Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sergio A. Mims: Prom 62: Chineke! 22:15 Wednesday 30 Aug 2017 Royal Albert Hall; Works of Hannah Kendall and George Walker

Kevin John Edusei 
(© Marco Borggreve)

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Cello

Hannah Kendall, Composer
(London Music Masters)

 George Walker, Composer

Sergio A. Mims writes:

This is very exciting news. The Chineke! Orchestra will perform at the BBC Proms Music Festival at Royal Albert Hall, the biggest classical music event in the world, held every summer in London.

Hailed by critics as ‘fresh’ and ‘brilliant’, the UK’s first BME orchestra Chineke! makes its Proms debut in a programme including works by Pulitzer Prize-winning George Walker and young British composer Hannah Kendall, whose The Spark Catchers takes inspiration from the urgent energy of Lemn Sissay’s poem of the same name.

Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, winner of the 2016 BBC Young Musician competition, also makes his Proms debut here as soloist in music by Dvořák and David Popper.



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