Proms 2021
24 Aug 2021, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2021 Chineke! Orchestra

Prom 27
Chineke! Orchestra
19:30 Tue 24 Aug 2021 Royal Albert Hall
Britain’s only majority Black and ethnically diverse orchestra Chineke! returns for its fourth appearance at the Proms, celebrating diversity in composers as well as performers.
Britain’s only majority Black and ethnically diverse orchestra Chineke! returns for its fourth appearance at the Proms, celebrating diversity in composers as well as performers.

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The Chineke! Orchestra returns for its fourth visit to the Proms, celebrating diversity in composers as well as performers. Black British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s overture to his popular cantata based on the tale of a Native American leader quotes the spiritual ‘Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen’. There are further meetings of African and European musical styles in Nigerian composer Fela Sowande’s African Suite and the piano concerto by Florence Price, the first female African-American composer to win renown in America. By contrast, Coleridge-Taylor’s Symphony, written as a 20-year old student of Stanford at London’s Royal College of Music, reveals the influence of his hero, Dvořák.

Broadcast on BBC TV

Image: Kalena Bovell © R. R. Jones

Booking opens for this concert at 9am on Saturday 24 July.

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