An unforgettable night of music with “Keeper of the Flame” – a stunning tribute to the legendary Nina Simone, starring her daughter, Lisa Simone.
This one-of-a-kind event promises to be a remarkable evening as Lisa takes us on a deeply personal journey through the life and music of her iconic mother. With her Oscar-nominated, Emmy and Peabody award-winning talents on full display, Lisa will leave you in awe with her heartfelt and humorous performance.
NYJO will be adding to the magic of the night with a 20-piece orchestra. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness this extraordinary tribute in the UK, for an unforgettable evening of music, emotion, and pure artistic brilliance.
To direct the orchestra, we have invited Cassie Kinoshi. Cassie is a Mercury Prize-nominated and British Composer Award-winning London-based composer, arranger and alto-saxophonist. As an artist, she performs in her own band seed, as well as being a former key member of KOKOROKO (as both performer and co-writer). A composition graduate of the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, she is also a passionate workshop leader and curator (Royal Albert Hall, King’s Place) and is regularly invited as a radio and panel guest to discuss politics, society and music.