22 April 2019: Chineke! marks the inaugural Stephen Lawrence Day
The Chineke! Orchestra marked the first Stephen Lawrence Day, held on the anniversary of the teenager's murder in 1993, with a concert of works by BME composers, concluding with Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony. Conductor Michael Morgan made his Chineke! debut. Preceding the concert was a performance by the Chineke! Junior Orchestra, and a panel discussion, on the subject of social injustice, gang culture and racial inequality.
Classical Source - Robert Matthew-Walker
‘Morgan’s musical thought throughout was very impressive, his technique flawless, and the Chineke! Orchestra’s consistently superb response brought the audience to its feet – marvellous music-making.‘