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Chineke orchestra playing on stage Image Credit: Mark Allan

Chineke! Orchestra

Part of the Orchestral Series 2022-23
Thursday 27 April 2023 7:30pm
Butterworth Hall
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Ticket prices between: £16 - £43 (Concessions available)

Package discount for booking 4 or more concerts in the 22/23 series applied automatically during checkout.

Conductor: Kellen Gray
Soloist: Armand Djikoloum (oboe)

Holst St Paul's Suite
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Two Noveletten Op.52
Vaughan Williams Oboe Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No.4


2 hours (incl. interval)

Recommended Age:
Suitable for all

Building on their awe-inspiring appearances with us in 2019 and 2022 Chineke! makes a much-welcomed return to the Butterworth Hall.

Chineke! is Europe’s first professional orchestra comprising a majority of black and ethnically diverse musicians. Each of their programmes include works by composers of ethnically diverse backgrounds - with their latest concert featuring Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Famously dubbed The Black Mahler, his light yet spirited Two Novelletten is actually inspired by German Robert Schumann’s piano miniatures, the eight Novelletten.

Completing the programme are Gustav Holst’s St Paul’s Suite, which takes its name from the Hammersmith school where Holst taught; Vaughan Williams’ Oboe Concerto, a wartime piece penned after his Fifth Symphony; and Beethoven’s enchanting Fourth Symphony, with its noteworthy second movement.

The soloist is Armand Djikoloum, the 20-something prize-winner who has appeared with such leading orchestras as Hannover Staatsoper, Staatskapelle Dresden, Stavanger Symphony, Frankfurt Opera, and Oslo Opera House.

Pre-Concert Talk

Armand Djikoloum mid-dance holding an oboe

Armand Djikoloum

Pre-Concert Talk in the Helen Martin Studio with Armand Djikoloum at 6.15pm before the main concert.
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Orchestral Series 22/23 Packages

Book for 4 or more concerts from the 22/23 Orchestral Series and receive the following benefits:

  • Early choice on all the best seats
  • Save up to 16% on full price tickets
  • Spread the cost of your ticket by direct Debit*
  • Free ticket exchange**
  • Reduced price of £2.50 for pre-concert talks

  • *available for 4 or more concerts. Deadline for Direct Debit applications Fri 19 Aug 2022

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

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    Package Discounts Cost of each performance package including £2.50 booking fee
    When you book % Off Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E
    8 concerts 16% £292.16 £272.00 £251.84 £204.80 £164.48
    7 concerts 16% £255.64 £238.00 £220.36 £179.20 £143.92
    6 concerts 12% £228.84 £213.00 £197.16 £160.20 £128.52
    5 concerts 12% £190.70 £177.50 £164.30 £133.50 £107.10
    4 concerts 8% £159.04 £148.00 £136.96 £111.20 £89.12
    3 concerts 8% £119.28 £111.00 £102.72 £83.40 £66.84