Chineke! Junior Orchestra

Chineke! Junior Orchestra | Glass Marcano | Gerard Aimontche

Coleridge-Taylor | Goodyear | Tchaikovsky

Tue, 09.08. | 19.30

KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

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Summer Festival

08.08.-11.09. 2022

 

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    Chineke! Junior Orchestra

    Chineke! Junior Orchestra | Glass Marcano | Gerard Aimontche

    Glass Marcano  conductor
    Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875–1912)
    Othello Suite, Op. 79
    Stewart Goodyear (*1978)
    Callaloo. Caribbean Suite for piano and orchestra
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)
    Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36

    This is what the future sounds like! The Summer of “Diversity” at Lucerne Festival will be heralded by the Chineke! Junior Orchestra, which is made up of ethnically diverse musicians between the ages of 11 and 22. This youth orchestra of the Chineke! Foundation was established by Chi-chi Nwanoku, a British double bass player with Nigerian roots who kept wondering why she was the only Black person on the concert podium. It can't stay that way, she told herself, and decided to take action. The Chineke! orchestras represent the highest level of artistic quality and start with groundwork, with education, deploying a sophisticated mentoring system. Not only is familiar repertoire performed at their concerts — so is music by Black composers as well. For this evening, the latter include the British late-Romantic composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and the Canadian Stewart Goodyear (b. 1978), whose Caribbean suite Callaloo features Gerard Aimontche, a Black Russian pianist, playing the solo part. A discovery also awaits us on the podium with the young Venezuelan conductor Glass Marcano, who won the La Maestra Competition in Paris in 2020.

    Chineke! Junior Orchestra

    Glass Marcano

    Gerard Aimontche

    Main Sponsor and Founding Partner Music for Future