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Chineke! Orchestra: Coleridge-Taylor, Beethoven & Dvořák

  • Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre Belvedere Rd, Lambeth London SE1 8XX United Kingdom (map)
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Coleridge-Taylor: African Dance, Op.35 No.4
Beethoven: Triple Concerto for violin, cello & piano
Dvořák: Symphony No.6

Four pieces by turn-of-the-century composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor have ‘Africa’ in their titles; this evening, hear his lyrical African Dance.

Best-known for his cantata Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast, Coleridge-Taylor had a high compositional output in his all-too-short life, dying at the age of 37 in 1912.

Alongside chamber, choral and vocal works, there is a symphony, a violin concerto (performed by Chineke! at Queen Elizabeth Hall on 7 November 2019) and many other orchestral works.

These include incidental music to plays such as Othello (performed by Chineke! at Queen Elizabeth Hall on 23 February 2020) and Faust, and several short suites, including the African Suite Op.35, which includes the African Dance.

Performers

Chineke! Orchestra
Kevin John Edusei conductor
Adé Williams violin
Sterling Elliot cello
Stewart Goodyear piano