Chineke!, Europe’s first majority Black and ethnically diverse orchestra, returns to the Proms with Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony and Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto featuring trumpeter Aaron Azunda Akugbo. On a mission to champion change and celebrate diversity in classical music, Chineke’s program also features works by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, and Valerie Coleman. Conducted by Anthony Parnther.
Valerie Coleman: Seven O’Clock Shout
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Four Noveletten for String Orchestra, Op. 52
Joseph Haydn: Trumpet Concerto in E flat major
Aaron Azunda Akugbo, trumpet
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: Sinfonietta No. 1 – Rondo
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B flat major