Chineke! Junior Orchestra to perform at Southbank Centre's 'Concrete Dreams' Weekend
3pm on Sunday, 29th April in the foyer, QEH
The Chineke! Junior Orchestra has been especially invited by the Southbank Centre to perform at the celebrations of the newly re-opened Queen Elizabeth Hall, on the closing day of the Concrete Dreams weekend. The Chineke! Juniors represent the rich tapestry of London and the UK featuring young musicians, who have very bright futures. For this special concert we are pleased to welcome and host musicians from Nigeria in a unique cultural exchange.
A celebration of the rich and varied history of Southbank Centre's 1960s buildings, 'Concrete Dreams' offers encounters with the Southbank's past while looking towards the future.
As a regular at Southbank Centre since their launch in 2015, the Chineke! Junior Orchestra, under the baton of conductor Manoj Kamps will be taking part in Concrete Dreams, performing new arrangements by composer James Wilson of two Minuets by Ignatius Sancho, an 18th Century British composer, writer and actor who was the first known Briton of African heritage to vote in a British election. Also Joseph Haydn's 'London' Symphony, No.104 in tribute to the Southbank Centre and its heritage.
This event is FREE and open to the public, so bring your family & friends along and experience the awesome sound of the Chineke! Junior Orchestra for yourself!