Sheku Kanneh-Mason plays Haydn with CCS Sinfonia Classica (Yeovil)

23rd February 2018, 7:30pm
Octagon Theatre, Handford, Yeovil BA20 1UX

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CCS Sinfonia Classica
Hans-Peter Hofmann – director
Sheku Kanneh-Mason – cello

Handel – Suite: Water Music
Haydn – Cello Concerto in C
Delius – Two Aquarelles
Mozart – Symphony No 29

Handel’s instantly engaging Water Music, packed with catchy and now famous tunes, was written for King George I and a performance on the Thames. The result, alongside Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, is some of the most popular instrumental music before Mozart.

Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C was considered lost until 1961, when a copy of the score was found in the Prague National Museum. Its opening movement is a virtuoso display.

The music of Delius’ Two Aquarelles has a sense of sweetness crowded into the smallest space.

Mozart’s Symphony No 29 is one of the composer’s most popular works combining intimate chamber music style with a fiery and impulsive manner.