s orgy of great Mingus in London Jazz Festival

Nu Civilisation Orchestra premieres Peter Edwards’ WHERE DREAMS LEAD at Southbank Centre

A fantastic world premiere of Peter Edwards' new piece, Where Dreams Lead on Saturday in tribute to Dr Martin Luther King Jr. The work was commissioned by the Lively Up! Festival as part of their programme to mark the 50th Anniversary of Dr King's 'March For Jobs' (more commonly known as his 'I Have A Dream')…Read more Nu Civilisation Orchestra premieres Peter Edwards’ WHERE DREAMS LEAD at Southbank Centre

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...