Chineke! Orchestra created a work inspired by Patrick Hutchinson, who was hailed as a hero after transporting a man to safety during clashes between anti-racist and counter-protesters in London in June.
The now iconic image shows Mr Hutchinson lifting the injured man over his shoulder during the Black Lives Matter protest.
Chi-chi Nwanoku, the founder and artistic director of Chineke! Orchestra, described Patrick Hutchinson’s actions as a “momentous human act … on the streets of London, when something that could have turned out to be a fatal situation ended up being a time a life was saved”.
The piece, which was composed by James B. Wilson, includes powerful poetry by Yomi Sode.
Patrick Hutchinson sat in the audience for the orchestra’s first dress rehearsal, and said the music almost made him cry.
Chineke! is the first Asian, black and ethnically diverse majority orchestra in Europe.