Chineke Orchestra

Wednesday 22 November 2017

King’s College Chapel

£17 - £40

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Chineke! Orchestra

Tai Murray violin

Isata Kanneh-Mason piano

Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE double bass

Shaun Matthew conductor


Mozart Eine kleine Nachtmusik

Joseph Bologne Violin Concerto in G major Op.8 No.9

Errolyn Wallen Concerto Grosso

Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings


‘Tai Murray’s performance – concentrated, fluent and poetic – was mesmerising’ THE STRAD


Chineke! Orchestra burst onto the scene just two years ago and now delights audiences with its youthful, energetic playing. The brainchild of double bass player and BBC presenter Chi-chi Nwanoku, Chineke! is Europe’s only professional orchestra of black and minority ethnic players.

The Orchestra’s concerts combine popular classics with the forgotten world of black musicians in Europe. One such musician is the extraordinary Joseph Bologne, known as the ‘black Mozart’. The son of a plantation owner and a slave, he was sent to Paris for his education and soon became renowned as a champion fencer, virtuoso violinist and composer who led the first performances of Haydn’s Paris Symphonies. Bologne’s concerto is performed by American violinist Tai Murray – a former BBC New Generation Artist – alongside popular works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Belize-born Errolyn Wallen.

Running time 100 minutes including short interval

6.30 – 7.00pm: Pre-concert interview with Chineke! founder, Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE

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