Saturday 5th February, 7.00pm


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Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 2

Ravel Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte

Mozart Symphony No. 40 in G minor

Concert Programme

Superstar cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason plays in St Peter Mancroft, Norwich, on 5th February 2022. A household name, having played at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Windsor Castle, Sheku has given concerts around the world and is the first cellist in history to reach the UK Top 10 Official Album Chart. He initially garnered renown as the winner of the 2016 BBC Young Musician Competition, the first black musician to take the title. 

In Norwich, Sheku will be joined by the dynamic Fantasia Orchestra, and their conductor Tom Fetherstonhaugh (‘A spark to watch’, BBC Radio 3). With a recent concert described by The Arts Desk as ‘the most directly emotional music to be experienced live post-lockdown’, Fantasia’s performances have won critical acclaim. Recent highlights include collaborations with soloists Jess Gillam, Thomas Gould, Isata Kanneh-Mason, and Tasmin Little.

The concert features three gems of the classical repertoire: Mozart’s Symphony no. 40, Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto no. 2, and Ravel’s Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte. All three pieces bring different qualities to the programme: drama in the Mozart, soul-searching expression in the Shostakovich, and melodic beauty in the Ravel.

This combination of stunning music with exciting young performers promises to deliver a not-to-be-missed concert: see you there.

Conductor: Tom Fetherstonhaugh