Carl Craig and the Chineke! Orchestra will headline next year’s Love Classical festival at the Royal Albert Hall.
The special one-off collaboration between pioneering electronic composer Craig and Britain’s first majority BME orchestra will include a live presentation of his 2017 album, Versus – as well as classics from his repertoire.
A creative visionary, world-class DJ and ambassador for his native Detroit, Grammy-nominated composer Carl Craig is renowned for his groundbreaking approach to electronic music. The concert in April will be his first collaboration with the Chineke! Orchestra, which was established in 2015 to provide opportunities for young Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) classical musicians in the UK and beyond.
As Europe’s first majority-BME orchestra, Chineke! perform standard orchestral repertoire along with the works of BME composers past and present.
Lucy Noble, Artistic Director at the Royal Albert Hall, said: “The line-up for our 2019 Love Classical festival is incredibly exciting, crossing genres while drawing together some of the freshest, most distinctive and original voices in classical music for an incredible week of shows.
“From Carl Craig and Chineke! to Jessica Gillam and CLARK, these concerts underline our commitment to going beyond the obvious – creating unforgettable events that astound, intoxicate and thrill, while bringing new and younger audiences to our historic venue.
“We’re also proud to showcase a new generation of classical performers through the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra gala. The Hall has long supported young musicians through our Education & Outreach programme, and with events like this and our Christmas presentation of Handel’s Messiah, we’re delighted to be able to inject new and vibrant life into beloved music, while spotlighting the megastars of tomorrow.”
Tickets & info
7pm, Sunday 28th April, 2019.
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London, SW7.