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Beautiful Music NOW - Chineke!

Chineke! Orchestra conducted by Kevin John Edusei and with Jeneba Kanneh-Mason piano perform SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR African Suite, JAMES B WILSON/YOMI SODE NEW WORK (World Premiere), FLORENCE B. PRICE Piano Concerto in One Movement, BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 in C minor Hall in the Royal Festival Hall on Monday 19 Oct. 2020.
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Chineke! Orchestra conducted by Kevin John Edusei and with Jeneba Kanneh-Mason piano perform SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR African Suite, JAMES B WILSON/YOMI SODE NEW WORK (World Premiere), FLORENCE B. PRICE Piano Concerto in One Movement, BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 in C minor Hall in the Royal Festival Hall on Monday 19 Oct. 2020.

In 2015, double bass player Chi-chi Nwanoku CBE founded Chineke! to provide career opportunities for Black and ethnically diverse classical musicians in the UK and Europe. Chineke!’s mission is: ‘Championing change and celebrating diversity in classical music’.

Today's Beautiful Music is Chineke's October 2020 performance at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, in a concert entitled Black Landscapes. The program honored the African-American female composer Florence Beatrice Price. Roderick Cox leads Chineke! performing the first movement of her award-winning Symphony no. 1 in E minor.