Eric Richmond

Chineke! Orchestra

performs Dvořák's famous Symphony no. 9
30th Anniversary Muziekgebouw Eindhoven
Mon 21 Nov ’22 20:15 uur

Leslie Suganandarajah, conductor
Jeneba Kanneh-Mason, piano

Coleridge-Taylor - Ballade for Orchestra
Walker - Lyric for Strings
Price - Piano Concerto in One Movement
Dvořák - Symphonie nr. 9 'From the New World'

Mon 21 Nov ’22
20:15 uur
  • Mon 21 Nov ’22
    20:15 uur
    Main Hall
    Past event

The exclamation mark behind its name is there for a reason: Chineke! Orchestra's motto is "change and diversity in classical music". Its members are top musicians from ethnic minority groups from Great Britain and Europe.

This concert is part of the anniversary concerts.

The name Chineke! means "God, creator of all things good". And indeed, this orchestra brings together a lot of good things: big ideals, a drive to innovate, courage and top quality. Chineke! Orchestra was founded in 2015 by double-bass player Chi-chi Nwanoku and is part of the Chineke! Foundation supporting young mucians. The orchestra made its debut in the Royal Albert Hall during the BBC Proms in 2017 and has been successful eversince in the large venues thoughout England and beyond, including the Rotterdam Doelen and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.

Before the concert

Prior to the programme - instead of the usual concert introduction - we will be hosting an presentation on Diversity & Inclusivity in the main hall, starting at 7:45 PM. Chi-chi Nwanoku, founder of the Chineke! Orchestra, and journalist Stephan Sanders, whose book 'From exclusive to inclusive' will be published in November, will speak with each other about the topic.

After the concert

After the concert of Chineke! Orchestra, Aires Tropicales Quintet will play music in the Second Foyer of Muziekgebouw Eindhoven. The quintet consists of Spanish and Cuban musicians, consisting of Karla Hernández (Horn), Ninián Rodríguez (Clarinet), Alicia Haro (Flute), Jorge Ruíz (Oboe) and Silvia Ruiz (Bassoon). Formed in October 2021 at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts, Fontys. They offer a different approach to the traditional chamber music concert. Their music stands out for its fusion of strong energy and contrasting elements, including different rhythms, especially indigenous genres of Spanish and Cuban music, such as rumba, danzón and contradanza. Their performances combine movements of different contrasting pieces to create a rich performance with a variety of styles.

To reduce waiting times at the bar to an absolute minimum, we make use of a cashless interval. A drink is included in your ticket, so you'll have more time to enjoy your company and your drink!