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    What's Going On: Nu Civilisation Orchestra

    Thur 18 Nov, 7.30pm
    Queen Elizabeth Hall
    Gigs
    £25 - £30
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    Nu Civilization Orchestra
    Chris Huning

    Marvin Gaye's extraordinary song cycle reaches its 50th anniversary, and we're here to mark the occasion with the world-class ensemble.

    The Nu Civilisation Orchestra (NCO), led by Peter Edwards, is brought together by Tomorrow's Warriors' Artistic Director Gary Crosby.

    During this special evening, the 24-piece NCO reflects on our current times through the lens of Marvin Gaye's incredible catalogue.

    The ensemble is joined by special guests, and accompanied by the NCO string section and visual projections by Yeast Culture.

    Widely recognised as one of the most important albums of all time, 50 years later What's Going On continues to resonate.

    The show begins with a prelude based on Gaye's Trouble Man, creating the cultural setting for the album through music, projections and spoken word.

    The second part of the show focuses on the genius of What's Going On, conjuring up the tumultuous personal and political circumstances that drove the singer's music-making.

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    Age recommendation/restriction

    Under-14s must be accompanied by an adult

    Dates & times

    Thur 18 Nov, 7.30pm

    Price

    • Standard entry£25 - £30*
    • Concessions25%**


    * Excludes £3.50 booking fee.

    ** Limited availability. Read about concessions.

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