Chineke! Orchestra

Tuesday 29 Aug 2017 7:30pm

Samuel Coleridge Taylor Ballade for Orchestra 12′
George Walker Lyric for Strings 6′
Copland Quiet City 10′
Britten Soirées Musicales 10′

Dvorak Rondo in G minor for cello and orchestra Op 94
Popper Hungarian Rhapsody for cello and orchestra Op 68 10′
Handel Da tempeste from Giulio Cesare 6′
Joseph Boulogne Au penchant qui nous entrâine 4′
Handel Rejoice greatly from Messiah 5′
Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol Op 34 16′

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.