Brighton Festival 2020Public booking opens: Wed 19 Feb, 9am

Past Festivals

Past Event


Works by Copland, Gershwin, Ibert and Weill

‘Feel-good buffet of populist favourites’ ★★★★★ The Arts Desk

Wayne Marshall conductor 
Stewart Goodyear piano
Nadine Benjamin soprano
Peter Brathwaite baritone

Copland Music for the Theatre
Ibert Divertissement
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue (jazz band version)
Jessie Montgomery Starburst
Weill Suite from The Threepenny Opera
Copland Old American Songs
Gershwin Songs from Porgy and Bess

Founded in 2015 by Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE, the Chineke! Foundation provides career opportunities for young Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) musicians in the UK and Europe. 

Chineke!'s flagship ensemble is the Chineke! Orchestra which comprises professional musicians from across the continent and further afield, brought together several times a year to perform at leading festivals in England and abroad. As well as performing standard orchestral repertoire, Chineke! champions the works of BME composers both living and from the past. 

Making a welcome return to this year’s Festival, Chineke! bring their extraordinary energy and enthusiasm to this evening’s performance, taking us on a journey through the 1920s from New York to Weill’s Vienna.

★★★★★ The Independent

Classical Music
Thu 23 May, 7.30pm
£10, £15, 18.50, £22.50, £25 Under 26 £15 Festival Standby £10*

**For this event there are £10 Festival Standby tickets available to book in advance. Simply select the STANDBY IN ADVANCE price type.
Festival Standbys only are available to Under 26’s, over 60s, JSA/ESA or Universal Credit, registered disabled/DLA or PIP, Equity/ BECTU/SDUK, Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival Members, Brighton Festival artists and those with Pay-It-Forward vouchers. Please bring some proof of eligibility with you to the venue and when collecting tickets.