Chineke! Orchestra: Coleridge-Taylor

October 5, 2022, 9:00 am

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The Chineke! Orchestra’s new album features music by the celebrated African-British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor with an appearance by award-winning American violinist Elena Urioste, plus a world premiere recording of a work by the composer’s daughter, Avril Coleridge-Taylor. The album includes the famous Violin Concerto in G minor, which was originally written for Minnie “Maud” Powell, a champion of music by African-American and female composers. Another highlight is the 1898 African Suite, based on the poetry of the African-American poet Paul Lawrence Dunbar, a major influence on Coleridge-Taylor taking inspiration from the ideas of Pan-Africanism.