Friday 4 June, 4:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Live Concert: Spotlight on… Sheku
Mendelssohn The Hebrides ‘Fingal’s Cave’, Op.26
Dvořák Cello Concerto in B minor, Op.104
London Mozart Players
Sheku Kanneh-Mason cello
Jaime Martin conductor
Ruth Rogers leader
London Mozart Players, under the baton of Jaime Martin, bring a duet of musical masterpieces to Fairfield Halls in June, with the solo spotlight shining on acclaimed cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who will perform the pinnacle of the repertoire, Dvorak’s stirring and poignant cello concerto. Since its premiere in 1896, this concerto has become one of the most performed and most recorded pieces for the instrument. Epic and symphonic in scope, it is full of memorable themes, and resonates with a lyricism that’s bound to stir the emotions, particularly in the hands of our talented soloist, Sheku. LMP is delighted to be performing again alongside this remarkable young musician in this touching, powerful work.
The concert opens with Mendelssohn’s Hebrides overture, a painterly tone poem that evokes memories of a trip to Scotland, particularly the dramatic sight of Fingal’s Cave on the Isles of Staffa.
These two socially-distanced concerts will be the first concerts at Fairfield Halls when it reopens after lockdown.
This concert will also be filmed for a limited release on the LMP website in June 2021.
As part of LMP’s 100k Challenge (to reach 100,000 children and young people through music in 2021) we are working with schools and music hubs across the UK to make our Spotlight concert films available to schools for a limited time, for free, along with specially curated ‘listening guides’ for different age groups.
If you would like your schools to be part of this initiative, please contact Tegan Eldridge for more information.