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Snape Proms: Chineke! Orchestra

  • Snape Maltings Concert Hall Snape, Suffolk IP17 1SP United Kingdom (map)

Chineke! Orchestra

Snape debut for a unique new orchestra

Tuesday, August 29th @ 7:30pm Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Coleridge Taylor Ballade for Orchestra 12’
Dvořák Rondo in G minor for cello and orchestra Op 94 7’
Popper Hungarian Rhapsody for cello and orchestra 10’
George Walker Lyric for Strings 6’
Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol 16’
And arias from Handel Giulio Cesare and Messiah

Kevin John Edusei conductor
Sheku Kanneh-Mason cello
Jeanine De Bique soprano

Chineke! is the world’s first professional black and minority ethnic symphony orchestra, drawing on talented players across Europe and championing the music of BME composers past and present alongside great works of the classical canon. Its Snape debut includes African-American George Walker and the black British composer Samuel Coleridge Taylor – best known for his choral cantata Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast. The outstanding rising star, BBC Young Musician of the Year Sheku Kanneh-Mason offers virtuoso rarities, Trinidadian soprano Jeanine De Bique sings Handel and the evening concludes with one of the great orchestral showpieces, Rimsky- Korsakov’s riotously colourful Spanish fantasy.

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Earlier Event: July 16
Africa Utopia: Chineke! Orchestra
Later Event: August 30
BBC Proms 2017: Chineke! Orchestra