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Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:30 PM // Hill Auditorium

Chineke! Orchestra

 

Founded in 2015 to provide career opportunities to young Black and minority classical musicians in the UK and Europe, the Chineke! Orchestra comprises exceptional musicians from across the continent and presents a mixture of standard orchestral repertoire along with the works of Black and minority composers both past and present.

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 first US appearances, with cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason as soloist. (Sheku Kanneh-Mason will also present his debut recital on the Chamber Arts Series in December.) Pronounced chi-NECK-ay, the orchestra’s name comes from a Nigerian Igbo exclamation for something amazing.

PROGRAM

Coleridge-Taylor Ballade for Orchestra in a minor, Op. 33
Haydn Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob. VIIb/1
Fauré Élégie, Op. 24
Brahms Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73

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  • Rachel Bendit and Mark Bernstein

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Chineke! Orchestra
Hill Auditorium
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$12-20 student tickets available

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4/23/20 7:30 PM
Hill Auditorium

Chineke! Orchestra

Buy Tickets
Starting at $14 (+ fees)
$12-20 student tickets available
DETAILS

Founded in 2015 to provide career opportunities to young Black and minority classical musicians in the UK and Europe, the Chineke! Orchestra comprises exceptional musicians from across the continent and presents a mixture of standard orchestral repertoire along with the works of Black and minority composers both past and present.

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 first US appearances, with cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason as soloist. (Sheku Kanneh-Mason will also present his debut recital on the Chamber Arts Series in December.) Pronounced chi-NECK-ay, the orchestra’s name comes from a Nigerian Igbo exclamation for something amazing.

PROGRAM (Thu 4/23/2020: Hill Auditorium)

Coleridge-Taylor Ballade for Orchestra in a minor, Op. 33
Haydn Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob. VIIb/1
Fauré Élégie, Op. 24
Brahms Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73

BUY TICKETS/SUBSCRIBE

Chineke! Orchestra
Hill Auditorium
Starting at $14 (+ fees)
$12-20 student tickets available

CHOOSE A PERFORMANCE:

Select Seats

Or call the ticket office at 734-764-2538

* Student, Senior and Group Discounts may be available

SPONSORS

LEAD PRESENTING SPONSOR

  • Rachel Bendit and Mark Bernstein

PRESENTING SPONSORS

MEDIA PARTNERS

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