Chineke! Orchestra

Chineke! Orchestra

Part of the Orchestral Series 2021-22
Wednesday 23 February 2022 7:30pm
Butterworth Hall
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Ticket prices between: £18.50-£42.50
Package discount for booking 3-7 concerts in the 21/22 series applied automatically to Full Price tickets during checkout.

COLERIDGE-TAYLOR Othello Suite, Op. 79
GRIEG Piano Concerto in A minor
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.6 in F, Op. 68

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2 hours (inc. interval)

Recommended Age:
Suitable for All

A much anticipated return to Warwick Arts Centre by the pioneering Chineke!

Founded in 2015 by Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE, the Chineke! Orchestra is Europe’s first majority Black and ethnically diverse orchestra. Chineke! champions change and celebrates diversity in classical music, performing a mixture of standard orchestral repertoire along with the works of Black and ethnically diverse composers, both past and present.

An outstanding programme features Coleridge-Taylor’s dramatic and sweeping Othello Suite, which Chineke! performed to a raft of 4-star reviews at Southbank Centre in 2020; Edvard Grieg’s only Concerto, with its familiar piano flourish; and Beethoven’s joyful Pastoral.

Conducting is Canadian-born, Trinidadian-raised Kwamé Ryan, who has led many of the world’s finest orchestras and opera houses, while the soloist is Amiri Harewood, currently studying piano at the Royal College of Music and a young name to watch.

Kwamé Ryan

Kwamé Ryan

From the international concert podium, to developing youth art in the Caribbean, conductor, educator and communicator Kwamé Ryan follows passion and curiosity wherever they lead him. In the U.K., he has worked at the English National Opera, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and Royal Scottish Symphony, and the London Philharmonia.
Amiri Harewood

Amiri Harewood

19-year-old Amiri previously went to Trinity School in Croydon where he attended Trinity Music Academy, studying piano under Richard Evans and cello with Ann Lines. He achieved Grade 8 piano with distinction at age 11, and Grade 8 Distinction on cello the following year.
Chi-chi Nwanoku

Chi-chi Nwanoku

Founder and Artistic & Executive Director, Chineke! Foundation
Pre-Concert Talk in the Helen Martin Studio with Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE at 6.15pm before the main concert.
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Orchestral Series 21/22 Packages

Book for 3 or more concerts from the 21/22 Orchestral Series and receive the following benefits:

  • Discounted Full Price concert tickets (up to 16%)*
  • Free ticket exchange**
  • Discounted tickets for pre-concert talks having completed a series package booking
  • *discount automatically applied at checkout

    **tickets to be returned with 24 hours’ notice of event and exchanged within the series

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    Package Discounts Total Cost
    When you book Full Price Tickets to % Off Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Band F
    7 concerts 16% £252.14 £234.50 £216.86 £175.70 £140.42 N/A
    6 concerts 12% £225.84 £210.00 £194.16 £157.20 £125.52 N/A
    5 concerts 12% £188.20 £175.00 £161.80 £131.00 £104.60 N/A
    4 concerts 8% £157.04 £146.00 £134.96 £109.20 £87.12 N/A
    3 concerts 8% £117.78 £109.50 £101.22 £81.90 £65.34 N/A