Friday 1 June 2018 10:00PM
Strauss, Price and Beethoven
Please note the starting time is 10:00pm
- Chineke! Ensemble
- Mariam Adam clarinet
- Linton Stephens bassoon
- Nicolas Fleury horn
- Priya Mitchell violin
- Braimah Kanneh-Mason violin
- Clifton Harrison viola
- Ashok Klouda cello
- Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE double bass
Chineke! stormed last summer’s BBC Proms with a sensational debut, one of many opportunities it creates for young Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) classical musicians. As Europe’s first majority-BME orchestra, the Chineke! Ensemble performs a mixture of standard orchestral repertoire along with the works of BME composers both past and present.
Its Wigmore debut includes impassioned music by Florence Price, the first African-American woman to break through as a symphonic composer.
The Wigmore Hall Bar will be open after the concert for more late night Jazz and drinks. Free with your ticket, Jazz pianist Joe Hill will be performing from 11:00PM.
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
- Till Eulenspiegel einmal anders (arr. Hasenöhrl)
Florence Price (1887-1953)
- String Quartet in G major (European première)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
- Septet in E flat major Op. 20