CHINEKE! ORCHESTRA [@Chineke4Change]
9 Sep 2015
Southbank Centre – Queen Elizabeth Hall this Sunday, click CHINEKE for more information
Africa Utopia hosts the historic launch of Chineke!
Chineke! A phrase I have often heard in Peckham means ‘the spirit of creation’ in Igbo. This is an epic evening which will present the UK’s first professional classical orchestra made up entirely of BME musicians.
Hats off to Chi-chi Nwanoku for breathing life into this orchestra.
The concert is conducted by Wayne Marshall, and includes Elegy: In Memoriam – Stephen Lawrence by black British composer Philip Herbert, as well as Beethoven’s dramatic Symphony No.7.
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Ballade for orchestra, Op.33
Philip Herbert: Elegy: In memoriam – Stephen Lawrence
Johannes Brahms: Variations on a theme by Haydn (St. Anthony)
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Symphony No.7