We are just SO excited! This Bank Holiday Monday (4 May), BBC Radio 3 hosts its Young Artists Day with the entire day devoted to programming that ‘salutes some of the new and upcoming talent active in the arts today under the age of 25’. Contributing to the day’s events, DJ and broadcaster, Jez Nelson‘s Jazz on 3 (90-93FM) celebrates ‘the future of British jazz’ with Tomorrow’s Warriors Youth Orchestra in concert!
Jazz On 3 will broadcast our Youth Orchestra’s performance of Bridge To Our Memories, a collection of new works for youth orchestra that we commissioned from members of our Music Leader Faculty – Yazz Ahmed, Ben Burrell, Peter Edwards, Nathaniel Facey, and Binker Golding, thanks to the generous support of PRS for Music Foundation – which we premièred in the Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall on 18 April. The pieces evoke African storytelling, high-life, Caribbean folk and Arabian rhythms, embodying the individual cultural backgrounds of the writers and reflecting on the changing face of Britain.
It was a fantastic concert! We were so proud of all of our musicians and composers!
According to Jazz On 3, Tomorrow’s Warriors ‘has been an important cornerstone of British jazz for over 20 years – shaping the careers of young musicians through workshops, performance platforms and a restless collective spirit. Today the Tomorrow’s Warriors Youth Orchestra continues to produce some of the finest next-generation players…’
However, with cuts in arts funding, and even more expected post-General Election, programmes such as our weekly Young Artist Development Programme that enable us to support the young musicians you will hear in our Youth Orchestra, are now under serious threat. We need your help to keep our development programmes going! So, we appeal to our friends and supporters:
If you enjoyed the concert on 18 April, which allowed free admission for all, or indeed, if you enjoy the BBC broadcast of our concert, then please do consider making a donation to our registered charity, Tomorrow’s Warriors Trust. Visit our Support Us page to find out how you can help us continue our work as ‘an important cornerstone of British jazz‘ developing outstanding jazz musicians.
We are truly grateful for all your donations, no matter how small, and all donations go towards supporting musicians on our programmes.
Thank you so much for your generosity, and we hope you enjoy listening (again) to our show!
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Click here to find out more about the commissions and the composers…