Wayne Marshall conductor
Stewart Goodyear piano
Nadine Benjamin soprano
Peter Brathwaite baritone
Copland Music for the Theatre
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.