Kaleidoscope: Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra

Thu 2 Nov 19:30

Conductors Alpesh Chauhan & Vicente Chavarria (Charles Mackerras Junior Fellow)
Reader Carol Leeming MBE

Tchaikovsky Hamlet (overture-fantasia) op. 67
Cameron Reed Volare (TL Student Commission)
Coleridge-Taylor Touissant L’Ouverture op. 46
James B Wilson & Yomi Sode Remnants for Poet and Orchestra
Prokofiev Symphony No. 7 in C# minor, op. 131

Conducted by Alpesh Chauhan and Vicente Chavarria, Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra will perform Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's Touissant L’Ouverture op. 46 and award-winning contemporary composer James B. Wilson’s Remnants for Poet and Orchestra.

Coleridge-Taylor was an 19th-century composer and conductor and is an iconic figure in Black British history. Toussaint Louverture was inspired by the eponymous black General, who was born enslaved, and led Haiti to independence from the French.

James B. Wilson’s Remnants re-opened the Southbank Centre in 2022. In this work James responds to 2020’s most viral image, depicting Patrick Hutchinson saving a counter protestor at a Black Lives Matter protest.

Part of Kaleidoscope: Celebrating Black British Music

Over the next two years, Trinity Laban’s Kaleidoscope initiative will celebrate the work of Black British composers and Black musical artists in Britain. The repertoire presented will range across all genres, featuring solo, small and large ensemble, and staged performances, with selected works set in the context of music by composers from other backgrounds whose work is also frequently overlooked in mainstream programming.

Great Hall, Blackheath Halls
Tickets: £15/£12

Dates and times

This event finished on 02 November 2023.

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