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Chineke! Orchestra

Chineke! Orchestra

Date: 23 February 2022

Location: Warwick Arts Centre Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL

Time: 19:30 - 21:30

Cost: £18.50

A much anticipated return to Warwick Arts Centre by the pioneering Chineke!

Founded in 2015 by Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE, the Chineke! Orchestra is Europe’s first majority Black and ethnically diverse orchestra. Chineke! champions change and celebrates diversity in classical music, performing a mixture of standard orchestral repertoire along with the works of Black and ethnically diverse composers, both past and present.

An outstanding programme features Coleridge-Taylor’s dramatic and sweeping Othello Suite, which Chineke! performed to a raft of 4-star reviews at Southbank Centre in 2020; Edvard Grieg’s only Concerto, with its familiar piano flourish; and Beethoven’s joyful Pastoral.

Conducting is Canadian-born, Trinidadian-raised Kwamé Ryan, who has led many of the world’s finest orchestras and opera houses, while the soloist is Amiri Harewood, currently studying piano at the Royal College of Music and a young name to watch.

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