Trish Clowes and Guy Barker with the BBC Concert Orchestra

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


Specially-commissioned new music from two supremely talented composers is at the core of a concert that brings the distinctive approach of the jazz writer to an orchestral setting. Expect new arrangements by Trish Clowes and Guy Barker of classic songs with lyrics and vocals by Norma Winstone, plus tracks from Trish Clowes’ forthcoming album

Trish Clowes is a BBC Radio 3 Young Generation artist - her elegant saxophone sound is matched by a distinctively melodic approach to composition which promises to reap rich musical rewards in the hands of an orchestra whose recent Festival concerts have included a landmark programme with Wayne Shorter and an edgy, absorbing encounter with Shabaka Hutchings. 

Guy Barker’s command of dramatic texture is just one element that makes him one of today’s most valued creators of new music – he contributes a new extended piece to mark his recent appointment as Associate Composer with the Concert Orchestra, adding to his long-established association with the Festival as Musical Director of the opening night’s Jazz Voice.

This show forms part of our 21 Commissions Programme