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BBC Concert Orchestra at EFG London Jazz Festival

Part of EFG London Jazz Festival

Hear BBC Concert Orchestra play jazz-inspired works by turntable artist Shiva Feshareki, trumpeter Airelle Besson and Principal Conductor Bramwell Tovey.

Tovey’s Pictures in the Smoke is heard alongside the world premiere of a new commission by Feshareki and a piece by Besson.

Bramwell Tovey took up his position as the BBC Concert Orchestra’s Principal Conductor in 2017, and participates in this concert as a conductor, composer and pianist.

Winner of the 2017 BASCA British Composer Award for Innovation, Shiva Feshareki is an experimental composer and turntable artist of British Iranian heritage, who debuts her new composition.

French trumpeter Airelle Besson has twice received Best French Musician of the Year from the French Django Reinhardt Award Academy, and performs her improvisatory jazz piece with the BBC CO.


BBC Concert Orchestra
Bramwell Tovey conductor
Airelle Besson trumpet
Shiva Feshareki turntables


Airelle Besson: New work
Shiva Feshareki: New work (World premiere)
Bramwell Tovey: Pictures in the Smoke

Dates & times

18 Nov 2018
Approximate run time: 150 mins
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Queen Elizabeth Hall


£12 - £25
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)
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Age recommendation
For ages 12+.