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Saturday, March 25, 2023 8:00 PM // Hill Auditorium

Chineke! Orchestra

 

Founded in 2015 to provide career opportunities to young Black and ethnically diverse classical musicians in the UK and Europe, the Chineke! Orchestra comprises exceptional musicians from across the continent.

The brainchild of Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE, an ex-sprinter and double bass player who was a founding member of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and typically found herself the only Black musician on stage in any concert, Chineke! makes its UMS debut three years after it was originally scheduled.

Florence Price’s first symphony was, in 1933, the first symphonic work by a Black woman to be played by a major American orchestra. Steeped in American folk music, spirituals, and church hymns, her work reflects her experience as a Black woman raised in the post-Civil War South. Sphinx laureate Elena Urioste joins the orchestra for Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Violin Concerto. The program opens with a short work by Carlos Simon, a U-M alumnus whose works are now gaining national attention.

Program

Carlos Simon Fate Now Conquers
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Violin Concerto in g minor
Florence Price Symphony No. 1 in e minor

 

Order 2022/23 Season Tickets

Chineke! Orchestra
Hill Auditorium
Season ticket packages are now available!
Individual event tickets on sale Tue Aug 2

CHOOSE A PERFORMANCE:

Order 2022/23 Season Tickets Or call the ticket office at 734-764-2538

* Student, Senior and Group Discounts may be available

3/25/23 8:00 PM
Hill Auditorium

Chineke! Orchestra

Order 2022/23 Season Tickets
Season ticket packages are now available!
Individual event tickets on sale Tue Aug 2
DETAILS

Founded in 2015 to provide career opportunities to young Black and ethnically diverse classical musicians in the UK and Europe, the Chineke! Orchestra comprises exceptional musicians from across the continent.

The brainchild of Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE, an ex-sprinter and double bass player who was a founding member of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and typically found herself the only Black musician on stage in any concert, Chineke! makes its UMS debut three years after it was originally scheduled.

Florence Price’s first symphony was, in 1933, the first symphonic work by a Black woman to be played by a major American orchestra. Steeped in American folk music, spirituals, and church hymns, her work reflects her experience as a Black woman raised in the post-Civil War South. Sphinx laureate Elena Urioste joins the orchestra for Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Violin Concerto. The program opens with a short work by Carlos Simon, a U-M alumnus whose works are now gaining national attention.

Program

Carlos Simon Fate Now Conquers
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Violin Concerto in g minor
Florence Price Symphony No. 1 in e minor

 

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Chineke! Orchestra
Hill Auditorium
Season ticket packages are now available!
Individual event tickets on sale Tue Aug 2

CHOOSE A PERFORMANCE:

Order 2022/23 Season Tickets

Or call the ticket office at 734-764-2538

* Student, Senior and Group Discounts may be available

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