Nijmegen Fusion Orchestra

Project NFO: Concert Tour Berlin

For this very special project we have formed a collaboration between Student Big Band Nijmegen (SBBN) and student symphony orchestra Nijmeegs Studentenorkest Collegium Musicum Carolinum (CMC). The name ‘Nijmegen Fusion Orchestra’ (NFO) is used specifically for this collaboration. The NFO consists of approximately 40 musicians, mostly students from Nijmegen’s Radboud University between the age of 18-28. The NFO successfully collaborated for the first time in June 2018, with two sold-out concerts in Nijmegen’s jazz club Brebl (photo).
The music we play can be classified as Fusion; a mixture between jazz, soul, pop and funk. We plan to play two sets of approx. 45 min each. The first set will consist of an integral performance of the album ‘Sylva’ by Snarky Puppy and the Metropole Orchestra [YouTube]. The second set will be more pop/disco-oriented and will also feature vocals.
Because the project in 2018 was super successful and everyone was super enthusiastic, the idea rose for a joint tour in the summer of 2019 to Berlin.