Photo: Nicolas Joubard

On November 2nd, Grant Llewellyn conducts The World Orchestra of Peace for a special performance commemorating 100 years since the end of World War One. The concert named ‘A Concert of Peace’ begins with works from Copland, Ravel, John Williams and Karl Jenkins under the baton of Llewellyn before Karl Jenkins himself conducts a performance of his own work ‘The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace’ uniting 2000 choristers from around the world.

Llewellyn then journeys to France to conduct a series of WWI commemoration concerts with the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne, continuing the orchestra’s tribute to the men and women involved in conflicts that have marked the world. The concerts in Rennes on November 10th & 11th and in Brest on 17th features Guillaume Saint-James’ new work entitled ‘Black Bohemia’, a homage to the African-American bandleader James Reese Europe and written for saxophonist Branford Marsalis, who will join Llewellyn and the orchestra for the performances.

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