THE REST IS NOISE 'Afro-American Symphony'

Critics' choice

In a programme entitled 'Hidden Voices' (part of Southbank Centre’s The Rest Is Noise festival). BBC Concert Orchestra and Nu Civilisation Orchestra under Keith Lockhart .

 

Henry Gilbert: 'The Dance in Place Congo'

William Grant Still: Symphony No.1 ('Afro-American')

Duke Ellington: 'A tone parallel to Harlem (Harlem Suite)'

Plus, a set from Nu Civilsation Orchestra

 

In its third concert as an Artistic Partner of Southbank Centre’s The Rest Is Noise festival, the BBC CO offers a programme including William Grant Still’s ‘Afro-American’ symphony which combines orchestral tradition with the blues and Duke Ellington’s A Tone Parallel to Harlem which appeared on one of the first LP records pioneered by Columbia. The Nu Civilisation Orchestra performs its own tribute to the Duke of Jazz.