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Proms 2019 Prom 46: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Prom 46
Prom 46: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
19:30 Thu 22 Aug 2019 Royal Albert Hall
Sheku Kanneh-Mason joins the CBSO for Elgar’s passionate Cello Concerto. The orchestra marks the centenary of Mieczysław Weinberg – the composer Shostakovich hailed as his successor – with a rare performance of his folk-inspired Third Symphony.
Sheku Kanneh-Mason joins the CBSO for Elgar’s passionate Cello Concerto. The orchestra marks the centenary of Mieczysław Weinberg – the composer Shostakovich hailed as his successor – with a rare performance of his folk-inspired Third Symphony.

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The CBSO and Music Director Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla celebrate the centenary of Mieczysław Weinberg the man Shostakovich hailed as ‘one of the most outstanding composers’ of his day – with a rare performance of his Symphony No. 3, a work that combines folk melodies and dances with confessional urgency.

That intensity is shared by Elgar’s passionate Cello Concerto, performed here by 2016 BBC Young Musician winner Sheku Kanneh-Mason.

The concert opens with Dorothy Howell’s radiant tone-poem Lamia (first performed, like Elgar’s concerto, 100 years ago) and also includes The Way to Castle Yonder, a suite from the much-missed Oliver Knussen’s opera Higglety Pigglety Pop!

Approx. end time: 21:40

Broadcast on BBC Four on Sunday 25 August

Image: Sheku Kanneh-Mason © Lars Borges

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