Thursday, May 24, 2018

Wigmore Hall: 1 June 10 PM Chineke! Orchestra Beethoven, Florence Price & Strauss

Chineke! Orchestra
(Copyright Eric Richmond)

Sergio A. Mims writes:

Members of the Chineke! Orchestra will make their debut at the famous and legendary Wigmore Hall concert hall in London in a chamber music program of Richard Strauss, Beethoven and Florence Price, the first time her music will be performed and heard at Wigmore Hall.

Wigmore Hall
  • Chineke! Orchestra
  • Mariam Adam clarinet
  • Linton Stephens bassoon
  • Nicolas Fleury horn
  • Priya Mitchell violin
  • Braimah Kanneh-Mason violin
  • Clifton Harrison viola
  • Ashok Klouda cello
  • Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE double bass
Chineke! stormed last summer’s BBC Proms with a sensational debut, one of many opportunities it creates for young Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) classical musicians. As Europe’s first majority-BME orchestra, the Chineke! Orchestra performs a mixture of standard orchestral repertoire along with the works of BME composers both past and present.

Its Wigmore debut includes impassioned music by Florence Price, the first African-American woman to break through as a symphonic composer.

  •  Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
        • Septet in E flat major Op. 20

  • Florence Price (1887-1953)
        • String Quartet in G major (European première)

  • Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
        • Till Eulenspiegel einmal anders (arr. Hasenöhrl)                                                                

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