Conductor Jules Buckley, members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Ms Dynamite [image credit Mark Allen]
A meeting of musical cultures, bringing together the BBC Symphony Orchestra with leading artists from the UK’s urban music scene, Ms Dynamite, Fazer, and London MC Skepta. Conducted by Jules Buckley – fresh from his collaboration with Basement Jaxx and the Metropole Orkest, where he is Principal Conductor – the BBC Symphony Orchestra performs brand new arrangements by Jason Yarde and Ayanna Witter-Johnson as well as orchestral pieces (repertoire tbc).
These new arrangements feature breakthrough anthems, top hits and exciting new material from the four urban artists, who also collaborate and perform on stage together. The Urban Classic concert will be simultaneously broadcast live on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra.
Urban Classic forms part of Music Nation – a nationwide weekend of live music events across the UK on 3 & 4 March 2012. Devised and led by the BBC the weekend is the first nationwide countdown event to the London 2012 Festival.
Info: 7.30pm | Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre, London | www.barbican.org.uk