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Friday 18 October 2024   |   7:30pm
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Sinfonia of London Sheku Kanneh-Mason plays Shostakovich

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Sinfonia of London Sheku Kanneh-Mason plays Shostakovich

Part of Classical 2024-25

Priority booking for Friends, members, supporters and subscribers starts at 12pm on Thursday 20 June.

New subscription bookings can be made from 12pm on Thursday 27 June.

General sale for all concerts opens at 12pm on Saturday 29 June.

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£21 - £49

Dark. Brooding. Leave the Vodka at home…

Who’s on stage

It’s an all-star line up. Local lad John Wilson conducts his award-winning band Sinfonia of London and one of the best known names in classical music, Sheku Kanneh-Mason.

What they’re playing

Two moody Russian masterpieces by Shostakovich and Rachmaninov, plus a little-known gem by contemporary British composer Kenneth Hesketh.

Need to know

Price: £21 – £49

Discounts: save if you’re under 17, aged 18 – 30, a classical first timer, a group of 10 or more people. Check the details.

Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes, including a 20 minute interval.

Age: under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

What you'll hear

Kenneth Hesketh PatterSongs (8′)
Dmitri Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 2 (33′)
Sergei Rachmaninov Symphony No. 1 (42′)

Who's playing

John Wilson conductor
Sheku Kanneh-Mason cello
Sinfonia of London

What's happening in the music?

To say the premiere of Rachmaninov’s First Symphony didn’t go all that well is an understatement. The conductor indulged his love of vodka just a bit too much pre-show and the concert was such a disaster that there was never a second performance in Rachmaninov’s lifetime. Which is a shame as it’s a darkly powerful piece with moments that are explosive, even violent. Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto is in the same vein, but more reflective and nostalgic. In contrast, Kenneth Hesketh’s music is an upbeat, energetic start to your evening.


Your Visit


Friday 18 October 2024

From: £21.00 - £49.00

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