Sheku Kanneh-Mason joins the CBSO for Elgar’s passionate Cello Concerto. The orchestra marks the centenary of Mieczysław Weinberg – the composer Shostakovich hailed as his successor – with a rare performance of his folk-inspired Third Symphony.
The CBSO and Music Director Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla celebrate the centenary of Mieczysław Weinberg the man Shostakovich hailed as ‘one of the most outstanding composers’ of his day – with a rare performance of his Symphony No. 3, a work that combines folk melodies and dances with confessional urgency.
That intensity is shared by Elgar’s passionate Cello Concerto, performed here by 2016 BBC Young Musician winner Sheku Kanneh-Mason.
The concert opens with Dorothy Howell’s radiant tone-poem Lamia (first performed, like Elgar’s concerto, 100 years ago) and also includes The Way to Castle Yonder, a suite from the much-missed Oliver Knussen’s opera Higglety Pigglety Pop!
Dorothy Howell – Lamia
Edward Elgar – Cello Concerto in E minor
Oliver Knussen – The Way to Castle Yonder
Mieczysław Weinberg – Symphony No. 3