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
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
African SuiteOrchestra: Chineke! Orchestra. Conductor: Kevin John Edusei.
James B Wilson
Remnants - for Poet and OrchestraPerformer: Yomi Sode. Orchestra: Chineke! Orchestra. Conductor: Kevin John Edusei.
ResignationChoir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Benjamin Nicholas.
Piano Concerto in D minor (in one movement)Performer: Jeneba Kanneh-Mason. Orchestra: Chineke! Orchestra. Conductor: Kevin John Edusei.
African Suite - movements 1,2,5. 4Orchestra: CBC Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mario Bernardi.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No 5Orchestra: Chineke! Orchestra. Conductor: Kevin John Edusei.
ElegyPerformer: Paul Silverthorne.
- Warner Classics.
Symphony No 1 in E minorPerformer: Fort Smith Symphony. Conductor: John Jeter.
When I Fall in LovePerformer: Elena Urioste. Performer: Tom Poster. Music Arranger: Tom Poster.
Johann Sebastian Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G major, BWV 1048Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Director: Alison Bury.
- J.S. Bach: The Brandenburg Concertos; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
- EMI Classics.
- Mon 19 Oct 2020 19:30