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Chineke! at the Royal Festival Hall

Black Legacies: Chineke! Orchestra with Jeneba Kanneh-Mason, playing music by Coleridge-Taylor, Florence B. Price, and a new work by James B. Wilson.

Black Legacies: Chineke! Orchestra with Jeneba Kanneh-Mason at Royal Festival Hall

Presented by Georgia Mann

Chineke! Orchestra performs contemporary and classical works, conducted by Kevin John Edusei.
London-born Samuel Coleridge-Taylor often made reference to his Sierra Leonean ancestry in his music. His African Suite imagines the energy and vitality of the continent he dreamed of visiting, using the vocabulary of his European classical training.
As the first African-American woman to have her work performed by a major American orchestra, Florence B. Price enjoyed widespread acclaim during her heyday in the 1930s and 1940s. The Piano Concerto in One Movement is a new edition of the composer’s original 1934 orchestration, and we're delighted that Jeneba Kanneh-Mason will make her debut solo performance with Chineke!.
Chineke! Also presents the world premiere of James B.Wilson’s latest commission, a collaboration with poet Yomi Sode. The work is inspired by a seminal moment in the recent Black Lives Matter protests in the UK.
Beethoven’s celebrated Symphony No. 5 opens with the ominous notes of ‘fate knocking at the door’, marking Chineke!’s final nod to the composer in his 250th anniversary year.

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: African Suite
James B Wilson/Yomi Sode: New Work (World Premiere)
Florence B. Price: Piano Concerto in One Movement
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor

Jeneba Kanneh-Mason piano
Chineke! Orchestra
Kevin John Edusei conductor

Followed by music chosen by young people involved in the outreach and artist development schemes run by Southbank’s Resident and Associate orchestras and Creative Learning Partners

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

    African Suite

    Orchestra: Chineke! Orchestra. Conductor: Kevin John Edusei.
  • James B Wilson

    Remnants - for Poet and Orchestra

    Performer: Yomi Sode. Orchestra: Chineke! Orchestra. Conductor: Kevin John Edusei.
  • Florence Price

    Resignation

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Benjamin Nicholas.
  • Florence Price

    Piano Concerto in D minor (in one movement)

    Performer: Jeneba Kanneh-Mason. Orchestra: Chineke! Orchestra. Conductor: Kevin John Edusei.
  • Fela Sowande

    African Suite - movements 1,2,5. 4

    Orchestra: CBC Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mario Bernardi.
    • CBC.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 5

    Orchestra: Chineke! Orchestra. Conductor: Kevin John Edusei.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Elegy

    Performer: Paul Silverthorne.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Florence Price

    Symphony No 1 in E minor

    Performer: Fort Smith Symphony. Conductor: John Jeter.
    • Naxos.
  • Victor Young

    When I Fall in Love

    Performer: Elena Urioste. Performer: Tom Poster. Music Arranger: Tom Poster.
    • Estrellita.
    • Bis.
    • 18.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G major, BWV 1048

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Director: Alison Bury.
    • J.S. Bach: The Brandenburg Concertos; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 8.

Broadcast

  • Mon 19 Oct 2020 19:30