Sheku Kanneh-Mason plays Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1 with the CBSO

Wednesday, 8th November 2017, 7:30pm
Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EA

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Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla: Conductor
Sheku Kanneh-Mason: Cello
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Rachmaninov: The Isle of the Dead, 19′
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1, 28′
Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty (highlights), 35′

For the first time, Sheku teams up with Mirga Gražinytė- Tyla in Shostakovich’s thriller of a First Cello Concerto. The results should be gripping – and a powerful contrast both to Rachmaninov’s shadowy fantasies, and the sparkling melodies and fairytale romance of Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty.

CBSO+ 6.15pm: CBSO violinist Catherine Arlidge MBE talks to recent winner of BBC Young Musician of the Year Sheku Kanneh-Mason, and former winner, CBSO percussionist Adrian Spillett.