It was a night of bliss and splendor as people were treated to quality classical music at the first-ever Afri-Classical concert which has been started by the Vesta Orchestra series at the Terra Kulture Arena in Lagos.
The evening started with the CEO of Vesta Violins and The Vesta Orchestra, Rosalyn Aninyei welcoming everyone present to an evening of great music and thanking them for coming out to support the orchestra.
The 21-man orchestra, conducted by Kehinde Oretimehin, treated the audience to beautiful renditions from African music greats such as Fela Sowande and Fela Kuti’s “Akinla”, Bobby Benson’s “Taxi Driver”, Victor Uwaifo’s “Joromi”, Eleazar Arinze’s “Nike Nike”, Victor Olaiya’s “Baby Jowo”, Bode Afolabi’s “Eniyan”, Prince Nico Mbarga’s “Sweet Mother”, Adedeji Adetayo and Seun Owoaje’s “Erinlakatabu”, and a number of Kehinde Oretimehin’s compositions such as “Ogo ni fun Baba”, “Are you willing” and “Magbagbemi”. Carl Maria von Weber’s “Symphony 1” was also rendered.
The night ended with a rousing standing ovation from an obviously satisfied audience as they savored an encore of “Magbagbemi”