Firebird: A Stravinsky-Parker Sound Clash

What happens when you fuse the musical worlds of twentieth-century composer Igor Stravinsky and jazz superstar Charlie Parker? Discover, courtesy of the Nu Civilisation Orchestra – the orchestra's composers and arrangers explore this musical mash-up and others in a collection of new works. The 16-piece orchestra's Firebird programme features a remodeled version of Stravinsky's 'Ebony Concerto' (originally commissioned by jazz clarinetist, Woody Herman in 1946). Plus, Peter Edwards' new piece 'Blues Ostinata', along with his arrangement of British jazz composer Steve Williamson's 'How High The Bird Maenads Suite' by Binker Golding and other creations. (Gary Crosby is artistic director; and Peter Edwards, musical director.)


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