classical music
family & young people

Chineke! Junior Orchestra

Part of Africa Utopia

Get a front-seat view of the action in an immersive performance where you can sit among the orchestra while they play.

This is your chance to be centre stage and experience the music from the orchestra's point of view.

Chineke! Junior Orchestra, a youth orchestra of black and minority ethnic (BME) musicians aged 11 – 22, is the sister ensemble to the Chineke! Orchestra, who act as mentors, teachers and role models to the young musicians.

By giving young musicians experience and encouragement, Chineke! Junior Orchestra hopes to increase the numbers of BME candidates studying music at third level.


Chineke! Junior Orchestra
Matthew Kofi Waldren conductor
Toril Azzalini-Machecler marimba
Eashan Shah trumpet
Miles Bruce-Jones oboe
Lilah Forde cello
Adele Beecham cello


Joplin: The Entertainer arr. David Burndrett
Piazzolla: Verano Porteño (Buenos Aires Summer) from Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas arr. Pius Cheung
Hummel: Allegro con spirito (1st movement) from Trumpet Concerto in E flat
Marcello: Adagio (2nd movement) from Oboe Concerto in D minor
Vivaldi: Allegro moderato (1st movement) from Concerto in G minor for 2 cellos & orchestra, RV.531
Coleridge-Taylor: Petite suite de concert, Op.77

Dates & times

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Queen Elizabeth Hall


Free, but ticketed

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Event information

3pm – 3.45pm Passenger Seats
4pm – 4.30pm Concert

Take your seat among the orchestra for the 3pm Passenger Seats event. Hear the same repertoire from the audience in the 4pm concert.

To participate in the Passenger Seats event at 3pm, please collect your free ticket from the Ticket Office, Queen Elizabeth Hall, one hour before the performance begins.

Tickets for the 4pm concert are available from 10am on the day at the Ticket Office, Queen Elizabeth Hall. Please be aware that there are a limited number of tickets