Much excitement in the Tomorrow’s Warriors office and rehearsal room about our forthcoming WORLD PREMIÈRE:
TOMORROW’S WARRIORS YOUTH ORCHESTRA
BRIDGE TO OUR MEMORIES
Saturday 18 April | 7.30pm | £FREE
LONDON | Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
Book tickets here, or call the box office on 0844 875 0073
Since inception in 2009, the acclaimed Tomorrow’s Warriors Youth Orchestra (TWYO) has built a solid reputation for electrifying audiences with their fresh approach to jazz and contemporary music. Tonight promises to be no exception when this celebrated ensemble presents the world première of Bridge to Our Memories, a wonderful new suite of six pieces connecting exciting jazz and improvised soloing with the personal heritage of five very diverse, exceptionally talented, award-winning jazz artists: Yazz Ahmed, Ben Burrell, Peter Edwards, Nathaniel Facey and Binker Golding – whose cultural backgrounds reflect the changing face of post-war Britain. Echoes of African storytelling, South African highlife, dancing Arabian rhythms, and lilting Caribbean folk music thread through Bridge To Our Memories, drawing on tales of migration, family traditions, cultural mysteries and myths. Together, they create a captivating compendium of assorted musical treasures that will leave audiences of all ages utterly enthralled.
BBC Radio 3‘s Jazz On 3 will broadcast this concert on Monday 4 May as part of their focus on the UK’s finest young musicians and composers.
A Special Commission
Bridge To Our Memories is the result of a special commission as part of our Faculty Development. In addition to the opportunity to respond to a creative brief writing new music for our youth orchestra, our five individual composers received bespoke one-to-one mentoring by leading composers Colin Towns, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Pete Churchill, John Warren, and our very own TW alumnus, Andrew McCormack.
Bridge To Our Memories was made possible thanks to the generous support of PRS for Music Foundation. To find out how you can support elements of our programme, please click here.
We really hope to see you at the première! It’s going to be a brilliant evening full of intoxicating new music from our composers, played with verve and passion by our outstanding young musicians! And remember, even though tickets are free, you still need to book your seats!
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See you on the 18th!