Chineke! performs Beethoven and Haydn

October 17, 2023, 8:00 pm

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Aaron Azunda Akugbo holds a trumpet against a stone archway
Aaron Azunda Akugbo (Photo: Olivia De Costa)

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