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    Sheku Kanneh-Mason & Philharmonia Chamber Players

    Wed 26 Apr, 6pm & 8.30pm
    Queen Elizabeth Hall
    Classical music
    £15 ⁠–⁠ £45
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    Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason in a denim shirt casually seated with his cello
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    ‘Deeply impressive and utterly beguiling playing.’

    Evening Standard

    Sheku Kanneh-Mason and soloists from the Philharmonia Orchestra play luscious music for string ensemble, including Kanneh-Mason’s own arrangements of Bach.

    Immerse yourself in the luscious sound of music for string ensemble played by the British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, a Southbank Centre Resident Artist, and his friends from the Philharmonia Orchestra, where he is currently its Featured Artist.

    This delicious hour of Bach and Brahms begins with arrangements of three Bach chorale-preludes that Kanneh-Mason himself has made.

    These beautifully meditative miniatures transfer the resonances of their original instrument, the organ, to the sustained and songful lines of cello ensemble. They are an ideal choice to match the rich tone and interweaving strands of Brahms’ String Sextet No.1, for two violins, two violas and two cellos.

    It’s no wonder that this Sextet is such a perennial favourite in string ensemble concerts, as Brahms truly lets rip in an outpouring of generous, impassioned expression.

    The performance is dedicated to the loving memory of Sir David Sieff.

    • Sheku Kanneh-Mason cello
    • Philharmonia Chamber Players
    • Benjamin Marquise Gilmore violin
    • Annabelle Meare violin
    • Benjamin Roskams viola
    • Gijs Kramers viola
    • Karen Stephenson cello
    • Richard Birchall cello
    • Eric Villeminey cello
    • Yaroslava Trofymchuk cello *
    • Bach: Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland, BWV.659 arr. Kanneh-Mason for cello quartet; Adagio from Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C, BWV.564 arr. Kanneh-Mason for cello quartet; Komm, süsser Tod, BWV.478 arr. Kanneh-Mason for cello quintet
    • Brahms: String Sextet No.1 in B flat, Op.18

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    Age recommendation

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    * Please note change of performer from originally advertised.

    Please note that there is no interval during this performance.

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    Dates & times

    Wed 26 Apr, 6pm & 8.30pm

    Approximate run time: 1 hour.
    Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.


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