Enhancement Week

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Canterbury - Medway

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Feb 27
19:30 - 22:00
Chineke! Ensemble
Enhancement Week

Strauss (arranged Franz Hasenoehrl) Till Eulenspiegel einmal anders! (8 mins)Florence Price String Quartet in G (1929) European premiere (13 mins)Beethoven Septet in E flat Op 20 (42 mins)Please note that for this event students from Kent, Christ Church and Greenwich Universities can book free tickets.Chineke!'s motto is: 'Championing change and celebrating diversity in classical music'. The Chineke! Ensemble is comprised of exceptional musicians from across the continent brought together multiple times per year.The Chineke! Orchestra, the Foundation's flagship ensemble, works closely with its sister ensemble, the Chineke! Junior Orchestra, a youth orchestra of BME players aged between 11 -22 years, with senior players acting as mentors, teachers and role models to the young musicians.In 2017, the Chineke! Orchestra made its BBC Proms debut at the Royal Albert Hall in August and performed at many other leading festivals throughout England, all to great critical acclaim. Chineke! has released two CDs over the past year with more planned in 2018 and 2019.The Chineke! Ensemble comprises the principal players of the Chineke! Orchestra. It has performed in Manchester in 2017 and made its debut at Wigmore Hall in 2018 before going on to play at the Cheltenham and Ryedale festivals. In the autumn of 2018 it will perform at the Tonbridge Music Club, Wimbledon International Festival and at St George's Bristol.Chineke! is the brainchild of Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE, who says: 'My aim is to create a space where BME musicians can walk on stage and know that they belong, in every sense of the word. If even one BME child feels that their colour is getting in the way of their musical ambitions, then I hope to inspire them, give them a platform, and show them that music, of whatever kind, is for all people.'In the words of Sir Simon Rattle: 'Chineke! is not only an exciting idea but a profoundly necessary one. The kind of idea which is so obvious that you wonder why it is not already in place. The kind of idea which could deepen and enrich classical music in the UK for generations. What a thrilling prospect!'There will be a Q&A before the performance at 6.30pm -7pm.

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Royal Dockyard Church,
Historic Dockyard Chatham
United Kingdom
Medway map


Ticket pricing for this performance (all prices include VAT)Full £10.00UniKent Staff £0.00UKC Student £0.00

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Last Updated: 05/02/2020