The orchestra championing diversity in classical music is joined by star cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason in Shostakovich's Cello Concerto and more.

Chineke! play orchestral works by two composers from Alabama distanced by almost a century. Brian Nabors' 2019 piece evokes the rhythms of nature around the world. William Dawson's symphony, premiered by the Philadelphia Orchestra and Leopold Stokowski in 1934 and revised in 1952 following a visit to West Africa, is a brilliantly scored, filmic piece charismatically conveying the tragedy of slavery and the unity of its sufferers. Sheku Kanneh-Mason joins the orchestra to perform Shostakovich's enthralling and much loved cello concerto.

Brian Nabors:
Pulse (12)
Cello Concerto No.2 (33)
William Dawson:
African-American Folk Symphony (36)

Kevin John Edusei conductor

Chineke!’s shoots are green, their sap rising…Chineke! sound fresh, impassioned, [and] full of raw promise.

The Guardian

This event is part of Summer at Snape.

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