Legendary trumpeter Hugh Masekela celebrates his 70th birthday with the London Symphony Orchestra

10 December 2009, 7.30pm, Barbican Hall

Iconic South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela returns to the London Symphony Orchestra on Thursday 10 December in the Barbican Hall to celebrate his 70th birthday. The programme includes urban folk songs and works by leading young jazz musician and composer Jason Yarde, Rude Awakening and All Souls Seek Joy, as well as music that reflects Masekela’s love for his own country.

Young composer Andrew McCormack’s Incentive is also performed and, along with All Souls Seek Joy, was commissioned through the LSO Discovery Panufnik Young Composers Scheme. François-Xavier Roth conducts the LSO and LSO St Luke’s Community Choir.

“At the end of the evening, the audience stood and sang the world's loveliest national anthem, Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika, rearranged as a rousing choral suite. This was no longer just another concert. It was a moment in time and place that could not be replicated, only remembered.” Simon Jenkins, The Guardian, after Masekela’s last appearance with the LSO in 2007 10 December 2009, 7.30pm, Barbican Hall
UBS Soundscapes: Masekela
Hugh Masekela 70th Birthday Concert

JASON YARDE Rude Awakening †
François-Xavier Roth conductor
Hugh Masekela flugelhorn and vocals
LSO St Luke's Community Choir
London Symphony Orchestra

*Commissioned through the LSO Discovery Panufnik Young Composers Scheme, supported by The Helen Hamlyn Trust
†Commissioned through UBS Soundscapes : Pioneers

Tickets: £7- £32


Anonymous said…
This is going to be a superb gig.

I also love the way Jason is still being noted as a young jazz musician since he is fast approaching 40! Young at heart for sure!

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