Weber - Overture 'Oberon'
Coleridge-Taylor: Violin Concerto in G minor, Op.80
Brahms: Symphony No.2 2 in D major, opus 73
The penultimate concert of the European tour will be played in Blauwe Zaal De Singel in Antwerp. Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was one of the few Afro-British composers ever to break through internationally. His Violin Concerto is deeply rooted in Romanticism, but also allows the soloist an almost modernistic freedom: perfect for the talented young violinist Elena Urioste. Romanticism continues to reign supreme with the overture from Weber’s opera ‘Oberon’ and Brahms’ Second Symphony.
Kevin John Edusei makes a welcome return to conduct Chineke! and the violin soloist is Elena Urioste, a BBC Young Generation artist whose playing has been hailed as portraying in equal parts ‘passion, sensuality, brains and humour (Washington Post).
Kevin John Edusei conductor
Elena Urioste violin