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Sheku Kanneh-Mason plays Elgar
Isle of Noises
Sibelius The Oceanides
Elgar Cello Concerto
Britten Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
Sibelius Symphony No. 6
Susanna Mälkki conductor
Sheku Kanneh-Mason cello
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Jean Sibelius found a vast stillness in the endless forests of his native Finland, while an ocean voyage prompted visions of classical myth and elemental power. Susanna Mälkki begins this concert with Sibelius’s warmest tone- poem and ends it with his gentlest symphony: in between come two very different visions of nature from two British masters. Fresh sea air blows through every bar of Britten’s youthful Frank Bridge Variations. And Edward Elgar retreated to rural Sussex to write his Cello Concerto, a work whose haunted poetry – as Sheku Kanneh-Mason (2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year) will demonstrate – takes on a fresh meaning for each generation.
Concert generously supported by Victoria Robey OBE.
Concert dedicated to the memory of David Fuller.