BBC Concert Orchestra, Nu Civilisation Orchestra, StringTing, Misha Mullov Abbado, Matthew Barley

LONDON Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall
Belvedere Road
SE1 8 XX


Innovative and pioneering cellist Matthew Barley gives the world premiere of Mullov-Abbado’s Cello Concerto, commissioned by BBC Radio 3 especially for this concert.

Michael Seal directs the BBC Concert Orchestra joined by Southbank Centre resident groups the Nu Civilisation Orchestra and StringTing. Founded by Gary Crosby and led by Peter Edwards, the Nu Civilisation Orchestra is the home to many booming UK talents such as Shirley Tetteh, Sarah Tandy, Rosie Turton, Ife Ogunjobi, representing an evolution in the contemporary jazz orchestra and producing diverse and forward-thinking music.


BBC Concert Orchestra 

Nu Civilisation Orchestra 


Michael Seal - conductor

Matthew Barley - cello

'It’s the premiere of jazz bassist Misha Mullov-Abbado’s new cello concerto, with stepdad Matthew Barley as featured soloist. It’ll be a great meeting of musical worlds, as the Nu Civilisation Orchestra, founded by Gary Crosby OBE of Tomorrow's Warriors, and led by Peter Edwards, joins forces with Tomorrow’s Warriors pioneering jazz string ensemble Stringting, and the highly-regarded BBC Concert Orchestra. It’s likely to be wonderful in every way!'

(Helen Mayhew, Jazz FM)