Tomorrow's Warriors Youth Jazz Orchestra

On Friday 28 June – Sunday 30 June 2013 Southbank Centre transforms into a community of free music-making for all. Inspired by the venue’s ongoing relationship with the Nucleos of El Sistema in Venezuela, the site will host rehearsals, workshops, discussions and performances from young musicians of all ages across one weekend as part of Festival of Neighbourhood.

We are thrilled that Tomorrow’s Warriors has been offered such a fantastic platform on which to showcase some of the extraordinary music and music making by our young ensembles, music leaders and apprentices. Not only will it provide several excellent performance opportunities for our Warriors, but also the Nucleo will give young musicians and audiences an opportunity to see our Young Artist Development Programme in action, and gain insight into the significant impact and legacy of Tomorrow’s Warriors over the past 22 years.

We are proud to be making such a strong and diverse contribution to the ethos of Nucleo through our people, our music and our activities. From our outstanding Junior Warriors – who perform live and celebrate our inaugural Bronze Arts Award successes; to our award-winning small ensembles including Ezra and all-female Nérija; to our flagship young ensemble, Tomorrow’s Warriors Youth Jazz Orchestra who undertake an open rehearsal ahead of their World Premiere of Groove Connection, our collaboration with brothers James Yarde (producer) and Jason Yarde (composer/arranger and alumnus of TW) exploring musical common ground between Hip Hop and Jazz, and still there’s even more Tomorrow’s Warriors participatory activity to explore! Do take a look at our Nucleo programme for full details of our activities over the course of this special weekend.

It’ll be fantastic to see you at some or all of these events, and to share with you some of the incredible work of the Tomorrow’s Warriors community at Southbank Centre.

We do hope you can make it!

With very best wishes from all of us at Tomorrow’s Warriors


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