Sheku Kanneh-Mason plays Dvorak
Sheku Kanneh-Mason cello
London Mozart Players
Jaime Martin conductor
Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture
Dvorak Cello Concerto
‘Technically superb and eloquent … he held the capacity audience spellbound.’
THE GUARDIAN on Sheku Kanneh-Mason
Winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2016, Sheku Kanneh-Mason came to worldwide attention when he performed at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding in 2018.
Dvořák wrote some of his best-loved music in the USA such as the ‘New World’ Symphony, the ‘American’ string quartet and the Cello Concerto.
Composed in New York in 1894-95, the concerto is expansive and lyrical yet tinged with sadness. When his sister-in-law and former love, Josefina, fell seriously ill in 1894, Dvořák quoted her favourite of his songs in the slow movement. When she died the following year, he amended the jaunty finale to include a long contemplative coda, in her memory.
The result is arguably the greatest and most popular of all cello concertos.
Saturday 5 June 2021
West Road Concert Hall (Covid-safe concert)
5pm & 8pm
One-hour concerts with no interval
Prices for 8pm performance: £38, £32, £24. Prices for 5pm performance: £35, £28, £20.
Under 18s £8. Over 18 in Full Time Education £10
Please read our Covid-safe measures (in full here) and ensure you are comfortable with them before booking. They include the following:
- Mandatory face-coverings
- Full power ventilation which may make the hall feel cool or cold
- There will be no bar service available
The seating plan shows every other seat as ‘unavailable’ – this is an intentional measure to maintain social distancing. If you book for more than one person there will be a space between members of your party. Even if you are members of the same household we ask that you please do not ‘move up’ when you arrive as it compromises the distancing with rows in front and behind.