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World Premiere: Chineke! Orchestra – Across the Divide by Jill Jarman

13 May at 19:30 - 21:30

The World Premiere of Jill Jarman’s Across the Divide (concert piece for Double Bass and Percussion), a dynamic new commission written for Dame Evelyn Glennie and Solo Double Bassist Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE and conducted by Odaline de la Martinez.

The essence of this concerto for double bass and percussion is communication, how we convey meaning without words, bringing the ‘background instruments’ of the orchestra to the fore.

It was inspired by Nwanoku’s story of how, as a child staying with her family in Nigeria, she would sometimes wake in the night to the sound of distant drumming – the traditional means of relaying messages between villages – to herald a birth, celebrate an event and to warn of danger.

There are three dates where Evelyn will be performing this piece as part of the Chineke! Orchestra;

  • Friday 13 May – Cranleigh School near Guildford, Surrey
  • Thursday 19 May – Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank, London
  • Friday 20 May – St George’s, Bristol


13 May
19:30 - 21:30
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Cranleigh School, Horseshoe Lane, Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 8QQ
Horseshoe Lane
Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 8QQ United Kingdom
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