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Copland                              Music for the Theatre
Ibert                                     Divertissement
Gershwin                           Rhapsody in Blue


Jessie Montogomery    Starburst
                                    Suite from The Threepenny Opera
Copland                              Old American Songs (First Set): Boatmen’s Dance; The Dodger; The Long Time Ago; Simple Gifts; I Bought Me a Cat
Gershwin                           Songs from Porgy and Bess: Summertime I got plenty o’ Nuttin’ ;  Bess, you is my woman now


Chineke!                           Orchestra
Wayne Marshall            conductor
Stewart Goodyear         piano
Nadine Benjamin          soprano
Peter Brathwaite         baritone

Chineke! is a thrilling phenomenon. The first professional orchestra in Europe to be made up of primarily black and minority ethnic musicians, it made a smash debut at the 2017 Proms. With its aim of ‘championing change and celebrating diversity in classical music’ it offers brilliant and inclusive performances for the 21st century. Their programme includes the fabulous Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin as well as timeless songs from Porgy and Bess.

‘Arguably one of the most important concerts that the Proms have ever hosted’ GUARDIAN

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