World Famous Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason to perform with Chester Philharmonic Orchestra
Saturday 25th June 2022
Chester Philharmonic Orchestra is thrilled to welcome cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason to join us for our final concert of the season at Chester Cathedral on Saturday 25th June. Sheku needs no introduction; he is widely known as former BBC Young Musician of the Year (2016) and more recently as an international soloist and recorded artist. He became a household name following his performance for the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, which was televised live and watched globally by over two billion people. This Summer, Sheku will be completing his US and European tour, taking in Carnegie Hall (New York) and the Philharmonie (Berlin), amongst other prestigious venues.
The orchestra is delighted to be performing once again under the artistic guidance of conductor Stephen Threlfall, who adds, “What a pleasure it is to be preparing this superb programme with the Chester Phil!”
“It is fitting that the orchestra will mark the 150 anniversary of Ralph Vaughan Williams with his ever popular Folk Song Suite. Yet this is a programme that demands great versatility and sense of style from the band, supporting as it will be the brilliant cellist, Sheku Kanneh-Mason in the concerto in D by Joseph Haydn. With the challenges (and the rewards) of Brahms’ 4th Symphony ahead , the real work is already being done in the rehearsal room. I trust it will be an evening of real achievement for the orchestra knowing that we all share the desire to deliver the best performance possible for the music - and the audience.”