Beethoven’s Triple Concerto continues the celebration of the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth.
It is a work that allows all three soloists to shine, and Chineke! is delighted to welcome back pianist Stewart Goodyear as one of the performers.
Coleridge-Taylor visited the USA three times and was warmly welcomed by the musical establishment there, dubbed ‘the black Mahler’ by orchestral players in New York.
But his music shows a closer affinity to another contemporary who also had a strong association with America: Antonin Dvorák, who lived in the US in the early 1890s and who, along with Coleridge-Taylor, was influenced by African-American folk melodies.
Dvorák’s uplifting and expansive Sixth Symphony, with its sunny opening movement and driving third movement, completes the programme.
RepertoireColeridge-Taylor: African Dance, Op.35 No.4